VIDEO: A Hot Summer Date Night Look + GIVEAWAY | 9Lives
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The summer holidays are upon us, and for many this means a hot summer fling, or maybe just rekindling the spark with your current romance after a hectic year. So I have teamed up with Revlon to create this easy summer date night makeup tutorial, using blush and golden tones to create a natural, sun-kissed look.


One lucky reader will walk away with a R1500 hamper from Revlon! Scroll down for details. 

What I used:


Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti-Shine primer R249

Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination / Oily Skin in Medium Beige R299.00

Revlon ColorStay Concealer in Medium R189

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Highlighter – Part of Contouring & Highlighting Duo R359

Revlon Bronzer in Bronzilla R220

Revlon Powder Blush in Oh Baby! Pink R220

Almay Brow Defining Pencil in Brunette R199

Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow in Decadent R220

Revlon ColorStay Powder in Medium Beige R199

Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara in Blackest Black R149

Revlon Ultra HD Velvet Matte Lipcolor in Devotion R165


One lucky 9Lives reader will win a Revlon hamper worth R1500! To enter, share your ideas for a hot summer date. Pop it in the comments below or mail me:

Entries close 20 December.

*This post has been sponsored by Revlon


I am a lifestyle blogger from Cape Town trying to find the best ways to spend my time, take care of my body and express myself. I am slightly obsessed with fragrances, sneakers, Jamie Oliver and Masterchef Australia. Oh, and I probably drink way too much wine.


  1. We have so much to offer in Cape Town. I would opt for a a lovely wine tasting and lunch on the Constantia Wine Route followed by a concert at Kirstenbosch.

  2. Oooh a hot summer date sounds great… My husband is taking me away this weekend for our anniversary, a surprise location!! I think a great tip for a hot summer date is to keep your hair loose and romantic, keep makeup sultry and sun-kissed with lipgloss that make your lips look juicy and kissable. Wear something off the shoulder and brush a little bronzer on your shoulders and collar bones to complete the look. 🙂

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      That sounds wonderful Janet, I hope the weekend was a total treat! And I love the idea of an off-shoulder outfit, it’s so flirty and alluring! Thanks for your entry 🙂

  3. Annet Matebwe Reply

    A bright Smokey eye for that perfect picnic date on the beach with bae ?.

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      I love a simplistic, fresh makeup look. Totally agree. Thanks for entering 🙂

  4. Simone soupen Reply

    A hot summer date would ideally be a beautiful floral print dress paired with a high heel sandal or flat gladiator sandal depending on where you’re going i think keeping your makeup simple and dewy is ideal for summer because u don’t want to have it melting off especially for your date ,i say keep it simple plain but still gorgeous and sexy so you’re at ease and comfortable in your own skin

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      Absolutely Simone! I think above all go for something you feel beautiful and comfortable in. Thanks so much for entering!

  5. Bianca Balutto Reply

    For a hot summer date with my bf I would keep my make-up abit bronzy and glowy. I would use eyeliner and line my lower lash line and upper lash line, a bronzer in my cheeks, some highlighter on the inner corner on my eyes, cheeks bone, cupids bow and nose some mascara and a bronze nude lipstick:)

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      This sounds gorgeous! I am sure you will knock his socks off with that look! Thanks for entering!

  6. Carolyn Augustus Reply

    I would keep it light, starting off with a proper base, skip the shimmer cause the weather will keep you shiny enough and use a sheer lippie.

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      Lovely idea Carolyn! A light, fresh makeup look is defintely the way to go. Thanks for entering!

  7. Danielle van Breda Reply

    I love a garden picnic, whether it’s at the gorgeous botanical gardens Kirstenbosch or beside the pool in my yard. The picnic basket should include a delicious bottle of wine, coupled with light snacks and the 3 layered chocolate dessert by Woolworths, this would be the absolute perfect setting.
    As far as make up goes, I never do my foundation till its complete full coverage, my boyfriend loves my little imperfections. I have green eyes so I always try to go for a sultry eye, not over the top just the perfect amount to bring out my eye colour to ensure his eyes are locked on mine at all times. A pink or red lipstick is a must for me, I never feel fully dressed without a pop of colour on my lips.

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      This sounds lovely Danielle! I agree, Kirstenbosch is such a gorgeous spot for a picnic, and that three layered dessert sounds like heaven! Thanks for the entry!

  8. Nicola Meyer Reply

    Durban is often very hot so I would wear a cool dress and sandals and a light floral fragrance. I love wearing shades of brown eyeshadow and a pink lipstick

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      That sounds lovely Nicola! I think a simple, flowy dress is the ultimate date night outfit. Thanks for entering 🙂

  9. Oooeee a hot summer date should have two things…
    1. A bright or floral outfit
    2. Bright lips

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      I totally agree Megan! There is just something oh so romantic about a pretty floral dress! Thanks for your entry!

  10. jade abbott Reply

    my hot summer date is a good hike to chrystal pools the morning, then a good sundowner at the grand beach restaurant with cocktails.

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      I love that idea! Chrystal Pools is a little bit of heaven on earth and nothing beats a cool one after a fun hike! Thanks for entering!

  11. Hmmmmm. Piekniekmandjie met vars koue vrugte, ‘n gesonde hoeveelheid kaas, salticrax met ‘n yskoue sjampanje op ‘n verlate stand met daai vars grimering. Anyday!!

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      Dink klink wonderlik! Veral die kaas en salticrax deel (hehehe). xxx

  12. Pool Party– Hot summer weather + a refreshing swimming pool= the setting for a great date.. My hubby will love this one. What could be better than splashing around with his “hot” wife in a swimsuit? smokey eyed… Not too many things..;-) followed by a Summer picnic underneath stars, with soft music in the background complete with champagne , choc dipped strawberries/cherries, mini desserts – hell he could even sample it off me…wink wink…

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      Oooooh Losh! I think you are definitely on to something here 😉 I think you’ll definitely have him wrapped around your finger.

  13. I love emphasising my eyes with a cat eye eyeliner and a classic red lip

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      Such a classic and always a good idea in my opinion 😉 Thanks for entering!

  14. Amy Daniels Reply

    A smokey eye with eyeliner and a bold lipstick on a picnic date

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      Such a striking look, love it! Good luck 🙂

  15. A romantic picnic dinner followed by a stroll on the Umhlanga promenade. Finish it off with cocktails on the terrace at The Oyster Box hotel as the moon rises over the ocean.

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      What a lovely idea! I hope all the guys are taking notes (hehehe). Thanks so much for entering, good luck!

  16. jackie katzen Reply

    A smokey eye in shades of bronze and browns, dewy complexion and a glossy nude lip!!! perfect for a hot Summer date

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      That sounds beautiful Jackie! Thanks for entering!

  17. Cornell Botha Reply

    A tent + blankets + a flashlight + s’mores = a totally romantic night out.

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      Definitely! This sounds like such a fun night out and a perfect escape from all the hustle and bustle! Hold those thumbs!

  18. Nicole Price Reply

    Moyo in Bloubergstrand is in my books the perfect location for a date night! Especially on those hot summer evenings while watching the sunset over Eden on The Bay, sipping on something cold and chilling with your feet in the water! For this I would definitely keep my eye-make-up quite simple with some added bronzer to the cheeks and decollete to achieve that sun kissed look ?? Team that with a white off-the-shoulder dress + hair in loose beach waves and that would be my dream summers date night, right there ??

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      I love this! I am definitely keeping it in mind for my next date night! And your date night outfit sounds perfect for summer! Thanks for entering!

  19. Daniela Cardoso Reply

    a picnic at my favourite spot sitting under a large tree for some shade…..wear a cool pretty floral sundress and jewelled sandals, makeup is very light cover foundation with a pink blush on the cheeks, a dusky rose lip and shimmer bronze taupe eyeshadow.

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      This sounds beautiful Daniela, I can just picture it! And the makeup sounds lovely. Thanks for your entry, good luck!

  20. Cathy Badenhorst Reply

    hot summer date would be sunset cruise sipping on cocktails, wearing a soft flowing white dress and stunning heels……….makeup would be soft dewy foundation, ruby red lips, smokey eyes, eyeliner, mega lash mascara and blush to enhance the cheekbones

    • Malherbe Liezel Reply

      Oooh Cathy you definitely have good taste! This sounds like something straight out of a Golden Oldie romance. Love! Thanks for entering!

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