Pro Makeup Tips That’ll Leave Him Wanting More
November 1, 2016
Google “makeup for men” and the results yield a comically defensive tone in the popular discourse around men wearing makeup. “Undercover” and “undetectable” makeup tutorials rear their ugly heads; “camo concealer” is a thing. Yet the announcement of James Charles as CoverGirl’s newest spokesperson proves there’s a new generation of men ready to make makeup their own. We worked with makeup and visual artist Marcelo Gutierrez to get the scoop and create three easy-breezy beauty looks that’ll take you from day to night—undercover lovers need not apply. See the full looks and step-by-step video tutorial below!
ON ALL MODELS: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream, Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray, Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy, NYX Finishing Powder in Banana.
“The approach to Nay’s look is something I would do for an everyday healthy glow. It’s all about hydrating and the “your skin, but better” look. Simple steps to evening out and concealing discoloration and blemishes while adding warmth and life with some blush and tinted lip balm. I like this because it’s going to make Nay’s lips look juicier and plumper without being terribly obvious.This is perfect for work, dates, interviews etc – any time you want to impress.”
Products used: Maybelline Dream BB Pure in Light, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 10 Light, Rimmel Brow This Way in Blonde, Revlon Cream Blush in Charmed Enchantment, MAC Penultimate Brow Marker, L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm in Plush Plum
“This was a more moody “vampy” look. Something you could wear both day and night. Easy to recreate and not fussy at all. The entire point is to look brooding, sultry and a little dangerous. I’d wear this for dinner parties, a night out and for dates. Think about everything that comes along with a nice glass of red wine. “I don’t like to cover up too much of the natural color under the eye; I think that looks nice,” says Gutierrez. He recommends smudging on eyeshadow and then blending for increased intensity at the lash line.
Products used: NYX Angel Veil Primer, Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in Light/Medium, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 10 Light, ELF Cream Blush Palette, Rimmel Scandaleyes in 008 Blackmail, MAC Brow Set
“This is definitely a night look. With the pop metallic shadows, glittery eyes, glossy lips and deep blush; this look is perfect for dimly lit rooms and for catching all the right light. I love to wear glitter or some kind of highlight on my eyelids when I go out because when the light hits your face it’s almost impossible to look away. Perfect for long nights and candlelit dinners.”
Products used: Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, Maybelline Dream BB Pure in Deep, Rimmel Scandaleyes in 009 Blamed Blue, Pat McGrath Phantom in Blue 002, Wet n’ Wild Glitter Single in Distortion, ELF Cream Blush Palette, MAC Brow Set
MUSIC: Zap Mama “Wadidusay” ,Shorty Raw “It’s Only Right”,“Holy Ghost” by GameFace,“Asuka” by Ghost Wavvves, “Running (Cakeboy Remix)” by Najee Wilson