3.19.2013

{beauty board} date night

A kiss of glamour is not an option when date night is involved…it’s an essential. Even if you’re headed somewhere as unfussy as a bowling alley for your Friday night frolic {one of my personal favorite evening date activities}, smolder, gloss, and sass in your hair and makeup will amp up the atmosphere, making you feel as if you’re in attendance at the Met Gala {even if you’re wearing rented shoes}. Here’s one of my {glam} date night go-tos. After all…when the sun sets, high drama rises.

{beauty board} date night

extreme lashes The best way to flirt? With your eyes, of course! Thus, feathery, fluttering, extreme lashes are. a. must. CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara in Very Black is my current can’t-live-without. Use the tip of the mascara wand to paint your lashes, then use the side of the wand to wiggle from the base to the tips of lashes for dramatic definition {two coats}. Hint: Focus attention on the lashes on the outer corner of the eyes {it creates an intense false lash, fanned-out look}.

shine, shine, shine! Super shiny tresses are an ultra-luxe {and incredibly low-key} way to add life to your locks – and give you commercial-worthy hair. I like Fructis Style Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray from Garnier Fructis because it’s inexpensive; it smells amazing; and it’s completely non-greasy, so you always get high, healthy shine {as opposed to seriously unwanted greasy shine}.

berry lips Berry is your BFF for date nights. It is the perfect balance between red {which can be seen as too strong and powerful}, and pinky / nudes {which are playful and more suited for daytime dates}. Opt for a sheer berry shade with a {subtle} glossy finish {I favor Tarte’s LipSurgence Lip Luster in Pouty}. The color gives you that just-bit-into-a-strawberry pigmentation; while the hint of gloss creates enough shine to attract attention to your pout, without turning off your date {boys are never a fan of kissing that so-called glossy sticky stuff}.

high-drama eyes Your lashes are your primary focus for date night {after all, they do the flirting for you}; nevertheless you want to make the most of your glamorous gaze, so go for sultry with a smoked out jewel-tone {I highly recommend Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshadow in Painted Purple} worn all over the lids {deepen the color at the outer edge of your eyes, and pull it down to the outer corners of your lower lashline to create a feline effect} for the ultimate in high drama.

major volume Sleek shine is unstoppable; but even more so when coupled with volume, volume, and more volume. Before glossing your locks, create big bounce by blow-drying your hair with a round brush {you need Drybar’s Half Pint Small Round Brush in your hair tool arsenal} for major volume that will leave you with tresses that impress.


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28 comments

ellie said...

Adoring these items..Especially for those berry lips!

ivy's closet said...

Always wanted to try that product from Garnier! Love today's post!

lucy and sarah said...

Beautiful color for the eyes! Definitely items on my must have list now.

mazzymay said...

Definitely ready to glam things up with this awesome list!

ellie's desk said...

Oh so lovely. I've heard so much about the EyeStudio Color Tattoo. Great to hear your take on it.

Caitlin and Megan said...

Looks like an amazing lippy product!

Such fun to read the write up you have of this list too.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i just went to Sephora and get a bunch of new stuff - tried it all out this weekend - SCORES!

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome essentials!
Must try that brush!

xoxox,
CC

Style, via Tia said...

I am digging the Berry lip color!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for the mascara recommendation - I'm totally intrigued!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Natalia A said...

Wodnerful post - very helpful. x

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I totally want to try that lip color!

Caren Richardson said...

thanks for the recommendations!! Great choices!

Alexa said...

Love the purple! What a fun little roundup of beauty products.

J. said...

Purple shadow is my fave! I haven't tried the Color Tattoo yet, but I'm thinking that maybe it could stand up to the Texas heat...

Sara Gerard said...

I need some drama-eyes and some berry lips and I think I am set! :) GLAM.

Tights Lover said...

I love the berry lips! What a gorgeous color!

gi-gi said...

I'm super disappointed in Lancôme Definicils mascara and will try the Lash blast next. And you have me wanting to run to Sephoria to pick up some Tarte's LipSurgence Lip Luster. I need to add a little oomph to my lips and lipstick scares me! Thanks for the beauty 411.

Josie said...

I'm so with you, Erika -- bold, flirty lashes are a MUST for date night!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Sherin said...

That lip colour is so gorgeous!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I have to try the Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshadow :)

Ashley said...

Tarte products are always my go-to's! Have to try that lip stuff!

Blond Duck said...

Do you know a good root lifter? Mine gives me a cowlick and it's not cute.

elle [wonderfelle world] said...

I'm really curious about that Tarte lipsurgence - I've heard really great thigns about it and this looks like such a pretty shade!!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Such fun ideas Erika, I am loving this board!! Think I might need to give the hair shiner spray a go... Hope your week's going well!xo

MOSAMUSE said...

really cute post! love tarte!
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com

monica said...

i love bold lashes...but unfortunately i have none - mascara doesnt even help :(

FASHION TALES said...

Oh, yes, I agree a bit of dramtic and glam is perfect for datenight. Love this! xxoo

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