Liners are bigger, better and more fabulous than ever! Case in point: coloured, artistic and oh, yes, smudged liner. Who knew the smeared liner that you thought was a makeup mishap on a hot day would become the hottest eye makeup trend on the block?

Beauty buffs have already moved past the classic cat eye to the imperfectly perfect smokey winged liner and it’s time you did too. Don’t know how? We have got your back! Here is a step-by-step tutorial to nail the smudged liner look like an absolute pro!  

You need:

How to do a smudged liner

How to:

Step 1: Moisturise and prime your lids.

Step 2: Line your eyes and draw a wing with an intense kohl pencil. Create an elongated cat eye for a dramatic look. Line the lower lid as well till the centre. 

BB pro tip: Run the tip of the kohl pencil through flame to soften it and get a smooth texture, making it easier for the product to smudge. Let the tip cool before using it.

Step 3: Take an angled brush and start to blend the liner in a swift motion until you get that soft finish.

Step 4: Use the kohl pencil again and this time line the lids very close to the lash line so as to not disturb the smudged texture.

Step 5: Finish the look with a couple of coats of mascara and you’re done!

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