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Get the look: date night makeup
Ooh la la! Got a hot date coming up, do you?
As wonderful and as exciting as dates can be, they can be equally as terrifying – especially if it’s a first date. So please, allow us (and Express Makeup author, make-up artist Rae Morris) to take away some of the stress by showing you how to create the perfect date-night look.
With a medium eyeshadow brush, apply a soft matte grey eyeshadow along your entire eyelids, stopping under your brow bones. If you have trouble blending your eyeshadow, pick up translucent powder with a clean brush and use it to blend.
Use a medium-sized brush to apply the same colour under your eyes, and then use an angle brush to apply a darker shade of grey along the lash line.
beautyheaven recommends: Revlon CustomEyes Shadow + Liner in Smoky Sexy.
Apply a black kohl pencil along your top and bottom lash lines, then softly smudge with a small eyeshadow brush. Curl your lashes, apply lots of black mascara to your top and bottom lashes and clean up any fall-out.
Use liquid foundation mixed with luminiser to highlight your skin all over.
beautyheaven recommends: Revlon Nearly Naked Makup and Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator.
Remember: boys may find a caked-on face of make-up a bit too much and a little over the top, so keep your coverage simple, subtle, and naturally gorgeous. This combo will give you the coverage you need whilst still leaving your skin looking fresh, glowing and beautifully radiant.
Using a kabuki brush, apply cream blush high on your cheeks. Don’t smile as you apply the blush, or you’ll create lines.
This look is great with just a little bit of lip balm, but you can also even out your lips with a nude lipstick.
For more amazing how-tos from Rae Morris (and some seriously useful info on all things beauty), check out her book Express Makeup. Regular copies are available in bookstores, but if you order online at www.raemorris.com, your copy will be signed by Rae herself.
Images: Stephen Chee
Do you have a date night go-to make-up look? What’s your biggest date make-up disaster?