Something about the cooler weather and the season makes me want to wear smoky eyes all the time. I've demonstrated how easy it is to do the look, so there's no excuse for me (and you!) not to wear it whenever I feel like it! Ha. One palette that makes smoky eyes incredibly easy is the Etude House Dolly 3-Step Eyes in Cute Doll (P648). It contains three eyeshadows that combine perfectly to give you the gradient smoky look.
The Cute Doll BR401 palette contains full-sized, super creamy matte eyeshadows in bone white, caramel, and charcoal brown. These colors glide on so nicely without the chalkiness usually associated with affordable eyeshadows - the texture of the powder is quite fine and smooth. Am I surprised? Yes and no. Yes because for the price I expected less, no because we're talking about Etude House. :)
The three colors are perfect together if you wish to do the gradient look (dark brown on the lids, caramel on the crease, white on the brow bone). They're also great separately as supporting colors for your other eyeshadows! The caramel one is particularly ideal as a crease/blending color with any lid color.
Smoky eyes in three steps: darkest on the lid, blend with medium color on crease, then blend with the white up to the brow bone. Easy peasy.
I would definitely call these three must-have neutral shades! Even before I got this EH palette I use different incarnations of these colors all the time. The colors are okay when used as is although they won't come out as intense when applied on top of a proper primer. So yeah, use a primer.
Overall, I am loving the Etude House Dolly 3-Step Eyes in Cute Doll. The three eyeshadows are great together and quite versatile apart, plus their formula is verrrry good for the price. Nothing to dislike in this one. So, if you're looking for a new palette, I would recommend you check this out!
Other variants have shimmer, FYI.