Today, about one-third of men under the age of 30 consider wearing makeup to help with the complexion of their skin.
If that’s true, then why don’t we see more men wearing makeup every day? The simple answer is, makeup isn’t as detectable as you think. Much makeup marketed to men today is subtle.
You can wear several products on your face to correct your skin tone, blemishes, and even your eyebrows. But, it’s not obvious to the people you see every day at work, school, or home.
Keep reading to learn about makeup for men and our best product recommendations.
Why Men Should Wear Makeup
Some people with old-school ideology find it inappropriate for men to wear makeup. Yet, a lot of their favorite male celebrities wear makeup often. Men like Daniel Craig (James Bond), Jared Leto, and David Beckham have worn makeup.
Usually, when men think of makeup, they think of a thick foundation with heavy eyeliner and bright eyeshadow. While makeup can look that way, it doesn’t have to. Makeup can be used to make you look natural and healthy.
There are several benefits of makeup for men, starting with how it makes you feel. Men’s makeup products are designed to be undetectable. But, that doesn’t mean they aren’t doing anything.
With a little concealer to hide a pimple and some brow gel to give your eyebrows a lift, the difference is something only you would notice. You might get a compliment like “you look well-rested,” but that’s the extent.
When you wear a little makeup, you might be walking with your head a little higher. You can cover the pimple that is all you see when you look in the mirror.
Men feeling good about their appearance also makes them better in other aspects of life. It’s a lot like sticking to a healthy diet. When you feel good in your body, the sun shines brighter and your days feel easier.
Getting Started With Skincare and Makeup
Despite the industry’s growth, many men are still unfamiliar with skincare and how to wear makeup. The following tips will help if you are unsure where to start.
A great skincare routine involves many steps. Most well-known Korean routines have more than ten! But, if you’re just getting started, you only need two things. That is a good moisturizer and a good exfoliator.
Exfoliating can be done with a scrub, a brush, or an AHA solution. This gets rid of dead skin and promotes restoration for brighter skin. Follow up with a moisturizer to keep your face hydrated and healthy.
2. What to Put on Your Face
High to medium coverage foundation is a popular face product to cover any problem areas on your face. The problem, though, is that it is obvious. It is difficult to make the foundation look like skin.
We suggest you use a tinted moisturizer or BB cream for a less cakey look that is undetectable by others. It’s a bonus if you can buy one with SPF in it.
3. Concealer and Color Correction
Concealer and color correction can be used separately or together. They cover blemishes, dark circles, redness, or other problem areas.
Typically, a high-coverage concealer can cover most of these issues on its own. But, if yours can’t, you can experiment with color correction.
Green color correction is good for covering redness like pimples. Orange can cover purple areas such as under your eyes for people with darker skin tones. Pink will cover the same problems on lighter skin tones.
4. Cream vs. Powder
Powders and creams or liquid products are all good options to correct your skin tone. But, you should keep in mind their effect on your skin.
Creams or liquids tend to mesh with the look of your natural skin better and may act like a nearly translucent barrier.
Powders tend to be more high coverage and can leave a cakey feeling on your face. Despite this, they may stay longer especially with setting spray.
The use of both is also a good option. But, remember that cream and liquid face products always go on before powders. Setting your cream or powder products with a finishing spray will make them look more natural as well.
Buying Makeup for Men
The three makeup products every makeup-wearing man should own are the following.
- Tinted moisturizer or a light foundation
- Finishing spray
These are just the basics. Of course, as you become more interested in makeup, you may want to try out color corrector, blush, primer, eyeliner, and more.
However, if you are new to this, these three products will allow you to cover problems you have with your skin. No one will be the wiser.
Tinted moisturizer is typically the first makeup product you put on your face. You can apply it to your entire face and rub it in with your hands or buff it with a sponge or makeup brush.
A tinted moisturizer has great options at any drug store. You don’t need to bother scoping out your nearest beauty store to buy a $50 container of Laura Mercier. Brands like Morphe and L’oreal have great budget-friendly options.
Concealer is used on issues that cannot be covered by foundation or tinted moisturizer. You can blend out small dots of it on top of your problem areas with your finger, a sponge, or a brush.
There are many great concealers on the market today. Two of the most recommended are the Tarte Shape Tape concealer and the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer.
Once your skin looks the way you would like it to, you can set it all with finishing spray. We recommend Skindinavia’s The Makeup Spray – Oil Control Formula. This is proven by professional makeup artists to last all day long.
Behind Makeup That Stays All Day
The ultimate makeup product for men is setting spray. This is a relatively new product that even some women don’t work into their makeup routine. Yet, it is a necessity if you want your makeup to stay all day.
Setting spray keeps your makeup from moving around even when you are at the gym, having a long day at work, or when you can’t quit touching your face.
There are a few different types of sprays for your needs and routine. A primer spray to start, the oil control spray to finish, and an eco-friendly remover spray to take it all off at the end of the day without wipes.
Primer spray makes for a beautiful base, so your makeup will go on flawlessly and stick. Then, the oil control finishing spray locks it all in when you’re done.
The finishing spray’s formula allows you to sweat all day without looking greasy or shiny. The oil control lasts up to 16 hours, so you can wear it from breakfast to the club without worry.
Find Your Best Skin
Makeup for men is on the rise. You may meet several men every day who wear makeup and you would never notice. That’s because there are so many great products on the market today that make it undetectable.
When you decide to start wearing makeup to cover your skin’s problem areas, you want it to last all day. Skindinavia’s oil control finishing spray proves itself superior for that purpose.
Check out our line of finishing sprays as well as primers and makeup remover to cover your makeup needs today.