3 Editors Share Their Stunning Date Night Makeup LooksSeptember 09, 2021
Whether you’re meeting up with someone for the first time, or you’ve been going on date nights with that certain someone for years, putting together a fun and flirty date night makeup look is one way to feel like your best self for the occasion. When it comes to applying the makeup that makes you feel most confident, there are no rules. So, whether you’re into colorful eyeshadow, bold and punchy lipsticks or luminous, glowing skin, there are countless ways to accentuate your beauty and flaunt what you’ve got. Ahead, three editors share their go-to date night looks to inspire you for your next date, regardless of if you’re going out or staying in.
Ari, Associate Editor: Flirty Eyes
When I go on a date, I don’t want to worry about my lipstick sliding off my face, either from eating, drinking or… anything else people might do when saying goodbye at the end of a good date. That’s why I prefer to make my eyes stand out with plenty of mascara and a subtle shimmer on the lids and inner corners. I started with the Urban Decay Moondust 24/7 Shadow in Space Cowboy, a sparkling duochrome taupe that looks almost wet on the eye, then I blended a light brown shadow through the crease to add definition and swiped on some smudgy black eyeliner. To fan out my lashes, I applied two coats of the IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes+ Volumizing Mascara with Lash Serum, an inky black formula that delivers lasting volume and length. The look is simple, shimmery and makes me feel confident on a night out.
Caitlyn, Assistant Editor: All About LipsI’m all about the lips, especially for date night. I’m a firm believer that you’re never fully dressed without a smile 一 or lips coated in pigment. My latest lipstick obsession has been the YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick, which doesn’t skimp on color and leaves my lips velvety soft. The luxe lipstick lasts for hours, which is all but necessary when chatting, sipping and — possibly — smooching. The sleek black applicator is super easy to use, but because I have a pointy Cupid’s bow, I can sometimes mess up on my upper lip. The goal is to look sexy and not sloppy, so I always keep the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Concealer on hand to correct uneven lipstick lines with a flick of the wrist.
Alyssa, Assistant Editor: Radiant Skin
When it comes to date night makeup, I believe that it’s all about looking and feeling like the best version of yourself. For me, clear, bright skin is the ultimate confidence boost. I love a medium-coverage, natural finish foundation which is exactly what the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare provides. It truly looks like skin 一 like the name says 一 and it’s incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear. To add some color and definition to my complexion, I’ve been loving the Giorgio Armani Beauty Neo Nude Melting Color Balm. I just blend a bit onto my cheeks and blend it out with my fingers. To lock my makeup in place and ensure it’s long lasting, I’ve been reaching for the Dermablend Lock and Last Water-Resistant Setting Spray. It makes a difference in the wear of my makeup while not giving my skin a tightened sensation like other heavy-duty setting sprays can.