Channel your inner bombshell with come-hither beauty tips to sex up your look from head to toe.
1. Pink lady
Originally designed in the 1970s for an exotic dancer, Benetint by Benefit Cosmetics has become a cult favourite far beyond the pole-dancing set. "Nothing says 'irresistible' like a provocative rosy-pink glow 'you know where,'" says Jean Ford, co-creator of Benefit Cosmetics. A little dab on each nipple ensures that they get the love and attention they so rightfully deserve!
2. Bedroom eyes
Sultry eyes have worked for everyone from Brigitte Bardot to Eva Mendes. For a morning-after look, smudge shimmery black or grey cream liner around your eyes along the upper and lower lash lines. "It's a hint of something on the eye but not overdone," says Paul Venoit, makeup pro for CoverGirl. "Plus, if your makeup smudges a little, it's a good thing!"
3. Staying power
Keep the love - and your makeup - alive all night long. To make your eye makeup stay put, apply foundation all over your eyelids and follow up with a matte eyeshadow. "It will create a base and prevent creasing," says Eve Pearl, a television makeup artist. Get even more out of your makeup with blotting papers. Hair and makeup artist Tony Masciangelo uses them to remove excess oil, thus preventing smeared makeup.
4. Great white
Want a sexy smile without a trip to the dentist? Try whitening strips, says Dr. Sol Weiss, a dentist based in Toronto. "Crest Whitestrips work and are relatively easy to use," says Weiss. But if your date is more of a last-minute thing, don't panic. "During the day, teeth develop a yellow layer [plaque] at the gum line," explains Weiss. Brushing with a whitening toothpaste will remove this buildup and make teeth instantly appear whiter.
5. Scarlet fever
For true femmes fatales, red lips are a must. Get a subtly sexy look by dabbing on lipstick with your fingertips for a stainlike effect, says Andrea Claire, a Canadian makeup artist based in Singapore. Try M.A.C Lipstick in Dubonnet, a rich cerise. And make sure your daring-hued lippy stays on by sealing it with a pout-friendly topcoat, like FACE Atelier's Lip Lock. "It won't smudge or wear off," she says.
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