My name is Alisha and I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve been on 35 first dates in the last 18 months.
Now, that might not sound like a lot, but considering the state of the world (hello covid), that's around two dates a month, give or take a date. Or a lockdown.
So, if there’s one thing I've nailed, it’s my go-to makeup look.
To those reading who are happily relationship-ed up, this might seem like a bizarre skill to have mastered.
But when you’re committing at least 90 minutes of your time every other week to spend with a stranger, knowing how to put your best face forward (literally) is going to leave you feeling like the 12/10 you are.
Who knows how that hour and a half will play out. But at least your makeup's sorted.
My First Date Makeup Look Routine.
Here’s what you’re going to need:
It might seem like a lot, but these 10 products and 30 minutes is all you’re going to need to get first date ready.
Now, for the first date makeup tutorial.
You can watch the video below, or keep scrolling for the step-by-step break down.
Step 1: First, let’s get your skin cleansed. Done? Perfect. Now, it’s time to pour a glass of wine or a cuppa, and put on your favourite playlist.
I used to hate getting ready for dates. I’d spend hours playing out different scenarios in my mind, that when it was time to get dressed, I'd anxiously rush through my makeup, only to spend the night overcompensating for how uncomfortable I felt.
After spending some time with myself when Lockdown 1.0 hit, I realised dating shouldn’t be viewed as a chore. Instead, I decided to see it as an opportunity to learn more about myself and meet some interesting people along the way.
That's why this step is crucial.
Step 2: Nothing makes me happier than glowy skin, so prep your skin before applying foundation.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Moisturiser is a staple in every makeup artists' kit because it just works.
A dollop of this cream and you’ll be instantly luminous. Not to mention, it leaves the skin plump, smooth and ready for makeup.