Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner

If we had a quid for every time someone asked us for advice on achieving a smokey eye, we'd have retired to a five-star desert island long ago. Wish we'd had this to recommend before, though.

A couple of bold strokes and you're pure Bardot.  Or Jo Wood.  Or any of those other sexy-eyed beauties we (and thousands of our readers) long to emulate.

If you want a softer look, just smoosh with the built-in sponge tip, at the other end of the pencil.

But the key is:  it says 'waterproof', and it really is.  Which means once you've swept, smooshed (or even smooched, come to that), this liner's not going to travel further down your cheeks.

It comes in six shades of smoke - though ever-classic Charcoal's the one that lights our fire...

UK readers find Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner at www.boots.com/£17 - buy here