Kiss & Make Up


Greetings Lovelies!

So you’ve just had a big argument with your boyfriend and you’re sulking in your room when all of a sudden he comes in, apologizes for how he acted and wants to make it up to you by taking you somewhere special.

This calls for the ‘Kiss & Makeup’ date night out to rekindle those loving feelings after a big argument. At first, you may be a little angry but then he’ll say something funny and even though you’re trying to show that you’re upset… you’ll burst out in laughter. Tonight is going to be a night to remember and it can’t hurt to look stunning. So without further ado, here are a few products that are budget friendly that I have tested and recommend for that lovely night out:

For Face: I recommend the L’Oreal True Match Foundation ($7.59 on Amazon) because not only is it budget friendly but it also has buildable coverage and comes in such a wide variety of shades. You’ll be sure to look flawless when you apply with a foundation brush or sponge (Beauty Blender sponge is my pick). He won’t be able to keep his hands off you, because let’s face it, a man loves it when his girl is looking gorgeous.

For Coverage: MAC Studio Plus Foundation Powder ($27 on MAC Cosmetics) has been my go to powder for years. It can be worn with or without foundation. I always wear it over my foundation for extra coverage and it gives a smooth finish to your face. This product will cost you a little extra but it lasts quite a while and it’s worth it. Trust me, he’ll also think it’s worth it.

To Conceal: Makeup artists including myself have been raving about the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal concealer ($4.12 on Amazon) since it came out. It applies so smoothly and the coverage is so awesome and the price just can’t be beat.

For Eyes: I personally love the Revlon Colourstay eyeliner ($9.20 on Amazon) because it really has staying power for a drugstore eyeliner and it glides very smoothly. The pigment of this eyeliner is very rich as well and will be sure to bring focus to your eyes. A romantic night will intensify when he looks deep into your eyes.

For Eyebrows: I ran out of my usual Maybeline brow powder and decided to give the NYX brow cake powder ($5.99 on Amazon) a try and I’ve been using it for a couple of months now. It comes with two shades in each palette (a light and a darker one) so you can mix to get the perfect shade for your brows. It also comes with a little brow wax to hold those stray brow hairs in place.

For Lashes: I can’t tell how many tubes of the L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon black ($5.55 on Amazon) I have bought but it’s been my go to mascara for a long time as well (and I’ve tried so many other mascaras before). It makes your lashes thick and doesn’t clump.

For Cheeks: Maybelline Mineral Powder Blush ($5.05 on Amazon) is a very smooth and easy to apply blush with buildable pigment. It has a very soft and sweet look and comes in various shades to compliment a variety of complexions. And yeah, he can give you a sweet kiss on the cheek.

These are just a few out of the many makeup items you can try out to recreate a soft and pretty date night look.

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(About the author: Jamaican Makeup Artist Shelly-Ann Chung has 6+ years of experience working in television, bridal and special occasion makeup. She has also been a beauty and lifestyle blogger since 2009 and has won the first annual Jamaica Blog Awards in 2010 for her old blog ‘Makeup and More by Shelly C.’.)

About Christopher Lai

Christopher Lai is an award winning Jamaican relationship blogger and author. His articles have appeared in The Huffington Post and Thought Catalog.
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