Wednesday, February 9, 2011

7 Beauty Looks That Freak Him Out

Most of us think that dark lips look sexy, cat-eye liner is fab and teased hair is due for a big comeback. But those über-glamorous styles don’t always appeal to the dudes. Here, a few guys spill it all on what beauty looks are dude-friendly DOs—and which ones are total DON’Ts!

The Looks that FREAK Him Out

1. Super-size hair
A guy running his fingers through your hair is sexy. Having him get caught on your ‘do is a major DON’T. “Hairspray, highlights, extensions—it’s all too much,” says Mike, 22. “I like women who keep it natural so that you can see the real person.”

Layers of Makeup

2. Layers of makeup
While we stress over covering up every imperfection, the guys just want us to take it all off, and that includes makeup. “Too much powder and foundation makes me dread what’s underneath, and it implies high maintenance,” says LaSean, 35. Forget piling it on—just let your skin breathe!

3. Clawlike nails
Imagine trying to hold hands with those talons! “Really long nails are frightening,” says Shane, 22. Keeping them trimmed is not only less maintenance, it makes you more cuddle-friendly, too.

4. Barely there brows
Super-skinny tadpole brows aren’t a turn-on, says Will, 27. Draw attention to your eyes without penciling on your arches—the natural, groomed kind beat the overplucked ones any day!
Barely there brows

5. Cleopatra-worthy eye makeup
Sure, Liz was a vision in thick black liner and a gold headdress, but Paul, 23, makes a good point: “You aren’t Elizabeth Taylor or Cleopatra.” Rim the inside of your eyes for added definition or add bronze or eggplant liner for a little drama.

6. Overtanning
“I’m not into a girl if her skin looks like a catcher’s mitt,” says Ron, 25. “The orange, leathery look is just not cute.” Slather on the sunscreen, skip the tanning bed and get your natural glow on.

Reflective Lips

7. Reflective lips
“A little lip gloss is nice, but too much can be trashy,” says Jonathan, 36—not to mention slippery! Try swapping your gloss for a stain or matte lipstick before a date with high smooch potential.


  1. I'm a firm believer in that makeup should accentuate one's natural beauty. Not every makeup look is ideal for every occasion. There are times such as job interviews or dates when less is definitely more. On the flip side of that for photo shoots, theatre, cheerleading/dance competitions, etc. there is a need for glamour or a more "made up" appearance.

    Lord knows I value leaving behind all that excessive grooming time for time doing things I enjoy more like family, video games, movies, a good book, friends, etc.

  2. tadpole brows that is too funny, but I must agree!!

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  4. you are right on! My bf hates lipgloss he thinks it's too sticky and the thin eyebrows I must admit I have been guilty of over plucking but anyways great post :D