• 20th Aug 2013


Due to the clear lack of experience I have when it comes to dating I decided to do my research before writing these posts. I asked nearly every guy I know what makeup they like to see their dates wear and of course the answer was always “not much”. Guys don’t really understand makeup though and don’t realise sometimes the ‘natural’ makeup looks take the longest to achieve. Either way, the verdict was a clear no to red lipstick and false eye lashes. It’s not all about what they want, the main thing is you feel good, but it doesn’t hurt to get an opinion! So here is what I’d recommend for a daytime date makeup look. 

Dewy, fresh skin is always a good idea and one of my favourite combos is the Origins Plantscription foundation mixed with the Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector. To conceal any dark circles or red patches around the nose I used the Bobbi Brown Corrector and NARS Creamy Radiant concealer because it gives great coverage whilst keeping with the glowing skin theme. To give my skin a healthy look, I bronzed up using NARS Laguna and then used MAC Stereo Rose which is a blush/highlight hybrid and catches the light beautifully. 

For my eyes I kept it really simple and nude, using ‘Naked’ and ‘Buck’ from the Urban Decay Naked palette and the Make Up For Ever brown eyeliner across the top lash line. To avoid any smudgy makeup moments a waterproof mascara is a must, so I used the Clinique High Impact Waterproof

For your lips, I’d stay away from matte or heavily pigmented lipsticks. I’d also avoid glosses because they scream “don’t come near my lips”… unless that’s what you want of course! I just added a tint of colour with the L’Oreal Rouge Caresse in ‘Cheeky Magenta’. I think pink is fun, girly and not too over powering.

Coming up later today is an evening makeup look for you lucky ladies who get taken out to dinner! 

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14306366443585052667 Varsha Patel

    Such a pretty make-up look. Love the lipstick colour xx

    Heels Forever

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11768045744681926503 Mira

    Gorgeous daytime look. Can’t wait to see the evening look.

    xx Mira


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12684519559050134723 Daphne Shen

    This is such a pretty look! I especially love the shade of that lipstick! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07638275694361456468 Ebony J

    Very nice post! I always try to keep a neutral face for “date night”. But I usually use my full coverage foundation anyway lol (:



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07086277891329442509 Kimberley Johnson

    This is a really pretty look. I love the blusher and the Naked palette is one if my faves.

    Kimberley x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05352076260111645811 Trina Swanepoel

    Your blog is just amazing! following you now on bloglovin! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05444889674630005734 Tess N

    Love Mac’s Stereo Rose!

    x Tess

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11443926467693574844 Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    Lovely and subtle, very nice!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10502697666624110390 Lucy Cole

    You can’t go wrong with a subtle eye and pop of colour on the lips!Xx

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10215142132278215218 Anna Blush

    I love this look, so cute and girly. Can’t wait for the evening look x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09775669880211082340 Olivia S

    Pretty in pink! Xx

    Olivia – cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00034333502794821167 pinkelephantbloggin.com

    UD Naked & Buck are my go-to combo for daytime :) Love the makeup, stunning!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13396357507516736575 Sophie Hawker

    The eyes look lovely here :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15121730592777964100 Megan Lillie

    I love this look, especially the eyes!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17008492999709014741 Inês Paúl

    Beautiful makeup look! Very appropriate for a day time date. xx

    // Inês Paúl //

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09177079859929294561 daniella-r

    Really liked this post, I find my boyfriend doesn’t care much for red lipstick either! Love how you’ve made up your eyes
    Daniella x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07652253406784848747 Maquillage Magic

    This is such a great idea for a series, and I really love the eyes. The lip colour is perfect for daytime but also really cute and flirty for a date! L xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11279013817848207594 Justine J

    This Urban Decay Naked Palette is perfect for everyday make-up. I love using it xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10669991658436632805 La Mayca

    nice look …is the Clarins Instant light complexion perfector similar to Clarins Beauty flash product ?? or what is the difference ? what do you think?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14236602901223400396 Coco

    Stereo Rose is quite pretty on you xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09877184173480657848 Embellished

    So pretty! It’s true that natural looks take the longest to achieve. Haha.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04909373386170006698 Martyna

    great make up, I love that lipstick! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04191372120031372652 Katrina

    love this look a lot! :) stereo rose is my fav!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06410444708299905760 Celina

    I love this look! It’s simple but pretty and I think I’ll be able to recreate it.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10909878272375324022 Kate Keehan

    You’re so gorgeous Lily, and this is a lovely look. Thanks :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16725579269842056900 Helena Whitehead

    Your eye look really pretty!

    Seaside Beauty

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01684425731372729281 AlittlebitUnique // UK blog

    You can’t go wrong with you use the naked palette! Looking lovely

    Ellen // A little bit Unique // Facebook // Bloglovin


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    So fresh and pretty! That lip colour is lovely on you :)



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16062012137560979626 Claire Wilkinson

    Love this day time look! The lipstick especially is so pretty :) xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16431373155640044729 Day Dream Nation

    Love this post!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06385998447107625773 Elexis Destiny

    It looks soft and girly. I think its a cute look. It gives a romantic feel

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04224465716312358876 gagaaboutbeauty

    Hi lily, where do you get your face harts from? I can’t find any good quality ones anywhere online that aren’t crazy expensive
    Charlotte xxxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13927485598572868427 Lauren Bonetti

    The best date makeup is whatever makes you feel the most confident and beautiful. If he’s truly a nice guy and interested in you then he’ll kiss you whether or not you’re wearing red lipstick.

    But great makeup just the same!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05406358970178270102 bilal yousuf

    Great make up, I love that Lipstick!