Photography by Samantha Goh
I like to take a little extra time, add a little extra shimmer to my makeup before a date. Truth be told, sometimes the getting ready portion ends up being the best part of the night and if that’s going to be the case, I may as well enjoy it. I’m not talking about anything crazy, just five little extra products to add to my typical makeup routine. I’ll start with Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream for hydration and seriously glowy skin. LORAC’s Unzipped Gold palette has all the perfect, illuminating shades for a subtle-yet-romantic eye or something a little smokier and sultrier, plus the shadows are butter-soft and gorgeous. I like to smudge a mix of the shades Unpredictable, a shimmery rose, and Unleashed, a bright copper, with a pencil brush along my lower lash line. One swipe of Urban Decay’s Subversion Lash Primer under mascara makes my lashes more voluminous and fluttery — almost as if I was wearing falsies. Using this fan brush, I dust Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop on the top of cheekbones, very lightly down the bridge of the nose and on the cupid’s bow. Tinted balms like the Fresh Sugar ones are always my lip color of choice because they look natural and I can reapply without a mirror. Shop all of these products below!