The term “makeup” has always been associated with women’s beauty products, but times have changed. Makeup for men is getting popular day by day and while there are many who are still reluctant to use it, this hasn’t stopped the beauty industry from cashing in on this new promising business opportunity. Many still believe that makeup for men is associated with queer society. But that’s not the case! In fact, some of the most powerful men in the world wear makeup including actors and politicians. While women use makeup to enhance their beauty, men, on the other hand, use it to look healthier and more confident.
If you’re a man who disapproves of this notion, just think about it. A guy who has a blind date after a very tiring day at work is more likely to score a second date if he hides his dark circles with a bit of concealer as compared to an anti-makeup man. When we talk about makeup for men, we’re not talking about bright lipstick shades, coloured eyeshadows, etc, we’re talking about using the right makeup products that will help you achieve the perfect complexion, make you look more presentable to the world and boost your confidence.
So, this International Men's Day, it’s time to look at the man in the mirror and tell him to change his way of thinking! Here’s are a few makeup tips that can turn out to be a game-changer.
Partied too hard on the weekend and have a big presentation on Monday? You don’t want to look unprofessional with dark circles under your eyes but luckily, it’s nothing a little concealer can’t fix. Concealers aren’t meant for your entire face, but they can erase all traces of your wild night and cover any unwanted breakouts.
2) Highlight your day (and night)
Your eyes are the window into your soul so open them up by adding a bit of highlighter on the corners of your eyes. You can also get that ‘gram glow by highlighting parts of your face where the sun hits.
Setting powder is a godsend! Want to get rid of forehead shine- setting powder, want to instantly freshen up your look – setting powder, can’t deal with oily patches — setting powder.
Jealous of Cristiano Ronaldo’s strong jawline? Well, with a bit of contouring you can get it too! This is a bit of a challenge though for those men just trying out makeup but if you’re up for it, you can contour your face by drawing the number 3 on the edges and blend it well. This will create the illusion of a jawline carved by the Gods themselves.
Eyebrows — the one thing you can’t shave off your face. Eyebrows are the most important feature and can change your look drastically. Luckily men don’t need to have perfectly defined brows, all you need to use is the spoolie and brush them upward to give you a masculine and rugged look. Those brows along with your bag-free eyes and great smile will make you look irresistible.
You can try your best to get that 6 pack or do a thousand push-ups to get those toned biceps but if you ignore your lips, it will all be for nothing. Nobody likes chapped lips so you need to start taking care of them. You can start by using a lip balm. Go for a lip balm that’s free of fragrance, preservatives, and colour.
Tired of your beard patches and trying to get that perfect Dan Bilzerian beard? Well, you can start by covering your patches with a super pigmented eyeshadow palette. Take a bit and apply it on the patches and blend it well. You can use a brow powder too!