First dates are always special—you have butterflies in your stomach yet you have to work hard on looking like your best self. This is when you need the right kinda makeup to help your look. Not just that, the right makeup combination is as important as your outfit. Want to know what makeup look you need to try out for your first date? Here’s a roundup...

Pink lips—cat eyeliner

Pink Lips—Cat Eyeliner

If you’ve had enough of the red lips and winged eye makeup look, it’s time to shake things up in your makeup routine and wear every girl’s fave lip shade—pink. Not only doesn’t this colour make you feel feminine but it also adds colour to your look. Choose a bright pink or a baby pink shade and team it with the good ol’ cat eye liner. He’s sure to swoon over you!

Get the look with the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color, Pink Satin

Get the look with the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Artist Eye Liner, Black


Nude eyes—mascara

Nude Eyes—Mascara

If you have a brunch date, you need to steer clear of a jarring makeup look. This means no reds, no smokey eyes and no sparkle. Don’t be troubled because this totally means you can play with the nude makeup look. Try nudish brown eye shadow on your eyelids—the kinda colour that blends with your skin tone yet adds just a wee bit of hue to your eyes. But to make your eyes pop, go with mascara— get a volumnising, curling and lengthening one that will make your eyes stand out.

Get the look with the Lakmé 9to5 Eye Colour Quartet, Desert Rose

Get the look with the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara


Red lips—highlighter

Red Lips—Highlighter

If you can’t imagine your first date without the magic of red lips—just go with it. You know it works for you and nothing else makes you feel as sexy as that. So pick your favourite shade of red—whether it’s crimson, maroon or scarlet and paint your lips with it. While you do that, add a subtle glow to your face using a highlighter.

Get the look with the Lakmé 9to5 Primer+Matte Lipstick, Red Coat

Get the look with the Lakmé Absolute Moonlit Highlighter


Blue mascara—glossy lips

Blue Mascara—Glossy Lips

When it comes to eye makeup, mascaras are always the underrated heroes. And when it’s in a bright blue, their effect only becomes all the more impactful. So if you’re the experimental kinds who likes to give ballsy makeup a shot, colour your lashes in bright blue but balance out the look with nude glossy lips. We’re saying it—there’s no way he’s going home without asking you for a second date.

Get the look with the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara in Royal Blue

Get the look with the Lakmé 9to5 Primer+Matte Lipstick, Maple Map


Power brows—nude lips

Power Brows—Nude Lips

Yes, we’re still suffering from power brow obsession. So give this look a shot on your first date. Create thick brows using an eyebrow pencil but because you’re going all out with the eyebrows, keep the lips nude—preferably a brown shade that doesn’t look overtly jarring because while you do want to look your pretty self on your first date, you also want to make sure you don’t cake your face up with excessive makeup.

Get the look with the Lakmé Eyebrow Pencil

Get the look with the Lakmé Enrich Lip Crayon, Cinnamon Brown


Dark eyes—peachy lips

Dark Eyes—Peachy Lips

Yes, you’re itching to use that brand new eye shadow palette for your first date look but the trick here is to then balance out the look. Go all out with the eyes—use your kohl, use your liner and use your dark eyeshadow. But stop right there—keep the face bare and the lips a peachy pink that will look subtle yet classy.

Get the look with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette, Gold

Get the look with the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color in Peaches n Cream