The trend of makeup for men is catching up! Yes, it’s a thing now and cosmetic brands are looking for ways to market their products in gender-neutral way. Makeup when used right, can help bring out the best of your features, so do not shy away from using makeup. It can accentuate your best features and hide your facial flaws. The key to wearing makeup by men is to aim for a natural look, by striking the balance between your natural skin and accordingly choosing the right products. Here are some tips to ace the natural male makeup look. This makeup tutorial will help you flaunt your perfect-looking skin without even making it look like you are wearing any makeup. (ALSO READ Skincare for men: 6 easy grooming tips to boost your confidence).
STEP 1: You need to start with a clean face. Start with a gentle exfoliation routine. Use an exfoliating scrub on your face and massage it into the skin in circular motion. This will remove the dead skin buildup and open up your pores. Then clean your face with a gentle cleanser and apply some toner on your face using a cotton ball to restore the natural pH level of your skin.
STEP 2: Keep your skin refreshed and hydrated by using a good moisturizer. Apply the moisturizer all over your face and also your neck. This will make sure that your skin is makeup-ready and will also make your makeup long lasting. You should never skip this step if you have dry skin. (ALSO READ Summer skincare tips for men: 5 essential tips every man should follow for clear skin).
STEP 3: Start by applying concealer to hide your dark circles and to conceal any blemishes on your face. Choose one that matches with your skin tone and start applying it with short strokes under the eyes, between the inner corners of your eyes and also on the bridge of your nose. Use your fingertips to pat in onto your skin and blend it well. Also, apply it to cover any blemishes on your skin. Blend it well with a beauty blender sponge.
STEP 4: Choose a liquid base foundation that matches your natural skin tone and then start applying it all over your face using a brush to get an even tone. Use a sponge to blend it well so that you spread it evenly all over your face. After application you will notice that you will have an even complexion. (ALSO READ How to apply foundation: 6 simple steps to apply foundation to get flawless-looking skin)
STEP 5: Use some loose powder and brush it all over your face wherever you have used the concealer. Then use a pressed powder and brush it all over your face, especially on your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) because these areas tend to be the oiliest.
STEP 6: Since you are aiming for a natural look, finish the makeup by choosing a clear lip balm and applying it on your lips generously. This will prevent your lips from getting chapped and give your lips a smooth and soft appearance.
And now you can go out and flaunt your natural makeup look. But do make sure that you remove your makeup before going to bed, otherwise you might have breakouts and other skin problems. Cleanse your face using a makeup remover and use a moisturizer all over your face. Get inspired from this makeup tutorial video guide.
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