I guess I have gotten lazy in my old age, but I am just not into taking an hour to do my makeup for ANY occasion. To get out the door, I’m a five minute girl. Who has time for all that primping? Oh sure, the picture of women in the 50’s sitting at their vanities with powder puff residue wafting in the air looked glamorous, but please, that’s just not my reality.
But I do have friends that go out on the regular every Friday and they often ask for tips on how to bump up their sexy in a few minutes. Well here it is, HOT makeup in minutes.
1. Smoke Out
No, I’m not talking about 4/20 at UC Santa Cruz, I’m talking about smoldering eyes in a minute. Here’s how:
Line upper lid and inner lower rim with a deep hued pencil. Then smudge in a deep shadow into the line and up to the crease. Use an eyeshadow in either a shade of grey, which is the trend for this fall, or a pretty jewel tone.
Notice how Rihanna adds blue to her smokey eye and Beyonce’ keeps her smokey look more traditional with black topped with some navy. Add blue to your black liner and your get a smoldering eye that is immediately brighter due to the addition of blue! Either way, the key is to keep the color below the crease! Notice also that when you do a deep smokey eye, keep the lip nude or soft so that your eyes will be the center of attraction. Don’t forget to groom your brows.
Try Black Radiance Eye Appeal Ultra Rich Retractable Eye Pencil – $2.99 with sharpener on the end! And Black Radiance Eyeshadow Quad in Forest Sand. $3.99 for 4 quality eyeshadows.
2. Go Bold
Try a bold lip color for instant hotness. Remember if your lip is bold, keep your your eyes simple. Try classic cat eye liner to get the perfect combination. Check the look out at Dolce & Gabbana. Try D & G lipstick in Ultra.
3. Be Scentimental
Don’t leave home without it. Not your Amex or “husband” as my BFF calls hers, but always have a signature scent. Headier scents will make you stand out in a crowd and you will be missed upon your departure. Check out Gucci By Gucci Eau de Parfum . Gucci by Gucci is the signature fragrance for the modern day icon— a strong yet sensual woman driven by both her desire for achievement and her unmistakable feminine allure.
Guava, Pear, Tahitian Tiare Flower, Musk, Honey, Patchouli.
Beautiful. Confident. Influential.
4. Let it Flow
Forget perfectly in place hair. Go for the perfectly mussed look. Whether your hair is straight, wavy, curly or in textured locks or twists, go for the tousled look. Nichole Richie the bohemian “let it flow” look with her hair. It’s sexy and inviting.
5. Strut Your Stuff
Don’t for get to get your stiletto strut on. Stilettos punctuate your fierce.