Beauty Checklist for a Perfect First Date

Put a manicure on your first-date checklist.

Making a great impression on a first date might require trying a fabulous new outfit or bold makeup look, so you need to make sure you're using products that will keep your skin, hair, and nails looking beautiful. Since you want to look and feel confident all night, an at-home pampering a few nights before will need to be a top priority.

Use this beauty checklist to get ready for that perfect first date:

1. Take extra good care of your skin
Use a good skin scrub the night before your date to buff away dead skin cells and create that natural glow. You will want to avoid using any type of exfoliating scrub the night of the date; your skin needs time to repair itself during a good night's rest. Follow up with a rich hydrating cream that will restore your skin's moisture barrier and leave your skin soft and smooth.

2. Brighten your smile

Smile with confidence by using teeth brightening products like Luster NOW! Instant Whitening Toothpaste. Start using the toothpaste about a week before the date so it has a chance to whiten and brighten your teeth over a few days.

3. Deep condition your hair

You can do this the night before your big date or a few days prior. Deep condition your hair with a hair mask or use a deep conditioning treatment that you leave in your hair overnight. These products will help to keep your hair soft, shiny, and beautiful all night long.

4. Get a manicure

Whether you do your own manicures or head to the salon for a mini pampering session, you will want to keep your nails trimmed and polished. Choose a neutral color that will work well with any outfit, or go bold if you're already set on what you're wearing.

5. Choose your favorite eye makeup look

Whether you wear a dramatic smoky eye day and night, or prefer more understated looks for the eyes, choose an eye makeup look that makes you feel confident. Don't use the first date as an excuse to try a new look you saw in a magazine or replicate a celebrity eye makeup look. Pick something that you pull off with confidence and let your personality shine through regardless of the look.

6. Pick the right scent

The scent you wear will be something that your date notices almost immediately, so make sure you pick something that complements your personality and smells great on you. Just like makeup, the first date isn't an opportunity to try a new fragrance. Pick something that your date will remember as your signature scent and wear just enough so that the scent is subtle but still noticeable.

Content by Sabah Karimi.