Although I do sometimes change it up, my go to evening eye is a cool toned smokey eye with a pinky nude lip and there are a few products I always return to so I thought I would share them!
For a basic cool toned smokey eye, I love to use the BareMinerals Ready Eye Shadow 2.0 in 'The Flashback' (currently on sale for £12.65 here). This is a duo of a charcoal grey and a brighter silver that is perfect for something easy. I put the silver on the inner part of my eyelid, the charcoal in the outer and into the crease then get blending. I have three of these duos and I still can't believe how pigmented they are, so nice!
|Right photo left to right: Urban Decay Moon dust shadow on own; over dark cream shadow, Collection Glam Crystals in 4 Hustle|
I tend to wear black eye liner for evening more than I would during the day, when I tend to wear a dark brown as I feel like it's less harsh but still gives defnition. My favourite liquid liner is the Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner (£2.99 via Superdrug here) , which is so easy to use and super cheap. For a black pencil, my current favourite is Soap and Glory's Smoulder Kohl in 'Superblack' (£5 via Boots here), which is smudgeable to start with but sets to a long lasting finish.
Something else I like to do to amp up my make up for nights out is to add false lashes. I'm quite particular with lashes, I'm not a fan of the very heavy looking ones or those with a thick lash band. I prefer the wispy looking variety with an almost invisible band, which makes them easier to apply and more natural looking. My favourites are the Ardell Demi Wispies (£5.49 via Superdrug here), which give a slightly winged out look due to being longer on the outer edges, or for something a bit longer and more dramatic, Eylure 141s (£5.45 via Superdrug here).
For cheeks, I usually opt for a relatively natural blush and a bit of contour and highlight but I change this up a lot so I wouldn't really say I have a favourite. If you're looking for a product to contour with, I have a post on the different products I use here.
What is your go to make up look for evening wear? Which are your favourite products?