5 Hair, Nail And Makeup Tips From A Guy

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A guy blogger gives us a man's take on hair, makeup and nail fashions.

Girl, we both know you look damn good, but when it comes to date night, there are some makeup and hair habits guys just don't understand. We asked dating blogger Abraham Lloyd to weigh in on the beauty looks men don't get and can't stand. The upside? You get to spend less time primping.

Sticky Lip Gloss
He Says: "Guys love lip gloss, but they hate the lip gloss aftertaste when a woman overdoes it. After kissing you, I should be thinking about your lips, not wondering what is suddenly on mine."

We Say: If it's sticky on your lips, it'll be sticky on his, too. Keep it simple and layer Chapstick over a lip stain for kissably soft color. First Date Fashion Faux Pas

Raccoon Eyes
He Says: "Smoky eyes can be very alluring. Super-dark, overdone, "let's rob a bank" eyes, though, are not. I want to be able to notice how beautiful a woman's eyes are, not see shapes in the shadows around them."

We Say: There are men who can appreciate a smoky eye, but ease off the charcoal shadow on the first date. For full, dark lashes, reach for the eyelash curler and two coats of a stay-put, waterproof—and sweatproof—mascara.

Crazy Nails
He Says: "Nails are one of the first things that I notice on a date. Gorgeous, manicured, and colored nails speak volumes about how a woman views herself. Ultra-long curvy nails painted with psychedelic color or adorned with glitter and costume jewelry do the same thing...just not in a good way. Nails should complement appearance, not upstage or detract from it. They should also not impede everyday activities like cutting food, driving, or opening doors."

We Say: Hey, they're your nails—paint them whatever color you'd like, and keep 'em long or short...but keep them neat! Just like we recoil when we imagine a dude's ragged, gross fingernails touching us, scary-long and messy talons can scare a fella. First Date Conversation Topics

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