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Since we’ve been together FOREVER, I’ll wear Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque on lips with a neutral eye, maybe slightly smoked out with an antique gold, and gold or bronze eyeliner with a natural cheek color (think Korres Natural). He can wait to kiss me until I’ve removed all my makeup 🙂

— Christine

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Usually something to play up my eyes – shimmery taupe shadow makes my eyes look even greener, which he appreciates. Paired with natural blush and a nice-tasting lip balm for kissability (The Body Shop’s cocoa butter stick is a personal fave).

My date night look is a very simple face with a heavier hand with the neutral pink blush and a bronzer, a neutral/golden/bronze or grey/silver/blue/black smoked eye, extra coats of mascara and bold red lips or a light pink/golden lipgloss. Nails vary week to week and I rarely change them for a night out or date. Perfume is light but noticeable.

I’m huge on hair — I always blowdry with the shine serum or curl for some sexy volume. You never know when he will stroke your hair! 😉 I go light and classy with the eye makeup — maybe some eyeliner and bronze eyeshadow, peachy blush, and shimmery sand peach lip gloss.

Lol @ “He can wait to kiss me..” xD My guy actually likes it when I do really dramatic makeup, false lashes, the whole bit. So generally either a very dark eye with a neutral lip, or a a neutral eye with a deep lip. I’m very fair with dark hair so I like the contrast. 🙂

A bit of sparkly powder (Scott Barnes Diamond Dust or Laura Mercier Stardust are favourites) over my base, glowy pink or coral cheeks, a soft gold eye with a sweep of black liner and a soft rose or deep pink lipstick.

The “No Makeup” Makeup look. (i.e., MLBB, flushed cheeks, a little bit of bronzer, lengthening/defining mascara, anything along those lines). My approach is always the “natural” look when it comes to date night. I think you should look like yourself but better or more polished/put together. Also, lipgloss is a no-no on date night. It’ll probably get all over your significant other when you kiss. 😉

Soft peachy cheeks, smokey eyes (Generally taupey or bronzey) and a bold pink or red lip, I like to make the effort =)

Normally I do a dirty gray smokey eye with subtle smudged eyeliner, a small dab of a my-lips-but-better colored lipstick, and glowy natural complextion 🙂 I’m not really a hair person, but I will put in the extra effort for a date. Maybe an extra softening conditioner mask the night before, and quick curls/waves the morning after.

No eyeshadow, just some black liner, extra coats of mascara, a subtle pink/natural blush and just a hint of color and gloss on the lips. For dates I’d rather go for the polished look than heavy make up. Having said that, last time I had a date, I didn’t even wear any make up haha

Usually something soft and fresh. From my experience guys usually prefer that over what girls think are sexy (ie really dark, smokey eyes and red lips). I tend to play my eyes up, and I want them to look bright so I love lid shades that bring light to my eyes. I also make sure I paint my nails so my hands look nice 🙂

While going through the comments I realized I might have been mistaken. I didn’t mean that girls cannot go on dates with smokey eyes and red lips if that’s what she feel comfortable and happy with. What I meant is that nowadays in the media, there is a lot of pressure on girls in terms of “looking sexy.” I think it’s misleading because girls are told that guys like “sexy smokey eyes” or “vampy lips” while this might not true for all guys/circumstances. I would be upset to see a girl going way out of her comfort zone on a date night just because she is led to believe she would be more “desirable” that way.

Also, when I answered the question I answered it in a generic way. I agree with another commenter down below that in the beginning I prefer to tone it down, just so that the guy would get to know the real me more easily. As time progresses (and in my case scenario I’m already living with the guy), I wear absolutely whatever I want.

My bottom line is that you should still feel like yourself whatever makeup you choose to wear (or not to wear). If you are comfortable and happy with the way you look, you’re good to go!

I usually go for a more neutral look but polished. Warm colors for the shadows to make my eyes look bluer and I always wear a light, neutral pink or a gloss for the lips. I think a lot of guys are intimidated by bright or dark lipsticks.

Depends on the sort of date, but I’ll usually do a pretty neutral-ish eye (always with liner and mascara though), a bit of bronzer and pink blush, lip balm (not huge on lipstick for date nights unless we go somewhere really fancy), and always, always perfume and nail polish 🙂

I also want to say in response to the person above me… I dont really like how she said that girls wear red lips or smoky eyes because that’s what they think men find sexy. I wear it because its important for ME to feel beautiful. My boyfriend will think I look beautiful no matter what.

Sorry to rant, but that kind of upset me!!

I agree with your sentiment, though I think she was referring more to women who wear cosmetics a certain way because movies and magazines tell them it’s what men want rather than wearing it in a way that’s comfortable for them. (At least I hope so.)

If I wanted to wear something my husband would LOVE…then absolutely nothing. He hates when I wear makeup. Any kind of foundation is called “fake skin.” LOL!

But I don’t really have a go-to look or anything. We haven’t been on a proper date in forever it seems!

With other guys, I used to do a smoky eye, but my guy isn’t very into makeup. So lately I’ve been doing a more natural look inspired by MakeupGeek’s old valentine’s look- Naked pigment on the lid, UD Naked in the crease, Vanilla pigment to highlight, and a little UD Darkhorse smudged along the outer half of the upper and lower lashlines. Mascara and a soft pink gloss that isn’t sticky- he haates that.

Don’t think too complicated and attempt to impress him with your makeup skills! Go for glowy skin, a nice flush of pink/coral or orange blush softly blended, soft smokey eyes that isn’t too intricate (taupe, beige, browns, plums) and a nude/MLLB lipstick that’s been patted on the lips.

However I’m feeling that week. I usually go a little heavier on the blush and eyeliner and a little more noticeable on the lipstick, although not by much. I used to add false lashes, but I don’t since NYE last year, when I literally had to tear my falsies off five minutes into the evening because they were driving me cray-cray.

Honestly, I don’t worry too much about what my husband thinks of my makeup looks; I have fun doing my makeup, and he doesn’t seem to have strong negative feelings about anything I put on my face as long as I’m happy.

I go all out on date night. My Hubby is in the military & hes away A LOT. I play up my eyes with a smoky look &.wear a yummy bath & body works Lipgloss. Lashes are a must & special date night perfume.

Hahaha, Christine, and you’re not even married yet! (I’ve been married for 12 years now, so can totally relate)

My ball-and-chain really likes me in red lipstick, so sometimes I’ll do that with a similar take on the bronzey, toned down smokey eye. If it’s a more casual date, I like to do a peachy or gold shimmer on the eyes with plenty of eyeliner and mascara, and then stick to a pretty lip-color lipstick with a bit of gloss.

12 years – that’s fantastic! 🙂 We have been together for almost 6.5 years, living together for 4.5 of those years, so after all that time… there are no secrets left, haha.

For date night I typically ask my boyfriend ^.^ he’s really cute about it, he like to see me be Girly 🙂 I’ll either wear dark eyes with macs partial to pink lipstick or.. Dramatic eyeliner with a hot blue toned pink lipstick (Mac girl about town) my boyfriend prefers pink over red! Blush varies, but since I’m fair I keep it as simple as benefits hervana

If I wear black or red or any royal and deep color: simple neutral eyes in beige/gold/brown, tightlined, ultra-curl and dramatically black lashes (think high-end mascara so as to keep my lashes still soft and fluttering). On my face would be a thin layer of liquid foundation with careful spot-on concealing and lightly contouring. I would pay extra attention to my under eye areas as to make my eyes look bright and dewy. Then I set it with fine, soft-focus powder and guerlain meteorites. On lips would be a moisturizing and budge-proof red lip stick with some glosses on the middle lower lip and highlighter on cupid bow. My nail polish of choice would be ruby shimmer red or Chanel Black pearl.

If I wear white or pastel green/blue/spring tone, I would pair soft smoky taupe eyes with pink blush on the lower middle of apples and a clean, neutral pink lip gloss to create an innocent and romantic look. I will skip foundation and opt to BB cream if my skin is in good condition. Concealing is a must but contouring is not necessary as I want to preserve the youthful feel. Nail polish of choice would be white pearl or a complimentary color if you wear color, think Chanel June pairing with flower print outfit.

No pink or red for me this Valentine’s Day. My husbands favorite color is purple, so I’m thinking of doing a plum look for our date tomorrow night. I love MAC’s Quite a Thing for lips, a sheer plum blush (I’ll use Maybelline’s Bounce Blush probably), and for the eyes I’m going to go neutral with lots of plum liner.

It actually depends on where we are in a relationship. If it’s in the early stages, I actually tone down the makeup and go for more nature, subtle looks, since I want them to see me more than anything else. Later into the relationship, I’ll be more daring. My “date night” look is usually a neutral or gently illuminated eye with strong lashes and a bold red lip (pick one of the many I own).

I just had a fun date night and this is what I wore: interior life quad on the eyes from Mac Daphne Guiness Collection with blacktrack fluid line, Nyx Golden creme blush then lightly dusted with Vintage Grape from Mac Daphne Guiness Collection. For the lips, I did Mac Naked Bliss with Smut lipgloss. It looked awesome!!! Not too dark and really fun!

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