The smoky eye is a makeup staple, yes. For some, though, the whole dark eyeshadow thing can be a tad too intense for everyday wear. Here's the good news: metallic copper is the new black when it comes to smoky eyes, according to makeup artist and global makeup director for L'Oréal Paris Val Garland. And TBQH, the bronzed-goddess vibe of it all is freakin' stunning — and perfect for daytime.
"This season, it's all about the eyes, but with a cool modern twist," said Garland, who partnered with L'Oréal Paris for Paris Fashion Week. "For me, the most exciting new trend is a monochromatic smoky eye that uses softer, lighter tones." While the look can be achieved using any colorway, the bronze shades are giving us major fall vibes. "A copper palette compliments every skin tone, is so easy to wear and is universally flattering."
To find out how to give the single-color smoky eye the dimension it deserves, we asked Garland to share her tips on re-creating the gilded look.