Dial up your glamour factor with beauty editor Emma Robertson’s tips for romantic hair and make-up. These pampering products will make you feel as gorgeous as you look
If the classic date night red lippy is too bold for you, try Rosie for Autograph Lipstick in Look of Love, £14. A more wearable grown-up pink, it has all the wow-factor without straying too far from your comfort zone.
Even if you’re past the point of first-date blushes, your glow should look real, instead of helped by a compact. Autograph Pure Luxe Multi-Blusher, £12.50, does this brilliantly with its soft rosy flush of colour offset by a sheer shot of shimmer.
Luscious lips are always irresistible, so pucker up with Pixi Lip Lift Max, £12, loaded with plumping and hydrating peptides. Use alone or over lipstick, then stash it in your clutch for touch-ups if kissing is on the cards.
All great make-up looks start with a gorgeous complexion. A-list approved Glamglow Tinglexfoliate Treatment, £25, is an instant win for skin – a one-stop mask that brightens, tightens and smooths in 10 minutes.
Ideally we’d head to the salon, but if time or money’s tight, go for Percy & Reed Perfect Blowdry Makeover Spray, £12 – a body-and-shine booster that's like having your own invisible stylist on standby.
Transition straight from day to date night with Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, £17, a bottle of beauty brilliance that brings a goddess-worthy gleam to your face, body and hair. You’ll be transfixed by its delicate sensual scent, too.
Blemishes and dark circles under eyes have lousy timing. Amazing Cosmetics Perfection Stick, £18 is a self-sharpening concealer wand (important for on-the-go touch-ups) that makes complexion imperfections disappear.
For killer curves in all the right places Diego Dalla Palma’s Ciglione Mascara, £17, gives eyelashes serious flutter factor – a push-up-effect formula that gives even tricky-to-reach lashes the love they deserve.
Up your after-dark beauty game with Bourjois Smoky Stories Eyeshadow Quad in Over Rose, £8 – a palette of four almost impossible to mess up colours (even with pre-date nerves) you can blend to build drama.
Remember your nails – even by candlelight, they get noticed. Nails Inc One Coat Gel Nail Polish, £13 is a stroke of genius that gives luxe gel-effect colour in just one coat. The only dilemma is which of the 68 shades to choose.