by Maiah Johnson
I have always been skeptical of the statement “it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed.” It feels like a setup for failure – a fashion faux pas that involves a too fancy dress and a too bright red lip! I strongly believe that there is an appropriate way to dress for every occasion and the same goes for makeup.
In an effort to save myself the trauma of a poor style and beauty choice, I ask many questions to ensure I’ve got the right look. Over my years (and years) of dating, I’d like to think I’ve become an expert at not overdoing it. To save you the trouble of the pre-date freak out, I’ve compiled a list of 5 makeup looks and beauty tips to wear on 5 different occasions. And don’t forget, the best accessory is a smile.
THE DINNER DATE: Kerry Washington
If you’re going to a meal with your honey, you should turn things up a notch. Keep your date wanting more by surprising him with a super sexy red lip. Because your lips will become the focal point, don’t overdo it with a dramatic eye or a too-sexy top. Take a page out of Kerry Washington’s book with a classically simple cat eye, and a demure white lace dress. Favorite reds: MAC Ruby Woo, $15; Maybelline Red Revival, $7.49. Photo Credit: StyleBistro.com.