Sometimes the best things in life are completely unplanned, which is great, but not where our makeup is concerned. We don’t know about you, but when it comes to our faces we like to know that we’re ready for just…
So the biggest date night of the year is almost here… if you’re looking for some make up inspiration to take it to the next level then check out some of our favourite looks. We all like to make a bit of extra effort for date night and Valentine’s Day is no exception, so why not push yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new!
Do you often think of picking up orange eyeshadows or lipsticks for your makeup looks? I know I don’t! However if you choose the right tone for your skin they can look amazing. There are varying shades of apricot, peach and orange that will work perfectly depending on your skin tone. Try to keep things sheer rather than really pigmented for this colour to pay off, so use as a transition shade on your eyes or maybe a coral blush to bring out a pop of colour. Mixed with copper, rose gold colours your makeup will look incredible. Try the Anna Sui Eye & Face Colour in Angel Tangerine, this product can be used on the eyes and the cheeks!
Fresh and Dewy
Just because you’re heading out for a romantic night doesn’t mean you need to slap on a ton of makeup. A more natural, dewy finish looks equally as stunning when done properly. This one takes a bit more prep beforehand as you need your skin to be the best condition possible. Step up your skincare routine a couple of days before and make sure you’re using a mask, serum and eye cream to make sure your skin is plump and hydrated. On the night make sure your eyebrows are groomed to perfection, use a bb cream instead of a foundation to give you a beautiful natural finish, slick on a lengthening mascara, natural lips and plenty of liquid highlighter to give you that extra glow! We love the C.A.K.E Cosmetics Sheer Glow Highlighter.
A bold lip can do wonders for making it look like you’ve really made an effort, especially if a bold lipstick isn’t something you wear very often. Choose the shade that makes you feel most sexy, whether that’s a deep berry, pillar box red or a gorgeous brown shade. Bold lips can take a bit of upkeep throughout the night though unless you follow these simple steps and choose the best formula. If you want your lipstick to be long lasting and the least fuss possible (the dream right!) then it’s best to choose a matte formula. We love the MAC Matte Lipstick as they just don’t move. Make sure you line your lips and fill them in fully with the liner before applying a lipstick, this way the lipstick has something to cling onto and will last much longer.
A smoky just screams seduction doesn’t it! Choose a palette with gorgeous brown, black and gold tones in to and start to blend out on your lids for a dramatic eye look. Try and focus the darker shades closer to lash line and outside corners and blend as much as you can. You want it to look as seamless and imperfect as possible. Make sure you remember to blend underneath the eye as well as on the top lid. Pair with a nude lip and you’re good to go! The High Definition Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in Foxy has some gorgeous smoky tones.
Remember these gorgeous make up looks don’t just have to be saved for one day a year, why not try a different one for every date night!