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How to Get the Perfect Evening Makeup Look

Updated: May 26

Whether you're preparing for a glamorous night out or a special event, achieving the perfect evening makeup look doesn't have to be a daunting task. Here’s a step-by-step guide that will help you create a stunning and long-lasting look using top-notch products from MAC Cosmetics and Fenty Beauty.

Step 1: Start with a Clean, Moisturized Face

Begin by cleansing your face to remove any impurities. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer to ensure your skin is hydrated and smooth, ready to absorb the makeup seamlessly.

Step 2: Apply a Primer

To ensure your makeup stays flawless all night without creasing, apply a primer. Recommended Product: MAC Prep + Prime Skin.

Step 3: Full-Coverage Foundation

Choose a full-coverage foundation that matches your skin tone for a flawless base. Recommended Product: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation.

How to Apply:

  • Dot the foundation onto your face.

  • Use a damp beauty sponge or a foundation brush to blend it out evenly.

Step 4: Conceal Blemishes and Dark Circles

Use a concealer that is one shade lighter than your foundation to cover any blemishes or dark circles. Recommended Product: MAC Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer.

How to Apply:

  • Dab the concealer under your eyes and on blemishes


  • Blend it out using the same beauty sponge or a small concealer brush.

Step 5: Set Your Base

Prevent shine and ensure longevity by setting your base with a translucent powder. Recommended Product: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder.

How to Apply:

  • Lightly dust the powder over your face using a large, fluffy brush.

Step 6: Define Your Brow

Fill in your brows with a brow pencil or powder that matches your natural brow color. Recommended Product: MAC Eye Brows Styler.

How to Apply:

  • Use short, hair-like strokes to fill in sparse areas.

  • Brush through your brows with a spoolie to blend the product.

Step 7: Eyeshadow Application

Create depth and dimension with eyeshadow. Start with a neutral base, add depth in the crease, and highlight the lid.

How to Apply:

  1. Base: Apply a neutral shade all over your lid.

  1. Crease: Blend a darker shade into your crease.

  1. Lid: Apply a lighter, shimmery shade on the center of your lid


Recommended Product: Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette.

Step 8: Eyeliner and Mascara

Define your eyes with waterproof eyeliner and enhance your lashes with volumizing mascara.

How to Apply:

  1. Eyeliner: Line your upper lash line with precision. Recommended Product: MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline.

  2. Mascara: Apply a generous coat to your lashes.

        Recommended Product: Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara.

Step 9: Contour and Highlight

Add definition and radiance to your face with contouring and highlighting.

How to Apply:

  1. Contour: Use a matte bronzer to contour your cheekbones, jawline, and forehead.

  • Recommended Product: Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer.

2. Highlight: Apply a highlighter on the high points of your face (cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow)


  • Recommended Product: MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish.

Step 10: Bold Lip Color

Complete your look with a bold lip color that complements your overall makeup.

How to Apply:

  • Use a lip brush for precise application.

  • Recommended Product: MAC Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo


Step 11: Set Your Makeup

Finish by setting your makeup with a setting spray to ensure it lasts all night.

How to Apply:

  • Hold the spray about 12 inches from your face and mist it evenly.

  • Recommended Product: MAC Prep + Prime Fix+.

Final Thoughts

By following these steps, you’ll achieve a flawless and stunning evening makeup look that turns heads wherever you go. Ready to shine? Grab your favorite MAC Cosmetics and Fenty Beauty products and let's get started!

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