I just recently started dating someone new, and let me tell you, the most nerve racking thing in the world is meeting your dude’s parents. Honestly, your first meeting can make or break your relationship! If you don’t like them or they don’t like you (but seriously, who wouldn’t like you? You rock.), it can cause strain on the relationship and it ultimately won’t work out. But, odds are, they will love you. Confidence is key when going into your first time meeting his parents, so make sure you feel your absolute best. Here are some makeup tips to help you feel confident during the whole ordeal!

  1. Stick to what you know: Don’t try new makeup tutorials when getting ready, just stick to your everyday routine. Never tried purple eyeliner? Tonight is not the night to do so. Go with what you know, it will make you feel more “normal.”
  2. Accentuate your best features: Does your boyfriend ever say things like “your eyes are so beautiful” or “I love it when you wear your hair down”? Do what you can to accentuate those features! Draw attention to them. If you have long luscious eyelashes, make sure to wear mascara to highlight them!images (1)
  3. Keep it simple: Go for a more natural look. If your normal look is dark eyeshadow and liner, maybe tone it down to more browns or golds. Moms tend to like girls who keep makeup to a minimum because it shows that they are confident in who they are and don’t need to hide behind makeup. Simple is always safe. Use a splash of blush and mascara to spruce up your natural beauty!
  4. Brush your teeth: Bad breath is a big no-no! Make sure to brush and floss before you go, bad breath makes more of an impression than makeup, guaranteed!

And the big one…just be you! I will have an article soon on what to wear to meet the ‘rents, so stay tuned!

Good luck!

XOXO, Chels