There’s nothing like getting glammed up for a night on the town. Look at how stunning the gals and guys at the Golden Globes looked. Who wouldn’t want to don a designer gown and have someone do their hair and makeup (and then have it practically ruined by the rain—or should I say, blessing) ? But in the real world, it’s not always that easy to get ready for an evening out. The good news is, recent surveys show that guys find women who wear less makeup more attractive. In fact, the natural look has made a comeback lately (ala Jennifer, Charlize, Gwyneth & Sienna) much to the pleasure of guys everywhere.
Here are the top four makeup turn-offs, for men (courtesy of stylecaster.com) and the products that are guaranteed to turn him on:
1. Lipstick on teeth
Who hasn’t been out on a date only to step in front of a mirror and find that your teeth look every bit as ruby red as your lips?
My pick for a fail proof pucker: LipSense by Senegence. Won’t kiss off or rub off—all night long!
2. Thick foundation with a tide mark around the jaw-line
You know that girl? The one who looks like she’s wearing an orange mask on her face? Whether that girl is you, your best friend or your worst enemy, mineral makeup is a must. It’s sheer, provides great coverage and looks natural. Goodbye, Tide Line!
My pick: Youngblood Mineral Makeup
P.S. High quality pigments, (that won’t turn “orangey”) and a professional color match is all – important.
3. Clumpy mascara
Women with clumpy mascara either look like they’re wearing bad “falsies” or a spider got stuck to one or both of their eyelids. To fix this nasty problem, I recommend using a primer to separate and thicken the lashes. When you add mascara, use a very thin coat of color and lashes will look naturally fabulous.
My pick for luxurious lashes: LashSense by Senegence. This is a two-for-one product with primer on one end and mascara on the other.
And here’s a tip: You don’t need a prescription to get major eye fringe. You just need some Lash Extend by Senegence, Bonus: You can use it to thicken brows too!
4. Penciled-in eyebrows
Don’t think for a minute that those Hollywood beauties don’t work with pencils and powders to achieve great brows. The key here is to look natural, using layered color. Natural eyebrow hair is not just one color. And remember: the shape of the brow is the most important!
My brow color pick: HiBrow by Trucco. This also doubles as a three color shadow.
So ladies, now that you know that truth about men and makeup, start catching a little extra beauty sleep, take scrupulous care of your skin, use sunscreen, and enhance your natural beauty!
See you at the Spa!
Linda Ruberto LMT,LE
“For beautiful eyebrows, skincare, waxing, and massage.”