Guys wear makeup. It’s fact. Now considered part of the modern man’s grooming routine the male cosmetics global industry raked in a cool £14.8BILLION last year. The male cosmetic industry has slowly built over the last couple of years with Tom Ford most recently going all-out with an extensive range for the man who wishes to look flawless. This post isn’t a ‘How-to Contour like Kim Kardashian’ tutorial- simply, how to cover up unwanted blemishes and dark circles under the eyes. Day to day lifesavers that easily go undetected.
The products I that I use and fully recommend you try:
YSL Touche Eclat
This little golden wand is pure magic. I have been using it for well over 10 years to banish dark circles under my eyes and to disguise surprise blemishes. Be sure to visit a YSL makeup counter to match the right shade to your skin tone!
Top tip: Place a dot in the inner-corner of your eye, in the middle (parallel to your pupil) and at the end of your eye. Gently pat with your ring finger joining the dots together to blend.
MAC Clear mascara
Generally speaking, men have longer and curlier eyelashes than women. Give them an extra boost with a few strokes of clear mascara. Ensure it doesn’t clump together though! This mascara can also be used to tame eyebrows too.
Top tip: Don’t pump the wand up and down in the tube as this creates air bubbles and can dry out the mascara inside.
DiorSkin Nude Foundation
Foundation is where most men start to get uncomfortable when I suggest it. The aim is to even your skin tone out and cover any discolouration or blemishes. I suggest a consultation with a makeup specialist to match your skin tone perfectly.
Top tip: For those that want to ease gently into this area should try a tinted moisturiser out first.
Diorskin Forever & Ever Loose Powder
Guys are typically more sebaceous, which cause us to shine more on the T-zone area. Prevent this from happening by dabbing a little powder on top of the foundation to set it and neutralise shine.
Bobbi Brown Bronzer (Matte/non sparkle)
Bronzed skin became fashionable thanks to Coco Chanel in the 1920’s when she caught a little too much sun. Since then bronzed skin has been a symbol of someone who is well travelled, rested and healthy. A tan also covers a multitude of skin sins and can highlight important areas on your face.
Top tip: Avoid bronzers that contain shimmer in them. Look for ‘matte’ finishes. Lightly dust the brush over your t-zones, top of chin and ears as these are all areas the sun would naturally catch you.
So guys, are you makeup users? Has this post helped answer some questions on where to begin when looking to cover-up certain things? Let me know by commenting below and also following me on Twitter & Instagram @boyinbreton – Thanks!