The Best New Smoky Eye Looks
For a new twist on black, stroke on navy liner and top it with cream shadow in a similar shade, patting it in with your fingers for a lived-in effect.
Key product: Revlon LuxuriousColor Eyeliner in Blackened Sapphire, $10, revlon.com.
Silvery blue reflects beautifully off porcelain skin. The trick is to diffuse the color over the lids and slightly above the creases for a soft wash.
Key product: Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Color Duo in Sky, $36, saks.com.
Take a traditional color—like chocolate brown—but smudge it around your eyes in a modern oval shape.
Key product: Smashbox Softbox Palette, $42, smashbox.com.
Deep jewel-toned colors like amethyst impart a mysterious quality. Concentrate your application from the lash lines to the creases for the most impact.
Key product: Dior Powder Mono Eyeshadow in Ultra Violet, $29, dior.com.
Work your usual dark liner and shadow all around the eyes, but finish with a touch of sparkly platinum cream shadow in the inner corners for rich contrast.
Key products: Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Dunes, $58, chanel.com. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Fantasme, $36, chanel.com.
Sweep lavender gray shadow on the lids (bonus: it makes brown eyes pop) then blend a golden taupe in the corners for a wide-eye stare.
Key product: NARS Shimmer Eyeshadow in Lhasa, $24, narscosmetics.com.
Trace on two eye shadow shades—dark black closest to your lashes, metallic beige just above—and blur both past the outer corners for a double smoky-cat-eye look.
Key products: L’Oreal Infalliable 24H Eye Shadow in Eternal Black and Iced Latte, $8 each, lorealparisusa.com.