The smoky eye makes most of its appearances during cocktail hour, when itty-bitty dresses and sky-high stilettos reign. Wearing it to work was once considered a faux pas—but not in this exciting new age! For the -ber months, try the daytime smoky eye, a softened version of the dusky lids you’ve seen ~at the club~. This eye-catching update incorporates new colors and techniques that are great for the -ber months. See proof on 8 stars, straightaway!

1. The perfect example: Solenn Heussaff. We give this marriage of taupe shadow and rosy cheeks an A+!


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2. To enhance her doe eyes, Pia Wurtzbach dusted a flesh-toned shadow over her entire lid.


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3. It-girl Lauren Reid went for bronzed ombré eyes and a greige lip to match. Monochromatic from AM to PM!


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4. We are loving Kelsey Merritt’s smoked-out feline flick! To make it daytime-appropriate, she offset the look with a powder pink lip.

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5. Bea Soriano went the retro route with shades of autumn. A medium brown lip like hers does wonders for the smoky look.


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6. Kim Jones smudged shades of copper all over her lids and along her lower lash line. The touch of bronzer keeps things beautifully neutral.


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7. As shown by Catriona Gray, a smoky eye can still look natural when balanced out by a strobed cheek.

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8. Juliana Gomez plays up her eyes with warm shadows for extra oomph. It doesn’t look like she’s wearing piles of makeup, and we love it!

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Photos via Instagram: @gerypenaso, @laurenreidabook, @antheabueno, @mayesaofficial, @santiagoraymond, @solennheussaff, @robbiepinera, @itsbeasoriano.