There is no woman in the world who doesn’t get excited before a date. So many outfit options, makeup and hairstyles, that it’s so easy to get overwhelmed. A single rule to follow doesn’t exist, no secret to transforming you into a supermodel, but there are tricks that will get the best out of you even when feeling nervous. Try out these tips below and you won’t be sorry.
Skincare and makeup are a very important part of the preparations for a date. In most cases, it all starts with physical attraction. That’s why you want to opt for a radiant face that no one can stop looking at. Make sure that you begin the prep a few days before the date. Get enough sleep, drink lots of water, and focus on great skincare.
All of these steps are a base for a flawless makeup look. Unless you’re going to a very glamorous spot, you should opt for dewy, radiant skin, subtle eyeshadow and a seductive lip. If a smokey eyeshadow or a feline flick is a part of your signature, go-to makeup look, then stick to what you know. Men focus on the eyes right away, so make them sultry and sexy.
Flaunt A New Hairstyle
Confidence comes in so many shapes and forms. There is nothing better than a new trendy hairstyle that makes you feel like a goddess. Even a small hair colour twist or a cut will bring life into your date night look. Doing a huge change is reserved for the bold women who have done that before and are completely comfortable with it. If it’s your first time, go for something small and you’ll instantly feel better.
Ladies, there’s no need to panic if you still haven’t booked a hairstylist and your date night is approaching. You can make a reservation online with some of the best spots in Melbourne and impress everyone with your new do! Why experiment when you can simply let professionals do their magic.
Think About The Location
If you know where your date is taking you, match the clothes, makeup and hair to the occasion and the location. Yes, you were probably excited to rock your new tight mini dress, but you’ll feel so uncomfortable if you’re going to a picnic at the park or bowling. When the location is a surprise, you can ask for directions to have a general idea of what you should put on.
The common mistake so many gals make is wearing a very uncomfortable pair of high heels. No one wants to struggle to stay on their feet, especially when out on a date. If you bought a new pair of shoes test them at home first, or wear them at least once before the big day. That way you’ll know that they’re the right choice for the night. Also, match the type of footwear with the location and occasion.
Flats are the safest option, and you can easily pick a glamorous pair or a more casual one. When you decide to wear heels, opt for a kitten heel, for example, to make sure that your feet won’t hurt. If you have a date night coming up, don’t worry. Summer is coming soon and it’s one of the best seasons to date because you can easily dress outfits up or tone them down just by choosing the right footwear.
Don’t Overdo It
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first date or not, you should always look like yourself and feel comfortable in your ensemble. So many ladies get excited and opt for outfits that are too much, wanting to impress their date. The same thing applies to the hairstyle and makeup. Do something that you know works for you, and is not too different from your style.
If you’re having a date night at the opera or a very fancy restaurant, then you’ll know right away that you have to glam up. But if it’s a cute coffee shop, chic restaurant, or the cinema, you don’t want to show up with a sequinned dress and a fierce red lip. We all want to look flawless, especially if it’s a really special date, but stay true to your style.
Don’t Forget About Fragrance
Have you ever noticed how some people simply attract you with just their scent? The last and very important step of getting ready for a date is a good fragrance. Not everyone likes the same types of perfumes, but your signature scent is what makes you recognisable. Your date will leave having your smell engraved in his memory for hours after the date.
There is no secret recipe for a perfect date night look, but these 6 tips will help you woo the guy in only minutes. Be yourself, bring a huge smile on your face, and always dress for the occasion. When you feel good, you look good!
Sarah Pelham is the Beauty & Wellness Expert for Bookwell.com.au, an online platform for instant bookings for hair, nails, beauty & massage appointments. For nearly four years Sarah has worked closely with hundreds of salon owners within the beauty and wellness industries. She has her finger on the pulse of new trends in this growing market.