Dear Cora,

What kind of makeup should I wear to get a guy to notice me? I want to catch his eye, but I don’t know how.

-Anonymously Crushing

Hey Anonymous Crushing!

Trust me, no guy is going to ask you out based on your makeup- at least not any guy worth dating. But there is one thing I do know: Guys tend to prefer minimal makeup; a sort of effortless look. My best advice? ¬†Either minimal makeup, or whatever that makes you feel pretty, flirty and confident. As human beings (male or female/gay or straight) we’re attracted to confidence, so be who you are, and to quote Charlotte from Sex and the City “Just you go flirt a little!”. If he still doesn’t ask you out, here’s a wild thought : Man up and ask him! Maybe he’s shy. Maybe he’s clueless (boys are notoriously aloof). If he turns you down the good news is you’re still awesome, he’s just not that into you and that’s his loss.


Best of luck,



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  1. October 4, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    Great advice, Cora! No need to wait around. The best way to get someone to notice you is to SMILE… and then go say “Hi.” What’ve you got to lose??

  2. October 7, 2011 / 7:16 am

    Taking a chance and getting shot down is much better than NEVER taking a chance and always wondering. Trust me! I’ve written guys notes, called them, and gotten “denied” almost every time, but – I think the experience toughens you up, lets you know that you CAN do it, and it doesn’t hurt as much the next time someone does. AND when someone does like/love you back, it feels AWESOME because you’re not expecting it!!

  3. Anonymous
    December 10, 2011 / 12:54 pm

    Dear Cora, I Stopped Talking To Pretty Much EVERYONE I Used To Talk To, And Now I Only Talk To A Few People (Less Drama) And I Only Talk To Two Guys But I’ve Started To Like One Of Them, How Do I Find Out If He Likes Me, Or How Do I Get Him Interested In Me? -Anonymous

  4. December 10, 2011 / 7:55 pm

    You really are such a great i person..I am so glad that young girls have your guidance and you to look up too..Honestly, You give such inspirational wisdom..I love your eyeshadow tutorials and your personality shines..Please keep it up..and take some time for your self so you do not get burned out..because you really give so much of yourself..Happy holidays to you and Yours..I look forward to the next tutorial … Lucia Barstow

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