The first dates are incredibly exciting and full of promise. You are finally going to be spending some quality time with the person you like so much, of course, you’re going to be exited, and probably more than a little nervous. You will want everything to be perfect and go smoothly, and there will be a million things on your mind, so allow us to step in and help you out. We’ve prepared the ultimate beauty checklist so you can feel confident and look beautiful on your way to an amazing first date with that special someone.
You can’t make your skin be glowy and soft if you start preparing 15 minutes before you head out of your apartment. For the best results, you should have a healthy routine developed, which means regularly exfoliating, moisturizing, and cleansing. Exfoliating will give you a glowing complexion and make your skin smooth and soft to the touch, but the trick is not to do it on the day of the date. Instead, exfoliate the night before and give your skin some time to recover, especially if you’re a fan of exfoliating scrubs that contain ground coffee, sugar, or oatmeal. Exfoliating the night before will ensure that there’s no redness, and your skin will look beautiful on your date.
The big dilemma of first dates: should you be wearing lipstick? If you love wearing lipstick and you like the way it draws attention to your lips, but don’t want to worry about it smearing while you eat during the date (or perhaps kiss at the end of it, who knows?), you should find a good matte lipstick that doesn’t smear and lasts longer. The downside of matte lipsticks is that they tend to leave your lips very dry and chapped, so make sure you hydrate and moisturize them before you go out and after you get home. Good old coconut oil will do wonders for dry lips, and you can even exfoliate them with a lip scrub made of brown sugar and honey.
Careful with your makeup
Depending on the time and place of your exceptional and long-awaited first date, you should adjust your makeup accordingly. There’s no point in wearing a full face of makeup if you’re going to be chilling on the beach, and “casual dinner look” is much different than a “romantic dinner look.” Whichever look you prefer and choose, you should find the best natural makeup and only wear the products that you know and trust. The night of your big date shouldn’t be the night to experiment with a new mascara or foundation because that would be the worst time to discover that your skin reacts badly on a new product.
Embrace “bedroom hair”
For a really cute look, romantic tousled waves are pretty much foolproof and look good on everyone. If you have naturally curly hair, it will look great in an updo, and you can pull a few strands to frame your face delicately. Girls with straight hair can make it wavy without using a curling iron: the night before your date, simply braid damp hair into low pigtails, and in the morning, finger-comb the curls and use a light-hold hairspray. Of course, you can also re-curl a few strands with a curling iron if you need it to be extra-bouncy, and in a blink of an eye, you’ll be ready to go.
Focus on fragrance
We can’t emphasize how important it is to smell good (not just on first dates but also on time). When picking a body wash for yourself, try to get the one that cleans and moisturizes, and bonus points are awarded if it also happens to smell good. Of course, body wash should be scented, but it shouldn’t overpower your perfume. The first date is the perfect opportunity to wear your favorite fragrance, which makes you feel sexy and confident while you wear it. Don’t wear more than you usually do, even if you think that you should add more perfume. Remember that after a while, you will not be able to smell it well because your nose will get used to it, but those around you will so try not to overdo it.
When you have a big date ahead, it’s natural that you’ll feel jittery, but you shouldn’t let your nerves get the best of you. If you worry too much, you will not be able to relax and enjoy your night with the person you like. Instead of being scared, put on your cute outfit, apply your makeup, style your hair, and get to know the person you like a bit better. Your confidence, along with a cute outfit, will make a good impression, and you will likely go on a second date.