How-To: Date Night Eye Makeup
Published Feb 14, 2012
After applying a shadow primer, sweep on a shimmer lilac hue (we used Smashbox Amethyst from the Telephoto eye shadow trio) in the outer corner of your lid as well as the inner corner. Be sure to round out the edges for a smoky effect. Leave the center of your lid bare.
With a fluffy brush, use a light matte brown shadow (we chose Tease from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette) above the lilac shadow to blend out any harsh lines around the edges.
Use a dark plum shadow (we chose Lancôme Sensational Effects Eye shadow in Backstage Pass), to create a more defined crease.
With a light nude shadow (we applied MAC eye shadow in Vanilla), highlight just below your brows to give the arches more structure.
Using the lilac color, smudge the shadow from the outer corner of your lower lash line.
With a creamy emollient champagne color (we opted for Benefit’s Watt’s Up), highlight the inner corner of your eye and set with a shimmer eye shadow (we used Suspect from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette).
Give your eyes some dazzle with a thin line of gold glitter liner in your inner corner (we used Urban Decay 24/7 Glitter Liquid Liner in El Dorado).