Maybelline’s Master Smoky Longwearing Shadow-Pencil


Even the savviest among us can have difficulty executing a smoky eye. Yes, there are tutorials and maybe even a boss that can help figure out how to perfectly blend the dark shadow into your eyelids without putting on, or wiping off, too much product. And there are facilitating tools—a Q-tip with some moisturizer or a brush specifically aimed at shading—but at the end of the day, many of us still find ourselves too befuddled to dabble in the dark (eyeshadow) arts. Simply put: it's messy. Well, Maybelline's Master Smoky Longwearing Shadow-Pencil is the closest thing to idiot-proof we’ve found (we’ve tested and can vouch) for the smokily-challenged.

Available in six shades (ranging from neutrals to purple, green, and blue), the dual-sided pencil has a soft, creamy, and blendable crayon on one end and a rounded sponge tip on the other. You probably already know what to do: after a few strokes of the soft liner along your top and bottom lashes, use the sponge to blend out the color to the desired level of strength (smokeshow status or subtle eye-opening effect). Oh, and it's $6.99...but can you really put a price on instant drama?

Photos by Elizabeth Brockway.

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  • Kayla

    Hey I just saw this in my local drugstore today and was debating on whether it was worth the buy. Thanks for your insight and I think I'm gonna have to try it out! :)

  • Chantel

    Nice product, i want to try this out.

  • Brittanny

    Looks cool. I may have to try it out.

  • DY

    a video tutorial would be fab! xx

  • Zara

    These look amazing, but I don't think they are out in the UK yet!

    Darling Zara - London Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • Domenica Calarco

    Can't wait till these hit Australian shores! xxxx

  • Missmacbeauty

    this product looks so cool! I would love to try it

  • Celina

    These sound pretty cool and I'm so glad that the drugstore brands are starting to bring out more of these types of products! xx

    Celina | The Celution

  • Gloria

    I have this product and it's a lifesaver! Easy to apply :)

  • magpie

    Anyone know what the staying power's like for this?

    I get greasy lids, and dealing with shadow primer is just not an everyday kind of battle for me... Keeping my fingers crossed though.

  • Stéphanie Ponsonnaille

    I never test such a product, but I must make very little smoky and the little I do take pretty good with a good base!

  • Feircely Chic

    this sounds amazing!!! since i have no talent what so ever with smoky eyes i will give this a try!!!! thanks!! xox


Maybelline Master Smoky Eye Shadow Pencil in Black Smoke