Eye Spy: The Hottest Winter Eye Trends

It's official: winter is here. All of a sudden I'm ordering hot lattes instead of iced ones, and breaking out my boots and wool scarves. I can't say I'm a big fan of cold weather, but these is a plus side: now this is the perfect opportunity to try out some gorgeous new eye trends.

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I've rounded up the hottest eye looks straight off the runways that will brighten my -- and your -- beauty routine during the winter season. Don't feel intimidated if you're more of a mascara-and-go girl, because we turned to celebrity makeup artists to help you recreate these stunning looks in a few easy steps.


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Keep scrolling to see the prettiest eye trends.


Head-Turning Turquoise

Bright turquoise eyeshadow may seem a tad on the crazy side, but bear with us here. Pretty turquoise is a great way to play up your eye color, and it's a perfect icy cold look for the winter. Celebrity makeup artist Rachel Wood tells us how to get turquoise eyes without veering into clown territory:

1. First, apply a primer to your eyelid so the shadow will stay put.
2. Using a brush, apply a bright turquoise-colored eyeshadow like Sephora Collection Eyeshadow in Swimming Pool, $12, over your eyelid and blend out into the crease.
3. For a bolder look, trace a thin line under your lash for an extra touch of turqouise.
4. Finish with two coats of mascara.







Extreme Cat Eye

If you love the retro cat eye look but haven't tried it because you're afraid you'll wind up with a bunch of shaky lines drawn all over your face, try these tips and tricks for perfecting the signature cat eye "wing." Wood tells us how to channel your inner Brigitte Bardot and get the look:

1. Using a liquid eyeliner like Benefit Magic Ink, $20, start by drawing on the winged "cat eye" part first.
2. Begin at the outer edge of the eye, and then curve the liquid liner upward. Paint in the direction of the end of your eyebrow, so that your wings are even on both sides, not lopsided.
3. After you've created the wing, paint small thin strokes along the top lash line and continue until you've created a smooth, connected line from the inner corner of your eye to the tip of your cat eye.
4. Finish with two coats of mascara.


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Smoky Shine

The smoky eye is forever on-trend, but this season's updated twist on the look is a dramatic dark eye with a hint of shimmer. Perfect for a holiday party, a smoky metallic eye is a super fast way to give off a sexy, romantic vibe. Wood tells us how to get the look:

1. First, apply a primer to your eyelid so the shadow will stay put.
2. Using a brush, apply a dark metallic shadow with a high shine like Make Up Forever Eyeshadow in Diamond Black, $21, over your lid, blending out into your eyelid crease to your liking. For a more dramatic look, blend further out, closer to your brow bone.
2. For a darker, even smokier effect, smudge in a little black eyeliner into your lower lash line.
3. Finish with two coats of mascara.






Toasty Bronze


A dose of bronzy shimmer gives your eyes a gorgeous warm glow. If the metallic smoky eye is too dramatic for the evening you have planned, try a bronzy shadow instead. This will easily take you from afternoon brunch to happy hour. Celebrity makeup artist Kimara Ahnert tells us how to get the look:

1. First, apply a primer to your eyelid so the shadow will stay put.
2. Using a brush, apply a golden bronzy shadow like Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Half Baked, $18, all over the lid and into the crease.
3. Next, apply a crystal white shadow like,Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Polyester Bride, $18, to highlight the brow bone and inner corner of your eyes.
4. Finish by using the golden bronze shadow as a smudged liner on your lower lash line.



Now, tell us:
Which eye trend is your favorite?


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