Boys say ‘I do’ to a bit of guy-liner
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
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Real eyeful Brandon Flowers from the Killers and Johnny Depp have both rocked the guy-liner look