If you ever happen to scroll through Mouni Roy’s Instagram page, you’d know why we keep turning to the actress every time we feel like we are running out of makeup inspiration. Be it fresh and subtle vacation makeup inspo or a full-on glam face for parties and shaadis, Mouni sure knows how to dish out the perfect looks for each and every occasion!

In one of her recent pictures, the actress looked like a total vision in a lovely red dress. She paired this beautiful dress with a subtle smokey eye and a soft, nude pout, giving us major date night makeup goals. If you are as excited as us to recreate this makeup look for your next date night, here’s a step-by-step guide that’ll help you.

Get the look: Mouni Roy’s classic date night makeup look

Step 01: Skin prep is the most crucial step to achieve a flawless base and make your makeup last longer. Pat on some of the Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer all over your face and neck, mainly concentrating on the areas that tend to get oily like the T-Zone.

Step 02: Go in with a medium coverage matte-finish foundation such as the Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation and blend it into your skin using a damp makeup sponge to achieve an even streak-free finish. Cover up any other visible imperfections such as dark circles, acne, pigmentation or blemishes using the Lakme Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer for a clear and flawless base.

Step 03: Next, add some warmth to your face by sweeping on some of the Lakme 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher - Peach Affair to the apples of your cheeks. Blend in an and outward and upward motion to give the effect of slight contouring. Dust some of the Lakme Absolute Highlighter – Moon Lit on the high points of your face such as your cheekbones, forehead, bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow and chin for a subtle yet unmistakable glow.

Step 04: It’s time to define your eyes now. Start with roughly applying some of the Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal – Black closer to your lash line and blend and smudge it out using the smudger provided at the back of the pencil. Next, repeat the same process on your waterline as well. Apply at least two coats of the Lakme Absolute 3D Lash Volumizer Mascara Black to define the lashes and make your eyes pop!

Step 05: As for your lips, always start with moisturising your lips lining and filling in your lip with Lakme Absolute 3d Lip Definer – Salmon. This will provide your lipstick something to cling onto and prevent feathering. Finish this beautiful date night makeup look by applying a single coat of the Lakme Cushion Matte Lipstick - CM1 Mauve Secret.

All images courtesy: @imouniroy