Give Your Smoky Eye A Kick With These Fresh New Looks

Apply eyeshadow, smudge, apply eyeliner, smudge, apply mascara...yawn. Can we just raise our hands and say that our current eye makeup routine is boring the crap out of us? Yes, our routine of brown eyeshadow plus black eyeliner may be easy and quick, but it's not exactly eye-catching — which is the whole point, right?
Thinking that we all use some makeup inspiration right about now, we pulled together some of our favorite smoky eye looks that we've spotten on the red carpet lately. No black eyeshadow smudges here: these looks all incorporate new shades and fresh techniques that make the wearers look sexy and bright without ever veering into clown territory. Check out our picks and tell us which look is your favorite (hint: we'll be trying out that burgundy shadow on Olivia Wilde toute de suite)!
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