There’s something special about getting ready for a girls night out.
Whether you’re doing it in a group at a friend’s house (wine in hand, obviously) or by yourself before you head out, there’s a sense of anticipation as you apply your makeup.
While part of this is the excitement building for the night ahead, it’s also the best time to really have some fun with your makeup looks.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our seven favourites going out makeup looks for your next girls night out.
Burgundy smokey eyes.
This is a fun twist on your classic black, brown or bronze smokey eye look. Mamamia staffer Sophie says she is loving this makeup look, using Huda Beauty makeup palette in Rose Gold to create smokey eyes in a pink-tinged red hue.
To really draw attention and round out the look, she also adds false eyelashes.
“This is definitely my go-to look for a night out as it makes your eyes pop – no matter what colour they are,” she says.
Sophie also explains she keeps her eyes the main focus, starting with a bronzed face – complete with some highlighter and finished with an understated nude lip. Her favourite lipstick at the moment, she says, is a Kylie Jenner Lip Kit in ‘Kimberly’.
Lots of illuminator.
Another Mamamia staffer, Katy, says her approach to a simple and quick girls night makeup look is illuminator, and lots of it. The writer says while she knows the approach may sound excessive, she explains, “I promise it’s not too much.”
Katy says the secret to a truly luminous face is applying a layer of the NARS Liquid Illuminator before AND after her foundation.