Recently, I discovered Adore Me and decided I would be interested in getting involved in their latest date night project, I of course said yes. Adore Me is a brand I’d actually never heard of before, but they have some absolutely gorgeous lingerie that I really wish I could buy – sadly they don’t ship to the UK. Going on dates is something that me and my boyfriend absolutely love to do, whether it’s a fancy dinner out or an evening tucked up watching TV. Being in a long distance relationship means, to us, that any time together is so special.
When getting ready for a date, one where we are actually leaving the sofa, I like to make an extra bit of effort to look and feel good in my own skin. There are certain pieces in my wardrobe I can throw together and certain makeup products I can put on which I know will look good every time, and this of course makes getting ready a lot less stressful, and of course makes me feel more confident and special. I personally think having certain pieces like this in your wardrobe is so important, as they’re always there waiting if you aren’t really feeling another outfit that you perhaps originally planned to wear.
Feeling confident and relaxed in preparation for a date is what Adore Me’s date night project is all about. To support their project, I’m sharing with you one of my go to date night outfits and makeup looks that I can reach for wherever we’re going, whether its the cinema, dinner or cocktails.
My outfit is pretty simple, but with splashes of colour and pattern thrown in here and there to make it more feminine and dressed up. For me, I can never go wrong with black. I just think black adds sophistication to any look and can instantly make me look more put together. I’ve gone for a black V neck short sleeved top from Zara. The deep V neck makes this top a little more feminine and sexy, which I love.
I’ve paired it with some Topshop black Joni jeans. You just can’t go wrong with a good pair of black high waisted jeans. These jeans are just so flattering and sinch me in in all the right places; I love how nice they make my hips and bum look. I always feel so confident in these jeans, and it’s also not bad that my boyfriend loves them on me too, haha.
To finish the outfit off, I chose a gorgeous printed kimono from Matalan. I bought this a few years ago now but I still adore it to this day. The many colours in this kimono means it just goes with everything, making it a go to piece in my wardrobe when it comes to trying to find a date outfit. Plus the beautiful floral print instantly adds a feminine and chic vibe to any outfit. I also chose my ASOS black loafers, as they’re classy but not OTT, and then to tie in with the pink and purple on the kimono, I’ve added a cute pale pink bag from Forever 21, Barry M Sunset Nail Polish in Dark Side Of The Shroom, my Olivia Burton watch, and finally my gorgeous new Daisy Dream Blush perfume – just look at that packaging though. Smelling good is also something that makes me feel super confident. I love being able to try out new perfumes because who doesn’t want to smell amazing, right?
I also thought I would incorporate a lingerie set from Adore Me into my outfit. It was so hard to choose, as there are so many gorgeous sets that I would definitely wear. I’m neither a total sexy lingerie or total comfy lingerie girl, I am a mix of both, depending on my mood and what the occasion is. However, for a date, I do like to feel good underneath my clothes, and some pretty and flirty lingerie is the best way to do so. I’ve chosen the Black Push Up Balconette Rylie Bra and matching pants, simply because I just adore black underwear and this set will also sit nicely under my outfit, as I’m wearing black clothes on top. I also think this set is incredibly feminine, flirty and just perfect for a date. I don’t know about you, but wearing lingerie like this just makes me feel amazing.
The Makeup Look.
This makeup look is a gorgeous purple smoky eye. I am literally OBSESSED with this look and was so proud of myself when I created it. I felt like this makeup look is so flirty and romantic, making it perfect for a special date and for making me feel sexy and confident. To create the eye look, I used a combination of Makeup Geek eyeshadows. These eyeshadows are of seriously insane quality, so I can use these shadows for wearing on a date without any fuss – they’re just amazing every time.
Primer: NYX Angel Veil
Foundation: Maxfactor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 in Beige.
Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection in Fair 1.
Powder: Rimmel London Stay Matte in Translucent.
Primer: NYX Proof It Waterproof Eye Primer
Base: Urban Decay Foxy from Naked 2 Palette
Transition: Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream & Creme Brûlée
Crease: Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear & Bitten
Outer V: Makeup Geek Bitten
Lid: Makeup Geek Mesmerised
Inner Corner: Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational
Brows: Seventeen Brows That! Brow Kit
Browbone: Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma
The Contour & Highlight.
Contour/General Bronzing: Bronzed from Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit
Highlight: Tourmaline from Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit
Lipliner: NYX Slide On Lip Pencil in Nude Suede Shoes
Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam II
So, what do you think? This is an outfit and makeup look that makes me feel sexy and confident when getting ready for a date, both of which I can reach for and just know that it will look good, making getting ready for a date a lot more stress free. A big thank you goes to Adore Me for letting me collaborate with them on this project, and make sure to take a look at their gorgeous lingerie line!
Tell me what outfit and makeup look makes you feel sexy and confident. Also, what’s your idea of the perfect date?