How To Apply Makeup for a Casual Date

When going on a casual date, you want to place your best foot forward. By that, it means you want to look good and feel good. You want to keep your makeup simple and subtle, yet flattering and highlighting your assets. A first date makeup could literally make or break your date’s impression of you. Remember, makeup should enhance your natural beauty, not hide it.

  • Start with a clean face and moisturize. There is no better canvas to put makeup than on a clean face. Wash using a gentle facial foam and rinse thoroughly. Next, apply moisturizer. Water-based moisturizer works best with make up because it is non-oily and hydrates the face well. It also is non-comedogenic. This means, it will not cause reddening, rashes or break outs – stuff you do not want to be seen during your date.
  • Concealer. Less than perfect skin is one problem every woman face. Blemishes and dark spots on your face should not diminish your confidence. Concealer is a fast and effective way to hide stubborn acne, blemishes and dark eye circles. Put a couple of drops on your ring finger. This ensures less pulling and stretching of the sensitive under eye skin. Dab the concealer gently over the area. Slowly and gently blend to prevent streaks and uneven application.
  • Skip the foundation and go on with powder. You do not want to look all dolled-up during a casual date. So skip the liquid foundation and go ahead with the loose powder. For best results, opt for a mineral powder. This type of powder is popular for its light formulation that gives a smooth and fine look. It quickly blends on the skin and does not leave cake marks or streaks. Mineral foundations are also oil-free, which is great for all skin types, especially for large pores and sensitive skin.
  • Define your eyebrow. Lightly draw over your eyebrow with an eyebrow pencil and. This will help your eyes seem bigger. If you are a light redhead or blonde, darken your brows by using a dark brown pencil. Brown-haired or black haired women should go for lighter shades of eyebrow pencil.
  • Add hue over your eyelids. If you already know the dress you are going to wear, you can choose a shade of eye shadow that complements your eye. If not, you can use a neutral shade of eye shadow for a simple and natural look. Apply a darker color on the lid, then lighter shades for your eyebrow.
  • Curl your lashes. They say that your eyes are the windows to your soul. Make your eyes look alive and bright by curling your eyelashes. Add a sweep of mascara to make the eyelash curl last.
  • Prep the lips. Start with a lip liner to prevent your lipstick from wearing off early. Start from the center and draw to the end of the lips. Next, choose a lipstick that would best complement your makeup and outfit. For a casual look, go for light pink and nude shades. Finish up with a bit of gloss for a fresh look.

Keep your look natural. You can achieve a great look with minimal coverage. Yes, less is sometimes more.


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