You work so hard to get the perfect makeup look for date night: You have the perfect contour, and your red lipstick is fabulous. But the second you go in for that kiss, it’s all over! So the next time you are headed out for a hot date, try these makeout-friendly makeup products for a stunning look that will last through even the steamiest scenes.
If you put on foundation without the proper primer, it can slide around, smear, cake up, or totally wipe off. Instead, prepare your skin with a primer like Cover FX Gripping Primer +Firming ($38, shop here), which instantly gives it a smoother texture to blend your makeup.
Setting your makeup (including your lips) is essential when you want it to last all night. Whether you opt for a tinted moisturizer or a matte foundation and full-coverage concealer, setting it with a powder will lock it in. Make Up For Ever’s Super Matte Loose Mattifying Powder ($31, shop here) has an ultra-fine formula that will keep your look in place all night long. Plus, it feels weightless on the skin, so you won’t even notice you’re wearing it.
Your lip choice is perhaps the most crucial aspect of your makeout-friendly look. You want something that you feel comfortable wearing but won’t rub off your date’s face. You can opt for a tinted lip balm; you will have to reapply, but you won’t need a mirror to do so. Or, if you like a bolder look, opt for matte liquid lipstick like Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color ($25, shop here). Just be sure to prep your lips with a gentle scrub followed by a hydrating treatment so they don’t dry out.
Setting spray is like hairspray but for your face. It is the finishing touch for your smudge-proof look. It will lock in everything from your brows to eye makeup and, of course, your killer contour. It only takes a few spritzes of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($33, shop here) to ensure your makeup isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it can keep your makeup looking fresh for up to 16 hours!
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