The same makeup you rock during the day just won’t cut it once the sun goes down. We’ve got the best products and tips for amping up your eyes and transforming soft and simple into smoldering and smoky to take your look from daytime to date night.


Get the look!

Step 1. Select a coppery or bronzy shadow several shades darker than what you’re sporting during the day. Tip: To get more bang for your buck, grab a palette that has both dark and light shadows. One for day and one for night.

Step 2. Dab an eyeshadow brush into the dark shadow and tap to remove excess — less is more!

Step 3. Apply shadow to the outer crease of the eye.

Step 4. Highlight the browbone by sweeping on a shimmery

shade. Blend. Then use an angled brush to apply a little of the shimmery shade under the bottom lashes.

Step 5. Finish with liner and a fresh coat of mascara.

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Maybelline New York Great Lash LOL $7
Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow in English Oak $6
NYC New York Color Automatic Eyeliner $3


Get the Look!

Step 1. Sweep on a light taupe with a little bit of shimmer in the outer corner of your lid as well as the inner corner, leaving the center of your lid bare. Tip: Choose a lighter or darker shade of taupe or brown based on your skin color.

Step 2. Use a light, more matte shadow above the shimmer shade, along your browbone, and blend well.

Step 3. Highlight the center of your lid with a champagne shadow.

Step 4. Lightly use a shadow brush to blend the shadow across the entire lid to avoid any harsh lines and evenly distribute color.

Step 5. Finish with a few coats of volumizing mascara.

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L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Iced Latte $8
Maybelline New York Mega Plush by Volum’Expresse Mascara $8
Bonne Bell EyeShadowBox in Café Classics $4