I don’t know much about sports. Full disclosure: I don’t even know who is playing in Sunday’s Super Bowl game (I do, however, know that the Super Bowl is for football – which the rest of the world has dubbed a completely different sport – our version of soccer). But here’s the thing. Guys like sports and I like guys, so Sunday seems a good of time as any to go sports bar hopping — you with me?
While conquering your sporty attire is one that this post won’t help you with (although I can say that I choose – casual-chic with denim and a shirt that shows just enough of my décolletage), when it comes to hair and makeup, I’ve got a few tricks up my lacy sleeve. After all, a man’s eyes may only veer from the TV screen during those commercial breaks… make sure you catch his attention!
FACE – It’s true what people say, men aren’t into a mask of makeup – and they definitely aren’t big on red lips. Not because red isn’t the color of seduction (is that even true?), but because when a dude sees your mouth covered in a crimson hue, all he’s thinking about is having that shit end up all over his face (and other parts of the body). He’s seeing a mess. So sub a bold lip with a glossy natural sheer pink one like this from Dior. A hint of pink reminds a man of your innocence (and we can all use a little of that!).
Make no mistake, flawless skin wins every time. But caky foundation is a guaranteed turn-off. OVERHEARD: A man asking a woman in a bar” “What are you hiding under there?” EEKS. Try a tinted moisturizer, and add a dollop of liquid illuminizer for an all-over natural glow. My favorite is this one from Burberry.
As for eyes, keep them clean and inviting. You want him to focus on you, not your cat eye (most dudes think a cat eye is just that, a cat’s eye. Don’t ruin it for them). A natural shadow (I like matte when dealing with men) like this one by Illamasqua swept over the lids, followed by a lengthening mascara is just enough to keep you recognizable.
The key to a sport’s bar look is to seem as low maintenance as humanly possible. Your makeup needs to reflect this fib. While a little flush permeating from your cheeks can make a guy go gaga, too much pink is a problem. Opt for a peachy cream blush. Peach works well with all skin tones, while the cream consistency will give the blushing a more natural and sheer appeal. My favorite creamy peach shade is by Stila.
HAIR - Sure a pony would be practical and sporty, but unless you’re wearing a backless shirt (and that’s just plain desperate for a sports bar), but I’m a big fan of long, natural, wavy hair (and so are the dudes). I’m not giving you permission to pull out the curlers and get to work creating the perfect prom queen coif, but a little bend doesn’t hurt (in fact, it rather helps!). To get some movement, add a beach spray like Charlotte Ronson’s. It reminds your crush how sexxxy your bed-head hair will be.