A good man will ruin your lipstick, not your mascara…or so they say. At the risk of sounding a tad raunchy, I have to counter that a great man will often ruin your mascara but in a toe-curling way. When a roll in the hay gets a little too hot and heavy, your “post-O glow” might look a little bit more like the Joker’s face.
There’s nothing sexy about melted makeup, but in a sadistic turn of events, date night makeup is often smokey and prone to smudging. So if you know you’re going to get lucky, and you want your makeup to make it through the fun, use these tips to sex-proof your look.
Here are 5 ways to sex-proof your makeup:
1. Waterproof Mascara
Waterproof mascara should be the fundamental component to your pre-sex makeup routine. There’s nothing sexier than full, long lashes and there’s nothing less sexy than black smudges under your eyes.
If you’re one of those people who hates waterproof mascara because of how hard it is to remove, try this trick: Put on one coat of normal mascara before applying the waterproof mascara.
2. Lip Stain
Take it from me: Lip color is everything. Nothing makes me more sad than naked lips, so don’t skip out on your lips out of fear for getting it all over your significant other.
Swap out your lipsticks and glosses for a stain. It’ll deliver a vibrant punch of color, and they won’t budge off your lips from dinner to, cough, dessert.
3. Lip Balm
The no-pants dance means a lot of lip action, and a lot of lip action can mean chapped lips. This should go without saying, but chapped lips are not attractive on anyone.
Apply lip balm right before and as needed to keep your lips soft and kissable.
4. Hair Oil
There is a very fine line between bedhead and a rat’s nest. You never want someone to be running their hands through your hair only to get caught up in all of your tangles.
A few drops of hair oil will make all of the difference in the world. Your locks will be smooth and tangle-free, although it won’t pair well with a super curled, high-maintenance hair style.
5. Emergency Kit
Let’s face it: Sometimes sexy time is the result of alcohol-fueled courage and flirting. Keep one of these Minimergency kits with you during your nights out.
They’ve got everything you need to turn a walk-of-shame into a stride-of-pride. For the rest of that hangover, check out these beauty hacks to survive it.