Beauty Note: Date Friendly Makeup

Beauty Note: Date Friendly Makeup

If you’re like me, the minute you turn your calendar to February, you immediately think of one thing: Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re coupled up with a special somebody this year or planning a date night with girlfriends, Valentine’s Day is definitely a holiday worth celebrating—and getting a little dolled up for, too. In my opinion, the perfect date night beauty look should come off as natural and approachable, with a touch of romance. The goal should be to enhance your natural beauty, so there’s really no need to cake it on. No matter what plans you have in store for Valentine’s Day, these dos and don’ts for date-friendly-makeup will have you looking fresh and flawless…

The Dos and Don’ts of Date Friendly Makeup

  • Don’t take risks. This is not the night to experiment with bright blue mascara, dip dyed hair, and sparkly eyeshadow. Instead, stick to the basics and go with what always works for you. Read: Create a natural, glowy beauty look.
  • Do opt for a more natural lip shade. You want to be wearing the lipstick by the end of the night—not him. Veer away from dark lip colors like cherry red or dark berry. A nude or pale pink pout should do the trick.
  • Don’t wear too much perfume. Pick something understated that’s light and fragrant. According to an article from Your Tango, vanilla-based scents are a natural aphrodisiac. (Apparently, the sweet smell has a welcoming, euphoric effect.)
  • Do pick a simple hairstyle such as a flirty ponytail, a side braid, or simple, romantic waves. Don’t try tackling a complicated hairdo that will cause too much fuss… Avoid updos at all costs. Ideally you want to wear your hair down for a more natural, relaxed look.
  • Don’t use anything in excess. (I’m talking to you, bronzer lovers.) For any date night, less is always more. So keep your cheeks, eyes, lips and hair polished and pretty, yet subtle.
  • Do remember last minute prep steps. Squirt some eye drops into your eyes—whiter eyes are a sign of health and beauty. Brush your teeth—no one like’s bad breath! And don’t forget antiperspirant, ladies.

Overall, my ideal date night makeup look consists of natural, pale pink lips, lots of mascara, light shimmery shadow, a tiny bit of bronzer, and a touch of peachy blush with tousled hair. Just remember to show your true face and let your inner beauty shine through. The more natural you look, the better! And always remember to smile—happy girls are the prettiest.

What’s your signature date night look?

Share your best pointers below so your fellow LaurenConrad.com readers can try them too.

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xx
Allison
Team LC

Photo: We Heart It
Source: Your Tango

Categories: Allison Norton, Makeup
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  • Alba Cuci

    Thank you Allison! Perfect tips :) Super excited for the 14th!!!

  • Ashley S Wilson

    Great Tips! I was toying with the idea of a red lip in honor of Vday but now I think I’ll stick with my favorite pink and do some red nails instead!

  • kjandersen11

    Thanks for the well-thought tips! I learn so much from this site.
    xoxo KJ http://kjandersen.wordpress.com/

  • Rachael Yanta

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing :)

    http://www.rachaelkatherine.com

  • sistersintherain

    Love this! I am totally a bronzer lover.. So hard to stay super neutral living in oregon.

    http://sistersintherain.blogspot.com/

  • Katy Allaire

    Great tips! It’s always best to keep it simple and classic with guys. Save the bright colors, sparkles, and bold statements for a fun night with girlfriends!
    Check out my post about some awesome makeup at a low price! http://sweetchicwrites.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/outfit-february-8/

    -Katy

  • Emily

    not that i will have a date any time soon, but love these tips
    thanks ahaa
    xx

    http://be-lieveinyou-rself.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Amanda

    For dates I use a bit of foundation (but NOT too much) A little blush on the apples of my cheeks, light bronze eyeshadow with a bit of a lighter brown in my crease, one thin swipe of liquid eyeliner and two coats of mascara on my curled lashes. For my hair I leave it down and usually straighten it and then two sprits of taylor swifts wonderstruck enchanted perfume :)

    – Amanda xx

  • Allison Norton

    So glad you all enjoyed my post! What topic would you like to see me cover in my next beauty blog? Let me know in the comments! xx

  • Caitiedid

    how about homemade skincare recipes? masks, moisturizers, and exfoliators?

    I used to wash my face each morning with a mixture of oatmeal, brown sugar and honey. My skin was glowing!

    With winter in New England, my hair and scalp are treated harshly and get very dry. I would definitely appreciate homemade skin and scalp remedies!

  • My Style Diary

    Love the make up! Great tips :)

    http://mystylediaryblogspot.blogspot.com/

  • Amy Breckenridge

    it’s so importnat to use makeup to enhance your features and not cover or hide them…too many girls wear too much makeup and then end up subtracting from their beauty! i LOVE makeup but try to keep it natural, that’s the way to go!
    xoamy
    check out my valentine’s day gift guide for guys: http://www.cupcakesncouture.com/2013/02/valentines-day-gifts-for-guys.html

  • sarah lawrence

    I love keeping my makeup look classic and timeless while effortless at the same time. Check out my blog!

    http://www.sarahmarieblondielove.com/

  • Nikki

    I found the tip about the eye drops interesting. I wouldn’t have thought to do that step.

    fairestsfavorites.blogspot.com

  • Kate Noto

    I try to just wear eyeshadow and lipstick on date night with my boyfriend.

  • Shellz

    dont forget breath mints! you’ll need to freshen up after dinner..lol

    http://www.shellzdoll.com/2013/02/08/red/

  • Ashley

    I JUST made a v-day look yesterday! Followed your tips without even realizing it. :) Check it out! http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/2013/02/hello-hello-we-have-officially-ended.html

  • Leanne

    That picture is gorgeous. Great tips!

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

  • HistoryBeauty

    So true! Great tips!

    Check out my beauty channel and blog!!
    http://www.youtube.com/Historybeauty

    http://historybeauty.blogspot.com

  • Taanjaa
  • Deanne Castro

    Great tips!

    For more inspiration on fashion and beauty please check out my blog: http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca/ Today’s post: John Frieda’s New Luxurious Volume Collection

    Follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: @MyFashAvenue

    xo
    Deanne

  • Kylie Miller

    Awesome tips, very helpful. Check out my blog: http://thechicstreetblog.blogspot.com/

  • Cal Ferris

    Hi, I’m late to this conversation but love the picture and tips. Can you please tell us exactly which products were used. I especially like the blush and lip color. Thanks

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