by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

3 Easy Nighttime Eye Looks You Can’t Mess Up

Nighttime looks are all about drama—here’s how to create easy looks that’ll turn heads.

Closeup of eye makeup
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Nighttime makeup calls for more flair than its daytime counterpart, and a classic tip for a striking nighttime look: play up your eyes or your lips. Here are 3 easy nighttime looks that emphasise the eyes and will turn heads.

Smoke and Shadows

Be as dramatic as you want with smoky shadows and mascara. Mix it up this year and try a mauve smoky eye, a colour that looks great on everyone. Smudge a matte mauve (think shades in the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Clay Palette, SGD61) onto your lid and blend up to your brow. For a more sultry look, try smudging your eyeliner with your finger or applying a darker eyeshadow with a brush. A sleeker option is to apply a thin stroke of liquid liner like Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (SGD32) or Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner (SGD30). Curl your lashes before you apply a thick coat of a high-intensity mascara like Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara (SGD54). Apply lip gloss or a subtle lipstick shade to balance out this look.

Glitter and glow

Let your eyes do the talking with shimmery eyeshadows that catch the light. Apply shimmery eyeshadow on your lid just above your iris and on the inner corners of the eyes. This will open up the eyes and make your eyes look brighter and amazing in photos. For subtler shimmers, try Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow (SGD40). If you’re looking for a pigmented, long-wearing formula with lots of shine, Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow (SGD38) is for you.

Bold and Bright

You’ve mastered winged eyeliner and it’s now your go-to nighttime makeup look. Put a twist on things with a fun, bold-coloured liner that will really make your eyes pop. Try a pretty turquoise-green liner look with Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner (SGD38) or an electric shade of blue with Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil (SGD36).