Valentine’s Day is tomorrow #Gems – so Issada CEO Founder Fiona is sharing her top 3 tips for ultimate date night makeup!
  • What does your makeup say about you?

Your makeup is an extension of your outfit on date night – so think about what your look says about you! Makeup is a great way to express yourself and give hints of your personality in the early dating stages of a new relationship, or an equally great way to transform your look, keep things interesting and give your long time love a nice surprise!

A smokey eye says sultry, a red lip says bold, a feline flick says classic sophistication, a perfect brow says attention-to-detail, a rosy cheek says innocence, a radiant complexion says you’re health-focussed – so think about what elements of your personality and lifestyle you want to play up, using the medium of makeup!

  • Complexion perfection

A youthful, radiant complexion is a must on a hot date! Exfoliate and do a pampering mask (but don’t try anything new right before your hot date, go with something you know your skin’s reaction to!) Then moisturise, and primer before your foundation is a must (Issada Canvas Primer, $69). Don’t go overboard on the contouring and highlighting for a date look. We all love it for editorial and flash photography, but not so much over an intimate dinner table – and ESPECIALLY not for a daytime date. The best kind of date night skin is a natural glow from within. This is really easy to achieve with a dab of cream blush on the apples of your cheeks – a never fail go to is Issada Mineral Lip and Cheek Cream in Mango Frappe, $45 – it works on EVERYONE and gives a soft, healthy flush to cheeks that looks irresistible!

  • Kiss-proof your lips

Prep your lips with a scrub, then line and fill them in with Issada Ultimate Lipliner, $38 – it’s a mineral gel formula that doesn’t smudge, bleed, fade or feather – then opt for a super long-lasting and lip softening Mineral Lip Crayon, $48. Between eating, sipping, talking and maybe even kissing, your lip colour needs to withstand a multitude of challenges on a date. You need a lip that stays looking fresh all day and night, but still remains soft, supple and hydrated.

A lot of today’s super long wearing formulas can tend to set like concrete and be extremely drying – so while the pigment might last, your lips probably won’t be looking very kissable in a few hours! You need something that offers the incredible lasting power of mineral pigment, but also softens and keeps lips feeling plump and hydrated, and Mineral Lip crayons are perfect!


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