Basic Everyday Eye Makeup for Evening

This past week I nailed down the perfect basic everyday eye makeup for evening. I wanted to show you something that was simple and easy to apply at night and that also wouldn’t require much in the way of cosmetics. Here you will find a basic step-by-step guide to getting a pretty smoky makeup look that you can feel confident wearing on a date or girls night out. All you need is the makeup essentials I am going to show you and my instructions.

basic smoky eye makeup look

I love a good smoky eye and so does my husband because he thinks it looks sexy (winning). But wearing a darker makeup look doesn’t have to be creepy, trust me. It’s all about how you apply your evening eye look and it doesn’t have to be all that complicated. In just a few simple steps you can get this basic everyday makeup for evening eyes and do it really well. No need to worry about raccoon eyes or some weird black smudge under your eyelids. I promise, this look is for anyone and any eye color.

basic nighttime eye makeup look

If you don’t feel like you can wear an easy smoky eye makeup, listen up, sister. YOU CAN! If you want to wear a dark, smoky, sultry eyeshadow look, do me a favor and do it. Don’t live your entire life thinking what other people might think! Who cares anyways (haters are always gonna hate). Wear the dark eye makeup if you want to and learn how to apply it right here with me because I got you.

Here is what you need for this basic everyday eye makeup for evening look:

Instructions for the Basic Everyday Eye Makeup for Evening

basic eye makeup look for night that is bronze and smoky


  1. First prep your eyelids with the Urban Decay Potion primer.
  2. Press Rich Bronze onto your lower eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush
  3. Apply Bordeaux into the crease of your eye with a blender brush.
  4. Mix cashmere and ounce and apply them right under your brow bone and into the tear duct area of your eye.
  5. Next apply your liquid eyeline along your upper lashline. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just get it as close as possible.
  6. Next get a small tipped makeup brush (angled liner brush works well) and dip it into the Charcoal eyeshadow. Trace along that black liner you just applied and smudge it into your lash-line.
  7. Curl your lashes and apply your mascara! Your done baby!





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