How To Take Your Smoky Eyes From Day To Night

Smoky eyes are known for being a lot of things: classic, sultry, dramatic. What they aren’t known for is being particularly subtle…or versatile. But there’s way more to the look than just kohl liner and charcoal shadow. In fact, smoky eyes can be nude-toned. They can be colorful and metallic. And most importantly, they can be worn any time, day to night — all you need is one eyeshadow compact to get a full day’s worth of looks.

Think soft and subtle during the daytime, a little more drama for happy hour with friends, and then full-on color and shimmer for a night out. To do that, we're partnering with Elizabeth Arden, turning smoky eyes into anything but typical with their Eyes Wide Open Collection. First, you're going to need a couple shadow palettes with plenty of room to play (Not So Nude and Leaves of Green, check). Next, you're going to need Lasting Impression Mascara, lots of it (check, check). And no smoky eye, whether it's for day or night, is complete without a Statement Brow to frame the look.

To see all three smoky eyes come to life, check out the entire video below.

This post is sponsored by Elizabeth Arden.

Photos: Crooked Letter Film; Makeup: Katie Jane Hughes; Hair: Akisha Yamaguchi; Video Producer: Nell Riley/Bustle.