The Coolest Holiday Eye Makeup Ideas the Fashion Industry Has to Offer

High-concept, high-reward.

Maybe it's the twinkle lights, but there's just something about the holiday season that makes us crave a little sparkle—especially on the beauty front. We found no shortage of cool new looks on the runways, from re-imagined feline flicks to color-splashed smoky eyes. Behold a slew of designer-inspired tricks to try.

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Nanette Lepore Spring 2015

Lepore's models had top and bottom lashes lined with light silver shadow for a decidedly divergent eye. Top off the look with a pair of '60s-esque falsies.

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Guy Laroche Spring 2015

Laroche brought the drama with moody, violet-hued smoky eyes that were equal parts sultry and demure.

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Chanel Couture Fall 2014

The Chanel cat eye took a heavy metal turn, boasting a gold, silver, and black color-blocked flick.

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Anna Sui Spring 2015

Makeup artist Pat McGrath used three kinds of gold glitter to dab onto the inner corners, as well as the top and bottom lids, for this rock 'n' roll eye.

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Dior Couture Fall 2014

Peter Phillips kept everything natural, then brought this look to the future with shiny silver eyeliner—in sticker form—pressed on the upper lid.

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Elie Saab Fall Couture 2014

In keeping with the collection's fairytale aesthetic, Saab opted for a softer take on a metallic silver smoky eye.

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Altuzarra Fall 2014

Makeup artist Tom Pecheaux offset au naturale skin with a dusting of greenish-good eye shadow for an unexpected pop of shimmer.

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Rodarte Fall 2014

The Mulleavy sisters went with a morosely lovely reddish-brown eyeshadow, dusted all the way up the lid and accentuated with brushed-up brows.

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Donna Karan Fall 2014

Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury dreamed up a platinum gunmetal smoky eye, adding bright silver shadow to the inner corners for extra punch.

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Chanel Couture Spring 2014

Mastermind beauty pro Peter Phillips amped up a bold cat eye with a speckling of holographic dots all along the lower lid line.

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