Professional makeup artist Holly Gowers uses this new and limited-edition Kat Von D gem, which boasts a whopping 22 matte and shimmery shades, to whip up some surprising color combinations.
The Neutral Staple
Simple and sophisticated enough for any day of the week.
Shades Used: Flash (gold), Oak (matte brown), and Glitz (shimmery pink)
Step 1: Apply gold as a base to the entire top lid. Blend the color from the lash line toward the brow bone.
Step 2: Using a matte brown, draw a line on the upper lash line.
Step 3: Brush the same brown on the outer corner of the upper and lower lids. Then smudge.
Step 4: Dab a shimmery pink onto the starlight point (the inner corner of your eye).
Step 5: Swipe a coat of mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
The Autumn-Inspired Smoky Eye
Gold and violet are the perfect fall-ready colors to really make your eyes pop.
Shades Used: Flash (gold), Synergy (shimmery brown), Velvet (matte purple), and Volt (shimmery purple)
Step 1: Apply eye shadow shields under your eyes to make cleanup easier—but you can also use concealer or foundation to freshen up.
Step 2: Mix the shimmery brown and gold, and brush the combination onto the entire top lid.
Step 3: Line the top lid with a black eyeliner, and smudge.
Step 4: Add the matte purple on top of the black liner, and thicken the line at the outer corners.
Step 5: Line the lower lash line with a shimmery purple, and smudge it out a little bit.
Step 6: Dab the starlight area with gold shadow.
Step 7: Blend the colors together with a clean, fluffy brush!
The Real Green Goddess
Although we use green, you can modify this eye makeup with reds, pinks, blues, or purples!
Shades Used: Watt (shimmery green-blue), Moss (matte green), Jet (matte black), and Tinsel (silver)
Step 1: Wet your brush, and dip it into the green-blue shade. Apply the hue from the upper lash line to the crease.
Step 2: Using a dry brush, blend the green toward your brow bone.
Step 3: Using a darker green shade, draw an angle at the outer corner of your top lid, and blend. Remember to blend up and out, not down.
Step 4: Line your lid with black, and smudge it for a more dramatic effect.
Step 5: Add silver to the inner corners of your eyes.
Step 6: Lightly dab eye gloss over the top lid.
The Electric Winged Liner
When you want a cool look that's super-low-maintenance, go for blue liner.
Shades Used: Nebula (shimmery blue) and Velour (matte blue)
Step 1: Choose a straight edge, such as a shadow shield, business card, or tape, to help you define the shape of the wing.
Step 2: Mix the blues together with a damp brush until the consistency is thick enough to be a paste.
Step 3: Slowly line the upper lid until you create a winged line.
Step 4: Line the lower lash line and connect the shape to the wing.
Step 5: Add a black liner to the waterline for added depth.
Step 6: Clean up any color transfer around the eye with face powder or a cotton swab.