10 must-haves for date nightBeauty / I Love categories: Beauty I Love
My date night beauty routine relies on a few of my best-kept beauty secrets to create that extra sense of glam. I’ve teamed up with Amazon and opened up my makeup kit for you to see what products create my go-to look.
Since launching to much fanfare, Amazon Australia has become my destination for all things beauty. From everyday natural, to glam, to classic elegance – Amazon.com.au offers an array of beauty products for a whole range of occasions.
I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t make things overly complicated as I often don’t have hours to do my makeup. I like to keep things pretty simple.
So whether it is your first face-to-face meet up after lots of back and forth on bumble or you are heading out with the girls to see where the night takes you, here’s how to master the Anna Heinrich date night look:
Shade those eyes: When picking the right product, don’t limit yourself to buying an eye shadow palette with only 3-4 colours. You’ll have way less choice for your contouring. I always go for at least 12 colours so that there is plenty of choice for creating my bold eye makeup looks. I opt for a nude palette as date night should not be an excuse to get out your eye shadows from your 12-year-old jazz concert days.
I know you can easily go to the counter at any department store and spend upwards of $60 on mascara. I’ve become hooked recently to the Colossal Big Shot Washable Mascara from Maybelline and you won’t believe the price tag! I’m a huge hater of flaky mascara but I’ve had no issues with flaking and smudging from this yellow tube of fabulousness.
Lipliner is polarising. A lot of my friend’s are either huge fans of lip liner or the others don’t know where to start with it! Lipliner will give you that extra definition if you apply it carefully around the outer edge of your lips. Trick of the trade: make sure you pick a lipliner in a similar shade to your lipstick so your border doesn’t look out of place. I found this Rimmel one from Amazon which lasts for 8 hours!
I don’t think I will ever be able to get back the hours in my life which I spent attempting to draw wings and then trying to even them out. Obviously someone at Rimmel also felt my pain because they have created a unique wing-shaped stamp applicator that gives identical wings. I hope the inventor received a special accolade because this product is absolutely fantastic (you can tell I like it can’t you?).
I like to add definition around my eyes so I use eye liner. I use a little more for date nights than what I would in my usual day time makeup look. To avoid looking heavy or verging on a punk rock look, I always keep the pencil tip sharp.
I have a separate foundation for date nights as I like a long lasting finish especially if there will be eating, drinking and dancing involved. This product involves foundation, primer and concealer in the one magic bottle.
What is sexier than a bold red lip? If I am going to use a bold colour, I’ll opt for a matte finish by preference. I also like to pick a long lasting formula so that I’m not having to reapply between drinks. By choice, I also like a product with oils and nutrients so it doesn’t dry out my lips.
We all love a little bit of a golden glow! To avoid the harsh lines and having train tracks on your face – go for an ultra-blendable product. I’m always getting tips from makeup artists and I always find it looks so much better to also lightly sweep the bronzer along the outer sides of your upper forehead and along your hairline. I always find if I make a fish face, it is easier to contour your cheekbones in the right spot too.
I like to take a little lippy in my bag too in case I do feel the need for an extra touchup or need some extra hydration. This rimmel formula has an innovative formula with three super moisturisers.
To be honest, I’m quite a creature of habit so I like to wear the same products and apply them using similar techniques. Mind you, if I want to mix things up (or my outfit is way out there), I’ll opt for a different lipstick shade or eyeshadow palette to keep things in check.
If I’m not feeling up to the red lip, or if my outfit needs something for subtle to complement it, I’ll go for a more subtle tone.
Amazon have a huge cult following overseas and the traction is quickly building in Australia. I can see why everyone is turning to them for all things beauty!
I like to leave the best news until the end, there is a summer beauty sale on at Amazon RIGHT NOW! The last day of the sale is the 28th of February (at 11:59PM) so get in quick.
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