Date Night Makeup: Copper Smokey Eye Tutorial


I’m all about a colorful smokey eye. They have there time and place. That time and place is date night. Using the Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette, I created a coppery, sunset-vibes smokey eye look that is bold, yet wearable. Take a look to see how I created this stunning eye look to get inspired for your next date night makeup look. Check out the video to see each step in action.

Starting with a fluffy blending brush, I buffed the shade “Silk Creme” all over the lid and into the crease. I’m not worried about being too precise here because this is just our first transition color. Next, I take “Pooter” and blend that into the crease. I blend that into the inner and outer crease for an all-over wash of color. Next up, I grab a smaller, denser blending brush and use “Roxanne” in the crease and the outer and inner edges of my lid. We are creating somewhat of a halo effect with our shadows.

Once that color is on, deepen it up a bit with “Jacz” using that same small blending brush in the outer and inner lid. Don’t bring this color up to high — we are trying to pack the pigment on the lid and blend into the crease slowly. So, blend away. Feel free to take your first transition color “Silk Creme” to help blend the crease colors. Then I use the coppery gloriousness that is “Firework” with my finger and blend that in the blank space on the center of the lid. To brighten it up a bit, I add a touch of “Little Lady” on top of “Firework.” These two colors together make the most gorgeous coppery shimmer.

Date night makeup look copper Smokey eye tutorial

Now onto the lower lid — no eye look is complete without lower lid shadows. I take all the same matte shades starting with “Silk Creme” then “Pooter” along the entire lash line with a thick shader brush. (This one is from Juno & Co. and it’s amazing.) With a definer brush (mine is from Colourpop — it’s also amazing), I take “Roxanne” then “Jacz” close to the lash line and blend with the Juno & Co shader brush.

Next up is brow bone highlight — just like the lower lid shadows, no look is complete without brow bone highlight. I take “Enlight” on a thin shader brush and apply it on my brow bone to lift the brows and a touch in the inner corners of my eyes. Now for the defining moment…LINER. Well, kind of. I have been loving using a dark shadow as a liner because it gives the perfect smudged, smokey look. I use “Abyss” on an angled liner brush and blend it along the top lash line.

date night makeup look copper smokey eye

Last but not least, I top it off with some black creme gel liner in the waterline and some L’oreal Lash Paradise mascara. For a lip that looks great with this look, try Colourpop’s Ultra Satin Lippie in “Strip.” 

It’s a quick and easy look that packs a punch for your date night, party, night out, or whatever life throws your way. If you recreate this look, I’d love to see your fabulous creations. What’s your favorite date night makeup look? Let me know in the comments below.

Looking for an everyday makeup look, check out my Everyday Makeup Routine.

XO –

Oak & James

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