As summer fades into fall, green is a great option for a more eclectic take on the smoky eye trend.

While black is traditionally the color of choice for a smoky eye, brown can be just as smoldering.

The smoky eye is undoubtedly one of the sultriest makeup trends for the evening, but black isn’t the only way to go.

One of the coolest looks gaining steam everywhere from the red carpet to the runway is a smokey cat eye, which combines the chic appearance of a smokey eye with the timeless appeal of an elongated, feline-inspired eye shape.

There is no doubt that a smoky eye is both elegant and sexy, but many women may not try out the look because they’re intimidated by its hard-to-create reputation. However, experts at Allure magazine promise that crafting this sultry stare doesn’t have to be too tricky, as long as you have the right products.