Date night is the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and usual routine. Whether you’re looking to make a dramatic statement or would prefer a toned down, flirty look – we’ll help you get ready before you head out the door with a few inspirational ideas.
Simple Smokey Eye
Sexy, sultry, mysterious – a few words often used to describe this look. Bring out your eyes with this trendy, dramatic, dark style. Often considered more elegant and formal, it’s the perfect addition to your arsenal for just about any occasion. With plenty of variations possible, add a little bit of creativity and make this look your own.
First step, prep your skin. There’s nothing worse than a smeared shadow that travels throughout the night so pat your lids and under eyes with a primer to ensure your shadow stays in place. Next up is a concealer, because dark circles don’t exactly scream sexy. Blend a nice and creamy concealer into your under eye area with your fingers to cover up the imperfections.
Then it’s on to creating the actual look. Choose your favourite dark shadow and give yourself a nice sweep from lashes to the crease of the eye, not forgetting to also brush along the lower lash line. The smokey eye looks its best with soft, blended edges. Using a brush, smudge and buff the shadow to remove any fine lines.
With the shadow applied, defining your eyes comes next. Drag the pencil across your top and bottom lash lines before curling your eyelashes with a gentle clamp. Complete the look, apply some mascara for some long, thick lashes.
Sometimes less is more. While the smokey eye makes for a stunning look – maybe you’re after a more low maintenance style. Why hide and take attention away from your beautiful face on a date? Nothing’s sexier than a confident woman who feels comfortable in her own skin.
A natural base is what you’re after for this look, so opting for a tinted moisturiser is your best bet. If necessary though, top off the look with a dewy foundation. Next, disguise your blemishes, flaws and redness, especially around the eyes with a concealer. Dab the product on lightly and blend.
With an effortlessly fabulous looking base to work with, where you’ll take the look next is completely up to you. Pair a neutral eyeshadow and muted nude lipstick with a flattering, unfussy hair do or take it to the next level with a gentle mascara and highlighter combination.
Who can forget about the classic red lip. Transform your look with one of the most glamorous and iconic beauty statements of all time and have your date staring at your lips all night.
From glossy to matte finishes, pair up your red lips with a smokey eye, cat-eye or neutral eye – whatever tickles your fancy. Just remember to exfoliate your lips. Prep them with a balm or conditioner to keep them looking and feeling healthy. Border your lips with a liner to create a boundary before coating them with your favourite lipstick.
Choose the look that speaks to you or take a different route on your next date night, give your partner a pleasant surprise. For that extra boost in confidence, complete your look with a bespoke fragrance for a fresh, vibrant aura because the most important thing is to head out feeling your best.