Entering into the world of men's makeup can be a very daunting experience especially when you are starting out.
Don’t fear, we are here to help. Makeup for men is rapidly becoming more mainstream with 1 in 20 men now wearing makeup in the UK. Its therefore fair to say that men’s makeup and male grooming is on the rise and here to stay.
So where do I start? Below you will find our starters guide. Our guide will educate you on the order of application, suggested products and some useful tips. Further information and application advice for individual products can also be found on their product page.
Our Shade Guide will also help with your shade selection and how to choose the right one for you.
Don’t worry we have you covered every step of the way so let’s get started.
STEP ONE - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BASE!
Your first step is to apply a foundation layer which will even out your skin tone and cover any light blemishes and imperfections.
The most common products on the market today are tinted moisturisers and foundations. So, what’s the difference?
BB TINTED MOISTURISER Vs FOUNDATION
One thing is for sure you don’t need both. A Tinted Moisturiser has a light to medium coverage. An all-in-one product providing the hydration of a moisturiser with a hint of makeup colour to cover imperfections.
A foundation is normally thicker with greater coverage that works well on its own.
If you still want to use your favourite moisturiser you can apply this under a foundation.
STEP TWO - FIX UP!
So, you have applied your base product but that spot or blemish can still be seen.
Don’t worry, a concealer is your secret weapon. Concealers can be applied directly to the blemish, targeting areas not covered by your moisturiser or foundation.
Can also be used on its own.
STEP THREE - LOOK SHARP!
Now that your complexion is looking flawless you can complete your routine with a finishing product or two. These include anti shine, bronzers and brow and beard products.
A bronzer will add a healthy glow while an anti-shine powder will help reduce any shine as a result of your makeup.
Brow and beard products are quickly becoming an essential part of any mans makeup routine. Designed to fill, shape, define and hold brow and short beard hairs in place. They work wonders to highlight your eye’s, shape your face and balance your features.
PRACTICE MAKE PERFECT
Each Nouveau Man product has a simple, easy to follow “how to use” guide on every product page.
All products with a bit of practice can be easily applied.
All powder products are applied with a brush while creams and liquids can be applied with your finger tips or an application sponge.
Dab the brush on the powder, then gently tap it to shake any excess off. Use short feather-like strokes.
Apply dots around face or directly to the blemish. Blend using your using your fingertips by gently patting the cream into your skin using a circular motion.
Soak and squeeze so that it remains damp. Dot the product on your face or blemish. Blend by gentle patting the product into the skin
NOUVEAU MAN TIPS
Take your time
Practice your routines
Apply sparingly and evenly
Use gradually in layers
Ensure your fingers are clean before use
Don’t stress. You have already made the first steps to the new you!
*Our guide is not catered for everyone. Choose the products and tools that suit your own cosmetic needs.