Striving for the Sex-kitten Look
With the right
makeup techniques, you can create a sex-kitten look, one that was created by
Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe and Sofia Loren. This
is best left for after dark, when you want all
eyes on you. Turn up
the heat with the right makeup techniques and watch as heads turn.
Try to get plenty of rest before the D-Day. No matter how
shadow is or how deft you are, your eyes will look like hell if there
eye circles or the whites are blood shot.
Skin and Hair
First, make a switch to moisturizing
conditioners that contain avocado,
vitamin E, hydrolyzed wheat protein and essential oils. Girls having
curly-haired shouldn't rinse out all the conditioner, remember, If you leave a
little bit in, your hair will be more resistant to frizzing in the dry air .Use
a deep-conditioning treatment at least twice a month. If midday frizzes are your
worry, carry travel-size packets of silicone serum and styling gel with you. As
soon as you notice flyaways, dampen the area, mix a pea-size dab of each product
in your palm, then finger-style locks back into submission.
With regard to skin, switch to mild, creamy cleansers formulated for your
won't strip away any natural oils and will also give your skin a much-needed
moisture boost. If you're already experiencing some flaky patches, use circular
motions to massage a gentle exfoliator over problem areas while you're in the
If you're plagued with blotchy red patches or just a too-rosy face, banish
this bothersome problem with the nightly use of an antioxidant-spiked lotion.
It's been known for a while that vitamins A, C and E can boost your skin's
radiance, even out pigment problems, reduce inflammation and help repair
sun damage, but
recent studies show that a vitamin combo is even more powerful. For example,
vitamin C can bolster the fluid portion of your cells, while vitamin E can
simultaneously bolster the fatty membranes to promote peak skin-cell function
and rid you of redness.
To begin with, wash your face with a mild
makeup should always be applied to clean skin.
Dab a thin layer of yellow-based
concealer that is a couple of shades lighter than your skin to cover dark
Dab dots of a yellow-based foundation on your forehead, chin, nose,
lips and cheekbones, and underneath the eyes. Blend the foundation using a
circular motion with your fingertips or a cosmetic sponge until it gradually
disappears into your hairline and jaw line. Dust translucent powder over your
foundation to set your makeup. If you want to pull off this look, you need a
flawless complexion so your eye makeup will stand out.
Use an eye shadow primer on your eyelid. A primer will create a smooth
surface and help your
eye makeup last
Apply a light-toned eye shadow from your lash line to your brow bone. White
or silver eye shadow will create a strong contrast against the black eyeliner.
But if you are using brown eyeliner, choose gold or light coffee eye shadow
Sweep a smoky charcoal, dark brown, or deep plum eye shadow into your
eyelid crease. Sweep this dark-toned eye shadow (using horizontal movements)
from the inner corner of your eyelid to the outer corner of the eye. Then
remove demarcation lines by sweeping the brush from the outer corner back to
the middle of the eyelid. Slightly brush the eye shadow upward over the eye.
Note: The higher you go on the crease the more the eye will push back. if you
just want that sexy smoky eye just blend the darkest black up to the crease
and then with a Kohl Liner, line your inner and upper rim from thin to thick
on to the edge of the eye.
Use black liquid liner to draw a line from the inner corner of your eye to
the outer corner of your eye, close to the base of your eyelashes. Once you
get to the outer corner of your eye, tilt the line up slightly and extend it
out a little past the outer corner of your eye.
Apply medium-toned eye shadow, such as steel gray, over the liquid liner to
soften and smudge the line. Sweep the dark-toned eye shadow beneath your lower
lid so that it extends out like the eyeliner.
Use dark pencil eyeliner to line your waterline.
Curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler. Apply two generous coats of
black mascara to your
Apply a nude, apricot or flesh-toned lipstick with a lipstick brush. Swipe
on a clear gloss over your lipstick for
Dust bronzer on your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your
temples. Blend the bronzer into the rest of your foundation. Brush a
soft-toned rosy-pink blush onto the apples of your
using short, vertical strokes. Blend the blush until it disappears into your
hairline near your temples for a natural-looking flush of color.
Wind hair round large Velcro rollers and pin in place. Spritz with
then use your hair dryer on a hot but slow setting for about
5 minutes. Leave to cool completely and then carefully unravel. Do not brush,
just use your fingers to break up the waves. This works really well if your
hair has layers cut in. You should be left with volume, a slight curl at the
ends and hair that begs to be played with!
You can try micro-mini
where the Cleavage dominates, or if you wish to dress like a sex kitten, find a
black leotard. A leotard with long sleeves and a V-cut neck works best, but any
variation will work fine. Also find some pantyhose, black fishnets or sheer
black hose with a seam up the back of the leg. These are the best options for a
sex kitten costume. Get a pair of black high heels or high-heeled boots.