When it comes to makeup, there are times when natural and glowing are the way to go, and then there are times that call for a little drama. It doesn’t take a professional stylist to add some sex appeal to your usual makeup routine. Try these easy tips to glam up your look.
Play to Your Assets
Rather than go for heavy, bright or dark overall, emphasize certain features with a more dramatic look. For many women, the eyes have it, and they play them up with two coats of black mascara, a stroke of shadow that extends from the corner upward (widening the eye) and a smudge of eyeliner. Try one of the new pearly shades of eyeliner that incorporate sparkle for a nightclub-ready look.
Many people assume that ruby red lips are the key to a sexy look. Red is fine, but mauve is divine. Moisturize your lips so they are plump and moist. Then, line the lips in a deep berry shade. Fill in the lips with the berry lip liner, or go for a complementary mauve lipstick. Add a dab of clear or shimmery pink gloss, working from the center of the lip outward.
Add Some Shimmer
Shimmery shades are the latest news in sexy makeup options. That is why supermodel Heidi Klum’s new line for Victoria’s Secret incorporates iridescent effects. Her Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Finishing Powder Duo has a light shade and a darker shade that give the complexion a multidimensional look. The BeneFit cosmetics line also has a bevvy of glamorous effects. Check out the Kitten dusting powder, That Gal brightening face primer, High Beam luminescent complexion enhancer, Powderflage light-diffusing powder and Ooh La Lift eye brightener.
Nothing kills a perfectly made up face quicker than a poor foundation. Begin by moisturizing the skin. Then, add a concealer and foundation that blends well with your natural color. Check it against your jawline rather than relying on a swipe of color on your wrist. Some people prefer mineral makeup foundation because its iridescence and lightness makes it blend better with variations in skin tone. You can top off the look with a finishing powder to set your foundation.