date night makeup tips

There’s no need to stress the next time date night falls on a weekday because some of the most stunning beauty looks for this occasion are as effortless looking as they are easy. Here are 3 expert date night beauty tips from one of our favorite makeup maven, Elyse Reneau, Beauty Stylist for Nordstrom:

1. Focus on the eyes.

To enhance even the most glamorous lashes curling is an absolute must. A quick tip for a lasting curl is to heat your curler with your blow dryer for a few seconds (Don’t get too close!). Then starting from the base and moving to the tip of the lashes (being careful not to pinch), use a light rapid squeeze and release action to curl each set of lashes. Follow with waterproof mascara, which holds curl much better than regular. Try waterproof Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara for a faux lash effect.

2. Groom your eyebrows.

Using a freshly sharpened brow pencil and starting at the inner corner of the brow just beneath the hairline, draw a crisp line the length of the brow, following the natural line of the brow and extending to just past the end of your eye. From that guideline use soft brush strokes up from the line to lightly enhance the brow. Brush through with a clean mascara wand to soften. To enhance the final look, I like to highlight underneath each brow with Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat #2. It’s the best way to imitate a brow wax if you don’t have time.

3. Soft lips are a must.

For soft kissable lips always start with a lip scrub to exfoliate any dry skin (I love Sara Happ’s The Lip Scrub in Vanilla Bean). Massage a pea size dollop of the scrub onto the lips using a firm circular motion for one minute. Gently wipe clean with a tissue. Not only does it smell and feel amazing it leaves your lips sugary sweet.

What’s your go-to look for date night? Sound off in the comments below.

P.S. You can follow Elyse on Instagram at @elysereneau!

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