Makeup Essentials for Creating a Classy Evening Look

Light makeup doesn’t have to look non-existent.

A tawny summer look can easily be extended to evening affairs with the right palettes and products. We’re talking about a more diffused, shimmery version of the smoky eye and luminous, healthy looking skin for the night. Here are some color essentials for the eyes, skin, and lips and some of our favorite products to achieve this classy evening look.


Eyes: Sultry

Layering and blending neutrals over the lid give a more natural, less sooty look. Pick shimmery nudes, gold, bronze, and browns that are different from your skin tone for a vivid effect.

Recommended Products: Tom Ford Beauty Eye Quad in Golden Mink and Cocoa Mirage

Skin: Glowing

When everyone’s looking flat in matte, you’ll naturally stand out if you look alive and real with a dewy foundation, a tinted moisturizer, or the right bronzer or illuminator. Keep the T-zone oil-free with a brush of powder foundation, but make sure to add a healthy flush over the brow bones and cheekbones with a bronzer or highlighter.

Recommended Products: Tom Ford Beauty Skin Illuminator; The Ultimate Bronzer in Terra; Sheer Highlighting Duo

Lips: Soft and nude

Swipe a layer of soft lippie in a natural hue to make your lips look plump and healthy.

Recommended Products: Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys in Collin and Aaron. These compact, clutch-sized picks are perfect for carrying in your evening bag!

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Nicole Limos Morales
Contributing Beauty Editor
Nicole is the former managing editor of Town&Country. After working as features editor and beauty editor of the title’s print edition for 6 years, she helped launch in 2016, creating new concepts and story formats, analyzing data, and mastering digital audiences—establishing the title to become the Philippines’ leading luxury lifestyle website. She left her full-time position in 2019 to focus on family life, while carrying on writing beauty content for T&C as a contributing editor. “I think what’s amazing about beauty is that in its arena, you can really only be a skeptic for so long,” she says. “There will always be a product that will make you believe.”
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