Are you Sexy or Cute?
After working with celebrities like Freida Pinto, Emily Blunt, and Jaime Alexander, it’s safe to assume that professional Makeup Artist Jeffrey Paul knows a thing or two about being sexy. During his IMATS L.A. seminar, he explained what makes a person attractive and the difference between cute and sexy.
While beauty has a lot to with your inner self, the proportions of a person’s face are what make a person appealing. While a bigger head and smaller features are cute, angular and sharper features are sexy. Jeffrey Paul even demonstrated a few tricks and techniques to emphasize or change these features, like shading and contouring.
1 Create sexy angles
To create a sexy look, Jeffrey Paul suggests changing how light and darkness hits the face. Start by using a matte bronzer to contour the cheeks, the nose, and even the tip of the chin (if you have a longer face). This will start to create shadows to enhance the angles of your face.
2 Remember to highlight
Where there is darkness, there must be light. Highlight wherever the sun would naturally hit the face, spots like the forehead, cheekbones, and center of nose.
3 Have a full pout
For a full, sexy pout, use a trick that bombshell Marilyn Monroe perfected on herself: apply a paler lipstick to bring out the center of the lips and add some gloss to the bottom lip for a pouty look. Don’t forget to conceal around the mouth for a sharp, clean look.
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