To achieve Ambrose’s glamorous blackout look try Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Oil Slick. ($17, Urban Decay.)
Not into all black everything? L’Oreal’s Studio Quad Eyeshadow in Blackened Smokes ($6, Target) is the perfect combination of shimmering black and grey for a fun alternative. The best part about this palette is that it comes fully equipped with how-to steps for creating a foolproof smoky eye.
For an update to the standard dark smoky eye, different hues of color like Tia Mowry did at NBC’s 2011 TCA Summer Press Tour for a radiant look.
For a pop of color like Mowry’s, try Maybelline’s Eyestudio Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald ($6, Drugstore.com). It’s a gel shadow with built-in shimmer which means no more shimmery fallout.
This limited edition Vera Collection from MAC has an assortment of rich pigmented colors with lots of sparkle. Apply this on top of a cream shadow to build a dazzling eye look. ($34, MAC).
This limited edition Vera Collection from MAC has an assortment of Spring colors with lots of sparkle and metallic pigment ($34, maccosmetics.com)