• 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! 

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35 Responses

  1. Varsha Patel says:

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

    Heels Forever

  2. Mira says:

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

    xx Mira


  3. Daphne Shen says:

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

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

  4. Ebony J says:

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



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

    Kimberley x


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

  7. Lucy Cole says:

    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

  8. Anna Blush says:

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


  9. Olivia S says:

    Pretty in pink! Xx

    Olivia – cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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


  11. Megan Lillie says:

    I love this look, especially the eyes!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  12. Inês Paúl says:

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

    // Inês Paúl //

  13. daniella-r says:

    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


  14. 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


  15. Justine J says:

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

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  16. La Mayca says:

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

  17. Coco says:

    Stereo Rose is quite pretty on you xx

  18. Embellished says:

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


  19. Martyna says:

    great make up, I love that lipstick! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  20. Katrina says:

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


  21. Celina says:

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

  22. Kate Keehan says:

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

  23. Your eye look really pretty!

    Seaside Beauty

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

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


  25. Jen27 says:

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



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

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

  28. 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

  29. 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!

  30. bilal yousuf says:

    Great make up, I love that Lipstick!

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