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The Dark Side

Four steps to the perfect smoky eye from Shu Uemura creative director Gina Brooks.

The smoky eye smolders this fall in shades of rich midnight blue and deep shimmering grey.

Guerlain Ombre Eclat Duo & Liner in L’Heure Bleue
($50; Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks)

Yves Saint Laurent Ombres Duolumières in No. 5
($39.50; YSL counters)

Jane Metallic 4 Kit Eyeshadow in Chicago
($4.49; mass retailers)

Prescriptives Colorscope Creamy Eye Color in Smoking Gun
($18; Prescriptives counters)

Lola SocialEyes Waterproof Gel Eye Colour in Lagoon
($20; Sephora, Ulta, lolacosmetics.com)

Laura Mercier Eye Color Quad in Blue Sky
($38; Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora)

Lorac Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Evening Star
($24; Sephora, sephora.com)

Bourjois Ombre a Paupières in Noir Cobalt
($14; Sephora, sephora.com)

MAC Matte2 Eye Shadow in Graphology
($14; MAC counters)

Make Up For Ever Diamond Eye Shadow in 308
($20; sephora.com)

Red Earth Illusion Lights Eye Shadow in Black Panther
($12; Ulta, ulta.com)

Sonia Kashuk Enhance Eye Color in Steel
($5.99; Target, target.com)

Sisley Phyto-Ombre Eclat in Midnight Blue
($40; Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks)

ClE de Peau BEAUTE Eye Color  Quad in 14
($70; Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Saks)

Four steps to the perfect smoky eye from Shu Uemura creative director Gina Brooks.

A: Apply grey shadow to the entire lid.
B: Line your rims with navy eyeliner.
C: Sweep black shadow from lashline up to crease.
D: Blend navy shadow into the crease and under the brow, smudging carefully until there is a gradation of color.