Here is how to do evening makeup with an edge but not overdone:
Photo: Richard Wright http://www.rwrightpix.com/
Firstly start with a glowy luminizing tinted moisturizer (I will recommend products at the end) and blend all over the face. Conceal where necessary and set with a light layer of very fine powder to take away shine but without dulling the glow.
Start your eyes with a base of satiny or matte bone coloured powder shadow on the lids into just above the crease. Next line upper and lower lashlines with a black eyeliner and smudge slightly. Line inside the eyes with a metallic eyeliner such as a silver or gunmetal. Now go over the upper and lower lashlines with a glittery black or metallic gunmetal powder shadow and blend outwards. Finish with a couple of coats of thickening black mascara.
Dust a highlighting champagne colored highlighting powder for light skin or bronze for dark skin on to the highest point of the cheekbones, on the temples and a little down the center of the nose. If you really can't live without blush put the lightest amount of pale pink or peach for light skins or plum for dark skins on the apples of the cheeks and blend until it's almost gone.
Outline the cupids bow of your lips with a flesh colored shimmer pencil to give fullness and definition and then fill in with a nude colored gloss or satin lipstick.
This is a striking look but evens out the heavy eyeshadow with natural skin and lips, and this can make you look years younger.
Luminizing tinted moisturizer: Jouer Luminizing Tint http://www.jouercosmetics.com/
Concealer: Face Stockhom Blemish and Capillary Concealer http://www.facestockholm.com/
Fine Powder: Alison Raffaele http://www.alisonraffaele.com/ Translucent Finishing Powder
Highlighting Powder: VS Bronzer/Highlighter Trio http://www.victoriassecret.com/
Eyeliner: Givenchy Magic Kajal in 1 http://www.givenchyparfums.com/
Inner Lid Liner: Korres Soft Liner Pencil in 5 Silver http://www.korres.com/ (available at Sephora too)
Sparkly Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Stardust http://www.urbandecay.com/ in Void or Christian Dior 5 Couleurs Designer in Smoky Design http://www.dior.com/
Mascara: Makeup Forever Smoky Lash http://www.makeupforever.com/
Cupids bow shimmer: Guerlain Lipliner in Cupidon http://www.guerlain.com/
Nude gloss: Eden Gloss by http://www.armourbeauty.com/
Nude satin/sheer Lipstick: Becca http://www.beccacosmetics.com/ Sheer Liptint in Gisella
(All products were provided to me)