you should with any makeup regime, be sure that your face is cleaned, toned, and moisturized before applying evening eye makeup. This will ensure you have a smooth base to work with and will not compromise your color shades with the stubborn remnants of that morning’s makeup application.
Always apply some sort of foundation or primer on your eyelids to help the evening eye makeup “cling” to your skin and to give it longevity.
It is best to start with the darkest color first in most circumstances, so if it is too drastic you can even it out with the lighter shades, rather than using all of your subtle colors first and then ruining it with a streak of dark blue shadow that you never meant to have go there.
Using an eye shadow color that doesn’t clash terribly with your outfit.