It can take quite a bit of time and thought to prepare for date night, so to take some of the pressure off, read on for some of our top date night makeup tips.
Tinted Moisturizer Instead of Foundation
Foundation can be quite an easy product to over-do, so rather than taking this chance, opt for a tinted moisturizer instead. If you have any blemishes or troubled areas that need some extra coverage, spot treat these with concealer, remembering to thoroughly blend this in with the tinted moisturizer.
A Subtle Smoky Eye
Smoky eyes are the ideal frame for a smoldering gaze, but dark smoky eyes can often be too intense and dramatic for date night. Instead of opting for a deep black, use a medium gray or even a shimmery champagne shade, starting at the middle and building up the color as you work your way to the edge of your eyes.
Lightly flushed cheeks are the perfect combination of sweet and sexy, and the best way to achieve this look is by using a cream blush. Use your ring finger to dot some color onto the apples of your cheeks, blending this back towards your ears. When it comes to the shade of the blush, light pinks are great for fair skin, terra-cotta shades fantastically complement medium-toned skin, while shades that contain accents of plum work beautifully for darker skin.
Minimal Eyeliner with Bold Lashes
On date night, you want your eyes to appear large and alert, so it is never a good idea to line your entire eye, as this will only make them look smaller. Keep the eyeliner to a minimum, opting instead for bold lashes, as this will open your eyes up while making them much more defined. Curling your eyelashes before applying the mascara will also make quite the difference, giving you a doe-eyed look that is ideal for date night.
Don’t Forget to Set
Once you have applied your makeup, don’t forget to spritz your face with some setting spray. This will help to hold your makeup in place throughout the night, avoiding any pesky smudges, cracks or smears.
Long-Lasting Lip Color
Whether or not you intend to end your date with a long smooch, long-lasting lip color is definitely a must. This means that gloss should be avoided, and you should instead opt for a smudge-proof lipstick that you have tried and tested yourself before. Once you have applied it, try using a piece of paper to blot it rather than some tissue, as the paper will absorb more of the excess color, and won’t frustrate you by leaving small pieces of cotton on your lips. This will leave you with a gorgeous lip stain that will remain on your lips throughout the night.
Date night is always fun, but prepping for it can definitely add to the pressure! By taking these simple tips into account, your makeup will be well taken care of, leaving you with plenty of time to focus on your outfit, as well as on the upcoming night itself!