I like to keep my makeup routine pretty minimal on most days but one step that always seems to make a world of a difference is a little smudged eyeliner. It has that sort of Kate Moss undone vibe to it that I love. I typically start with a lighter version of my “everyday smokey eyes” look and pile more liner on for evenings that call for a bolder statement. Finding the perfect eye pencil is where the secret lies. You want it to smudge easily without moving around too much during the day. My go-to favorite has been Trish McEvoy’s classic eye pencil because it has a creamy texture and blends perfectly. Here are my other essentials shown above: Laura Mercier eye basics as a base and Sonia Kashuk #202 brush.