20 Sexy Date-Night Hairstyles and Makeup Looks to Consider
Date-Night Makeup Idea: Add a Hint of Glint to Your Eye Makeup
For those of you who live by the less-is-more creed, take a cue from Jessica Biel and subtly direct his attention to your gorgeous gaze by highlighting the inner corners of your eyes with a shimmery champagne color.
Date-Night Makeup Idea: Sultry Smoky Eyes
A full-on inky smoky eye may come across a bit too strong, but swapping the black for a gray hue dials down the drama while still drawing him in. Mila Kunis’ variation is pretty yet pensive; play up your eyes by enveloping them in a sooty gunmetal shadow.
Date-Night Makeup Idea: Make Your Eyes Pop
Fancy yourself a fan of color? Don’t put your eyeshadow on your eyelids. Instead, use it to thickly line the inner lower corners of your eyes with a violet-blue shade, like Kelly Rowland did. (Be sure to smudge it a bit so it doesn’t look so harsh.)
Date-Night Hair Idea: Over-the-Shoulder Hair
Two reasons to toss your tumbling hair over one shoulder like Lucy Hale:
1) You can tastefully show off a little skin—your clavicle, shoulder, or décolletage.
2) You can shyly show him exactly what you’re working with.
Date-Night Makeup Idea: a Popping Pink Pout
If your lips are your best feature, here’s a fun way to step outside the red lipstick comfort zone—work a fierce fuchsia lip instead. Follow actress Ginnifer Goodwin’s lead by keeping the rest of your makeup clean and simple to strike the right balance.
Date-Night Makeup and Hair Idea: Go Old-School
Want to stop him dead in his tracks? Pull out all the stops and work the tried-and-true old-Hollywood look, à la Blake Lively. Wavy hair, matte red lipstick, lush lashes, and glowing skin? Such a hot look 80 years ago—and still sizzling today.
Date-Night Hair Idea: a Bun With a Bump
Grab a teasing comb or brush and give your simple bun a bit of a boost with a lightly teased, pompadour-esque ‘do like Zoe Saldana’s, taking care to leave a few playful tendrils loose around the hairline. (He may be a let-me-play-with-your-hair kind of guy.)
Date-Night Makeup Idea: Highlight Your Best Assets
Kate Beckinsale should be named the poster girl for flawlessly highlighted skin. This soft opalescent light reflected all over her face (but not in a greasy way!) is absolutely gorgeous. Follow suit and highlight your forehead, chin, cheeks, and temples, too.
Date-Night Makeup Idea: Lash Out
We don’t know many men who can resist the feminine charms of a woman batting and fluttering her long Jennifer Lopez-like lashes in his direction. Just make sure your pair stays in tip-top condition throughout the evening—i.e., long and defined with a waterproof (and sweat-proof) mascara.
Date-Night Hair Idea: Play It Straight
Hair that’s brushed smooth with every strand in its place is pretty to look at and easy to play with. Translation: Get a blowout so you can casually run your (or he his!) fingers through your hair like Ashley Greene.