10 Make-up Mis­takes To Avoid on A First date

Meet­ing a po­ten­tial new love match is nerve-wrack­ing enough with­out wor­ry­ing whether your make-up is let­ting you down. Here’s how to win at first date beauty…

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1 Sticky Gloss

A softer shade of lip­stick or a vel­vety stain is eas­ier to wear and less likely to end up all over your face/teeth. Or his face/teeth. 1 Burt’s Bees Lip­stick in Blush Basin, £9.99 2 Burberry Liq­uid Lip Vel­vet in Fawn 05, £26

2 Heavy Foun­da­tion

Thick foun­da­tion will draw at­ten­tion to any im­per­fec­tions. In­stead, try a sheer light­weight foun­da­tion, buffed flaw­lessly into the skin. Hour­glass Foun­da­tion Brush, £42 Bour­jois Healthy Mix Foun­da­tion, £9.99

3 High In­ten­sity Blush

4 Flaky Mas­cara

Chuck out your old mas­cara – it’ll only let you down. In­vest in a new budge-proof one to boost lashes with­out any risk of smudg­ing. 7 Rim­mel Scan­dal’eyes Reloaded Mas­cara, £6.99 8 YSL The Shock Vo­lu­miz­ing Mas­cara, £23

5 Scary OTT Nails

One way to ter­rify first dates (and small chil­dren) is to rock up with talons Cruella de Vil would be proud of. Keep’ em nat­u­ral.

6 Panda Eye­liner

How’s your date go­ing to gaze ador­ingly into your gor­geous eyes if they’re rimmed with thick, smudgy Avril Lav­i­gne-style liner?

7 Skip­ping Pow­der

Use a breath­able min­eral pow­der to mop up oil, trick­ing him into think­ing you’re as cool as a cu­cum­ber. 9 Estée Lauder Matte Per­fect­ing Primer, £25 10 barem­iner­als Min­eral Veil Pow­der, £21

8 Oompa Loompa Tan

Never fake tan the night be­fore! The smell lingers in pores and there’s no time to hide mis­takes. Grad­u­ally get your glow on three days be­fore. 11 St Tropez Grad­ual Tan Plus Sculpt And Glow, £18 12 James Read Sleep Mask Tan Body, £35

9 Mega False Lashes

Un­less you’re a mem­ber of the Ge­ordie Shore house­hold, wear­ing su­per-heavy falsies on a first date is best avoided.

10 Try­ing Out A New Scent

Will it last? What if you hate it after an hour? Stick to a tried and tested fave – you’ll feel so much more con­fi­dent.

13 Chanel No5 L’eau, 50ml, £68 14 Chloé EDT, 0ml, £39.50

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Swerve punchy pink blusher in favour of a nat­u­ral peachy shade worn on the ap­ples of the cheeks. 5 Laura Mercier Wind­flush Colour Pow­der For Cheeks & Eyes, £29 6 Ur­ban De­cay 8-Hour Pow­der Blush in In­de­cent, £19



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