I am a spaz with makeup. Everyday, I do the same thing with my drugstore palette that looks pretty good because I'm sure otherwise I will mess it up and look like a drag queen or a little girl playing dress up. But lo! Check out this smokey eye tutorial from The Splitting End - even I could do it, and with colors I stuff I had lying around! The above eye is not mine - it was pretty tricky to take a picture of my own eye. My attempt:
It looked good in real life, anyway. Ignore the crooked bangs and overall look of alarm- it was my reaction to the flash in my face.
I think I have a new go to going out look. I'm a real grown up gal!