Found: The Prettiest Eye Makeup Look on Our Radar

This time of the year can be a slog to get through. It's cold, it's dark, the holidays have passed, and we've packed up our supply of glittery, tinsel-bedecked party outfits. So what better way to raise your spirits than to don a new beauty look? (Word to the wise: Don't pack away the sparkle just yet.) Taking inspiration from a cozy cup of cocoa (as one does), we dreamed up this rich mocha eye shadow look with Estée Lauder. It's sultry enough for an evening out, but if you're down for a slightly more amped-up daytime look, we suggest you wear it 24/7. And don't worry: It's not as complicated as it looks. In collaboration with makeup artist Gloria Noto, we're breaking down exactly how to smudge, blend, and smoke your way to chocolatey perfection below.

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Pretty, simple, and super impactful on any eye color, make this mocha eye shadow look your go-to this season.

What's your signature seasonal beauty look? Create your favorites and more with formulas that last from Estée Lauder.

Photographer: James Houston
Stylist: Julie Matos
Hair: Rick Gradone
Makeup: Gloria Noto