Men’s Grooming in 5 Minutes or Less!
You know all those super hot A-List celebrity men that women want and men want to be? Spoiler Alert! They wear makeup. As a professional Makeup Artist and Groomer for the last 10 years, I have colored in celebrity men’s grey beards/eyebrows/sideburns, I have covered up razor burns, plucked ear hairs, and evened out skin tones. None of them wake up looking the way they do when we see them. I think it is about time everyone gets a shot at feeling their very best. If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, life is just better.
Tis the season to share, right? So, here are some of my best kept secrets that will help you feel confident and sexy this holiday season.
Clean and Moisturize!
Most men I have spoken to admit to using their body soap on their face. While it would not be my first choice, there is a very easy way to make it a little bit nicer to the sensative skin on our faces. Buy Dove soap. While they have recently been running a very female-centric campaign, the central selling point remains the same. Dove cleanses skin and is incredibly moisturizing. They have a line called Dove Men+Care. They have this amazing soap bar. It’s a Body + Face bar. No harsh detergents, super moisturizing, smells amazing. Follow that up with Men+Care+Hydrate Face Lotion, and you are well on your way to putting your best face forward.
I don’t know about you, but I prefer to kiss smooth, hydrated lips. If you have ever had someone lay one on you with cracked, flaky, dry lips, chances are it was the first and the last time. Men can be pretty awesome about pulling out that little black tube of Chapstick and slathering it on, but what they don’t realize is that it is doing them no good. No amount of petrolium jelly , shae butter, or bee’s wax is going to revive that scratchy pucker. What needs to be done before your lip moisturizer of choice can do it’s job is to remove all that dead skin!
Before bed, after brushing your teeth, run the brush under the water to remove the last of your toothpaste and then lightly run your toothbrush over both lips. If you do this for 10 seconds, and then apply your chapstick, voila! Perfectly kissable lips.
The idea that makeup is only acceptable for women is dated. When makeup was first introduced, it was thick. So thick it was called “Pancake Makeup”. Nobody wants to see stubble poking through a porcelain facade! Now, we have one of the most exciting new products to hit the shelves in a very long time. The Skin Perfection Gel by aptly named company “Perfekt” is just that. Using dimethicone, and specialized color technology, Skin Perfection Gel evens skin tone, combats shine, reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and reduces the look of pores.
Dudes… using this product takes 10 seconds of your time. put a dime sized amount on your hand, rub onto skin. Don’t overdue it, no need to vigorously rub, It is amazing. Melts into your skin, and makes you instantly hotter. I have been asked for years by clients to make them look as though they have been “photoshopped” – here it is.
And if the partying til 4am, or waking up with a baby at 4am ( and 12am and 2 am) has your eyes looking a little tired, use the incredible palladium tipped Eye Perfection Gel to depuff, and instantly brighten those tired peepers.