The natural beauty nuts among us will tell you that a clean, natural face with minimal make-up is the secret to date night confidence, those on the other side of the fence however, live by the brilliance of a bold lip and the sultriness of a smouldering smoky eye.
So whether it’s a special night in with hubby, or a first date (and you’ve already pre-planned your exit strategy), we want to know, which look do you prefer?
Before you decide, learn how to get the look (both modelled by the gorgeous AnnaLynne McCord), natural and vamp, and then cast your vote.
McCord has channelled the 1950’s with her fabulous finger waves, which scream sophistication and make her look ready for anything from a candlelit dinner to a full-blown red-carpet event. To achieve this look prep locks with a spritz of Redken 5th Avenue NYC – Style Portfolio Curl Force 17 for dramatic definition and shine, before curling locks as tightly as you can with VS Sassoon Ultimate 19mm Nano Curling Tong. Leave the curls to cool for around 15 minutes and then work them into place with your fingers. Voila!
To complete McCord’s vamped-up make-up look you want a dewy base but with enough coverage and staying power to ensure it stays budge-proof throughout the evening. Revlon Age Defying Spa Foundation is perfect. Next, get your glow on with some Mary Kay® Mineral Bronzing Powder just underneath your cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose. Frame peepers by tracing the upper lash line with the COVERGIRL Liquid Eyeliner Pencil and treat lashes to a sweep of Face of Australia Glamorous Lashes Mascara in Blackest Black. Finish up with a generous helping of Vani-T Krush Minerals Lip Crayon in Dare Devil.
Hair:To mimic McCord’s bouncy blow-dry, treat locks to a little VO5 Heat Defence Smoothing Crème through the lengths before hitting the heat. This will ensure the hair cuticle is smoothed and behaves throughout the night. After locks are straight and voluminous, set with a generous spritz of Paul Mitchell Soft Spray and get practicing your hair flick, quick!
McCord strays away from her signature glamour style in this shot, opting for a glossier, more natural sheen. Adopt this look by donning a light foundation, such as Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation and dabbing some illuminator on the apples of the cheeks (Estée Lauder Ideal Light Brush-On Illuminator will do just fine). A soft line of Almay Eyeliner in Brown smudged over the lid will ensure eyes have a subtle edge and a slick of Urban Rituelle Beachcomber Frangipani Lip Glamour over lips will add feminine charm.
Which look do you prefer?