10 beauty tricks that will keep you looking hot in bed
How to stay looking pretty during sex
How is it that when we go to bed we look like buffed and bronzed goddesses, but when we emerge we look like scary swamp monsters? Although we’ve heard rumours that the swamp monster look may make a resurge in next season’s catwalks, we’re pretty sure it’s not the look you want post-sex. To combat this nasty bedtime dishevelment we’ve put together these first-class beauty tricks that will keep you looking hot in bed.
Beauty trick to look hot in bed 1: The hair
To keep looking hot throughout the most adventurous stages of sex you need to keep your hair looking sleek, styled and beautiful. To achieve this choose your hairdo wisely. Although soft flowing locks looks great on you, how does it look after a two-hour session under the sheets? We can guarantee it won’t look good. Instead of leaving hair down or in softer styles, choose a contained look; like a tight bun or a wet-look pony. Remember bangs are a no no if you are going to be indulging in a night of passion so use clips to pin it back off your forehead.
Beauty trick to look hot in bed 2: The zombie bride look
When we say keep it clean don’t worry, we’re not asking you to behave yourself in bed and give up all of that kinky goodness. Instead we’re asking you to add some waterproof products to your cosmetics case when you’re planning on having sex. No one can pull off that mascara down the face look and the heat and activity involved in good sex will leave you looking like a zombie bride. So choose a water resistant mascara and eyeliner to keep your face looking fresh and smudge-free.
Beauty trick to look hot in bed 3: The smell
Smell is powerful and if you want to impress your guy you need to get your scent right. Although it can be tempting to invest in an expensive perfume a US study found that men’s testosterone levels, which are key to turning them on, shot up when they smelt the T-shirts of women who were ovulating. So, if you’re in the middle of your cycle ditch your perfume and wear something lighter, like a scented moisturizer or body-wash. This will help your guy to pick up on your natural scent.
Beauty trick to look hot in bed 4: The lips
For a luscious pout that doesn’t smudge or smear apply foundation to lips and then add loose powder for lasting coverage. Although you can use a lipstick for a pop of colour, be wary; lipstick is more likely to come off, leaving your lips nude and your pretty, white sheets stained. A lip stain is more effective, but make sure you choose a stain that is long-lasting and keeps pigment on your lips for hours.
Beauty trick to look hot in bed 5: The stomach
One key area women feel uncomfortable flaunting during sex is their tummy. However, there are lots of quick tricks to help you make your tummy look flat. One of the best ways to do this is to counteract bloating, which is caused by salt overload in your diet. This can be achieved by stocking up on potassium-rich foods such as bananas and dried fruit. These foods should make your tummy look trim and help you stay looking hot throughout the night.
Beauty trick to look hot in bed 6: The foundation
Although a foundation can do wonders for your confidence, as soon as the temperature rises it’s going to slide off your face leaving you with tired, dull and red looking skin. To achieve a fresh-faced, dewy sheen you should ditch the liquid foundation and use a concealer to target key blemishes and skin imperfections. Apply your concealer 10 minutes after moisturizing and use a mineral powder foundation over the top of the concealer for long-lasting coverage.
Beauty trick to look hot in bed 7: The eyebrows
A pair of good brows is as important to a girl as a decent wax or that fail-proof control underwear we all secretly wear. The first thing to do to get good brows is to get them shaped. Then if you have light brows book yourself in for a tint. Those blessed with dark brows don’t need to bother. Now you have the perfect shape and colour, all you need to do is keep them in place. To do this you can either use a gel, a squirt of hairspray or some petroleum jelly.
Beauty trick to look hot in bed 8: The eyes
Apply an eye primer to your lids and then sweep a neutral eye shadow from your lash line to your brow line. Use a slightly darker colour over your crease line and then add a white or light shadow to the corners of your eyes to widen and brighten your eyes. Finish off this look with your trusty waterproof eyeliner and mascara to add extra drama to your look. To keep your eyeliner in place add shadow along your eyelash line.
Beauty trick to look hot in bed 9: The jewels
A necklace may look hot when you’re standing still looking at yourself in the mirror, but how good will it look when it flings up and flicks your man in the eye? Jewellery enhances our beauty, but most of the time our collections aren’t suitable for our night time exertions. If you feel lost without your jewels and want to wear some subtle pieces in bed choose stud earrings, a fabric choker or an anklet. Scattering a few fabric flowers in your hair also works well.
Beauty trick to look hot in bed 10: The deodorant
Although unattractive, sweat is a part of life. However, it should not be a part of your sex life. To combat body odour take dermatology professor Loretta Ciraldo’s advice and nip into a cold shower before bed. According to Loretta a cold shower ‘lowers your skin temperature and can actually regulate how much you sweat’. As well as using your normal deodorant, you can also get antiperspirant powder to pat over key places.