Sexy Makeup: Do you know that your choice in makeup colors can make you sexier? It’s true! How you express yourself in terms of color is essential to your overall sensual self expression. And this is not about seasonal color analysis (remember when we would try to figure out if we were a Fall or a Winter??). This is about picking colors that help express your Core Beauty Values. Expressing your authentic self is one of the sexiest things you can do. And…..you can enhance it with color.
Let me give you an example. I spent the majority of my 30’s and 40’s trying to convince everyone that I was younger then I really was. I was an actress. I was really good at playing the goofy, girlish friend. I did a series called “Anything But Love” for three years and I played Jamie Lee Curtis’s best friend, Robin. I think I am actually a little older then Jamie; if not older, then the same age. Everyone thought that I was the youngest in the cast. Of course I did nothing to dispel this. I loved that I was seen as “the young one”. Being girlish embodies a lightness.
If girlishness has a color it would certainly be pink…or possibly lilac; nothing in the deeper more primary colors. Being a girl, you’re a color made from mixing two colors together. I loved being girlish, with that ephemeral quality.
But, as I got older, I found myself not fitting into this girlish persona quite so easily. For one thing, I was REALLY no longer a girl, and for another, as an actress, I could no longer play the goofy, girl next door. I was now playing a mom, an auntie, or an abused woman (believe me when I tell you that the roles for women over 40 and 50 are pretty lame. I do believe that things are changing a bit, however, the change is slow). I began looking at myself and at what I was presenting to the world. Who was I authentically?
I had recently started The Core Beauty Workshops, and I wanted people to take me seriously. In terms of my makeup, I decided to make bolder choices. I could go a little bit smokier with the smokey eye….possibly a little blacker and a bit more smudged. As an actress, your concern is always, “am I marketable?” I was tired of always worrying if I looked okay. I wanted to make a statement. So…..I started to wear red lipstick. Yes, RED! A strong, primary color. Not pink. It changed my whole look! Red is a color a woman would wear. A sexy, authentic woman.
Which lip color makes you feel sexiest?
Which eye makeup look is your personal sexiest?
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