You don't have to work in show business to properly prepare for your nude scene.
Written By Lexy Lebsack
Nowhere in the land of smoke and mirrors is the gap between “real life” and “movie magic” more pronounced than with a nude scene. On screen, there is no fumbling with zippers, no imperfections, not even a tan line to foil the seduction in progress. While it may appear effortless and, in the best cases, all too real, behind the scenes, there’s a lighting engineer, a cinematographer who knows the most forgiving camera angle and, of course, a skilled beauty team in place, all of whom have mastered the art of “faking it.”
Flushed cheeks, budge-proof lashes and smooth, even skin can go a long way toward boosting a woman’s confidence before her own off-screen interlude, particularly with the waning disappearance of summer’s (forgiving) all-over glows. VIOLET GREY has outlined the steps to create the most entrancing look in one’s own boudoir. Please, do try this at home.
A quick, sunless tan often boosts self-assurance by masking cellulite, tan lines and stretch marks. Apply to dry skin using the St. Tropez Tanning Mitt in even, upward strokes. Allow to dry fully before getting dressed (or not). The unique formula won’t rub off on clothes or sheets, but washes off with soap and water.
The most seductive skin is subtly fragrant and radiant. This luxurious body oil imparts a light floral scent and a glowing finish. Massage into warm, damp skin post shower and allow to dry naturally. This blend of essential oils locks hydration into the skin without a greasy residue.
Skin should glow as if it were bathed in candlelight. Seductive skin can be created with two things: a subtle highlighter or the glow of a candle. Dab this sheer, lightweight fluid onto the top of cheekbones, on the brow bone, in the inner corners of eyes, along the collarbone, on the shoulders and down the front of legs for a light-reflecting radiance. Actual candles are preferred, if not required.
Nails should be clean and shiny and mustn’t detract any attention from the body. This soft, pale-pink lacquer complements all skin tones because the sheer formula lets the natural shade of the nail show through. Apply a base coat, then paint on two thin coats before sealing with a high-shine topcoat.
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