From the smoky purple eyes at Carolina Herrera to the textured lids at Chanel, statement-making peepers were a big trend for fall. Though re-creating runway looks can be tricky, dramatic eyes are easy with the slew of new eye shadows hitting stores. For our latest Shop-A-Matic, we gathered a group of volunteers to test all those new shadows, as well as the latest eyeliners and mascaras. Click ahead to check out the best of the bunch.
Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad in Purple Haze
Why We Like It: Sparkly shadows have a bad rep for being juvenile, but this palette features four surprisingly wearable shades that can be built up for impact or swiped individually as brow-bone highlighters.
The FALSIES by Volum’ Express from Maybelline New York
Why We Like It: Though nothing quite emulates the eye-opening look of fake lashes, this mascara has a spoon-shaped wand and a fiber-enriched formula that will coat and lengthen even the sparsest of lashes.
NARS Duo Eye Shadow in Tzarine
Why We Like It: This twofer features a nude shade with a hint of shimmer that can be worn alone for a subtle daytime look, or combined with the deep gray for a sexy, smoky, nighttime eye.
Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner in Peacock
Why We Like It: While a clean black cat eye is classic, a deep teal shade is an unexpected yet wearable way to highlight eyes. Plus, the handy built-in sharpener in the cap eliminates the need to stash one in your makeup bag.
M.A.C. Cosmetics Haute & Naughty Lash
Why We Like It: This mascara is two wands in one: Twist the first nub to reveal a thin brush ideal for a light natural coat or finicky lower lashes; twist the second nub for a thicker brush that will create a more dramatic lash.
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