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#HQHearts: Date Night Makeup

HQhair Date Night Makeup Okay, so it’s the most romantic night of the year, and you’ve got yourself a date. Now the panic starts! What will you wear and how do you do your makeup? Stay calm, we’ve got a guide to Date Night Makeup perfect for Valentine’s Day! No mater where you’re heading on your date, the HQhair girls have got you covered.

Dinner & Drinks Date Night Makeup

Dinner and drinks is a classic date night, so of course we recommend a classic look. The first thing that springs to mind is a show-stopping classic red lip, but if you’re having a meal you’ll need to ensure it’s completely smudge proof so you can avoid the embarrassment of lipstick on your chin… Our number one long lasting red lip comes from Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick. This revolutionary lipstick promises moisturising, high impact colour that stays all day, perfect for dinner & drinks date night makeup!

When it comes to eyes, we’re thinking something smokey! If you’re pairing with a red lip, we don’t want to go too dark, but a subtle sultry brown and gold smokey eye will mesmerise during a candle-lit dinner! Line the eyes using a kajal liner like the Maybelline Expresion Kajal Liner in Black, then add some smokey goodness with the Bourjois Smokey Eyes Trio in Nude Ingenu. The final touch has to be a gorgeous shimmer of highlighter across your cheek bones to catch the light! Our absolute favourite has to be NARS Cosmetics Dual Intensity Blush in Jubilation.

Movie Date Night Makeup

If you’re heading out to watch a movie, let’s face it, you’re going to be sat in the dark. That doesn’t mean to say you don’t need to be looking smoking hot though! We suggest a simple winged liner and glossy lip. Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Jumbo Liner is our go-to for jet black wings! If you’re like us and can never quite get the winged liner right, take a look at our #HQHowTo : Winged Eyeliner to make sure you nail it first time!

Gloss your lips using the DuWop Moon Venom, which has specially selected essential oil ingredients that cause the blood to rush to the surface of your lips, flushing and swelling them slightly for a perfect pout! Make sure your lashes are looking luscious with the L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes in Extra Black to match your bold winged liner!

Activity Date Makeup

If you’re going on a day date, we suggest keeping makeup slightly more subtle. Think natural ‘I woke up like this’ kinda beauty! After applying your foundation, add a flush to your cheeks using the EX1 Cosmetics Blusher in Pretty In Peach. Keep lashes flirty and fluttering with the L’Oreal Paris False Lash Flutter Mascara, and try adding a tiny bit of a medium tone brown eyeshadow around the lashline to subtly line the eyes.

The final thing we always love on Valentine’s Day is a good nude.. and no, not that kind!! We’re talking about a nude lip, obviously! Rimmel’s Kate Moss Nudes Collection has a nude shade for every skin tone and is perfect for a subtle, yet sexy day look!

What are you getting up to this Valentine’s Day? Are you planning a date night or a mate night? Let us know in the comments, and keep an eye out for a competition we have coming up for Valentine’s!



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