8 First Date Makeup Mistakes
You finally landed a date with a hot guy on Tinder. And you want to look absolutely stunning. You’ve already got the perfect outfit laid out, but what about your makeup? If you’re going to land a second date, stay away from these eight first date makeup no-nos:
If you want to come across as suave and sophisticated, you should stay away from glitter. It makes it seem like you’re trying too hard. Instead, reach for a shimmery highlighting cream to apply underneath your eyebrow, the corners of your eyes, and on your cheeks.
2. Lip gloss
Want a goodnight kiss at the end of your date? Then avoid wearing lip gloss. Most men won’t want to kiss you if you have lip gloss on because it’s too messy. What’s more, you should avoid wearing dark and bold shades of color, such as red. Wear a tinted lip balm that’ll add a little bit of color and moisture to your lips, but won’t deter a guy from kissing you.
3. Harsh eyeliner
Don’t overdo it with eyeliner -- you’ll look like you’re wearing too much makeup. Rather than dressing up like you’re going to a nightclub, embrace a more natural look. Wear eyeliner sparingly, and make sure it’s in neutral shades that aren’t too harsh-looking. Brown is always a safe bet.
4. Too much concealer
5. Wrong shade of foundation
If you use a shade of foundation that’s too light for your skin tone, you’ll end up looking like a ghost. Check out your local department store to have foundation be expertly matched to your skin tone. Remember that during the summer months, you’ll probably need a darker shade.
6. Clumpy mascara
There’s nothing worse than clumpy eyelashes! Unfortunately, this is an all too common makeup mistake that you can easily avoid. Merely use a mascara with a clump-free formula and only apply one coat. Why? Because applying multiple coats will increase the likelihood of your eyelashes clumping together.
Lipliner may have been cool a few years ago, but it’s out-of-style now. Most makeup artists agree that lipliner is unnecessary, and can bleed through your lipstick. But if you’re still insistent on using lipliner, choose a shade that’s the same color as your natural lips, and avoid drawing it on too thick.
While tans can make you look healthier and younger, you should avoid applying tanners yourself. The risk is too high that you’ll end up looking streaky. Instead, pay the extra amount to get a professional spray-tan done for natural-looking results.
Stick with a natural look…
If you really want to impress your date, you should stick with a natural look. Why? Because overdoing makeup or trying out a new makeup look will only detract from your natural beauty, and make you seem too desperate and insecure. Instead, use cosmetics sparingly to accentuate your natural beauty -- your date should hardly be able to tell that you’re wearing cosmetics. Remember to stick with makeup shades and tones that bring out your eye color and skin tone.