Mastering the smoky eye is the equivalent of learning to ride a bike. Seriously, hear us out: Not only is conquering this makeup milestone a hugely momentous occasion, but once you've got it down pat, you'll never forget it. You'll be able to blend and buff with the best of 'em, anytime, anywhere.
That being said, as much as we enjoy basking in the glory of executing a perfect black-and-gray smoky eye, we're all for shaking things up once in a while. So, we wondered, Could our skills translate to a more colorful take on this classic look? Thanks to makeup pro James Vincent, our associate sales development manager Alex is living proof. When it comes to smoky eyes, emerald might just be the new black. See for yourself, above.
Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Black, $19, available at Sephora; Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Cabana, $20, available at Ulta; Make Up For Ever Black Tango Palette, $45, available at Sephora; Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks Eyeshadow in Khaki, $2.99, available at Ulta; Inglot Cosmetics Colour Play Mascara in Green, $10, available at Beautylish; Joeur Lip Gloss in Peony, $20, available at Jouer.