Whether you’re a bold red lip
babe or minimalist-minded, chances are you have a go-to date night look that’s designed to make you feel your best. A signature 'do or showstopping lashes could be all you need to bring out your inner flirt. Read on to see how five different ladies get ready for date night — and feel free to borrow some of their looks and makeup essentials for yourself.
Vibrant and Boho: Sonya, our recruiter, chooses high-impact products that make her favorite features — her eyes and smile — pop. "My date night look is sassy, bright, and makes me feel confident," she says. A fuchsia lip, shimmering highlighter, and sky-high lashes are must-haves for Sonya.
Fuss-Free Minimalist: Cassidy, our branded production assistant, is all about a fast, high-impact beauty routine — especially when it comes to hitting the town. “My date night look is somewhere between cozy casual and subtly sexy,” she tells us. After starting with a cheek stain that she swears by, a bold lip and gleaming highlight are all it takes for her to achieve instant glam status. “A highlighter adds a special pop to my look because I don’t wear a lot of makeup, and my lipstick makes me look more polished (and less tired, TBH).”
Edgy and Trendy: Our stylist Jasmine is a stunner in her special occasion look. From her 'do to her neutral lippie, Jasmine's no-frills beauty regimen pairs perfectly with her low-key — but on-trend — style. "My date night vibe is casual, so I choose products that are subtle and simple," she says. "My favorite product out of the bunch is my lipstick, because this stuff actually stays on — wine and all!" Her hat is a bold statement piece that brings the focus to her natural makeup and strong brows.
Fancy and Vintage: Erin, our affiliate content editor, is all about a retro-inspired style with daring details. "I love wearing a dark lip to make my blue eyes pop, but my vitamin E oil is a must-have," she dishes. "I get super dry lips, so I dab a light layer of this on every day — and definitely before a date." She finishes her look with an equally dark nail polish, a dress with a "radiant print," and a classic hairstyle.
Simple and Classic: Since most of creative content producer Maddie’s dates involve her jetting straight from the office to meet her boo, she’s all about subtle tweaks to elevate her daily ensemble. “My ideal date night look would reflect regular old me — but the shiny version,” she says. A simple black dress (one of her wardrobe staples) complements her favorite lipstick, making it easy to go from desk to dinner. Ultimately, the key to her night-out routine is that it shouldn't get in the way of enjoying her evening. “I never want to say no to a dinner entreé because of my lipstick or decline walking to dessert because it might mess up my hair.”
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