There are things men do that make ladies cringe, ladies on the other hand fuss over makeup and accessories that rather make men feel sorry for meeting ladies in the first place.
FRAGRANCE OVERLOAD Men like sweet scented women but not an overload of fragrance. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Here are the numbers you need to know: No more than three sprays for an eau de parfum, four for an eau de toilette.
CAKED-ON BASE Painting layers of foundation, tinted moisturizer, concealer, and powder on your face will rub off on your collar...and his. Stick with a lightweight foundation, remove any obvious makeup with a damp sponge, and dab concealer just over blemishes or redness. Menóand their dry-cleaning billsówill thank you.
OVERDONE EYELASHES When poorly done, the Kardashian effect can turn into the spidery effect. We are talking clumpy and flaky. A few falsies applied to the outer corners make your eyes look wide, innocent, and sexy, without looking like they could walk on their own.
DRY SKIN There may be nothing less sexy than dry legs, rough elbows, and chapped everything. Fake a hot, humid, summery skin by slathering on body lotion as soon as you step out of the shower. He will not be able to keep his hands off you.
YELLOW-TINGED TEETH Who wants to kiss someone with graying or yellowing teeth?
STICKY LIP GLOSS There are lip-glosses that moisturize with a subtle sheen, and there are those that are so sticky they could glue together broken glass. Keep your lips kissable with a gloss that last for hours and not too sticky.
STIFF HAIR No man is going to be able to run his fingers through your hair if it is knotted in a bun, pulled into a twist, or otherwise high-maintenance-looking. Go for a more approachable hairstyle, like easy waves, half up, or a pretty ponytail.
SMOKY-EYE OVERLOAD It starts innocently enough: It is just you, an eye-shadow palette, and a mirror. However, things can get ugly fast when heavy, dark shadows are piled on top of each other. Create a subtle, sexy smoky eye by slightly smudging black eyeliner along the rims of your eyes.
BOLD LIPSTICK That one is too bright, that one is too darkówhen it comes to lipstick shades, men are like Goldilocks. In addition, it is hard to blame them when every kiss carries the risk of clown face. Keep lips simple with a neutral pink lipstick.
HAIR ADD-INS Men like us to keep things pretty simple. Keep accessories on your handbag and jewelry, and leave the feathers, extensions, tinsel, bells, and whistles to reality-TV celebrities.