HERE’S HOW TO LOOK ‘GUY NATURAL’
Men love make-up that gives our skin an even tone and subtle colour, and here’s how to fake the look...
For a subtle, sexy glow
1 A heavy layer of foundation can make you look over done and hide your natural skin tone. Dampen a sponge with water (this will thin the foundation for a natural, even application), then start in the centre of your face and blend the product outwards to fade at the edges.
2 Next, using light pressure rub your hands over your face; the heat from your skin will remove any thick spots and ensure seamless application.
3 The purpose of using blush is to mimic a healthy glow. Find a cream blush (pros prefer them as they melt into your skin and don’t look chalky) in a colour that matches the inside of your bottom lip (this is the closest hue to your natural flush.)
4 Use your fingers to dab the product on the apples of your cheeks and press the leftover blush onto your cheekbones. This will create the illusion of a real flush.
Define those eyes
1 Guys are attracted to well-defined, thick and long lashes. So always remember to curl, curl, curl! This will also make your eyes appear larger.
2 Enhance your lash line using cocoa brown (for light complexions) or black (for darker skin) and apply it along the upper lash line, then dab a cotton bud across to diffuse the line.
3 Next, don’t go easy on the mascara, apply at least two coats. The first coat will give you length, while the second will give you fullness and definition. Avoid clumps by adding the second layer while the first is still damp.
For a kissable pout
1 Men love soft lips with a rosy tint, and you’ll need moisture to create plumpness, and sheer colour. Prime your lips with a balm and work it in a circular motion to increase blood circulation.
2 Find a lipstick that matches the colour of your lips, and press, don’t glide the colour onto your lips from the case. This will create a stain-like finish, which looks natural, but sexy. Use a cotton bud to remove excess colour from your lips.
3 Top it off with sheer lip gloss. Apply it more heavily in the centre of your lips to reflect light, hence creating the illusion of a fuller, sexier pout. ■
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