We think this is such a different approach to date night makeup – sexy and glowy without trying too hard. It works for day or night and can be dressed up or down depending on what look your date calls for.

Get the Look:

Cover your lids in a shimmery warm taupe hue (makeup artist Emem Francis dipped into the Adumadan and Iroko Brown) and go easy on the black eyeliner (trace only the water lines) and apply several layers of mascara. Mascara will help to bring out your eyes so don’t skip this step. Apply a golden bronze hue on your cheeks, the top of cheekbones, bridge of your nose, and your Cupid’s bow. Choose a neutral lip colour, either a sheer lipstick or gloss in the bronze or caramel family. Layer your lip colour (Emem layered House of Tara’s Oge and the TC07 pencil with a clear gloss.) To up the other-worldly glow factor, she broke out Tara’s  Amaraya blush and swiped on the Tara Bronzer in light and medium.

If you prefer a dewy finish don’t forget to moisturise your face before applying the foundation.

Product Breakdown

Brows – Tara Dark brown pencil, Adesuwa & Omoni concealers.

Eyes – Tara eyeshadow primer, Adumadan & Iroko Brown (As the eye shadow) black liquid liner, Fiber fuse mascara, Tara Respectable 01

Lips – Oge, TC 07 and Clear lip gloss

Face – Tara Magnifying Primer, TF15 , dual 46, Tara light and medium bronzer, Amaraya blush

Highlight – Tc06 & TC07 dual 42 & 44

Lowlight dual 48 and Cacao.


Photo credit: @anijohnsonphotography
MUA @emmylyonsignature_tara for HOT Ikeja.