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Six fundamental makeup items you must have when going for a date

Preparing for an evening out can be hectic especially if you’re meeting people you deem very important. From choosing the appropriate wear, shoes and even hairdo, you likely end up with a little time to put on some makeup. That, however, should not worry you as you can always carry backup in your makeup bag.

Your makeup bag should contain things you will need to keep your glow all evening, and products to touch up when need be. While you can carry as much or as little as you want in the bag, there are some products that should not be left out. These products form the framework to maintain the look you desire;

Face powder

Due to the pores our skins, we keep releasing sebum which after a while turns our makeup shiny especially for people with oily skins. While on your evening out, this will begin to show on your nose and forehead which when left unattended ruins your looks. Carrying around compressed or loose powder to dab on your shiny skin is a swift way to fix this problem. Ensure your powder complements the original makeup on your face to avoid creating a different look all together.

Tinted lip balm

When you are out on a date or your evening out, you probably will eat or drink something that could mess up your lipstick. Sometimes, the lipstick remains but is chapped and spoils your looks. Having a slightly coloured lip balm will solve this for you as you can hurriedly run the tube on your lips and get moving. The advantage of having this handy product is that you do not necessarily have to peep into your mirror every time you need to fix your lips.

On the go makeup remover

Leaving your house with a perfectly made-up face is one thing while coming back in the same state is not assured. This is because your makeup could run after exposure to elements, lipstick could bleed and streak needing removal. You could end up with mascara running down your cheeks or smudged all around your eyes. Carrying an easy to use makeup remover allows you to fix such messes in an instant without spoiling your fun.

Body spray

Having a good scent all evening creates a lasting impression on the person or people you are hanging out with on your evening out. Due to activities, elements and general wear, your perfume could lose its strength as the night wears out hence requiring a retouch. A small bottle of your favourite scent will come in handy when you need to maintain your character. You however should be careful not to overdo it since it could overwhelm your company.

Hand lotion/ cream

Your hands, just like your face, create a lasting impression to the people you are bound to meet during your evening out. Tucking a hand lotion or cream of your preference keeps your hands from getting dry as the evening goes. You can always use a small bit every time you wash your hands too keep them looking moisturized all through. Scented hand creams and lotions serve a double deal and are best for your makeup kit.

Eye liner

The most noticeable part of many people’s faces is their eyes. Paying proper attention to your eyes will draw your friends’ attention from other makeup flaws you could be having. Using an eyeliner emphasizes the shape of your eyes and highlights your lash line. Having an eyeliner in your makeup kit while going out ensures you have back up whenever you need to do a simple eye retouch.

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