How To Get The Best Date-Night Makeup Look

by Stephanie Montes

Got a hot date? Since a great makeup look will boost your confidence, take a little extra time in front of the mirror. Last night, Zoë Kravitz gave us some serious Marilyn-Monroe vibes with her sultry, bedroom eyes and platinum-blonde hair, inspiring us to try the modern iteration ourselves. This look is all about glowing skin and come-hither eyes—after all, they are the windows to your soul—so click through for our recommendations to recreate it yourself. As for the blonde hair, we’ll leave the peroxide plunge up to you.

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Start With A Dewy Complexion

Perfect, dewy skin is always sexy. Apply a luminous-finish foundation with a damp makeup sponge and focus only on the areas that need the most coverage. Less is more, especially on a first date.

Make Your Eyes Pop

To give your peepers some extra oomph with some strategic placement. Pick neutral shades with a hint of shimmer (not glitter) to make your eyes really sparkle. Place the lightest shade from the inner corner to the center of the lid and a golden hue from the center to the outer corner.

Wing Your Liner

Winging your eyeliner at the outer corners of your eye are the first step in creating the bedroom look. If you haven't mastered the cat eye yet, try our clear tape hack.

Take Your Eye Makeup Up A Notch

The secret to getting a sultry, cat-shaped eye is to opt for partial lash strips. Focus on the outer corners to get a super fanned-out look. Top with some mascara to blend the falsies with your natural lashes.

Opt For Clear Brow Gel

For this makeup look, let your eyes take center stage when you swap the dark brow pencil for a clear brow gel. They'll look softer and work as a co-star, not the leading lady.

Add The Finishing Touches

Give your face the final touches to really make your complexion glow. Add bronzer along the hairline and on the hallows of cheeks. Swipe highlighter on cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. Finally, dab blush on the apples of cheeks and on the lips for a natural finish. Got get 'em.