Boys say ‘I do’ to a bit of guy-liner

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So, I thought it was only fair to in­vite the boys in to the glam­orous world that is The Pow­der Room.

Lets face it, the days of great groom­ing are no longer the pre­serve of us ladies and there are a lot of men spend­ing time and money on their ap­pear­ance, es­pe­cially the younger gen­er­a­tion.

They re­ally do want to look their very best and it’s fast be­com­ing the norm for young men to openly care for their skin and even try out some dif­fer­ent looks with­out fear of be­ing ridiculed for it.

There are some who take it too far. Have you seen T.O.W.I.E????? The perma tans, blind­ingly white teeth? In that case boys, less is more.

Se­ri­ously though, I love the fact young men are tak­ing more pride in their ap­pear­ance. It cer­tainly doesn’t fem­i­nise them, it makes them look like an even bet­ter ver­sion of them­selves.

We are see­ing guys sport­ing fewer and fewer mono-brows while they are show­ing off more flaw­less skin that glows and that has got to be good hasn’t it? For us girls as well as the men.

Which brings me on to the hot topic of make-up for men... The Killers singer Bran­don Flow­ers, Hol­ly­wood hearthrob Johnny Depp, Amer­i­can singer Adam Lam­bert, to name but a few, have all en­joyed en­hanc­ing their looks with a bit of make-up.

And they have made it a cool look. Bran­don Flow­erss is stun­ning in guy-liner.

I love men wear­ing make- up, so long as it’s ap­plied in a cool, not‚ try­ing too hard‚ to look hot kinda way.

The trick guys, or girls who are keen to kiss and make up their fel­las, is not to make the eye liner look too per­fect.If you try to make it look too well ap­plied, it can make it look a lit­tle fem­i­nine. You should rough it up a bit. It should look al­most part of you. Here’s how to achieve a great look. Trace the liner along your botto bot­tom lash line and gen­tly smu smudge it with a small brus brush, cot­ton bud or your litt lA lit­tle fin­ger.

A dark brown or grey pen pen­cil blends so much be bet­ter than stark black.

And, when worn with co con­fi­dence, you are sure to bet a nod or a wink of a ap­proval from the girls!

I can un­der­stand why s some men might be a bit h hes­i­tant to try this look at first as mak make-up has usu­ally been viewed as the themy mys­te­ri­ous pre­serve of women.

But if you would like to try some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent, why not wear it around the house for a few days? You will soon get used to your new look and will start to for­get you are wear­ing it. When you reach that stage you will never look back.

At a wed­ding I worked on, ev­ery man in the bridal party wanted to have make-up ap­plied for the big day. The groom’s friends had con­cealer and bronzer ap­plied, while the groom had con­cealer, bronzer and eye­liner.

They were lads in their 20s and they all looked fab­u­lous! It was amaz­ing to see them mak­ing an ef­fort to look great and not just leave it to the girls.

Tom Ford has a nice range of groom­ing prod­ucts for men. Un­der eye con­ceal­ers are avail­able in three shades, and cost £32. There is also a bronz­ing gel which will give your skin a healthy glow, at £35. Both avail­able at House of Fraser.

So why not add a bit of colour to your lives boys? If it’s good enough for Johnny Depp... If you’d like to find

out more about Laura’s

work, the ser­vices she an pro­vides, book ap­point­ment,

have her test your prod­ucts

or an­swer a make-up query,

go to wwwlau­radaw

son­makeup. com or con­tact

her on laura@lau­radaw­son

Real eye­ful Bran­don Flow­ers from the Killers and Johnny Depp have both rocked the guy-liner look

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