How to Use Makeup for Men

No longer just for women, makeup for men has increased in popularity. Learn how to correctly apply men's cosmetics with these tips.


  • Step 1: Conceal blemishes Use a thin layer of foundation, or dot concealer on blemishes, enlarged pores, and under-eye circles.
  • TIP: Don't use foundation on your cheeks if you have facial hair.
  • Step 2: Highlight with blush Highlight the apples of your cheeks with a neutral-color blush.
  • TIP: With each layer of makeup you apply, go easy. It's easier to add more than to remove it if you use too much.
  • Step 3: Apply powder Apply powder to smooth out foundation and reduce shine. Powder comes in both a loose and a compact version.
  • Step 4: Emphasize eyes Emphasize your eyes by lining your upper lids, right against the eyelashes, with black or brown eyeliner.
  • Step 5: Define lashes Define your lashes with black or brown mascara. Wipe the brush with a tissue before applying to avoid clumps.
  • Step 6: Protect with lip balm Protect your lips by applying clear lip gloss or lip balm.
  • FACT: In ancient Egypt, both men and women wore eye makeup.

You Will Need

  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Blush
  • Powder
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • A makeup brush
  • Tissue
  • Clear lip gloss or lip balm

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