How to achieve that after-sex glow without the big O

They say that there's nothing quite like a hot and steamy sex session to give you that perfectly pink flush that makes us all look so pretty. You know what I mean chicas, that beautiful blush you get right after you reached the big O. But who wants to rely on getting it on to look beautiful? I mean, it takes long enough as it is to get ready!

While it is important (and yes possible) for every woman out there to receive a satisfying orgasm, when it comes to getting that after-sex look, there's really no harm in faking it. Get that faux glow on with a few of these simple tips! 


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Take care of your skin: The first step to getting a flawless, glowy look is having a, clean, even-toned, and healthy complexion. Try cleansing your face with a brightening cleanser, like the new Bobbi Brown Extra Bright Advanced Formula Cleanser ($33). It's formulated with glucosamine and super citrus complex (a combination of grapefruit, and lime extract) that helps to remove any impurities while leaving skin smooth and naturally radiant. For even better results, use it with a cleansing brush, like the Clarisonic Aria Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush ($200).

Use a primer: Apply an illuminating primer underneath your foundation to give skin a more luminous complexion. Try Bare Escentuals Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer ($23).

Stick to liquids: Whenever you're trying to achieve a flawless, dewy look, you want to make sure you go for a liquid foundation. I love Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup Foundation ($36). This light-weight, oil-free formula leaves skin with a luminous and healthy looking complexion. Apply with a makeup sponge, like The Beauty Blender ($20) for best results.

Use cream blush instead of powder: I absolutely swear by cream blushes for a natural-looking flush. Try NARS Cream Blush Cheek Color in Enchanted, a subtle peach color ($29). Use your fingers to apply to the apples of your cheeks. The warmth from your fingertips will help you blend in the color, resulting in a much more natural look.

Brighten your eyes: Hold off on the liquid eyeliner, and apply a nude pencil liner to your lower waterlines to make eye seem more wide-awake. Try Rimmel London Scandalyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Nude ($7). Keep lashes looking natural with just two coats of a lengthening and volume-boosting mascara, like CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara ($6).

Perk up that pout: Ever notice how perfectly plump your lips look after a hot makeup session? That's because it gets swollen from all that smooching and biting. Replicate that with a lip gloss/enhancer, like LipFusion InFATuation Lip Gloss in Big & Bare ($30).

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