Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen rock the smoky eye in September 2009 at Fashion's Night Out. Photo: Getty Images.

When it comes to beauty trends, some looks stick for a fleeting second - um, bleached eyebrows, anyone? - while others have major staying power.

Runway favorites like red lips and smoky eyes are trends we see every season, and now some of these classic looks have been substantiated by a new survey asking women what eye makeup they consider to be "cool."

Seventy seven percent called smudgy, smoky eyes cool, but only 27% liked false eyelashes. Nearly one in three love retro looks - specifically hot-for-now 80s-inspired colored mascaras and 60s-inspired cat eye liner.

This "Eye on Cool" survey was conducted by Harris Interactive for ROHTO cooling eye drops in an online survey.

Conversely, 67% of U.S. women in the U.S. think "no eye makeup at all" is a cool eye trend. Which, we're happy to say, is a look most of use rock every morning.

Are you a fan of the smoky eye but have no clue how to score it yourself? Try this online tutorial with Carmindy, star makeup expert from 'What Not To Wear,' for easy tips on smoking up your look.

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Beauty Basics: Smoky Eyes Step-by-Step
A perfect smoky eye is like the Holy Grail of beauty. "It's the most asked question that I get," says makeup artist Carmindy. Luckily, it looks much harder than it really is. Follow Carmindy's 6 easy steps, and you'll have a smoldering gaze in minutes.
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Beauty Basics: Smoky Eyes Step-by-Step

    A perfect smoky eye is like the Holy Grail of beauty. "It's the most asked question that I get," says makeup artist Carmindy.

    Luckily, it looks much harder than it really is. Follow Carmindy's 6 easy steps, and you'll have a smoldering gaze in minutes.

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    STEP 1: Eyeliner on Upper Lashes

    The first step is always black eye liner. Carmindy recommends a gel liner because it has great slip. Just smudge it along the entire upper lash line, creating a dark line all the way from the inner corner to the outer corner.

    Carmindy's Tip: Gel liner can be a challenge to sharpen. Many women just shove it in their sharpener and go really hard. Instead, take it slow and easy - do one turn and then pull it out. To perfect the point, take a paper towel, stick the tip of the liner in it, lightly grasp it with your finger and twist. Or, If you have time, stick your liner in the fridge to make it colder before sharpening to harden it up a little but.

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    STEP 2: Dark Eye Shadow

    Carmindy uses 3 different eye shadows - a dark shade, a medium shade and a pale, iridescent highlighter. First, apply a dark shade across the lid from the lash line to the crease.

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    STEP 3: Shade Lower Lashes

    Apply that same dark shadow underneath the bottom lash line, using an angle brush. The angle brush will blend the shadow, so you won't have the harsh look of a heavy eyeliner.

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    STEP 4: Crease Color

    Next, apply the crease color. Choose a color that's lighter than the base shadow, but still in a smoldering tone - a lighter gray or a taupe works well. Use a shadow brush to apply the color in the crease and just above it, from the inner to the outer corner.

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    STEP 5: Highlight

    The last eye shadow step is the highlighter. This step is key because it ties everything in. Apply it right underneath the eyebrows, and at the inner corners of the eyes.

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    STEP 6: Mascara

    Polish it all off with black mascara. To get a perfect, clump-free application, Carmindy recommends holding the wand vertically, brushing it back and forth across the lashes.

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    FINISHED LOOK

    And there you have it: Sexy, smoldering, smoky eyes, in six easy steps. Since the eyes are strong, pair the look with light blush and natural lips.

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