You want to look your best for this romantic occasion, and some choices in makeup can make or break the beautiful atmosphere. The goal with makeup for a romantic candlelight dinner should be incandescence, which reflects the candlelight. Read on to learn how to apply makeup so that you look stunning for a romantic meal.

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Use a lightweight and sheer foundation. Candlelight evens out skin tones and hides details with the low light. A heavy, matte, concealing base is not needed, and may look muddy. Make a base even more sheer and lightweight by mixing a dab of moisturizer or lotion with it before applying it to the face.

Avoid bronzers. Candlelight creates enough shadows on its own. Bronzers look too dark, muddy and unnatural in this light.

Use a soft shade of eye shadow. Depending on whether your complexion is dark or light, some good choices may be an eggplant color or mauve. They can look very warm and glowing in the soft candlelight. They also look natural compared to colder bluish or gray tones.

Apply a simple gloss to the lips. Avoid using lip liner or lipstick. The reflection of the flickering flames on glossy natural lips will be dramatic enough, and can look delectable.

Try peachy shades for the cheeks. Peachy tones look good on any complexion from the fairest to the darkest. It can look natural in the gold cast from the candlelight.

Line only the top lashes with eyeliner. The eyes will be accentuated enough by the candlelight. Avoid creating shadows below the eyes with heavy, dark colors.