02/06/2014 06:27 pm ET | Updated Feb 07, 2014

Richard Chai And Houghton Introduce The New Smokey Eye (PHOTOS)

For the first few minutes backstage at Richard Chai's Fall 2014 show, we were convinced that our contact lenses were blurry. All the models' smokey eye makeup appeared unintentionally faded. But it turns out our vision was pretty clear.

Drawing inspiration from the leathers and earthy shades found in Chai's collection, makeup artist and Director-at-Large Romy Soleimani created a shimmery, velvety eye. "It's all about this cloud of sage green," she said. "I'm bringing in the hardness with the black liner and mascara." However, Kevyn Aucoin Loose Shimmer Shadow in jade is what really brought her vision to life.

Meanwhile, we spotted a similarly hazy, smokey eye on Houghton's Fall 2014 runway. MAC Cosmetics makeup artists smudged out the models' lids with charcoal eyeshadows and loads of black liner for a cloudy cat eye.

Check out these smokey eye looks below and if tell us if you like it better than the traditional version.

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Houghton Fall 2014

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