Beauty care is no longer only a woman's prerogative. Skin care, Facials, manicure and yes, even Make-up, have become very much a part of male grooming in recent times.

Skin care products for men, ranging from facial scrubs and packs, to nourishing creams and moisturizers, adorn the shelves of most cosmetic stores. So, why should make-up be far behind? In fact, since male models started walking the ramp, make-up for men has steadily caught on. Why not take the help of foundations, concealers, or tinted moisturizers if they make you look and feel good, or help to cover up blemishes and highlight your good features?

Of course, there is an art to applying make-up, more so where men's makeup is concerned. Needless to say, it should be so subtle that it is difficult to know that the look is the result of make-up! It is essential to keep to cosmetics with a matte (non-shiny) finish. Gloss, shine and frosted make-up are not for men.

But, first thing first. Regular skin care is so important. So, exfoliate regularly with facial scrubs. Of course, scrubs should not be applied on pimples or sensitive dead cells and brighten the skin.

Tone the skin daily with a rose or mind-based skin tonic. In fact, you can put the toner in a spray bottle. Keep it in the fridge and tone with a fine mist of the toner. It is most important and improves blood circulation to the skin surface.

If the skin is dry, apply moisturize and nourish the skin regularly. And, get a close shave before applying make-up.

Foundation or pressed powder helps to achieve a smooth skin texture. In fact, foundations and concealers also help to cover blemishes. Like pimples or dark patches. Take very little concealer on a fine brush and apply it on the blemish or pimple mark. Blend outwards.

The foundation would be more suitable, as it is lighter. In fact, add a drop of water to it for a lighter. If you have a beard and moustache, avoid applying foundation on those areas. Or, you can leave out foundation on those areas. Or, you can leave out foundation totally and go for a tinted moisturizer with a matte effect.

Pressed powder can also help especially in humid weather and for oily skin. Leave out foundation and use the powder. It helps to reduce shine. It can be used on oily areas, like the fore-head, nose and chin.

Stray hair from eyebrows can always be plucked to give them a better shape. To make the eyes look brighter, a hint of shadow can do the trick. A dark grey or dark brown shadow can be used to line the eyes or dark brown shadow can be used to line the eyes. The aim should be achieve a natural look. Blending helps.

One coat of mascara can also be used to make the eyes look darker and brighter. Comb out the lashes after applying mascara, so that lashes should not stick together.Look for lop balm to make the lips look smoother. They also add a hint of shine and are ideal for winter care. A neutral colour or transparent lip gloss would be the best.

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