Getting ready for a date is never really as effortless as some girls make it seem. Looking and feeling pretty often involve an intricate beauty routine that can leave you feeling stressed out, especially when you're in a rush. So instead of fussing about and getting ready as quickly as possible, why not find a way to enjoy the process? Let's be real here: Beauty takes time and effort. Savoring an hour-long beauty routine can be relaxing and pampering—the best way to prepare yourself for a special night.
The Dior Boutique at SM Makati lets you experience a luxurious beauty sesh that's simply the perfect preamble to a romantic night out—or any important occasion for that matter, be it a wedding, a high-profile business meeting, or an important day with the girls.
Dior's in-boutique beauty pampering takes about two hours. It begins with a skin analysis (because you need to know about your skin's condition before anything else), followed by a facial massage (the best base is beautiful skin, after all), a makeup session, and finally, a spritz of perfume. But you can also replicate this luxurious routine at home with these five essential steps:
1. Always start with a clean face.
Diorsnow Purifying Foam, P2,650; Dior Gentle Cleansing Milk, P2,450
At the boutique: The typical cleansing routine at Dior has three steps: (1) Start with a milk cleanser to remove makeup; (2) followed by a foaming cleanser to remove excess dirt, sebum, and residual makeup; and (3) end with an exfoliator to make the skin smooth and prepped.
Do it at home: Cop the process using Dior's Gentle Cleansing Milk and Diorsnow Purifying Foam. Remember to lather the products in a light circular motion on your face.
2. Hydrate and moisturize with a mask that can work with your entire skincare routine.
Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced, P7,750; Capture Totale Dreamskin 1-Minute Mask, P3,950
At the boutique: The facial includes a mask for your face and another specifically for the eye area. Skin-boosting creams and serums are applied afterwards. Here's a helpful tip to remember: When applying facial products, don't forget to apply it all the way to your décolletage.
Do it at home: Use Dior's Capture Totale Dreamskin 1-Minute Mask to get smoother, more luminous skin in just 60 seconds. The first-ever skin-perfecting peeling mask will leave your skin feeling refreshed and new. Afterwards, apply the Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced Serum to moisturize your skin, tighten pores, and visibly lighten dark spots and redness.
3. Perfect your base to achieve dreamy, flawless skin.
At the boutique: Dior's makeup artist starts by applying a primer with a sponge, followed by two light layers of foundation. Afterwards, blemishes and discoloration are covered with a concealer.
Do it at home: Start with the Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation, which works as both a primer and foundation, as well as a pore perfector and color corrector. Using a sponge, apply it lightly on your face, building it up to the coverage you want. This will create a light finish that will leave your skin with a natural glow. Remember to pat on concealer only on problem areas such as the under-eye area, dark spots, and blemishes. Finally, use the Diorskin Nude Air Loose Powder to set your makeup. Keeping your base light keeps the look natural for a radiant romantic look.
4. Keep your makeup minimal yet modern for a look that's as romantic as it is striking.
Diorskin Rosy Glow Blush P3,000; Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, P1,850; Dior Addict Lip Glow, P,1850
At the boutique: The Dior makeup artist matches the makeup look to the occasion, but the essentials remain the same: well-lined eyes, full lashes, flushed cheeks, and a pretty pink lip.
Do it at home: Your makeup should enhance your features, rather than hide them. Start with brushed natural brows, and then move on to your eyes. With the Dior Eyeliner Waterproof Pencil, create a half-winged line, starting from the outer tip of your eyes and drawing the line inward. Then, curl your lashes before applying a coat of Diorshow Pump 'n' Volume Mascara for fuller lashes. For your cheeks, nothing beats a rosy hue. Try the Diorskin Rosy Glow Blush for that naturally flushed look. For the perfect pucker, use the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer and Dior Addict Lip Glow.
5. Last, and definitely the most essential, spritz on a romantic fragrance.
Miss Dior Eau de Parfum 50mL P6,300; and 100mL P9,100
At the boutique and at home: A romantic night deserves a romantic fragrance that will leave a lasting impression. Recently relaunched, the Miss Dior Eau de Parfum is a feminine fragrance that contains honeyed Grasse rose blossoms, beautifully combined with Damascena roses. The newly incorporated pink pepper and rosewood-sweetened patchouli give it a playful kick, creating a fragrance that is charming as it is playful. Top off the beauty routine with a spritz of the Miss Dior Eau de Parfum and have fun!
Visit the Dior Boutique at SM Makati. For more information about Dior, call (02) 957-3560 via landline or 0906-288-8780 via SMS.