The smoky eye has proved to be a classic, sexy eye makeup look. Yet sometimes, knowing exactly which shades to pick from the palette can be confusing. Which is why we love these sets that make creating a smoky eye easier than ever. Some even come with numbered steps and instructions. Ready to help others on your shopping list master a smokey eye in the new year? Then check out these gorgeous palettes, perfect for gifting:


Avon Dare to Go Smoky, $15

This box set comes with everything you need to create a flawless smoky look: an eyeshadow quad (that’s numbered with each step for seamless application), black kohl eyeliner and lash-lengthening mascara.


Jane Iredale Smoke & Mirrors Smoky Eye Kit, $50

With eight shadow shades and a how-to guide, this handy kit can help create a few smokey eye variations, mixing in neutral shades like brown and eggplant. The mirror and application brush included makes this limited edition buy easy to carry for friends on-the-go.


By Terry Give Me 5 Smoky Eyes, $159

Focus on more than just the shadow with this luxe kit that includes By Terry’s signature Hyaluronic Eye Primer, plus mascara, kohl eyeliner, brow liner and a long-lasting cream shadow stick. The products come inside a metallic, graphic print makeup pouch — so really, it’s like two fabulous gifts in one.


Topshop Beauty Smokey Eye Set, $44

This Topshop kit in brown-based colors gives you everything you need to create a look that’s a bit less intense, perfect for those with fairer skin and hair who feel that black shadow is a little too harsh. Add the mascara and kohl eyeliner, and she’ll have her whole look finished with one tiny box.

25 Days Of Beauty:

Day 23: Makeup Accessories for Kids

Day 22: Eyeshadow Palettes Under $50

Day 21: Hand Cream Gift Sets

Day 20: Gifts for the Manicure Junkie

Day 19: Best of Beauty Tools

Day 18: Classic Skincare

Day 17: Tea Gifts to Boost Skin Health

Day 16: Gifts of Gold

Day 15: Gifts For The Lash Pro

Day 14: Fruity Beauty

Day 13: Hot Tool Gifts Worth The Splurge

Day 12: Gifts For Men

Day 11: Fragrance Sets for a Sweet-Smelling 2015

Day 10: Red Nail Polish Sets

Day Nine: Makeup Sets for the Perfect Smoky Eye

Day Eight: The Best of Natural Beauty

Day Seven: Nail Wraps Under $20

Day Six: Peppermint Goodies

Day Five: Luxury Beauty Gifts

Day Four: Scented Holiday Candles

Day Three: Luxe Bathing

Day Two: Lipstick Stocking Stuffers Under $15

Day One: L’OcciBox Beauty Sample Box by L’Occitane