Mens Cosmetics with "beyond the razor"
The basics with mens cosmetics
The first step towards choosing your products is to determine your skin type and tone. Your skin type can be either oily, dry, normal, or combination. There are a range of cosmetics available for every skin type and complexion, so that the skin does not react badly to makeup. Always make sure you choose products that complement your skin tone, and not the ones that are too light or dark. Test the products on the inner part of your wrist, and choose the base that covers up your veins well. When it comes to makeup for men, there are not many products that can be used. The basic products are foundation, primer, compact powder, concealer, and lip balm. Some men use a small amount of bronze though, just to highlight their cheekbones.
Getting your skin ready for makeup is very important. Remember to shave before applying makeup, as fine particles of makeup tend to get stuck on your stubble. After you are done with your shave, cleanse your skin well and remove off all the excess oil. Add a few drops of toner in a moist cotton pad and rub it all over your face in upward direction. Use a good moisturizer, and blend it into your skin using the tip of your fingers in circular motion. Once in three days, try exfoliating your skin, as it really helps in removing the dead skin cells. Maintain a healthy skin care regime and follow a good diet to get soft and supple skin.
Once you are done with cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin, dab a small amount of your BASE (foundation, concealer, primer) on your face, and make sure you spread it evenly with your fingertips. If you are new to the world of cosmetics, remember to just use an amount that is enough to cover your blemishes and scars. Use liquid foundation as it is easier to spread on the skin.
While donning makeup to cover dark circles, apply concealer with the help of a brush, and blend it into your skin using your fingers. To set your concealer, you need to dab some matte finish powder or compact with a broad brush. After you are done with your eyes, you can also dab the compact powder on your nose, forehead, and chin so that your face does not look oily. Use a little bit of transparent or neutral-coloured lip balm on your lips. This will not only complete your look, but will also keep your lips hydrated, preventing them from getting chapped.
Always remove your makeup before you sleep, to avoid constant breakouts and clogged pores. Use a good makeup remover or cleanser for your face. Tone your skin once all the makeup has been washed off. If you want, you can use a night cream or gel to rejuvenate your skin.
- Tony Collins