New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) So, you thought women always ensure they doll up for their first date? A new survey indicates that most women are confident even if they step out without make-up for the special meeting.

The nationwide survey, done with 500 women, was conducted by dating app TrulyMadly in collaboration with MSM Box (a beauty subscription box brand). It was done to find out from the users, various first date beauty secrets.

As many as 51 per cent of the women respondents, who were from varied age groups, said they are confident to go make up free on their first date.

The result gave Sachin Bhatia, Co-founder of TrulyMadly, a reason to cheer.

"I'm happy to know that the Indian woman doesn't need to rely on make-up for confidence, but it is a choice," he said.

According to the survey results, the one thing that 45 per cent of the respondents couldn't go out on a date without, was a lip gloss. Following closely behind was mascara at 31 per cent. The mattifying powder and blush got 16 per cent and 8 per cent, respectively.

When it came to the lip shade for the first date, 37 per cent of the women voted for Ruby Red, 32 per cent chose Hot Pink, while 20 per cent of them said they are keen on mixing two shades to come up with their unique colour.

As for the biggest make-up blunder on a first date, it's heavy foundation, said 54 per cent of the users. Even uneven eyeliner and a lip liner darker than the shade of the lipstick, are considered a no-no among the 46 per cent of the women.