Want to impress on your date? Already spent way too long scrolling through Pinterest, searching for tips that will help you achieve the “I-wake-up-stunning” look? Guess what? There are only 3 fundamentals for nailing youreyelashand makeup game on your first date. Here’s what you need to know…
Keep it simple.
In countless surveys, men repeatedly state they prefer girls that use a lighter touch when it comes to makeup. What this means for you: If you’re on a daytime date, false eyelashes that are a step up from your natural length and look are the right choice because it will help keep the rest of your makeup minimal. If the date is in the evening, you can go for lashes with a little more volume.
Remember, date makeup should enhance your appearance but not be the focal point itself. Makeup and faux eyelashes that call attention to itself are for runway shows and fashion magazines, not first dates.
Play up your best features.
Focus on what you like best about your overall look. Is it your great skin? Your bow-shaped lips? Your high cheekbones? Your gorgeous hair? Play to those strengths. What often goes wrong when trying out makeup looks by YouTubers or Pinners on Pinterest is that even though the looks they create are stunning, you can’t expect to replicate that on your face and achieve the same result because every person has a unique facial structure, skin tone, and hair colour. Not to mention the countless hours in post image production.
For example, even with false eyelashes, your personal eye shape matters. (See our handy guide here.)
Make sure you feel confident.
Confidence is everything. Unfortunately, many of us try out new makeup looks the night before our big date, and that’s not the best time for makeovers because you need your beauty sleep. Rushing around trying to put together a new makeup look an hour before your date is also likely to leave you feeling flustered and low—just at a time when you want to be feeling your best. If what makes you feel your best is your everyday face + a set of glamourous eyelashes, then go with that!
Ask yourself, does this make me feel more confident or less? Your answer should help guide you toward choices that will leave you feeling good about your appearance, not self-conscious. Confidence is super-sexy.
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