Please watch: “WARNING. YOU’RE BEING LIED TO.”
NOT: Prior to this tutorial i had used a face mask that takes down ‘redness” normally i leave out “exhibit A” as i don’t need it.
How far you go with men’s makeup is completely up to you. Granted i don’t want people to say “look he’s got foundation on” … i want people to think i look really good. Thats it. For me – thats what makeup is all about – looking good.
Each step here is optional. They all build onto one another so take what you like and leave the rest behind.
Men wear makeup. Film stars wear markup. News readers wear makeup. And now more men in the street are wearing makeup.
I never ever ever recommend a liquid foundation for men unless they are completely shaven (face) and even then i prefer powders (mineral etc…) because they look more natural. You never want to ever looked caked in makeup. This is about enhancing what you naturally have.
Mineral foundation comes in many varieties but try and get one that is matte based or unless you have very dry skin or prefer the “moist” look then go for the original. Bare escentuals is my favourite one to use on men. It doesn’t collect in the beards and looks natural.
Using blush is a scary thing but when done correctly it will give you the illusion of instant health and sun tanned skin – when combined with bronzer. The reason i use NARS exhibit A is because its brick red. All tanned skins has some form of “burn” to it. Using a colour this bright will really make you look like you’ve been outside in the sun. Or even on a cold winters day will make you look like you’ve been out for a crisp walk.
All products should contain NO SHIMMER. Mens skin should be totally matte and have no shimmer or glitter. Using products with shimmer or glitter will really draw attention to what you’re doing.
Contouring the beard is completely optional but if you’re fair or want to really go to town on “designer stubble” this is the way to do it. It can also help hide a double check and sharpen up the jaw line. I love this trick. However you do need some amount of stubble to begin with. WIthout this it will look “fake” upon closer inspection.
Curling your lashes can open up the eyes and give them a more awake look. Lightly coating them with a waterproof liquid liner will give the impression of black lashes without screaming “mascara” because they won’t look thicker only darker. Great for fair haired gentlemen (like myself).
NOTE: NEVER EVER EVER MESS WITH YOUR EYEBROWS TOO MUCH!
Here are the steps:
1. Apply a mineral foundation or pressed powder all over the face with a kabuki brush or big fluffy brush.
2. Apply Nars Exhibit A blush to the cheek bones, bridge of the nose and temples.
3. Blend that in with the mineral foundation or pressed powder.
4. Use a bronzer around the outer part of the face. Temples. Sides of face (outer cheeks), jaw line, neck and bridge of nose.
5. Contour your beard with a black or brown product designed for this area.
6. Curl lashes.
7. Apply a waterproof liquid liner to the lashes.
MAC Fix +
Bare Escentuals Mineral Foundation (original) in golden Beige
NARS Exhibit A blush
Bare Escentuals Faux Tan (original)
Grimas Watercolour Black (for beard)
Cozette Eyebrow Wand
MAC Eyelash Curler
MAC Pen Eyeliner (black)