Going to a dimly lit, romantic dinner and want makeup that wows in the dark? Today, makeup extraordinaire Marcela Alcala shows us five stellar looks that will make you shine in the darkest of places.

Wearing makeup at night is much different than during the day. You have to make sure your night look stands out without going overboard. We have paired up the perfect shades of eyes and lips for you to sport on your next date, party or dinner!

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The Opera

When spending an evening at the theatre, make sure to use colors that stand out! Pair a bright lipstick with an eye shadow of similar, but lighter tone! Berry-colored shades are a great way to go for this light and bright look.

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Product Recommendations
: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Color Raspberry Rush, NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Finish, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyes to Kill Solo

Late Dinner

Transform the classic cat eye into a smoky one! Add a layer of black eye shadow (I love Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow Singles In Night Sky) over the winged liner and blend out toward the wing for sultry eyes.

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Date Night

Show off your natural beauty with bronzed eyes! Apply a bronze shadow all over your eyelid and blend it out with your finger toward your brows. Pair the look with a light pink lipstick.

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Ladies' Night

Girls just want to have fun, right?! Have your fun with a colorful cat eye! Use your fave black liner to make a big and bold wing. Then, add your favorite color on the bottom inner-corner of your eyes for a major pop.

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Black Tie

Let’s keep the attention on your amazing outfit! Turn up the eyebrows (try Maybelline EyeStudio Brow Drama) and swipe on a deep burgundy lipstick. Keep your eyes neutral, but be liberal with your facial bronzer to give your skin some glow! 

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Which of these looks will you be rocking first? Tell us your fave in the comments below!

Photography: Chan Lin

Model: Marcela Alcala



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