LOTW: A Date Night Look That Will Impress Yourself

Riding solo this Valentine's Day? Look sultry anyway.
Publish date:
February 11, 2016
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Although I’ve had a handful of dates (some of which I wish I could forget), I’ve pretty much always been single. This used to be a fact that bothered me, but as time has moved on, so have I, and my favorite person to enjoy a date with now is me.

I mean, think about it: I never have to worry about being late, I never have to worry about being stood-up, I never have to be somewhere I don’t want to be, and I always think my date is hot!

My favorite solo date-night activity is checking out a new restaurant (or one of my faves that I don’t usually get a chance to go to) and sometimes enjoying a movie afterwards. Even though I’m riding solo on these dates, sometimes I like to get gussied up. So, for those of you who are livin’ la vida single like me, here’s a look to help you rock that solo date in style.

After I primed my lids I applied a mid-tone, shimmery purple eyeshadow all over the lid, stopping just above the crease and bringing it out just past the outer corner of my eye to begin a winged shape.

Next, I took a slightly darker purple shadow (also slightly less shimmery) and worked it into the outer third of the crease and lid, also extending it into that wing shape.

With a soft, near-skin-tone shadow, I blended just above the crease to soften up the edges a bit.

Using a makeup-remover wipe, I sharpened the shape on the outer edge of my eye into a more defined wing.

I used a black liquid liner pen to draw a thin wing on my upper lash line, extending the end a little straighter so it would create some negative space between the shadow shape and my liner.

I finished the eyes off by adding a shimmery ivory shadow to the inner tear duct area, applying some mascara, and filling in my brows.

For the rest of the face, I kept it simple with a soft, dusty pink blush and a rosy-brown lip.

Here are my favorite looks from last week's thread:

What kind of look do you sport on date night? Anyone have any special plans (solo or otherwise) for Valentine's Day this year? Let me know in the comments below or hit me up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Don't forget to tag @xovain and #xoLOTW.