So, the guy you’re really into (finally) asked you out on a date. Great! You have a list of all the things you need to do before the big day: Pick out an outfit, figure out your hair style, and decide on a makeup look. If you’re stressing over whether you should stick to your everyday makeup routine or switch things up by embracing a new makeup trend, you’re in luck! Here’s a step-by-step first date makeup tutorial that will allow you to make an amazing first impression.
Step 1: Prime your face
Before doing anything else, you’ll want to apply a makeup primer. A primer will ensure your makeup stays put throughout the duration of your date and will also prepare your skin for the makeup you’re about to apply. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer to create a glowing base for the rest of your makeup.
Step 2: Apply foundation
After you’ve applied your primer, it’s time to perfect your skin. For your first date, you’ll want to have a clear complexion without giving the impression that you have makeup caked on. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. This foundation has medium coverage, is lightweight, long-lasting, and will leave your skin with an all-day glow.
Step 3: Use a concealer
To disguise any unwanted blemishes, apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer. If you’re lacking sleep, apply the concealer in an upside-down triangle below each eye to create the illusion of well-rested eyes.
Step 4: Grab your bronzer
Now that you’ve successfully created the appearance of flawless skin, you’ll want to bronze. Apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Bronze It Bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks and your temples for a sun-kissed glow that will prevent your makeup from looking flat.
Step 5: And your blush
To complete your face makeup, use a neutral blush to define your cheekbones. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Bashful to both cheeks to give your skin a pretty flush.
Step 6: Create a neutral eye
For your eye makeup, you want to keep things simple. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme to create a subtle brown smoky eye. Use one of the medium brown shades on your eyelid, the darkest brown shade in the crease of your eye, and the lightest shade in your inner corner and underneath the arch of your eyebrow.
Step 7: Add some flare with winged liner
While you want to keep your eye makeup simple, there’s no harm in adding a slightly dramatic touch to your eye makeup. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Black to line your upper lash line. Start at the inner corner of your eye and continue until you reach the outer corner of your eye. Finish by creating your wing.
Step 8: Pump up your lashes
Next, grab a volumizing and lengthening mascara. Try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black, applying a few coats to define and add drama to your lashes.
Step 9: Color your pout
While it may be tempting to rock a bold lip color, using a tinted lip balm is the way to go for a first date. You won’t have to stress about your lip color being too bright, smudging, or fading and if you want, you can still choose to wear a hint of color. Simply swipe on a tinted balm, in the (sheer) color of your choosing.
Step 10: Seal the deal
Your makeup is done! To ensure it lasts throughout the day, spritz 4-6 sprays of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray in “X” and “T” shapes. This spray will give you a “just applied” makeup look all day (and night) long!
You’re all set! Read our article, Your Date Night Skin Care Routine