The great thing about smoky eyes, besides the fact that they add an element of intrigue to any ensemble, is that you can wear them in so many ways. With Smashbox's Smokebox Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette ($42), from its Fall 2011 Girls on Film collection, the possibilities are endless. Pile it on or play it subtle — without spending loads of time in the process — thanks to the shadows' highly pigmented, easy-to-spread formulas.
The set includes six shades that range from light peach (Bliss) to a subtle shimmery, deep charcoal (Blacktop). Peel the label on the back side to uncover two looks (soft smoke and smoldering cat-eye), along with step-by-step tutorials on how to get them. You can even use a QR reader app on your phone to see a video of the brand's pro lead artist, Lori Taylor, demonstrating the looks. Holy smokes, indeed.