How to Get the Perfect Smudged Eyeliner Look

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How To Smudged Smoky Eye
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When it comes to a cool, chic, and effortless beauty look for an evening out, you can’t go wrong with a smoky eye. But gone are the days of making it perfect – now it’s all about embracing the imperfections. Those smudges and that worn-in feel give this classic look a contemporary edge.

Savoir Flair turned to James Kaliardos, the makeup artist behind Nars’ stunning new ‘Fall 2016 Color Collection’ campaign, asking for his top tips on how to get the smudged-eye look in ten simple steps. “This look is what I often do. It can be the prep for a smoky eye with eyeshadow or it can stand alone with the eyeliner as the focus. In my opinion, it’s a cooler look without eyeshadow – more rock ‘n’ roll,” explains Kaliardos. “It’s an empowering look that works well on everyone and with every skin tone. Don’t try to be too perfect when applying this style of makeup. Imperfections are cool – they give you personality!”

Find the ten steps of this beauty tutorial in the gallery below, and keep scrolling for a selection of exclusive behind-the-scenes images from the campaign shoot.

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