and my signature nail color is red. I pair this with red lips – MAC Lady Danger adds a sexy accent to any outfit. I use Moroccan Oil on damp hair daily – it helps nip frizz in the bud. Pre-date, getting my body looking its best is my biggest
boost: Biotherm Firm Corrector gives legs, arms and décolleté a gorgeous sheen.
The finishing touch: Fragrance sets my mood, so to go from desk to dinner I spritz the warm, spicy Fan di Fendi on my skin and hair so it lingers seductively.
International editor, Vogue Brazil
Our summer lasts up to nine months, so body-confident Brazilians take their beauty routine seriously. Weekly manicures and pedicures are de rigueur, as well as monthly facials. If I haven’t had time to book one, I do a DIY facial the night before a date, with Eve Lom Cleanser and Aurelia Cell Repair Night Oil. I avoid sugar
and alcohol for 24 hours to avoid puffiness. On the day, I use a mask for radiance and to ensure my makeup glides on.
The finishing touch: I apply Aromatherapy Associates Roland Mouret Final Finish Body Serum down my arms and legs to add a sexy shimmer and elongate limbs.
large, Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America
Conditioned, glossy skin and hair are beauty cornerstones for Mexican women. We are also obsessed with pigmentation, so I use products that deliver on luminosity. Two hours before any date, I apply Givenchy Le Soin Noir Masque Dentelle, which wakes up lackluster skin, and prep my complexion with Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. I use RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up Shade 44 for under-eye hues and add smudge-proof Chantecaille Cils Mascara, which stays put all evening. I keep my
hair effortless but polished, with a deep conditioner and drops of coconut oil – it smells delicious.
The finishing touch: I keep my tan topped up with St Tropez Instant Wash Off Body Glow.
Beauty director, Vogue Spain
Spanish women take great care of their appearance, particularly in warmer weather. When my skin glows, I feel at my most confident. I prepare my skin with Natura Bissé C+C Vitamin and apply SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. I use a light foundation and hide any blemishes with Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher in Medium. To define eyes for night time, I trace over the upper lash line in a navy blue and thicken for a Bardot-inspired, sexy finish – I love By Terry Crayon Khol Terrybly in Blue Vision. I end with a little mascara.
The finishing touch: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in Pink Pale gives the prettiest flush.
your pre-date prettifiers
Aromatherapy Associates Roland Mouret Final Finish Body Serum
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in Pink Pale
Fan di Fendi
Off Body Glow
Caudalie Huile Divine