Take inspiration from Chanel's feminist-themed Spring '15 show and let the colors fly. Dab a fluffy brush in bright fuchsia shadow ('1985') and blend it across your lids, slightly past the end of your brows. Next, blend purplish-navy ('Beat Down') below the start of your brow and into the crease, finishing with a shade of sea green ('Arctic') smudged along the lower lashes.
Cobalt functions kind of like your best brightening, eye-opening highlighter on steroids, and because it's such an unnatural shade, you don't even need to take skin tone into consideration—it just works on everyone. Draw the bold blue hue ('Beat Down' mixed with 'Arctic') to a point at the inner corners and blend at the edges of the upper lids, then smudge a thin line of green ('Grasshopper') below the bottom lashes.
A different shadow on either eye, at the same time, initially seems like an idea your six-year-old might come up with, but when the shades are sophisticated, your makeup is otherwise minimal and you're wearing classic clothing, it's a pretty damn good idea to steal. Use a fluffy shadow brush to blend eggplant ('Pandemonium') around one eye, terracotta ('Bitter') around the other, in a soft V-shape that leaves the inner half of the lids bare. Want to start off with less contrasting shades? Try navy and black or sage and aqua.
Pick two shades in the same color family—one vibrant, one subdued—and fuse them together into a smoky, ombré cloud. Mix fuchsia ('1985') with mauve ('Underhand') on your brush, then sweep the new shade across your lids and along the lower lashes. Add dimension by blending rich chocolate shadow ('Delete') around the outer corners and rimming the waterlines with dark brown pencil.
A great palette, no matter how out-there the overall color scheme, will always allow for a handful of shades that lend themselves to a classic smoky eye. Start by creating a base of champagne highlight ('Grip' and 'Bones') across the lid, then use a domed crease brush to work matte brown shadows ('Delete' and 'Bitter') below the lower lashes. Next, take a flat brush, dip it in shimmery black shadow and spray the brush with water to make the powder function more like a gel liner. Smudge it along the base of the lashes, top and bottom. On the upper lids, layer metallic cocoa ('Low') over brown ('Delete'), blending out to just above the crease and the end of the brow.
Turn shadow into liner and upgrade basic cat-eyes by swapping your soft brush out for a stiff, short-bristled one and using it to apply electrified pastel shadow that's been dampened over a base of black liquid liner. Tweak the traditional method and connect both the inner and outer corners for a mod superhero effect.