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Beauty Mark It! First-Date Fabulous

Do you get nervous before a first date, or are you cool, calm, and collected? Regardless, I'm sure you just want to look your best from clothing to hair to makeup. One of my newly single friends is back on the market, and she asked for some advice on how to present herself as the complete package — both brains and beauty.

She doesn't want to scare the guy away with an overly done up face (high maintenance, hello?). She also doesn't want to appear too plain, like she made no effort at all. What looks can you recommend so that she comes off as sophisticated, flirty, and second-datable?

I'll get you started with Bare Escentuals' BareMinerals All-Over Face Color ($18) in Clear Radiance, a sheer translucent pinky shimmer. She'll be sure to look approachable with a natural glow — no scary glitter allowed.

Share your choices by bookmarking items from around the web and tagging them with the phrase First Date Fabulous. I'll feature your favorites here next Tuesday. To learn about Beauty Mark It challenges and how to add your picks, check out this how-to. To see some of my favorite online beauty stores,


Saks Beauty Place
Saffron Rouge
Fred Segal Beauty
Folica Beauty
Bergdorf Goodman

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