There was a time when men who enjoyed shopping, fashion, and similar interests traditionally associated with women were termed as Metrosexual.
Well, the once upon a time the uber-chic term is passé. Today’ men are fragranced, buffed or lean, groomed with smooth and exfoliated skin, and selfie adoring a la Adonis. Also, not to forget, He’s got moves like Jagger. Male vanity is a rage and men are no longer shying from make-up and grooming products to conceal their blemishes, dark circles or oily shine term is passé.
Today’ men are fragranced, buffed or lean, groomed with smooth and exfoliated skin, and selfie adoring a la Adonis. Also, not to forget, He’s got moves like Jagger. Male vanity is a rage and men are no longer shying from make-up and grooming products to conceal their blemishes, dark circles or oily shine.
With men jumping aboard the grooming bandwagon like never before, makeup experts are delighted to witness the dramatic transformation and extending valuable tips and tricks to look good and feel confident.
Prepping your face
There’s nothing like a smooth, exfoliated and neat shaved face before taking up any makeup regime. Remember to keep your face clean with a good face wash, and exfoliate those dead cells with lukewarm water and a good scrubber. It’s important to remember that exfoliating clean-shaven skin can be irritating and its best to do it after sufficient time.
A toner is a liquid with astringent properties that reduces oiliness and improves the skin. Use a clean cotton pad to use a toner on your skin to reinstate the natural pH level of your skin.
A key to achieving that flawless makeup and in order to make it last longer, moisturizing is an essential step. So chose a good moisturizer, dab it well and let your face soak before you move on to the next step. It’s best to use a moisturizer with the appropriate sunscreen.
The is the foundation from Koh Gen is a lightweight formula for moisture which does visibly blurs pores, fine lines, and imperfections for that natural, smooth luster.
For all those dark circles around the eyes, courtesy those sleepless nights, use a concealer to hide them. A concealer is a flesh-toned cosmetic stick or the magic wand that is used to cover spots, blemishes, and dark under-eye circles. Alternatively, using a foundation is also a good option to hide those pimples, blemishes, and uneven spots.
Since men essentially have larger facial pores owing to their beard and mustache. So using water-based foundation works best in such conditions.
Flores recommends guys start with the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, which provides a medium-full coverage but is still lightweight.
Tinting It Up
A miracle product, tinted moisturizer contains a lesser amount of color pigment than a foundation and invariably has more humectants that help to hydrate the skin better. Giving a mild glow to the skin rendering a healthy look, the tinted moisturizer is a must to achieving flawless makeup.
Compacting the look
Ensure a matte effect and keep your nose and cheekbones grease-free by dabbing in some compact powder in a shade that’s closest to your skin tone.
The Bobbi Brown Bronzer gives a matte look and stays on all day without that orangey appearance. It really works great on different skin tones. It has five different shades, but golden is the best. There’s also the Becca Sunlit Bronzer if you want a nice glow without being too shimmery.
It is a wax-like substance that is applied topically to the lips of the mouth to moisturize and relieve chapped or dry lips. A light and clear lip balm prevent the skin from the harsh sun exposure all the while keeping it soft and supple.
Chanel’s recently-launched men’s makeup line includes a lip balm that smooths and hydrates the lips with a transparent, non-shiny formula that nourishes for over 8 hours.
Bordering towards an edgy and grunge kind of look, sported by Hollywood stars like Johnny Depp, the eyeliner should be carefully used. It can render amazing effects with a subtle swipe. A mascara or Manscara can be safely used with a few moderate coats on the eyelashes to complement the liner. Begin with a light and clear mascara and steer clear of colored mascara and liners.
When you’re first learning how to grow a beard, your new beard hair tends to be very coarse and dry, often causing horrible itching that drives many potential beardsmen to give up. I know a lot of you are desperate for grooming tips to solve this.
Luckily, there’s a simple solution – condition your beard along with your hair when you shower. Leave the conditioner in for a few minutes and then rinse. Moisturized beard hair is MUCH less itchy.
Remember the key to using makeup is to look flawless and not fake. With these easy hacks, flaunt a well-groomed you and watch those heads turn up appreciatively your way.
BY SNEHA BHARDWAJ | DKODING MEDIA