Unleash your inner vixen with my retro inspired makeup tips.
It doesn’t take hours to turn your pout into a man-slaying weapon. Before you grab your trusty old color quads and reliable red lipstick, consider taking your look back a few decades when women were undeniably sexy.
Sex kittens embrace the basic rules of 1960s sex appeal; black liner and lots of it, paired with demure nude lips. Angelina Jolie is the most obvious inspiration for today’s sex kitten starlet. The good news is you don’t need Brad or the brood to capture her iconic look.
Eyes: If you’re afraid of black liner, it’s time to surrender to this bedroom eye technique. Black liner is a must for any retro leading lady. Line your upper lid from inner rim to outer lid and thicken the line as you make a flirtatious sweep upward. Pair your thick liner with a champagne shadow for a timeless and classic combination. Don’t go smoky or add more depth, keep your lid clean for best results. Coat lashes at least three times with black mascara, focusing on the outer lashes.
Lips: Sexy lips are nude and natural. Apply any of the following choices liberally and finish with a topcoat of lip balm. Lip balm will add a dewy (not glossy) finish to your application, which will capture the essence of that come hither pout.
Nudes to try:
- MAC Hug Me
- Revlon Color Burst Blush (dupe for MAC Hug Me)
- MAC Angel
- L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipcolour in Pink Lady
Legs: Here’s a beauty secret that nearly any gal can afford (praise be to my mother). Ditch the body lotion and opt for allover body oil instead. A light application of oil will add a youthful and sexy glow to your legs. Try Neutrogena’s Light Sesame Oil, available at drugstores.
Fragrance: Make sure your sex appeal lingers with a fragrance that’s equally alluring as your pout. The following blends are bedroom worthy picks:
- LaVanila Pure Vanilla (my signature scent)
- Tom Ford Black Orchid
- Fracas by Robert Piguet
- Vivienne Westwood Boudoir
Timeless beauty and kitten style are always in fashion. It doesn’t take designer clothes, expensive purses or a pair of heels to ooze sex appeal. These tips cover all the glamour bases, and require nothing more than a t-shirt. For that, I recommend Nation LTD tees. I wear them daily with black eyeliner. Lots.