Smoky eyes are hot this winter. Smudge a soft eyeliner along your lash line. Then blend a dark eyeshadow outwards and upwards. Be brave and choose bold shades. The focus of the face should be the eyes, so use natural or nude colours on cheeks and lips. Lola Eye Shadow (HK$165) This powder eyeshadow is easy to use. Its shimmery, charcoal colour is subtle, so beginners don't have to worry about using too much. It would be better if it came with a brush. Nars Single Eyeshadow (HK$175) It's creamy and easy to blend. Can be used alone or as base for darker shades. But you'll need to reapply every few hours if you have oily skin. Laura Mercier Mineral Eye Powder (HK$185) Soft and easy to apply, this powder is ideal for short-term wear. Its smoky purple colour and glittery effect make it perfect for the party season. Lancome Colour Design (HK$135) An intense charcoal grey in funky, cyber packaging. This smooth, long-lasting eyeshadow is great for softly smoking eyes, and even better for a strong, nighttime look. Helena Rubinstein Wanted Eyes (HK$270) This stylishly packaged set contains a highlighter and black shadow with just the right touch of sparkle. Blends easily, so ideal for dramatic or softer looks. A little too expensive, however.