Do you have an exciting first date or an important event coming up? We know that looking our best translates into feeling our best, and helps ensure us the best possible first impression when we go on a date, an interview, etc. There’s something about our put-together look after we take the time to get ready that gives us an extraordinary boost of confidence. This confidence is what makes us stand out and loosen up on a date. Here are 5 beauty tips you may not have thought of yet, that will definitely give your beauty game an edge just in time for a big first date:
- Get Brighter Skin with a Microdermabrasion Treatment
A Microdermabrasion is a safe, non-invasive treatment that brightens your skin by removing dull, dry and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin using gentle exfoliation and suction techniques. Microdermabrasions improve skin’s tone, clarity and radiance. Post-treatment, brighter, smoother and softer skin is revealed. This treatment has immediate results, so you can get one done right before your date. Physician Skincare Centre in North Vancouver is a great location to get a microdermabrasion to restore your skin’s healthy glow.
- Professionally apply your makeup
An important event or an exciting first date is a great excuse to professionally apply your makeup. If you want to feel confident and make a great first impression, it’s worth the added time and effort to line your lips, apply a long-wear lipstick that won’t need to be re-applied, and try contouring. Contouring significantly enhances and gives definition to your features. Stephanie Schonberger, Makeup Artist and Freelance Artist for Smashbox Cosmetics explains “while it’s a given that foundation makes your skin look flawless, contouring is what’s needed to define the cheekbones, slim the jaw line, brighten and highlight the skin and ergo give your skin new life.” Stephanie is a Vancouver-based makeup artist, so you can either get your makeup done by her or try to do it on your own by using one of her tutorial videos. If you don’t already have a contouring kit, try the Smashbox Cosmetics Contour Kit for all your highlighting and contouring needs. It comes with a brush and how-to guide in case you need further guidance.
- Try Eyelash Extensions
It’s time you gave some serious thought to eyelash extensions. They’ll make your eyelashes fuller, darker and longer, and make your eyes really pop. Noir Lash Lounge has a fantastic eyelash extensions service and they have a location in Yaletown and North Vancouver. This is the ideal beauty service for looking gorgeous and feeling extra-confident on a big first date. Having eyelash extensions will actually save you time when you’re getting ready for your date, too, since the majority of lash extension wearers don’t need to wear much makeup on their eyes. The dramatic look of your lashes are enough eye makeup on their own – and it will actually look as though you’re wearing eyeliner and mascara even though you are not.
- Get Glowing Skin with an Oxygen Facial
Vancouver-based clinic The Skin Girls can help you achieve glowing, radiant skin with an Oxygen Facial treatment. Their celebrity clients call it the “red-carpet facial” since it makes your skin radiant and beautiful just in time for an important event. The Oxygen Facial draws oxygen to the skin’s surface, resulting in a radiant glow before a date. This treatment is very relaxing as well, so it should help calm those first-date jitters. For gorgeous results, get one the day before your date. The Skin Girls even offers mobile services if you don’t feel like leaving your house.
- Try a DIY Hair Mask For Luscious Locks
Get healthy-looking hair in time for your date with DIY moisturizing hair-repairing masks at home. Simply mix about ½ cup of honey with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of soft avocado, and massage the concoction into your hair. Honey locks in moisture, and avocado replenishes keratin protein bonds which overexposure to UV rays will diminish. Let this awesome DIY mask sit on your hair for 30 minutes, covered with a plastic bag to lock the moisture in, and when you rinse it out you’ll see and feel the difference. Now you’re ready to blow his mind, so go and enjoy your date!