With the Spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider how to enhance your appearance, and, in turn, raise your self-esteem! Like many of us do, you can make excuses for not going to the gym, and then feel bad about yourself while eating a pint of blue bell ice cream and watching bad television. However, the good news is that there are ways to make yourself look better that require minimal effort (not that we are encouraging you to skip the gym!) In this article, we will help our readers become more beautifully brave with four makeup tips for a sexier new you! Let your inner goddess shine with hot new looks, no matter how cold it is outside!
1. Red Lips – According to a study conducted by Business Insider, one of the key features that attracts men to women is the color red. A study recently conducted in the University of Manchester confirmed these findings; revealing that men not only like it when women wear lipstick, but that their favorite color to see on a woman is red. Although popular belief often holds that men prefer the more au natural look, the Daily Mail reports that “a French study found that waitresses who wore red lipstick on the job received tips 50 per cent of the time from male customers, while those wearing brown, pink or no lipstick were tipped 30 per cent of the time.” There are so many choices, from lip-glosses to lipsticks, and different shades of red, to customize to your individual style and preference.
2. Smoky Eyes – Cosmopolitan magazine reports that men go absolutely crazy for a woman with smoky eyes. A male member of Makeup.com stated that “the smoky eye look adds a lot of intrigue and elegance.” It may take a few tries to master this look, especially if you are not a makeup aficionado. First, you have to stock up on the essential for this dark and sultry look. You’ll need black mascara, black liquid eyeliner, two dark eye shadows and an eye shadow primer. Choose charcoal and gray eye shadows, or shades of purple or green for more color. Here is a great video for beginners that want to practice creating a sexy, smoky-eyed look.
3. Tasteful Perfume – Men are not only attracted to women based on their appearance, but also by their smell. A Cosmopolitan article reports that “‘scent arouses men on a very primal level’, says Alan Hirsch, MD, director of Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation. ‘Pleasant aromas can actually stimulate parts of the brain directly connected to sexual desire.’” However, with so many different smells out there, what is a girl to choose? Turns out that Cosmopolitan polled over 400 men, and found that they mostly prefer sweet and tasty smells, such as vanilla or fruit. The number one rule of perfume, however, is not to overdo it. A great tip to make sure you have just the right amount of the seducing smell is to spray two puffs in the air and walk through it.
4. Glowing Skin – When men look at women, they subconsciously assess their health and fertility; that is just the way the human race is programmed. Nothing screams youth and good health more than glowing skin! You can fake a restful, full-night’s sleep look or a vacation glow with the simple application of carefully chosen makeup. Allure suggests to “fake a glow with powder highlighter: a champagne shade if you have fair skin, a golden tone for medium or olive skin, or copper for dark skin. Dust it over your cheekbones, then dab some at the inner corners of your eyes, on the centers of your lids, and on the bow of your lips.”
The one caveat to creating a sexier look is to remember that no amount of makeup will help if you don’t have a confident attitude to go along with it! Let your inner and outer self shine with a great new look that compliments your self-confidence!