How can a guy use make-up to cover imperfections without looking effeminate?
Even the hunkiest models and actors have their faces painted before they stride down the red carpet or go in front of the camera, so do not shy away from using make-up to look fresher.
Just remember, your aim is to look like you have a naturally good complexion, not a pretty face. So you need at most three items: A light foundation, an undereye concealer and another concealer for other imperfections such as acne scars.
Stay away from everything else, such as mascara, blusher, eyeshadow and lip colour.
To look less tired, get a good undereye concealer.
Dab the product on the grey areas and blend gently with your ring finger.
Try the concealers before you buy; get the beauty advisers at the counters to help you pick the right colour, which should blend well with your skin tone so you do not look like you are wearing any make-up.
To even out your complexion, use a sheer foundation or BB cream. Pick one with a sheer texture that is non-greasy and has anti-ageing benefits.
To get a true match, test the colour on your jawline and in between your brows.
This article was first published on June 26, 2015.
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