What: Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Quads, $10
Why: Putting four shadow shades in one palette is a potential recipe for disaster; for every right way to create a smoldering eye look, I'm able to come up with about a dozen other combos that leave me looking like a post-match prizefighter.
Luckily, Neutrogena has those of us with multi-shade wariness covered with its line of Nourishing Eye Quads. Each disc of complementary color is clearly labeled as a base, highlighter, crease color, or accent color. I especially appreciated the lift-up label on the back with detailed, numbered illustrations.
I opted for the two-shade natural look for work, then boosted it up to a casual but dimensional look for evening by adding crease and accent shades as suggested by the pro makeup artist who provided the tips.
Bonus: The base tint has SPF 15 so your peepers are protected.
Get Yours: drugstore.com