Your first date makeup guide

Getting ready for a first date can feel like a painstaking process. Luckily for you, we've done the homework and are sharing the study guide. Rest assured — you'll look and feel like a million bucks with this first-date beauty routine. Here's the step-by-step:

Step 1: Prep your skin

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We all want flawless, glowing skin. And you can achieve that with the right cleanser and hydration. You'll want first to cleanse your skin, then apply a brightening face mask, and finally apply moisturizer while massaging it in to help drain fluid from your face.

  • Garnier SkinActive Micellar Foaming Face Wash

This all-in-one foaming gel wash is powerful, yet gentle on the skin. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil, and makeup without harsh rubbing or over-drying. This ultra-gentle, fragrance-free formula is suitable for all skin types. In one easy step, it gently foams to remove makeup and impurities, leaving skin cleansed and refreshed.

  • Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask

Energize and invigorate skin with this brightening face mask with turmeric and cranberry. This exfoliating mask helps invigorate and brighten fatigued, dull skin. Formulated with cranberry seeds, this brightening mask leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

  • LaserAway Beauty Drenched Peptide Enriched Moisturizer

Get drenched with an intense infusion of moisture. This moisturizer is supercharged with poly hyaluronic acid complex to instantly drench dehydrated skin with deep, long-lasting hydration. Fortified with peptides, ceramides, humectants, and natural moisture factors that strengthen skin's barrier and boost moisture levels without leaving an oily or greasy feel. Skin stays soft, supple, and hydrated throughout the day.

Step 2: Prime your makeup

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On your first date, you want your makeup to last and last. For makeup that lasts all night, you'll want to apply eye cream to ensure that concealer never gets dry under your eyes. You'll also want to apply a primer to keep your foundation in place.

  • Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb

This eye cream is formulated with hydrating herb, comfrey leaf, and elasticity-boosting pennywort herb to provide a flood of intensive moisture for radiant and youthful-looking eyes. This cream blends seamlessly, keeping the eye area supple and hydrated while prepping it for a smooth crease-free makeup application.

  • Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

This revolutionary makeup primer is infused with coconut water, a probiotic-based ingredient, and skin revivers that all work together to boost skin's radiance, promote elasticity, and help hydrate while locking down makeup for fresher, longer, and more flawless wear.

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  • Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation

This long-wear foundation provides full coverage with a modern matte finish that never looks overdone. It is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. There's no need to build coverage or apply multiple layers. This waterproof, paraben-free formula diffuses light for perfected skin as it mattifies and absorbs oil to reduce the appearance of shine.

  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

This creamy-matte, full-coverage lip color delivers bold, long-lasting color and stays in place for up to six hours of continuous wear. The texture is weightless on lips, and the color-rich formula will not bleed or transfer. It's also formulated with vitamin E and avocado oil to soften and hydrate lips.

  • L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

This mascara is uniquely formulated to resist clumping, softening, and building lashes to five times their natural thickness. It thickens lashes evenly and smoothly, leaving them soft with virtually no flakes, smudges, or clumps.

Step 4: Set your look

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Set and touch up your makeup if your complexion starts to look dull or shiny by applying translucent powder. Also, use dry shampoo to revamp your hair before going on a date.

  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

This translucent loose setting powder sets makeup flawlessly for 12 hours. The lightweight powder doesn't add weight or texture to the skin, and it doesn't settle into fine lines. What's more, the no-flashback formula is perfect for photos and creates a soft-focus effect to blur imperfections.

  • Batiste Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo instantly cleans and freshens hair without water. It revitalizes greasy, dull, and lifeless hair, as well as thickens thin fly-away hair, adding texture and body.

Getting ready for a first date is as easy as 1, 2, 3...and 4!

It's easy to get worked up over a first date and stress out. But a great first date look all comes down to playing it cool and being smart with your products. Skip the fretting and follow these four easy steps and you'll leave the house in love with how you look!

For more no-brainer skincare and cosmetics, LaserAway Beauty offers the best in dermatologist-developed products that get you glowing. From an everyday SPF that doubles as a complexion tint to a lip-plumping gloss for a little added volume, LaserAway Beauty formulations use the most advanced ingredient technologies at clinically effective levels to assure maximum performance and optimal results.

References
  1. "A Beauty Editor's Guide to Date Night Prep," Harper's Bazaar, February 12, 2018.
  2. "The First-Date Beauty Checklist," Glamour, n.d.

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