From Matte Black to Shimmering Berry, the New Smoky Eye is Anything But Basic

by Lexy Lebsack

After several seasons of a bold lip being de rigueur for an evening out, we’re seeing a rise in smoky eyes. But the latest renditions are far from basic! From the runway to the red carpet, there are plenty of colors, shapes, and textures to get new defined eye inspiration. At Marc Jacobs’ F/W 13 show, François Nars gave models a smudged, imperfect smoky eye, while models at Anna Sui rocked a dense, precise cat eye. Even Michael Kors, known for his sun-kissed, highlighter-ladden models went dark: makeup artist Dick Page applied a jet black, upturned version of the smoky eye. Fast forward to S/S 14 and you’ll finder softer versions at Rochas and Jason Wu. Of course, Hollywood also loves this look. From Olivia Wilde’s sooty shadow to Rooney Mara’s berry pigments, click through to find nine styles to try.

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