Date Night Makeup | Springtime Smoky Eyes Fit For Royalty

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Every now and again, every woman should be made feel like royalty. Whether it's through preferential treatment from her loved ones, a special gift for herself, or even an evening spent feeling like her most beautiful best. And for this reason, every woman should have at least one beauty look or two in her arsenal for when she's showing up to the world as the royal goddess she is. For occasions like this, especially date night with my husband, I like to have a nice, simple smoky eye trick up my sleeve. The classic smoky eye is subtle, not too harsh, but still has the intensity to make folks stop and take notice.

For my most recent date night, I wanted to look like royalty, but I wanted to do it with minimal effort and budget, of course. The NEW COVERGIRL Premium Eyeshadow Palettes at Walmart offer just what I was looking for when it came to creating a fresh, new look for said date night out. We are well overdue for some alone time these days and I wanted to make sure I gave him a look unusual from the barefaced and barely pulled together TWA I've been sporting for the last several weeks. My goal was to create a simple smoky eye with that star factor, so I chose the NEW COVERGIRL Premium Eyeshadow Palette in Overthrown palette to bring my look to life.

The beautiful color story in the COVERGIRL Overthrown Palette allows me to do just that, with but a few precise applications of product. Overthrown, a palette of dark and rich fully pigmented shades in opaque and shimmer finishes includes ones ranging from smoky green, cobalt blue and maroon for an intense smoky eye. These shadows come in intensely pigmented, blendable shades. And for versatility, there are an array of matte and shimmer shades to fit everyone's royal fancy.

Playing around with maroons, pinks, and shimmery shades, I came up with a romantic look I couldn't wait to show off (and share with you guys). Check out how I created this soft, springtime smoky eye with the Overthrown palette:

STEP 1 | Prime eyelids with your favorite eyeshadow primer or base product to ensure your smoky eye lasts and the colors POP!

STEP 2 | Apply FALLEN as a transition color/base all over your eyelid. Use a flat brush to really pick up the color.

STEP 3 | Apply LOVELESS in the middle of the lid with a flat brush. This shimmery shade really makes FALLEN come to life!

STEP 4 | Apply WRECKAGE to the outer lid and upward into the crease, creating a V shape.

STEP 5 | Using a fluffy brush, blend the shadows together, moving from the outer lid and into the crease. If you start to lose a bit of LOVELESS on your lids, feel free to go back and re-apply more. Blend so that there are no harsh lines and all colors meld together.

STEP 6 | Tightline upper lashline with your favorite liner. I used COVERGIRL Ink It! gel liner in Black Ink. To make lines bolder, smudge lashline with CONVICTION using a smudge brush. Or to make them more alluring, apply a cat-eye with your favorite gel liner.

STEP 7 | Put the final touches on your look by applying a generous coat of your favorite mascara to your top and bottom lashes. I used COVERGIRL Exhibition Mascara in Black.

While seven steps may seem like a lot, it's really not once you get going! In as little as 15 minutes, you can create the springtime smoky eye of your dreams!

With this smoky eye look, I'm date night ready and my husband is looking at me like I've showed up and showed out!

Makeup enthusiasts and all who want to be a queen for the night can create any royalty-inspired look they so desire with this new collection. Other palettes are Ascension, Reign, and Revolution. Head to your local Walmart where each of these beauties can be found!


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