Ever wonder why models, both men and women, look so good? They're beautiful people, yes, but here's a secret: They're all wearing makeup. Yes, even the guys! This is the magical world of cosmetics for men, where there's no problem that can't be fixed (or at least helped) with the right product. And if you're ready to embrace this new world, it can be really exciting - but a little overwhelming, too. You want to look fresh-faced, but not like you just got BOTOX®; put together, but not like you're trying too hard. So, to get started, here are 3 must-have cosmetics for men:
1. Face Moisturizer
Let's start with the basics. If you don't have a good moisturizer, it's time to get one. Whether you have oily, combination, sensitive, or lizard dry skin, everybody needs a moisturizer. Not sure what type of skin you have? Think about what happens when you shave. If you get a lot of irritation, you might have sensitive skin. If you end up feeling flaky, you're probably dry. And here's a pro tip: Generally, you shouldn't be using the same moisturizer on your body and face. Your facial skin is very delicate and tends to be more sensitive than the rest of you, so get a lotion that's made just for your handsome face.
No need to go full Kardashian with your makeup. If you're gonna use any product, concealer is the place to start. It's not just used to cover pimples (though it's certainly great for that, too)- concealer comes in all sorts of textures, consistencies, and even colors, depending on what you're looking to fix. Under-eye darkness? Try a brightening concealer to make it look like you weren't up until 4 a.m. playing video games. Redness got you down? Dab on some green concealer to help cover the irritation. And remember-a little goes a long way, so don't overdo it.
3. Pore Strips
If ever there were a cosmetic for men, this is it. Pore strips are quick, easy and instantly gratifying. They're designed to pull out impurities from the skin - and there are few things more satisfying in the beauty world than that. The classic is the nose strip, but you can get them for pretty much any area on your body: chin, forehead, the list goes on. Just keep in mind they're a quick-fix, so don't use them in lieu of face wash.
It can be tricky to know where to start when it comes to cosmetics for men. But, with these 3 products, you'll be well on your way to looking-and feeling-your very best.
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