Makeup Touch-Up Tips For Date Night | Clozette
Every girl wants to look perfect on date night. You’ve planned the dress, your hair, shoes, and most importantly: your makeup look. But even the most careful makeup application won’t guarantee it from fading or smudging at the end of the evening. The good news? There are some clever touch-up tips that can easily revive your makeup, as if it were freshly applied – without having to bring your whole vanity table with you. 

Here’s how you can go from faded to flawless in minutes:


Pack some blotting paper

When it starts getting hot on the dance floor, you will need to keep the shine at bay. Not everyone likes lugging a bulky powder case and kabuki brush, so it’s better to pack oil-control film or blotting paper to keep your makeup matte. Pro-tip: before you leave the house, you can brush powder onto a couple of sheets to keep in your purse, or buy ones that already have powder pressed into them.
Go for high-shine lip gloss

Always have your most versatile lip gloss handy. You may not have the luxury of repeating those layers of balm, liner and lipstick in a jiffy, but lip gloss adds instant shine and glam. If you don’t want a full, shiny pout, then just dab the lip gloss at the centre of your lips for a more natural look.

Pick a long-lasting breath freshener

Your lipstick application may be kiss-proof but it won’t hold against constant washing. And let’s face it: your pretty little purse won’t hold a toothbrush and toothpaste. Before stepping out, brush your teeth with Closeup’s Deep Action toothpaste. The Active Zinc Mouthwash in it provides deep cleansing and fights 99% of odour-causing germs, giving you up to 12 hours of fresh breath – so you don’t have to keep reapplying your lipstick more than necessary.

Use highlighter instead of foundation

Redoing your foundation is close to impossible when you’re already out (and the lighting is not always favourable). Keep a compact highlighter in your purse to touch up worn off areas and brighten your face, especially on your cheeks, brow bones, and under eyes.

Clean up quickly with Q-tips

Always have Q-tips in your bag, as they can clean up any makeup smudges or even change up your smoky eye look. Pro-tip: along with these Q-tips, pack a sachet or small tube of moisturiser, the kind you get off makeup counters as samples. Dampening the Q-tips on moisturiser can clean up a smudge or run without breaking down the makeup underneath it.



From the oh-so-feminine concoction of the original 2011 Especially Escada comes an intense new scent that’s brimming with energy: Especially Escada Elixir. This fragrance is a powerful adaptation of the original rose-based scent that was designed for more playful moods. This time around, Especially Escada Elixir epitomises the modern woman who is elegant, feminine, bold and confident all at once. 

The rich and captivating scent has Turkish rose at its core, adding an element of mystery. Oriental facets envelope this rose extract for depth, colour and density. Ecuadorian Ambrette seeds amplify the rose scent giving it freshness while musk adds a luxurious touch. Accords of prune and fresh plums offer added richness and base notes of patchouli, white musk, amber and Madagascar vanilla complete the bouquet for that heady, alluring fragrance. 

If you are looking for a scent to complement a sophisticated and classy personality that radiates enviable confidence, this one is for you. It embodies the modern Escada woman, with her refined beauty and exemplary taste.

The festive season is upon us and that just means your schedule is packed with holiday get-togethers to attend and people to meet. Whether it be for brunches with your girls, dinners with your SO, all-nighters at the coolest clubs – you’re going to want to look and feel your best. 

The helpful folks that we are, we came up with five essentials you need this month to survive this happy, but hectic season.



If you don’t already have one, make place for a primer on your dressing table. It preps your skin for makeup, helps it go on smooth, and makes sure your foundation stays in place no matter where the night takes you. We like the Clio Kill Cover Realest Wear Moist Primer that hydrates the skin while absorbing excess sebum so you’re glowing for all the right reasons.
Dry Shampoo

Revive yesterday’s blow dry, instantly add volume and keep your hair looking fresh and clean with a dry shampoo. The Toni&Guy Hair Meets Wardrobe Cleanse dry shampoo tackles greasy scalp and puts life back into limp locks, and the advanced formula means no white powder telltale signs.


When you live in a tropical country, this is a must-have no matter what the season. During the festive month however, you want one that will keep you fresh longer, without an overwhelming scent and definitely one that won’t show up on your LBD. Opt for the Dove Clear Touch Anti White Marks that is gentle on your skin, fights BO, and won’t transfer on your favourite LBD.

Pond’s Flawless White Re-Brightening 
Night Treatment Moisturiser

Make the most of your beauty sleep (even if it’s for a few hours) with this effective night treatment that will repair skin damage, lighten and even out skin tone to ensure you wake up with a glowing, radiant complexion.

Closeup Deep Action Red Hot

You know that absolutely no look is complete without a dazzling smile. Closeup Deep Action with its Micro Shine Crystals effectively whitens teeth making them beautifully brighter with every brush. Closeup Deep Action comes in intense zesty Red Hot flavor and cool minty Menthol Fresh flavor to give you fresh breath and the confidence to talk to that cutie across the room. And really, who can resist a dazzling smile?