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7 perfect date makeup looks from Irish beauty gurus

Won’t you look ONLY GORGEOUS.

SO YOU’VE SNAGGED yourself a date with a nice lad or lassie. Now what to wear, and how to put on your face?

Your ‘going out out’ look is too much, but your everyday bun and bare face is probably too little. Your hair gets stuck in lip gloss, and red lipstick rules out a comfortable snog.

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Well, first date makeup tutorials are HUGE on YouTube, so you should definitely head over there. To get you started, here are some very pretty makeup looks from seven talented Irish beauty bloggers.

The Makeup Chair

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Sinead Cady is one of Ireland’s top YouTubers, with over 600,000 subscribers to her channel TheMakeupChair.

Here she’s showing us how to do a simple yet glamorous brown smoky eye that’s more suitable for an evening date – so if you and your beau are heading out somewhere fancy, this just might work.

Laura Kennedy


As a writer for and The Irish Times, Laura Kennedy has a knack for creating beautiful and elegant makeup looks.

This Valentine’s Day tutorial can work all year round – it’s a fun twist on the classic pin-up makeup, with pink lipstick, rosy cheeks and sparkling silver eyeshadow adding interest. Fab.

The Make Up Fairy

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Joanne Larby (AKA The Make Up Fairy) is a professional makeup artist based in Dublin - her clients include models like Georgia Salpa, so you know you’re in good hands.

This shimmering rose gold look is girly to the max, but still grown-up. Cute as.


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Siobhán of LetzMakeup has been a makeup artist for over ten years, and usually specialises in more dramatic looks.

She’s well able to soften it up though – any gals with green eyes will love this gold-toned eyeshadow, paired with berry-stained lips. Unfussy, but interesting.

Makeup Over Mind

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File this one under: VERY GLAM.

If the occasion fits, try this bronzed smoky-eye look from Orla over at Makeup Over Mind, and prepare to stun.

Sharon Farrell

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Redheads! Do not stay away from oranges and reds: embrace them. Irish-born, Sydney-based makeup artist Sharon Farrell shows you how it’s done in this beautiful copper-inspired tutorial. Green-eyed gals should also take note.

Makeup by Saz

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If there was any time to bring out the Kylie Jenner lipliner, it’s on a date. This tutorial from Sarah Frances shows you how to recreate the Instagram queen’s look, right down to the plumped-up lips.

You probably don’t need to go full Kardashian Kontour for a date, but the soft eyes and nude lips are very sultry indeed. Go get him.

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