4 ESSENTIAL BEAUTY TIPS FOR THE FIRST DATE

Ideally, you probably know what you’re going to wear, but don’t forget that hair and makeup is just as important. The same rules apply: Be yourself. Don’t overdo it. Relax. Don’t look like you’re trying too hard, blah, blah… I tell folks all the time that you don’t want to step out wearing 10lbs of makeup when you’re only rockin’ lip balm in your profile pic. And you’re not going to prom, so please don’t step out with your hair in a French roll. It is 2017, y’all – not1995. Chile, I want you to step out looking like a bag of money, so from me to you, here are my top 4 tried-and-true first date beauty tips:

BEAUTY TIP # 1: LESS IS ALWAYS MORE

I’ve been talking about the importance of taking care of your skin for a minute and some change now, so y’all get the gist.  Moisturizing regularly, wearing SPF daily, and exfoliation are all of the things that I’ve told you to incorporate in your regimen to prepare you for thismoment. So, if you’ve been taking care of business, you won’t have to worry about slathering on the foundation, or concealer ‘cause you’re having a bad skin day. Boom. Get it, girl. 

4 Essential Beauty Tips for a First Date.

4 Essential Beauty Tips for a First Date.

BEAUTY TIP # 2: BE BOLD. BE FIERCE   

Just because you’re not wearing a ton of makeup, doesn’t mean your look has to be boring. If you’re an adventurous makeup wearer like I am, then a bold lip color, or winged eyeliner will go a long way. And contouring. Contour those cheekbones, honey. Hands down, it’s one of the best ways to enhance what you naturally have without going overboard.

4 Essential Beauty Tips for a First Date.

4 Essential Beauty Tips for a First Date.

BEAUTY TIP # 3: CHILL ON THE HAIR CARE PRODUCTS    

There’s nothing worse than a fried, dyed and laid to the side hairstyle. If your dinner companion is distracted by your hairstyle during dinner, it’s a problem. You’ll instantly know this if he /she makes more eye contact atop your head, then directly at you. If you leave a greasy stain on the headrest in a cab, or any seat for that matter, it’s a problem. You guys see where I’m going with this? A fresh haircut, clean hair, and one or two of your favorite products will do.

4 Essentials Beauty Tips for a First Date.

4 Essentials Beauty Tips for a First Date.

BEAUTY TIP # 4: SMILE

You’d think this would be a no-brainer, but surprisingly, some folks just don’t do it. I’m not suggesting that you get all “Cheshire Cat” on me, but at least try to look like you’re happy to be in the presence of your date. And even if you’re not having the best time of your life, being gracious won’t cost you a dime. 

Have any beauty tips to add to the list? Share in the comment box below!

Cheers,

Nicole