The First-Date Beauty Checklist

You have a date tomorrow. You’re nervous and excited. What do you wear? How do you get ready? Should you wear red? Should you get a haircut? Should you get your nails done? There will be so many questions flying around in your brain, causing confusion and anxiety in equal measure.

But don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. We will help you figure out exactly what you want, and guide you with some beauty tricks that will have your date swooning all over you. In this article, we will break down all the things you need to do – and all the things you need to avoid – in order to show up looking and feeling fabulous for your date!

Clean up Well

To show up to your date looking fresh and radiant, you have to prepare at least two nights before the actual date. You need to make sure your skin looks and feels pretty, and the same goes for your hair. So, we recommend using hair and/or facial masks beforehand.

On the day of the date, it’s vital you take a long shower where you exfoliate, brush your teeth, and wash your hair. Make sure you moisturize your skin and hair with lotions as well as leave-in conditioners.

Your oral hygiene is also important because you don’t want to be up close with your date while having bad breath, do you? With this in mind, carry mouth freshener or mints with you in your purse.

Light and Glowy Makeup

Some high-quality makeup can really enhance all your facial features. It can ensure the light hits you on all the right parts, making you glow to the gods! You can go for different colors based on the vibe you want to achieve.

For example, if you want to go for a more friendly and approachable vibe, you can wear bright colors such as yellow or blue. Yet if you want to look fierce and confident, you can utilize bold colors like red or black.

But we advise going for a ‘middle-of-the-road’ outlook in this regard, where you can feel both confident and approachable.

The only thing you need to remember to avoid is wearing too much makeup. You might want to look as perfect and flawless as possible, but you don’t want him second-guessing your actual appearance because you’re wearing a mask of makeup.

Smell Good  

It’s really important to smell great on a date because you could end up close to your man. Faveable recommends a good flowery perfume, or look out for best perfumes for women that have really attractive scents.

Don’t forget to use deodorant as well to help prevent sweat. Don’t go overboard with the perfume, though.

Style your Hair

Whether your hair is straight, curly, long or short, as long as you style it right, you can rock it. A sleek, straight head of hair is always deemed to be romantic. Some waves in the edges of your hair with subtle bangs can make you look sweet and approachable.

But do not get a new haircut or try something new with your hair the night before your date. You might end up with a style you hate, and this will damage your confidence.

If you’re worried about the weather making your hair frizzy, carry a leave-in hair styler with you. Besides, if you don’t have a curling iron or a straightener, there are overnight tricks that can be used to help keep your hair straight or wavy.

One of the aforementioned tricks is to make two braids with your damp hair, and sleep with them as is. You’ll wake up to find that, when you let your hair down, it will fall into perfect, soft curls. You can keep it set in place with a light hair spray. And, there you go – an attractive hairdo with minimal effort!

Body Hair Grooming

Depending on your outfit, you might need to remove your body hair in places for a cleaner look. Wax your legs and arms if you wear a short dress or sleeveless top. Avoid using a razor to shave off hair because it can lead to razor bumps. And of course, don’t forget to do upper lip threading and eyebrow plucking to avoid looking hairier than your date!

Pick the Right Outfit

Your outfit is, once again, something that depends on your approach. For a daytime date, you can wear flowing, light-colored dresses or a simple top with jeggings. For a nighttime date, you may go for a more glamorous look. Just make sure you’re comfortable in what you wear.

Your shoes are important too. You might be tempted to wear your biggest heels to make your legs look longer. But if you’re uncomfortable in the shoes you’re wearing, you can’t really enjoy the date.

So, find the most pretty and practical shoes you have available.

Be Comfortable and Be Yourself

No matter how much you want your date to like you, it is always important to be comfortable in the way you’re portraying yourself. There’s no point in giving false impressions for a temporary good vibe.

So, even though you should laugh at his jokes and avoid talking about yourself too much, you shouldn’t force any laughter or force a conversation. Silent, tender moments are sometimes even better than any conversation.

First dates can be intimidating. But you should always try to make the best of it by having fun and making memories because you don’t know if you’ve met the one! This list should help you turn the entire ordeal of getting ready for a date much more fun than you think.  

Author Bio:

Angie Grey, an expert author from brings you all you need to know about fashion and grooming. She loves the outdoors and travels the world like a nomad.