team dis­cuss whether Chanel is ahead of the curve in launch­ing makeup for men.

Is Chanel ahead of the curve in launch­ing makeup for men?

The Peak (Singapore) - - Contents -

Right now, Chanel is crest­ing the wave of male van­ity that men’s skin­care her­alded, but I doubt men wear­ing cos­met­ics will be­come main­stream. Proper skin­care is enough to en­hance their looks – if they even bother at all. If the goal is to look good, I reckon they’d rather spend time at the gym, then waste it on ap­ply­ing makeup. – AW IT’S NOT BY CHANCE THAT THE BRAND WAS LAUNCHED IN SOUTH KOREA, A COUN­TRY RENOWNED FOR ITS PUR­SUIT OF PHYS­I­CAL BEAUTY, BE­FORE GO­ING GLOBAL THIS MONTH. CER­TAINLY, THE PROD­UCTS – LIP BALM, FOUN­DA­TION AND EYE­BROW PEN­CIL – ARE UNTHREATENING ENOUGH TO BE SLIPPED INTO THE AVER­AGE MALE’S KIT. WE’LL SEE. IF MEN DO EM­BRACE TH­ESE PROD­UCTS, IT WILL MARK A CHANG­ING OF THE TIMES FOR SURE. –JC What makeup? Fa­cial wash and the oc­ca­sional scrub is good enough. Let the skin breathe! –FH IN THIS AGE OF GEN­DER FLU­ID­ITY, MAKEUP MIGHT VERY WELL BE A WAY FOR MALES TO BREAK OUT OF STAID GEN­DER NORMS. WHILE I CAN’T SEE THE AVER­AGE MAN IN­VEST­ING TIME IN THE MORN­ING TO SLAP ON ANY­THING MORE THAN SUN­SCREEN, THERE ARE THE EN­LIGHT­ENED ONES WHO AP­PRE­CI­ATE HOW A LIT­TLE BIT OF CON­CEALER CAN GO A VERY LONG WAY. –DK It de­pends on whose stan­dards you’re go­ing by. For the man who con­sid­ers the use of mois­turiser a big per­sonal break­through, us­ing a Chanel con­cealer to hide a blem­ish might seem like a great leap for­ward. (Even though Jean Paul Gaultier al­ready cov­ered this base a decade ago, when he launched his sub­tle “Mon­sieur” cos­metic col­lec­tion.) But to those fa­mil­iar with In­ter­net celebrity makeup stars such as Jef­free Star or Manuel Gu­tier­rez, whose fans in­clude mil­lions of women aspir­ing to repli­cate their winged eye­liner or pink pouts, Chanel’s lat­est beauty launch seems pretty, well, 10 years ago. –LK

LYNETTE KOH Watches & Fash­ion Ed­i­tor

FAZLIE HASHIM Art Di­rec­tor

ADE­LINE WONG Sub-Ed­i­tor

DENISE KOK Fea­tures Ed­i­tor

JEN­NIFER CHEN Ed­i­tor

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