Men’s makeup has been around for generations. Throughout history, there have been periods of time when men wearing makeup was accepted and celebrated. Society turns a blind eye to the fact that many of the men we idolize in the theater and in film, as well as people who work in the television and photography business wear makeup regularly. Women are accepted and expected to wear makeup that is becoming to their features and age. Now men are experiencing the same.
What are you trying to achieve?
Are you a man who is looking to attract a little attention. Do you have great eyes and want them to stand out? Maybe you need a little contouring to make your chin look stronger or your cheekbones higher? Or, maybe your skin was a teenager’s worst nightmare and you want to look flawless now. Whatever the look and whatever the reason, makeup is available that is made just for men. It is a billion dollar industry and the biggest names in the cosmetic industry are wasting no time introducing the best men’s makeup.
Where do you start?
Makeup can hide a lot of imperfections, but to get the best look, you need to start with a great canvas. There are things you can do every day to make your skin look flawless. Below we will share with you a few tips that will help your skin look flawless. After you have achieved that, you can go on to get the look you want. All natural for day, or more mysterious for an evening. Whatever statement you want to make, you will be ready.
Before you begin your skin routine you need to understand about the importance of exfoliation. When you exfoliate, you remove dead skin. But, that can damage new skin if it is done too much. Work exfoliation into your routine about twice per month.
Wash your skin with facial cleanser and rinse well. For tighter pores and natural moisture, rinse with cool coconut water. Do this every morning (even if you choose not to wear makeup that day) and every night.
Bonus Tip: Never sleep in your makeup and never sleep on a dirty pillowcase. If makeup is transferred to your pillow, you will grind the makeup and dead skin cells into your skin while you sleep.
Moisturize and hydrate your skin. Your makeup professional will have moisturizers that are formulated to go with their makeup. You will get the best results by staying in that line of products. Every man cannot wear the same moisturizer. It depends on a lot of things, like how much exposure your skin gets to the sun and how oily your skin is naturally. Hydration cream is for everyone. It is like a rainforest for your face.
Primer is the next step to a flawless face. It smoothes the skin so that foundation goes on cleanly and evenly. It plumps fine lines, and best of all, it holds all your foundation into place.
Bonus tip – you soon will see that concealer goes on after everything else, but if you have especially dark circles or some major redness going on, you can add a touch of concealer before moving to the foundation.
Foundation is the main part of flawless skin. You must use a brush or blotter sponge to put it on. Never apply foundation with your hands. Your foundation could come in liquid or powder, depending on your skin type. Apply the foundation in even strokes and blend it well.
Use a concealer that is the same color as your skin to cover any spots or blotchiness. Use concealer to cover dark circles under your eyes. It should not be more than two shades lighter than your skin. Use a blotting sponge and gently pat it until it is blended.
Powder is the final touch that gives you the perfect and flawless look. Apply this with a brush. Cover the entire face and under the chin. Be sure your powder is blended well.
At this point, you have flawless skin and a great beginning to a great look. Now you can add highlights or contouring. This part of your makeup routine will not change. This is the starting point for your day look, evening look, or out on the town look. It is not complicated. Just put it on and go.