Palettes and products to pull off dark eye makeup

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If we’re being honest, our favorite part about the colder weather is the excuse to wear dark eye makeup… All. Day. Long. No more saving your favorite sultry, sparkly grey and navy eye palettes for nights out! These dark eye shadow palettes work from morning (yes, morning) to evening. We’ve included some other eye products that will make your morning routine easier and keep your dark eye makeup looking fab into the night.

Here are our favorite dark eye makeup palettes:

Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection


Milani’s eyeshadow collection features six palettes with step-by-step instructions on how to apply and blend your eyeshadow. From crease to inner eye and even eyeliner, these palettes have everything you need to create a complete smokey eye. And for those of us who are still confused on how to contour and highlight our eyes, Milani’s highlight, contour, and color guide is fool-proof. We are obsessed with Plum Basics and Smoky Essentials

Japonesque Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Palette

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There’s no better word to describe the perfect eye shadow than velvet. Japonesque’s velvety touch palette carries all your go-to neutral shades from light to dark so you can create a smokey eye that is acceptable from the coffee shop to the office. The shades are made with a newly formulated Velvet Touch finish in buttery rich pigments.

Japonesque Pixelated Color Collection

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Image: Amazon

This pixelated color palette is irresistible. The high-resolution pigments come in smooth, comfortable formulas that refract across the prismatic scale in a truly modern, opalescent finish. The palette includes the basic colors every girl needs in her makeup bag (or rather, makeup drawers), as well as deep, romantic shades of purple, blue, and brown.

In addition to these dark eye shadow palettes, we can’t live without these beauty tools for perfecting dark eye makeup.

Milani Easybrow Tinted Fiber Gel

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Image: Amazon

You can’t have dark eye makeup with light eyebrows. You just can’t. Control, sculpt and fill in sparse brows in seconds with Milani’s new Easybrow Tinted Fiber Gel. This innovative tinted brow gel with fibers adheres to skin and hair creating fuller, thicker brows with its easy brush-on formula. The non-flaking and non-fading gel comes with a small tapered brush for precise blending and shaping.

Japonesque Heated Mini Eyelash Curler

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Image: Amazon

Now that we’ve tried this heated eyelash curler, we’ll never go back to traditional curlers. Use the heated mini curler to create a sweeping, deep, natural curl. Traditional curlers can pinch or break lashes, but this heated curler doesn’t apply pressure…and it’s cute and pink. Use before or after mascara application. Keep this battery-powered tool in your pocket or purse so you never go without #lashesonfleek.

Kate Wilke is the content manager at 301brands, and she's the managing editor of OhMyVeggies.com. When she's not paddle boarding or skiing, she's informing someone about global warming (or cats) over a local double IPA. Follow her on Instagram — @kateewilke