Dating for women is often made more difficult and uncomfortable because of the pressure many of them feel to meet a certain standard of attractiveness and thinness. When it comes to dating, women care more about appearance as they want to get ready for a date. Women wear makeup in an effort to make themselves more attractive to men. But makeup for fashion and makeup for dating don’t always go hand in hand. The wrong makeup application is a huge dating turn off. Overdoing your makeup on a date can send the wrong signals. It says “hey I’m insecure and I need a ton of makeup to make myself feel good”. Makeup is flipping awesome, but we need to use it to our advantage. Use makeup to enhance yourself for a date, not make yourself look completely different. Here are some tips on putting a natural, flawless “best face forward.”
Start and maintain a moisturizing, anti-aging skin-care regimen. The more diligent you are in caring for your skin, the more prepared and confident you’ll be for last-minute nights out. The most important thing, for all women, is a good concealer. Your makeup look begins beneath your foundation. Prime and conceal, ensuring a perfect canvas for your first-date look. Use concealer strategically, dabbing it sparingly only in trouble spots. Try to avoid a cakey look. Too make cover-up can be more distracting than the initial “flaw.”
Move on to your eyes before worrying about foundation. This way, any shadow that falls on your face can be easily wiped away without damaging the rest of your makeup.
Prime your eyelids — especially if your eye shadow tends to run or disappear as the night goes on. It will help your makeup stay exactly where you put it.Primer under your foundation can help minimize the appearance of pores and wrinkles by filling them, letting your makeup blend over an even surface. It also lengthens the life of your look. Instead of a harsh, black-lined smoky eye, use grays and browns to define your baby blues (or browns). A coat or two of mascara on your upper lashes, curled, will strategically frame your eyes and make you look awake.
The next thing is blush. Add a little color back into your face with blush on the apples of your cheeks — put a shade that mirrors your natural flush — and a light dusting of bronzer where the sun typically hits your face, along the bridge of your nose and across your forehead and chin. A swipe of bronzer just under the jaw line will give you a more defined profile.
Use lip gloss or a lipstick just a shade or two darker than your natural lip instead of sending a “don’t kiss me” message with a garish made-up mouth.
Just flash a confident smile and have a great time.