While some men choose to stay away from makeup, thinking it is only made for women, some men believe that they can wear makeup as well to groom themselves. And it is true. Men can boldly and proudly wear makeup to look better! Wearing makeup doesn’t make men less masculine. Make-up has no gender.
However, while these men want to wear makeup, they don’t have much idea what to apply and how to wear it. Makeup can be tricky and while women ace it, men can get confused about it as to what to apply and where to apply.
While men can be good at taking care of their skin, makeup can be complicated for them. Wearing makeup doesn’t mean you have to wear a lot of it, just a tiny bit can do wonders for you. However, we decided to reach out and give a helping hand by giving a few tips to men who wish to wear makeup and look their best. Have a look:
Wear a Moisturiser
Before you even think of applying makeup, apply a moisturiser on your skin as it will make your skin look refreshing as well as healthy looking. A moisturiser is the need of the hour when it comes to wearing makeup. If you don’t apply a moisturiser, your makeup can look very cakey. Apart from that, if you don’t wear a moisturiser, the makeup might damage your skin as well.
You can choose a moisturiser according to your skin type; oily, dry or combination. These days you will find a moisturiser for all skin types available in the market. Make sure that you purchase a moisturiser that suits your skin.
Apply a Primer
Wearing makeup without a primer should be called a crime! A primer works like a canvas for your skin and preps your skin as well before you apply your makeup. It is not a step which can be skipped; it is essential and has to be taken care of every time you wear makeup.
Apart from that, there are different types of primers that are available in the market. You should choose the one which goes with your skin. If you have an oily skin, choosing an oily primer will be the wrong decision. A primer can control the oiliness on your skin as well as hydrate your skin if it is dry.
Conceal with a Concealer
Choosing the right concealer for men can be tricky and confusing with so many options out there and most men don’t know the concept of choosing one. So before you even begin choosing a concealer, there are some things that you should be aware of.
Concealers that are supposed to brighten, illuminate or highlight your skin should not be chosen. They will definitely show that you are wearing makeup. Apart from that, you should look for a moisturising concealer which will be good for your skin. Along with that, as a man, you don’t need to look for a full coverage concealer. Sheer to medium coverage is good enough for a man who wants to wear makeup which is undetectable.
When you go to purchase a concealer, do not test it on your arm or hand, but on your face. That is how you will know if the particular shade will suit you or not. Once the concealer is on your face, check if it blends or looks different on your skin. That is how you will know what shade of concealer is the right one for you.
Use a BB/CC Cream
While some men apply a foundation on their skin, not all men are up for it and want an alternative to cover up their face. Here comes the BB creams or CC creams in the picture which are a mixture of foundation as well as a moisturiser. The best part about these creams is that they make a man’s skin look healthy as well as young.
Apart from that, if your skin is prone to spots, these creams will give it a boost of colour. Along with that, these creams also provide your skin colour correctness, which hides all the redness as well as the age spots while providing a light coverage on your skin.
There are BB and CC creams available by a lot of brands so you can always test them just like you test a concealer and go with the one that suits you the best.
Apply Colour Correctors
While some men can skip this option, colour correction is important for some, especially if they have under eye issues as well as redness on their skin. While colour correctors might seem like a bunch of crayons for children, they are an essential part of makeup that men should use to have a flawless result after makeup.
For instance, if you have a lot of redness on your skin, the green colour corrector can help you out. However, if you have under eye problems, the orange colour corrector can be applied under the eyes. Apart from that, the lavender colour works for the sallowness on your skin.
There are a lot of colour correctors available out there for you to apply. When you apply any type of colour corrector on your skin, remember to blend it properly and apply a concealer on top of it to hide it as well.
Wearing a Foundation
While some men go for BB or CC creams, some men choose to opt for a foundation as their base. However, a foundation can be much heavier than any BB or CC cream and carrying it needs a bit of practice as well. It masks all your imperfections and evens out your skin tone, making you look much more healthy and youthful.
The best thing to do for men here would be to choose a liquid foundation rather than a powdered one. Remember to blend it properly into your skin so that it doesn’t look different than your normal skin tone. While buying a foundation, you have to make sure that it exactly matches your skin tone and is not even one shade lighter or darker. You can always get it tested on the back of your hand at a makeup store.
Opt for a Brow Gel
Men tend to have bushy eyebrows and not all men get them waxed or put them under a thread. Hence, maintaining eyebrows for men can be difficult at times, especially when they have to be under the limelight. However, a brow gel can be a game changer for you. It can fix all your brow issues and keep them fixed at place whether you are on a date or going for an award show. There are a lot of brow gels available in the market to choose from, so choose wisely.
Go for a Lip Balm
While women either opt for lip gloss or lipstick while doing their makeup, many men might not be that open for lipstick. However, wearing makeup with chapped lips isn’t a good idea. The best option for you is wearing a lip balm which will be transparent and will keep your lips soft and supple as well.
The skin of your lips is much more delicate than your face’s skin. So leaving it dry will not be a wise decision. However, when you wear a lip balm, you will not only look good but will also moisturise your lips. There are tons of lip balms out there to choose from so you can always buy more than one to go for. After all, even you need some variety while doing your makeup!
Take Care of Your Facial Hair
Whether you like to keep a full beard or like it trimmed, your beard should not become an obstacle while applying makeup. Facial hair is also a part of your makeup so you should always make sure that you maintain them. Apart from that, always ensure that your nose hair and moustache is trimmed. Along with that, you should always keep your long beard waxed before you decide to go out, or trim it nicely. Unkempt facial hair is a big no-no when you are wearing makeup.
If you are new to makeup and have no idea about how to wear it, the above tips will certainly help you out. While wearing makeup might be an easy task for you, carrying it with ease might not be. But with the right confidence, you will be able to carry any look that you want to.
When it comes to makeup, blending it is very important. While you might think it looks just right, it might be the complete opposite of it. Whether you are using a brush to blend or a beauty blender, make sure that you take time. If you are using a beauty blender, ensure that it is damp and only then start blending with it.
Apart from that, make sure that you regularly clean your makeup brushes as well as your beauty blenders. Dirty makeup tools carry dust particles that can damage your skin and increase the process of ageing which we believe that you don’t want. We hope that these makeup tips help you keep your makeup game on.