Your job, on the first date, is to represent yourself accurately and in the best possible light. You want to be yourself, but in such a way that you emphasise all your great attributes and underplay the ones you’re not so keen on. Your makeup should follow from this principle as well. You don’t want to be unrecognisable beneath a thick mask of face paint, but rather to use your cosmetics subtly to highlight your best features. In short, you’re going for a variation on the natural look; a balance between fresh-faced pretty and understated glam. To help you hit the right note, I’ve compiled a list of 8 makeup tips for a successful first date.
1. Lay the Foundations
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The key to a fantastic natural-looking face is, almost paradoxically, expertly applied foundation. Begin with a concealer in a shade that matches your colouring and use it to cover dark circles and blemishes. Over this, apply a semi-sheer liquid foundation to the necessary areas – remember to double check that the product matches your skin tone in natural light.