Shadow palettes give more options to work with, so you can create a distinct smoky eye every time. We like the Dior Couleur and Ombre shadows from the 5-Colour Palette in Smoky Design
A light sweep of MAC's Mineralize Loose Foundation
) sets the colors, and helps blend out any harsh lines you didn't catch the first time around.
Soft pencils like the Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black
) are easy to smudge, but stay in place to add extra definition.