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The trick to always looking good is, well, knowing a few tricks! Check out the ingenious beauty tricks in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Light touch
- Muted colors
- Healthy eyebrows
- Eyelash growing treatment (optional)
Avoid heavy foundation
Don’t wear heavy foundation that looks like it was applied with a spatula. Do choose a color that matches your skin tone. A different colored cheek and neck appalls men and women alike.
Keep it real with lips
Avoid lipstick colors that are nowhere near the shade of actual lips. If you use a lip pencil, make sure it matches your lipstick perfectly; men don't like lips whose outline they can see from a mile away.
Don't overpluck your eyebrows and then pencil in thin ones; most men find that look about as appealing as a unibrow.
Watch the blush
Apply blush with a light touch. When men see crazy red cheeks, they think of their great aunt Ethel.
Ditch the panda eyes
Smoky eye makeup can be sexy, but don't go overboard. Many men think it's only a good look for a panda.
Don't even think about blue eye shadow, unless it's veeeery subtle. Most men find bright blue eye makeup clownish -- especially when it's paired with the previous no-no's. So, can we get you a washcloth?