Beauty Guru: Dramatic Smokey Eye and Peachy Lips Tutorial

Soft, Tonal Makeup with Dramatic Eyes

I consider anything a "date" that includes meeting someone else at a location other than your house. In other words, the term "date night" doesn't always have to imply romance. For example, a date night could include fizzy drinks with all your girlfriends, your monthly meet up at your city's local bar with your close group of friends or, yes, a one-on-one with a hunky fella.

Whatever the occasion, the makeup pictured here is a classic look that anyone can wear (even if you're not the most experienced at applying cosmetics). This look focuses heavily on the eyes and then takes a more soft and tonal approach for the rest of your face. Follow the detailed steps below to re-create it.

Face

1. Apply primer all over your face. Use a mattifying primer if you have oily skin.

2. Use a highlighter on your upper cheek bones and a touch on your middle upper lip and middle bottom lip. This helps create a poutier pucker.

3. Apply sheer coverage. I like to use a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream to avoid a cake-y finish. If you have problem areas, you can go back over them with a concealer. Try not to apply heavy foundation to your whole face if you don't need it everywhere because that can weigh you down.

Eyes

1. Apply a white (or creamy white) eyeshadow under the brow bone. Also apply it underneath your eyes starting from the inner corner to about the middle of your lower eye.

2. Using a crease brush, apply a medium gray shade along the crease line of your eyes. Blend very well.

3. Apply winged eyeliner to both eyes with a gel, cream or liquid eyeliner. Also apply eyeliner to the bottom of your eyes. As you move the eyeliner from the outer corner to the inside of your eye, begin straying from the lash line just a little bit. This creates a more dramatic effect. Allow it to dry completely before moving on.

4. Using an eyeshadow brush, apply a dark gray eyeshadow just above the eyeliner wing. Blend in very well. Apply a slightly lighter gray to the upper middle of the eye, making sure to blend it into the darker shadow you just applied.

5. Apply a light gray eyeshadow to the inner corner of your eyelid and blend in with the medium gray you just applied.

6. Apply three to four coats of mascara. You can also wear false eyelashes for a more dramatic effect.

Lips/Cheeks

1. On clean and exfoliated lips, apply a peachy pink -- almost nude -- color. It should be about a half to one shade lighter than your actual lip color.

2. Apply a peachy-pink blush to the apples of your cheeks.