The February 2010 issue of Allure had a great spread on romantic makeup. This insightful read prompted me to share my take on what I will call "Love Face", as we are fast approaching one of my favorite holidays, Valentine's Day.A "sexy" look is clearly uncomplicated and bedroomy, but not slutty. Think dewy, flush and a pinch of smoldering (eyes)... Play with the following tips to create a look that is soft and enchanting.
It's no secret that luminous skin is alluring because it exudes youth and a health. To achieve this, use a sheer foundation and pay attention to your application - you want it naked-like, not heavily plastered. Use a synthetic foundation brush or damp cosmetic wedge to smooth color over skin. Also, add light to the skin on the highest points like the cheek bones.
The right color for this look says, "I just ran three miles." A natural flush, smoothly blended screams healthy and youthful. Try a matte color near the apples, with a swooshing of shimmer just above the cheek bones.
TURN AROUND BRIGHT EYES
Eyes are like a diary for your romantic look. They tell your secrets, how you are feeling and sometimes what you hope for next... First, properly care for your delicate eye area so not all your secrets are out in the open; try brighteyes eye creme supreme. Create a mystery with velvety, natural colors that are well blended, but not absent. Think of it as smoldering, not smokey.
KISS AND TELL
Use these suggestions to create/enhance your own romantic look. Be well & be pretty.