Is the future love of your life/father of your unborn children busy planning the first date of your dreams tonight, horse-drawn carriage and all? No? Oh well. Even if your date tonight is just a pity date to the neighborhood watering hole, you’ll still want to look your best. But looking your best for a first date is all about balance. You don’t want the guy knowing you were primping for hours, sending about 100 selfies to your best friends for second opinions on your makeup, hair and outfit. But you also don’t want to look like you didn’t try at all. With the help of beauty guru Elyse Reneau, we’ve found the perfect middle ground. Hurry up, Mr. Right* is on his way!
(*Mr. Right, also known as Mr. Right Now, depending on the guy)
Apply a light-coverage foundation with a sponge and conceal where needed. Use a sculpting powder or bronzer to contour the shadows of your face and follow up with a highlighter to give yourself that dreamy, subtle glow.
Product Picks: Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder and The Celestial Powder
Step 3: Cheeks (so you at least look like you’re blushing)