Doing your makeup in preparation for meeting the parents of your significant partner for the first time can be a bit of a dilemma. You want to appear as if you want to meet them enough to dress you up a bit, but you don’t want to seem over the top with excessive dramatic makeup. The solution strikes a balance; keep reading to discover seven helpful tips for “meeting the parents” makeup.
1. Keep It Natural
When you meet your friend’s parents for the first time, it’s best to make your makeup look as natural as possible. You want your ST parents to see what you really look like when they first meet you, not what you look like when your face is covered with different layers of makeup.
2. But be yourself too
That said, of course, is not always the best way to go. If wearing light makeup colors is a big part of your personality expression, you should go for it. If you go with a non-natural look, stay away from dark colors or heavy eyeliner. Cat eyes and smoky eye shadow do not really make you look open and friendly. Make sure the colors you see in your makeup are bright or light when you opt out of the more natural route.
3. Skip Foundation
At a short distance (where you are when your girlfriend’s mother traps you in a close-up hug), the foundation can easily look too heavy or even cake-like, especially if you sweat from nerves.
Instead of looking for your reliable basis, try using a BB cream or a colored moisturizer on the day you are supposed to meet the parents of your STD. You get sufficient coverage to mask imperfections without the risk that your skin will look over-coated.
4. Don’t be afraid of eye makeup
Just because you meet your partner’s parents does not mean that you have to completely fix the eye makeup. In fact, light eye makeup can help improve your eyes and make them look brighter.
The trick is to keep your eye makeup simple. Keep the eyeliner to a minimum; try to use it only on your upper lash line. Regarding eye shadow, stick to light, neutral colors with a slightly glittering finish. Finish the look with a layer of black mascara to make your eyes pop.
5. Warm up your skin
A warm glow in your skin can help you to look friendlier and make a better first impression on your friend’s parents. Skip the contour when you prepare to meet the parents. Add a natural-looking glow to your face by sweeping some pink blush on your cheekbones and use a light, matte bronze to color your skin.
6. Keep your lips pure
You might consider keeping your lips fully exposed for a more natural look when you meet the parents of your important partner. However, if you want to add a bit of color and coverage, stick to a pure, light pink shine. It gives your lips a natural color and shine without appearing too exaggerated.
7. Add trust
The most important part of the makeup look of your “meeting with the parents” is that it gives you confidence. Of course you will feel nervous when you meet the people who have specially raised someone who is important to you. Make sure that the makeup you wear increases your confidence to help your parents look better and feel a little more comfortable and a little less nervous.
Meeting the parents of your boyfriend or girlfriend is an important moment. What your makeup looks like should not be another thing to worry about when the time comes. As you prepare to meet your SOs family, use the tips in this post to create a perfect “makeup” look for the “meeting with the parents” that will make an impression.