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Try It! Make-Up Techniques
When you are going out to a club, for a night out with the girls, or anywhere you can let loose, you have a chance to go really bold with your make-up! As for the elegant evening make-up, the lighting in most night-time venues is darker, making it a prime opportunity to create drama with your look. For this dramatic look, you’ll make the eyes your showy statement piece.

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  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 1
    Step 1

    Apply concealer under the eyes, around the nose, and wherever else you have redness.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 2
    Step 2

    Apply full-coverage cream foundation.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 3
    Step 3

    Apply highlight and contour to the cheeks, nose, jawline, and forehead. Blend highlight and contour into the foundation with a damp sponge.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 4
    Step 4

    Brush a so dusty rose blusher between high- light and contour, following the natural line of the cheeks.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 5
    Step 5

    With a dark brown pencil, start lling in the eyebrows from the inside corner of the eye, creating “hair strokes” straight up and angled towards the natural brow shape. The brows should be slightly fuller near the nose and thinner from the arch to the end of the brow.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place sticky tape along the outside of the eyes, starting at the outside corner and angling to the end of the eyebrows; this will help you with placement. Apply pale gold shimmer eye shadow from the corner of each eye and follow up across the entire eyebrow, ending at the brow bone to create a crease.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 7
    Step 7

    Apply a shimmer bronze eye shadow under the gold highlight (on the upper crease) on each eye.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 8
    Step 8

    Apply teal shimmer eye shadow on the lash lines and into the crease of each eyelid.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 9
    Step 9

    Apply midnight blue shimmer shadow at the end of the lash line, swooping up along the edge to create a smoky eye.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 10
    Step 10

    Line each eye with black liquid eyeliner by following the lash line and travelling up the side of the tape. Apply black eyeliner on the lower water lines for a dramatic look. When nished, gently remove the tape.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 11
    Step 11

    Load up the eyelashes with an intense black mascara. You can place an index card in front of the eyelids to avoid creating streaks.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 12
    Step 12

    Use a esh-coloured lip pencil to line and ll in the lips.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 13
    Step 13

    Apply esh-coloured lip gloss on top of the lip pencil.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 14
    Step 14

    The Sticky Tape Method
    Here’s a tip for a flawless eye shadow application:

    Place a piece of sticky tape at an angle from the outside corner of the eye to the end of the eyebrow, before you apply your eye shadows.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 15
    Step 15

    When you have finished, carefully remove the tape.

  • How to create a dramatic eye makeup look. Dramatic Evening Makeup - Step 16
    Step 16

    As you can see, you’re left with a clean shadow line. People will think you’ve had your make-up done by a professional!

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