When it comes to beauty skills, mastering a smoky eye is high on the list. While it’s virtually impossible to pick a favorite color combination, earthy tones (from smoked-out browns to spiced-coppers) have never felt more of-the-moment than they do right now.
While we never get bored of color, we’re into soft, spiced autumnal neutrals that add warmth but don’t compete with other hues you’re wearing. Plus, there’s something to be said about being able to wear a subtle eye look that’s equal parts bold and chic—perfect for daytime or an evening out.
What’s more, smoky spiced eyes can be interpreted in a number of ways. Give two girls the same products and the outcome can be completely different. Case in point: Keiko Lynn and Sonia Castañeda’s POVs on taking understated shades for a spin.
Keep scrolling for step-by-step instructions for creating the ultimate smoky spiced eye for fall with Ulta Beauty.
Shop the Look: Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer ($20); Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner in Black Out; Tarte Tartelette 2 in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette ($45); Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Stick in Bad Bronze ($5); NYX Cosmetics Face & Body Glitter in Copper ($6); Ulta Beauty Crease Brush ($10); E.L.F. Cosmetics Small Smudge Brush ($3)
What’s your take on fall’s smoky eye trend? Share your looks in the comments below.