Makeup and skin care products are not just for women anymore. Men have officially jumped on the beauty bandwagon with a wide variety of products specifically packaged and marketed for a man’s needs. From skin care creams and lotions that target anti-aging to makeup products that help conceal the under eye area or other skin issues, and powder that helps fight oiliness there is a rather long list of makeup and beauty products available for men, and it seems like they may be here to stay. So let’s look at some of the top makeup products for men, so you don’t end up spending money where it’s not needed.
The world’s first official concealing product for men, the CAMO concealer resembles a man’s lip balm tube which keeps it very discreet from criticizing eyes. Menaji states that the CAMO stick is specially formulated to work with the higher oil production that may come from a man’s skin. The Jojoba-based formula is fragrance-free, hypo-allregenic, dermatologist approved, and contains vitamins and SPF8. The concealer comes in three shades, and can be used to cover the under eye area, age spots, blemishes
, razor bumps, and more. Of course, as with any concealer you could also use it as a spot foundation to give your skin an all-around even tone.
A step beyond a regular concealer, the Men Pen is larger and is meant to cover more areas. Although it resembles a woman’s stick foundation the Men Pen comes in 16 different shades and can easily be smoothed onto your skin for quick coverage where-needed. So basically the main use is to even out the skin tone and cover imperfections such as blemishes, pores, scars, moles, bumps, razor burn, and more. The Men Pen has actually been showcased at various celebrity
events, and has been seen on The Rachel Ray Show, Today Show.com, and in magazines such as Washintonian. As a bonus, if you don’t like the product they offer a full refund with no questions asked.
If you’re going to wear powder then you should definitely reach for a high definition formula. Menaji’s HDPV Anti-Shine Powder works hard as an HD powder while also controlling shine and evening your skin tone. The kicker is that Menaji states that it is "undetectable under the harshest conditions". So if you want to have that flawless skin look, whether on TV or not, then this powder should be a must-have. As a bonus it’s also formulated with vitamins C and E, contains SPF15
, comes in four shades, and is housed in a manlier black compact.
If you think that using a styling glaze on your brows is not right for you then reach for a brow corrector instead. KenMen’s correctors are very subtle, and simply allow you to define your brows better or fill in gaps with ease. The bonus is that they can also be used to fill in areas in facial hair as well, so if you love your mustache or beard but it’s starting to thin then you can use the Brow & Beard Corrector to achieve the look of fullness again. The packaging is more masculine than a woman’s brow pencil
, and it comes in three versatile shades.
We’ve all seen the men with the batwing and out of control eyebrows. Well with a little grooming and an application or two of 4 VOO’s Lash and Brow Styling Glaze their unruly brows will be back in line in a snap. Even if your brows aren’t out of control, the 4 VOO formula will give them a slight pop while keeping them in-check. It can also be used on lashes to add length, thickness and control while conditioning at the same time. The Lash and Brow Styling Glaze is available in clear or black, but the packaging isn’t sleek and black; instead it looks more like a Clinique mascara
Most men won’t wear a tinted lip product, and there is at least one available, so instead of skimping on great lips you need to reach for a man-based lip balm. Jack Black’s Intense Therapy Lip Balm contains SPF25, shea butter, vitamin E, green tea extract, and avocado oil to help your lips stay safe from the sun yet soft and kissable at the same time. The Jack Black line actually offers a variety of flavors in their lip balm, but if you are only in it for the moisture then we would suggest the regular lip balm
. The package is slightly manlier by showcasing a dark blue tube, but if you don’t feel comfortable carrying it with you then you can at least use it at home so your lips don’t feel like scales to your significant other.