/ night out

Night out makeup for very deep set eyes

I created this night-out makeup for all the girls out there with very deep set, upturned eyes. Let me take you through it step-by-step.


First, I apply a bright, off-white shimmery eyeshadow all over the upper lid. This brings deep set eyes forward and gives us a nice and even canvas to create magic on.
Our model has hazel eyes, so I'm using a reddish brown color to make them pop. This is a complimentary color combination. Be careful with it, though, because it can quickly look like you just cried your eyes out. If you want to know how to avoid that, read on.

Alt text

Create a butterfly wing shape with the reddish eyeshadow on the upper lid, and apply a bit of the same color also along the lower lid.
Now to counteract the possible red-eyes situation, take black or dark grey eyeliner and make a proper cat flick with it along the upper lash line. This defines the eye and ties the look together. Since our model has upturned eyes, the cat flick works beautifully and lifts the eye even more. With the eyeliner, frame the lower lash line as well; start on the outer corner and pull a thin line almost to the middle of the lid.


Choose a foundation suitable to your skin tone and skin type and apply it with gentle strokes of the foundation brush. If you need some help in the eyebrow department, just take a brush, some powder in the right color and make them look on fleek. Good brows (natural or not) are an asset these days, they frame the face and complete any makeup look.
If your brows are blond, like our model Eva’s, I would love to have an option to make mine look different each day! Finish the eye makeup with a few coats of mascara.
Next I tapped some cream blush in a red shade on the apples of the cheeks to compliment the eyes – again – since they’re the star of this show. Contour the forehead where the sun would hit it naturally, and really push the contour into the hairline with the brush so it won’t look fake. Contour the cheeks as well.



Line the lips with a bubbly color, like this fuchsia red I chose for the tutorial, and use a glossy lipstick in a similarly vibrant shade. Finally, brighten up the under-eye area with a moisturizing concealer (YSL Touche Eclat is great). If you have oily areas, you might want to mattify them with some mineral powder to extend the wear of foundation; if not, you're good to go and enjoy your night out.