1CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast Eye Color, $7.49.
This all-in-one shadow stick coordinates two hues, so all you have to do is blend over lid with the rounded side, and define lash line with the point. Not even brushes are required.
2NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Paris, $33.
As a chic alternative to black and brown smoke, try this duo of hazy grays that feature highly blendable micro powders and a crease-resistant finish.
3Charlotte Ronson All Eye Need Eye Shadow Palette, $22.
Featuring both subtle and smoky shades, this palette packs best when you need to go from day to night with minimal product-lugging space.
4L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional The One Sweep in Playful for Brown Eyes, $9.95.
Try a violet trio of shades for a flirtatious take on a smoky eye that compliments all eye shades.
5Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Smoky Eyes 93, $57.
These silky smooth shades can be worn dry for classic shading, or dampened for luxuriously deep color.
6Sonia Kashuk Instructional Eye Shadow Palette in Eye On Neutral, $19.99.
Twelve shadows in a full range of smoky hues come with application tips to create a variety of dramatic eye looks.
7Cargo Essential Palette Smoky Eye, $32.
Intimidated by blending? These four universally flattering shades are embossed with directions on exactly where to place, for breezy application.
8Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Gris-Gris, $59.
Five cool-toned steel shades offer a sexy metallic finish and intense black liner accent.
9Sephora Pro Lesson Palette: Smoky Eyes, $28.
An easy-to-follow illustrated lesson and six highly blendable shadows are included to achieve the perfect brown or black smoky eye.