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10 Myths about “Sexy Makeup”(Photo source: lifestylemagazine.biz)
1. ”No Makeup” is Sexiest.
Now that we’re done being politically-correct; No, most guys do like makeup. They just like it when they don’t know it’s makeup.
Sexiness, ultimately, is about being touchable and inviting to who you’re trying to attract. And super-sticky glosses and heavy, powdered base makeup is NOT inviting to the touch. They don’t like seeing things caking, smearing, flaking, or clumping. And above all, they don’t want to FEEL it.
(Would you want to rub faces with a guy if you could see foundation and thick powder all over his face and neck?)
2. The Longer and Fuller your False Lashes, the Better.
~Snort~ A lot of guys I know don’t actually like the look of visible false lashes and thick mascara (sorry, ladies) unless they are extremely natural and undetectable looking.
You really don’t need to look like you have a pair of hairy aliens attacking your face.
3. Glossy, wet-looking lips are sexy.
You see this.
But they see this.
They sure aren’t thinking about how kissable that is.
I’ve known many guys to shy away from kissing someone simply because they dread the thought of having to feel her lipstick or lip gloss. Go figure.
4. Red lips are sexy.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I have NEVER heard anyone say that who wasn’t:
Now, don’t get me wrong! I LOVE the look of red, red lips myself, and a woman wearing striking crimson lips will always draw my eye. But then I AM considering wearing her lip color.
Your boyfriend won’t be.
5. Dewy skin is sexy.
Hmm, this is a half-truth. Skin that looks bare (aka not powdery) looks inviting to the touch. But you don’t want people to wonder if they will come away with a film of grease on their hands either.
6. Pastel makeup is girly and pretty.
~Cough~ Ok, next myth.
7. Conceal EVERYTHING.
How ‘bout “conceal your concealer”, instead?
8. Big Lips are Sexy. The bigger the better.
Woweee… Thanks… but no thanks.
I’m pretty sure he can live with the fact that you are not Angelina Jolie.
9. Chiseled, sculpted features are to die for.
(Kevyn Aucoin “Making Faces”)
Kids, don’t do this at home. Or in front of anyone.
10. You can never be too tan.
Oh, yes you can.
So now that all’s been said; am I going to stop wearing and playing with makeup?
Not in a million years.
It’s not just about feeling sexy after all. Makeup is exploration, experimentation, and expression. I will STILL ooh and aah at the next visual of Shu Uemura’s crazy lashes and the next gloss that promises glass-like shine.
And if your guy can’t put up with you committing these makeup crimes occasionally without wanting to pull out his crucifix, he’s probably not worth your lipstick.
Kim Kardashian Pin-Up Look with Fuschia Lips
I think this is by far my favorite Kim K. look in a very long time. She’s always looked fabulous wearing that heavy smoky eye and nude lips, but I love this strong purple-pink lip with the demi cat-eye and spiky lashes.
This look also reminds me of another, here, but is a cleaner and more “classic” look, with emphasis on strong contoured cheeks rather than a doll-like glow.
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