It’s your first date. The guy who gives you butterflies has asked you out and you’re smiling from ear-to-ear. After the initial excitement, you’re confused about the next step. How should you look? What is appropriate first date makeup? To help you look picture-perfect for the big date, here are some simple beauty tips to keep in mind.
The Day Before
Focus on skin care and a healthy diet—with fatigued skin, you can instantly lose your radiance, so skin care is essential to your beautiful regimen. In addition to your regular routine, we recommend DIY masks, such as a green tea facial for a lovely radiant complexion. Extra perk: you can usually find all the ingredients in your kitchen pantry.
As for your diet, make sure to eat tons of fruits and vegetables, such as papaya, which helps clear pimples; grapefruit, which is rich in Vitamin C and reduces wrinkles; and sweet potatoes, which are rich in antioxidants and help rejuvenate skin. Steer clear of any oily, fried or junk foods as they may cause breakouts and make you feel sluggish and bloated the next day. Most importantly, remember to drink ample water, as it’s the most effective way of flushing out toxins and keeping your skin hydrated and glowing.
The Big Day
Eyes. Keep them looking simple and bright. Apply a neutral shimmer eye shadow all over your lid. Follow by curling your eyelashes with Shu Uemura’s esteemed eyelash curler and then liberally apply mascara like Bare Escentuals Buxom lash mascara. This will open up your eyes and give them an instant twinkle. Stila’s Eyeshadow in Kitten is a universal shimmer that works well on all skin tones.
Cheeks. You want your skin to glow with radiance. Apply a shimmery peach blush on the apples of your cheeks for the perfect sparkle. The warm color will highlight your skin tone. Try Benefit’s Georgia powder for a sweet, silky finish.
Lips. Pick your favorite pink lip gloss and glide it on. You want your lips to look soft and kissable. We love Tarte’s Double Dose lip gloss because it contains the antioxidant-rich acai berry and smells minty fresh.
Follow these simple beauty tips to make your eyes glow, your cheeks radiant and your lips glisten. Remember, at the end of the day, beauty comes from within, so it’s most important to let your true colors shine. In the wise words of beauty icon Audrey Hepburn, “happiest girls are the prettiest girls.”
Last modified: December 2, 2011