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:

1. Glitter

1. Glitter

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

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

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

4. Too much concealer

While concealer can do wonders for hiding undereye circles and making you appear more refreshed, if you don’t choose the right shade of concealer, you risk looking like a clown. Always pick a shade of concealer as close to your natural skin tone as possible, and use it sparingly -- a little goes a long way.
5. Wrong shade of foundation

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

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.

7. Lipliner

7. Lipliner

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.

8. Self-tanners

8. Self-tanners

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.

9-Natural

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.

References
  1. “9 First-Date Beauty Mistakes,” More, n.d.
  2. “First Date Beauty Mistakes to Avoid if You Know That the Most Important Person to Impress is Yourself,” Bustle, May 27, 2015.
  3. “Makeup Mistakes to Avoid Before a Big Date,” All Women’s Talk, n.d.

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