First Date? Look Great!

My friend Haylee asked me to do her makeup for a first date. The pressure was on because the date was scheduled for Valentine’s Day weekend. First impressions are important, so here are some tips that will help you “put your best face forward”:

Less is More, Kind Of: While men say they don’t like makeup, when asked to identify the most attractive faces in photos, they will always pick those of women wearing makeup. What they mean is that they don’t like it when you cake on products or wear overly bright eyeliners, shadows and lipsticks.

Play Up Your Eyes: This is where your date will be looking when he’s not admiring your other assets. Let your eyes flirt for you by achieving the perfect smoky eye. Invest in a good blender brush.

Don’t Forget Your Lips: Be kissable! My friend happened to be wearing all black, so I wanted her lips to stand out. Black can make you look intimidating. A touch of color will make you appear more approachable. I mixed the tiniest bit of red matte lipstick and a nude gloss. Use a hydrating balm before applying your gloss and/or lipstick for smoother lips.

Get the Glow: Moisturize, conceal, bronze and blush. Use a high definition powder over your foundation to soften fine lines and imperfections.

Haylee looks amazing, and so will you!