Patrick Ta weighs in.
Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or just testing the waters, fancy date nights tend to come up, meaning you’ll need a makeup look that makes you look nothing but exceptional and ravishing, of course. While this might seem like the right time to play around with new eyeshadows, highlighters, or rocking bold lips, we’ve learned the hard way that we’d *much* rather take tips from the pros, such as celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta. We sat down with the go-to guy for Shay Mitchell and Gigi Hadid, discussing a few of his dos and don’ts to prep for date night makeup. Surprisingly, his advice is pretty simple and easy!
The Best Date Night Makeup Look
“For a date night, you want to look fresh and natural and like yourself, just amped up a little. I would really focus on nice, beautiful skin, and then pop on a little bit of eyeliner just to give your eyes more depth and drama. Some mascara and maybe some lashes, just so it brings some sexiness to the eyes. I would say avoid red lipsticks—I don’t know why, I think a lot of guys just hate red lipstick. Maybe because they can’t kiss them? So, a nice winged liner and just beautiful skin.”
The Three Products to Use
“A highlighter—I really love Too Faced powder highlighter—a great mascara—L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara is a great one—and a nice even skin tone, so La Mer foundation.”
How to Ensure Your Lipstick Won’t Smudge
“To get a lip to not smudge, use a lip liner, then find a liquid matte and add little bit of Chapstick if you don’t like that dry effect. Put it on the center of the lips, just to add some moisture and shine and make your lips look
What to Pack If You’re Carrying a Small Bag
“A little bit of powder, your lipstick, and a little bit of concealer.”