Makeup isn’t only for women. Face makeup for men, when used correctly, can do wonders and go a long way towards accentuating the features and hiding flaws. So, do not shy away from looking for ideas for ‘makeup for men’s faces’ and bring out the best in you. The key to wearing face makeup for men is to aim for a natural look by striking a balance between your natural skin and choosing the right products accordingly. If you are worried about acing the base, don’t worry because help is on your way. Here’s how you can achieve flawless, natural-looking and long-lasting makeup with ease.
Foundation for men
In case you’re someone who believes in the myth that there’s no such thing as foundation for men’s faces, or it’s just meant for women, let’s burst that bubble for you. The answer is men too can apply foundation and there’s nothing wrong in using makeup. Whether you have some scars or some variation in your skin tone, a foundation can help even out and smooth your complexion. Foundations come in several forms such as powder, liquid, and cream. No matter what your skin type is - oily, dry or combination - there is a Maybelline foundation for all. From naturally light to full coverage, Maybelline has a variety of foundation shades and finishes to choose from that will suit your every need.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
How to apply foundation for men –
You don’t want a heavy and cakey look on your face. Hence, it is best to start with a little bit of foundation.
Step 1 – Dot the foundation on the centre of your forehead, under your eyes, and on your nose and chin
Step 2 – Start from the centre of your face and spread the foundation towards your hairline and neck. You can use your fingers, a brush or a makeup sponge to apply the foundation. No matter what you choose, dab the foundation gently instead of sweeping it across to ensure a smooth and non-sticky application
Step 3 – Blend it well to ensure a seamless finish
It’s important to choose the right foundation shade that matches your skin tone and undertone. To know which shade is right for you, just answer a few simple questions on the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool.
Concealer for men
A concealer is a quick fix and a great hack to cover your dark circles, spots and eyebags. You can use it on acne scars, blemishes or redness caused by shaving. It’s time to say goodbye to tired-looking eyes and banish the blemishes with the Maybelline concealers. These creamy liquid concealers blend easily and highlight your features with a natural finish. Applying a concealer is also an ideal step while doing your eye makeup.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
How to apply concealer for men –
Before you start applying the concealer, you need to choose the right shade. We recommend that you find your perfect concealer match and go a shade or two lighter to create a brightening effect.
Step 1 – Dot the concealer on the imperfections and under the eyes
Step 2 – Pat with your finger to blend
Step 3 – Blend it well around the edges so that there is no obvious change between your skin tone and the shade of your concealer
Face powder for men
Now that you’ve unlocked the right way to achieve the perfect face makeup for men, it’s time to set it using a powder. A compact powder for men will help blur your pores and control the shine, oil, and sebum on your face. The Maybelline compact powder will not only give you a natural-looking matte finish that lasts all day but also give you a smooth and flawless complexion.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder
How to apply face powder for men –
Since your T-zone area tends to be the oiliest, powder works the best on that area.
Step 1 – Use a sponge applicator and apply the powder on your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin, which comprises your T-zone area
Step 2 – Blend it all over using gentle downward strokes
Step 3 – Lightly dust the excess powder with your hand or a soft brush
Now that you know how to do face makeup for men correctly, it’s time to do a quick recap of your skincare routine to ensure your makeup blends on your skin smoothly. To begin with, wash your face with a mild cleanser to get rid of dust and impurities from your skin. Follow it up with a moisturiser to keep your face hydrated, supple and soft. To achieve flawless face makeup for men, use a primer that will help prep your skin and create a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup.
If you wish to go a step ahead and experiment with more face, eye and lip makeup products, you can try the Maybelline Virtual Try-On tool that will help you finalize your makeup with ease. Now that you are confident, go and show the world how to wear face makeup for men and own it.