Gone are the days when makeup was a women’s product. Men experience the same skin problems as women, and men are curious and willing to experiment with these products. Makeup for men is less decorative and more functional, such as using concealer to cover a pimple or foundation to even out skin tone. If you find yourself waking up with dark under-eye circles, sallow skin, or a blemish, consider the following makeup tips for men:
1. Choose the right foundation shade
You cannot just pick any foundation off the rack, but you need to pick the right one that matches your skin tone so that you can use it every day. The color of foundation you pick will depend on the skin color because otherwise, it can easily look odd and not be discreet as much as you would like it to be. You need to be picking neutral foundations if you are fair-skinned. In the case that your skin is clear, then you could go with sand or yellow shades. A red-based foundation works perfectly for dark skin. In order to determine what your exact skin tone is, try to examine your skin in the daylight and you can always get some professional help at the stores to figure out your exact foundation match.
2. Pay attention to your skin type as well for picking your foundation
A common mistake committed by many is trying to powder with a light texture or add more fluid covering. If you have dry skin, you need to go with a creamy texture type of foundation so that your skin stays moisturized and does not crack up. For a normal skin kind of texture, you need to pick the fluid foundations that gel with the skin. In the case of oily skin, then you need to know that the skin will easily end up with a shine and that will require a more matte finish with the help of a foundation that is foam based.
3. Application of the foundation needs attention too
Once you have narrowed down on you percent foundation match, you need to know how to apply it right as well. You could end up applying too much or too little. This will not give you the look that you desire. There is more than one application technique for foundation, and you need to pick one that suits your skin and your comfort level during application.
Start by applying a layer of foundation on your face, and then use a sponge or a brush to smoothen the foundation out over the skin. Using a medium-bristle—brush goes well with cream-based foundations. If you are using a correction stick, then a finger would do to smoothen out the application. One pro tip is to start foundation application at the center of your face and then even out the distribution across your face. If you are already using other creams or skincare products, you can use your foundation on them as long as they stay below your foundation. Applying it over the foundation can cause obvious marks which may stand out from your skin in the course of the day.