Whether you’re going out to the club, bar hopping or want to have a fun dinner with a group of your closest friends, chances are you’ll want to look fabulous from head to toe. When it comes to evening wear makeup in particular, any woman knows that there are certain looks that are strictly for those after hour events. However, while the smokey eye look will continue to remain popular for nighttime shindigs, there are many more options available that you can experiment with.
Instead of sticking to the traditional smokey eye, why not try something new? If you’re at a loss as to what you can do to vamp up your evening wear makeup, what better way to learn what’s “in” than by seeing what your favorite celebrities are sporting on the red carpet and other paparazzi filled events?
Are you finding it difficult to break away from the smokey eye? Then why not try a gradual change, such as the sexy cat-eye look? While the cat-eye isn’t new, it has been some time since this femininely feline makeup look has appeared. Thankfully, the cat-eye has found its way back into the spotlight and if you want to sport this sultry trend, all you have to do is line your eyes dramatically and extend the line near your outer lash so that it wings out and upwards. Follow it up with a coating of mascara and your peepers will be purrfectly shaped for a night out on the town.
Instead of completely enhancing your face for a nighttime event, why not play up one or two key features: your lips and brows. While the eyes seem to get the most attention and TLC when it comes to makeup, the lips often get left out or only given a little bit of love. Switch things up and choose a red shade that is matte or semi-gloss and skip the liner. After you’ve taken care of your lips, move on to your brows. Make sure they are properly shaped and free of stray hairs. Line/fill them using a brow powder that is a few shades lighter than your natural eyebrow color. Now that you’ve got a combination of attention grabbing brows and lips, you don’t have to go as heavy on the eyes - a simple coat of mascara (don’t forget to use an eyelash curler beforehand) and you’ll be able to stop traffic.
Think you always have to add tons of eye shadow to your lids in order to make your eyes stand out? The latest trend in nighttime makeup is to keep it simple…literally! Instead of reaching for your eye shadow palette, reach for some petroleum jelly and dab a thin layer over your top lids. You can even apply the petroleum jelly over your eye shadow if you have already applied this to your lids. The nighttime lights will catch the gloss on your lids, which gives off a great eye-popping effect. Or you can take colored lip gloss and use it on your eyelids in place of petroleum jelly.