Macho Makeup: Top 5 Makeup Products for Men

by Marisa Amorasak

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We’ve all heard the buzz about how men are finally making their way to the cosmetic frontier. The statistics back the claims, with over 800,000 men opting for plastic surgery in 2012 (that’s a 121% increase from 1997) and male-oriented skincare sales through the roof. With proof that looking good is more important to the male ego than ever, many cosmetic companies that typically take aim at the female market are now shifting their focus. Bronzers, concealers, brow gel, oh my!

When it comes to makeup, men prefer products that are low-maintenance, discreet, and bear no resemblance to their girlfriend’s scary stash of feminine goop. Healthy Skin Portal recognizes the male need for cosmetic guidance, which is why we’ve devised a list of five rave-worthy makeup products for men.

1. Clinique Skin Supplies for Men Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel. Ugh, undereye bags. Some men get them after a rough night out and others see the shadows and puffiness as they age. This eye gel by Clinique is specially formulated for the no-frills male (who says steel gray packaging doesn’t scream “man?”) as evidenced by the rollerball design. A quick roll under the eye area in the morning can leave you looking fresher, thanks to a smart combination of caffeine, yeast, and humulus extract.

2. Perfekt Skin Perfection Gel. This gender-neutral product is a bit of an investment at $57 a pop, but reviewers rave over the indiscernible coverage. One pump of Perfekt’s Skin Perfection Gel will even out discoloration, blemishes, redness, large pores, and even help control shine. If you’re a man looking for foundation-like results without the look of foundation, you’ve met your match. Plus, the slim tube and vague name can easily pass for face lotion in the locker room.

3. Tweezerman Browmousse. Disheveled eyebrow hair can distract from an otherwise polished appearance. This clear gel can be easily swiped on with the included wand to keep brows in place. It’s effective, no-fuss, and perfect for the man who wants to groom his eyebrows without tweezing or waxing.

4. Jean Paul Gaultier Anti-Cernes Concealer. Blemishes, dark spots, and underye circles aren’t gender-exclusive: guys get them too! Address any embarrassing spots with this luxurious concealer made especially for men by Jean Paul Gaultier. Concealer has more opaque coverage than all-over foundations, but it easily disappears into the skin. Zac Efron, take note! It’s ideal for covering up nasty flare-ups for special occasions, nights out, or photographs.

5. Menaji HDPV Anti-Shine Powder. Men’s skin has the tendency to produce more oil than women’s, especially in the t-zone (forehead, bridge of the nose, and upper cheeks). Counteract the grease with Menahi’s HDPV Anti-Shine Powder, a product developed for actors being filmed by unforgiving high-def cameras.

For men, makeup can be a godsend—it conceals problem skin, boosts your confidence, and is a fun option to have on hand for when looking your best is key. But men’s makeup is just a temporary fix for skin that’s uneven, oily, dull, or plagued by acne. In-office treatments by certified aestheticians offer permanent improvement, thanks to top-tier technology and advanced techniques. Healthy Skin Portal offers microdermabrasion, laser skin rejuvenation, IPL Photofacials, and other popular aesthetic treatments for men. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a men’s skincare expert in your area!

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