From Taylor Hill To Jordan Dunn--7 Models Reveal Signature Date Night Makeup

October 3, 2018

This past weekend, my husband and I went on a date for the first time in many, many months. We went to the best place our city has to offer–a sports bar/hipsterish converted warehouse (lol!).  Since our daughter was born almost a year ago, we’ve been like two passing ships, meeting for moments at the diaper station and the dinner table (okay, it’s not that bad, but our one-on-one time has certainly changed!). Part of the fun of going out for a date night, of course, is getting ready–three-quarters of the fun, to be exact, according to model Lindsay Ellingson. I surveyed my makeup arsenal in a new light and let myself have fun playing with a winged eye, extra mascara, and a generous amount of highlighter. I’m already looking forward to our next outing, sigh.

If you’re planning a romantic evening out–or just a fun-filled night with friends–take some inspiration from these makeup-savvy models, and find your signature date night style. We’ve also included vegan and cruelty-free product recommendations, of course!

Less Is More 

Irina Shayk

7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night Makeup

“I think the new trend is less is more. Everyone’s going for a natural look. Natural nails are sexy—nude or no nail polish at all. I always pull my hair back in a low bun, it’s easy and classic.”

7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night Makeup

Achieve a gorgeous, glowing natural look with Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Glowing Skin Palette.

Be a Blushing Beauty

Lindsay Ellingson

7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night Makeup

“I’m in love with the look of blush…I love peaches and corals for my skin tone. If I want to go a bit bolder, and I’m doing less of an eye and just like a black liner, then I’ll do a bright pink blush.”


7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night MakeupTry a blush from Ellingson’s own makeup line: Wander Beauty Carryon Lip and Cheek Gel. (Psst…these blush is highly pigmented and lasts all night!)

Sport a Sexy Red Manicure 

Taylor Hill


“Red! Today’s [nail] color, red. I think it’s fun. It’s so cheesy but I love it…I would also do a small black cat eye [with liquid liner]. Instant upgrade.”

7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night Makeup

For a long-lasting manicure, pick up a bottle of Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer.

Don’t Like Classic Bright Red? Go for Moody Nails

Jordan Dunn


“On my nails I like dark colors—a dark berry is quite sexy. I like it a little bit moodier.”

7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night Makeup

Go vampy with Priti NYC Non-Toxic Nail Polish.

Play Up Your Lips

Stella Maxwell

7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night Makeup

If you’re going to do a night look, I really love to do a bold, red lip. It makes you feel really confident, especially if you’re going out with your friends, and it can really just change your whole attitude on the night. A red lip is just really sexy to me. I love a complete red, like a red, red lip. If I wasn’t doing that, I would go for an aubergine, purple-black red. It’s either that or a cat eye. I’m a huge fan of a winged cat eye. It gives you defined features, and you can be kind of bolder at night.”

7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night Makeup

Axiology Natual Organic Lipstick makes a gorgeous bold, red lip.

Make a Single Statement 

Lily Aldridge

7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night Makeup

“I always think a red lip is a nice way to amp up your look and a nice red nail is sexy. But pick one thing to make your statement, whether it’s a lip, or an eye, or a nail. That’s just my opinion. And fragrance is the final touch to your outfit—I’m such a fragrance girl. I have so many, it just depends on [how I’m feeling] that night.”

7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night Makeup

Riddle Oil Roll-On Fragrance Oil is a mysterious, sexy scent that accentuates your body chemistry.

Be Yourself 

Barbara Palvin

7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night Makeup

“I still try to put on the littlest amount of makeup. It’s never strong. Because I feel like when you go on your first date, people always dress up fully and do their makeup. I’m the opposite. I prefer to go and show how I am on the first date.”

7 Supermodels Share Their Signature Date Night Makeup

Keep it fresh with Jane Iredale Dream Tint Moisturizer.


Do you have a signature date night look? What are your favorite vegan and cruelty-free makeup products?

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Photo: Respective brands, Irina Shayk via Instagram, Lindsay Ellingson via Instagram,  Stella Maxwell via Instagram, Lily Aldridge via Instagram, Barbara Palvin via Instagram

Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.


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