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#81 wilverine

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:35 PM

HELP ME!!!!!

right i live in the uk so products are more scarce than in usa, so any international brands for men?

when i have used foundation before all my friends notice as it looks so patchy and applied, help!!!!
my acne type is not so much bumps any more red plemishes that will not go.

i need to know how to make it so it does not look like i am obiously wearing makeup because as a 14 year old boy make up is not the coolest (or straightest) thing to wear.


help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ASAP


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Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:25 PM

As a female, I`ve been able to experiment a lot with makeup over the years to find what types and techniques worked the best. I don`t really have acne anymore but still get the odd pimple. I also have a lot of red marks from previous years. What I do in the morning now takes about 15 minutes and it COMPLETELY covers everything. Literally, my skin looks flawless. Here it is:
1) Start with a good moisturizer all over the face. SPF is recomended!

2) Use a green cover stick on any pimples or red areas. Blend well! I prefer an actual stick rather than the liquid.
3) Apply foundation. I find that liquid foundation provides the best coverage. I use CoverGirl TruBlend. I also recomend applying it with a foundation brush rather than a sponge. I`ve used both and I find that a brush provides a more even and natural looking application.
4) I go over the foundation with a loose powder by Loreal. It`s their mineral powder foundation, but I use it as a finishing powder rather than its own foundation. It gets rid of shine from the liquid foundation, covers any spots left, erases pores, and makes your skin look smooth.
5)I always use blush to give my skin colour. Makeup always covers your skins natural colour so blush brings it back.

I hope I helped some of you!
Reply if you have any more question!

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:45 PM

Hello. I'm a guy.

So Im strongly considering using makeup to cover acne redmarks and scars. I have absolutely no experience using makeup. sad.gif I'm soo confused! ahh. Ive read alot of post but I guess maybe I still have questions cause it's information overload. Everybody seems to do thing different! ahh! So from what I gathered I need to first apply a tinted moisturizer. Then I have to use foundation/concealer? but I'm confused, does it come in like powder, cream, and liquid form? or all? or not? which one is the best? Then I have to apply a powder or something to make my skin not look oily and make it natural looking? Is that similar to powder foundation? Are there other things I need to apply? What is the best way to apply it? So if you could help me out that would be great. Simple would be great smile.gif If someone could just formulate like a simple regime to get me started it would be really awesome.

PS. I'm not looking for anything really thick or obvious. If it covers up ok that would be great. I don't want other guys to know I use makeup. So thanks smile.gif

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:51 PM

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:37 AM

That's an awesome video. It gave me some ideas, and I'm a girl. Triangle wedge sponges, here I come!

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 07:25 AM

Hi,

i am guy and following this advise on yahoo i was wondering if this is the product i am looking for.

the advise : http://answers.yahoo...17202745AA88OU9

Use a loose powder. The mineral powders are the most invisible... and you should try the "transluscent" color before you try any others. A big makeup brush makes it the most invisible, too. My favorite brand is that "Physician's Formula" at any druh store.

Transluscent powder color is basically invisible, but deposits ultra-fine light reflective powder to your face, so the flaws are camoflauged. Also, if it gets wet or sweaty, no one will be able to see it on your face. Another bonus to this color is that as it wears off, it won't be seen on clothes. You don't get "makeup ring" at your neck. I don't like makeup. I like this.

I have that red scandinavian skin, like you do, too. I got rid of alot of the red and acne scars by using coconut oil with a tiny bit of lavender essencial oil mixed in. Flakes and red AND scars were almost gone inside of 2 months. Best of luck to you!


the product : http://nl.douglas-sh...3000029762.html

Illuminating Powder Finish with Lightreflecting Pigments

Should i order this one ?


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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:32 PM

Im a guy, I wear makeup, and i enjoy wearing it haha. Also im not gay, I have a girlfriend..she actually buys makeup with me sometimes. Yeah kinda weird haha. Anyways unless you're only going to use a little bit of conealer and maybe a little bit of powder, some people WILL kinda notice you're wearing some make up. So if you're not comfortable with having a few people notice your makeup i would defeintly stay away from "full" makeup. Im still trying to figure out what looks the most natural, Ive tried two different titnted moisturziers.... physicians formula, and laura mercier oil free. I didnt notice a huge difference between the two but my girlfriend tells me the laura mercier looks more natural.

I wash my face with purpose foaming wash, use one of those cotton circles with either some toner or jojoba oil to remove some dead skin, apply benzoyl peroxide ( let it dry), moisturize with cetaphil (generic one since it was cheaper), wait a few minutes than apply laura mercier oil free tinted moisturizer (Yes, you should still lmoisturize when using a tinted moisturizer, its really more of a foundation than a moisturizer.) Next, ill apply a little bit of conclear ( not much at all only on some of the darker spots) Than i put on a little bit of medium translucent physicians formula powder with a brush. The last thing i do is put on a tiny bit of sephora translucent anti shine powder (not much at all).

Im still looking for the best way to apply makeup and not get a cakey or unnatural look, so any advice would be nice.
Another thing, Im certain some people notice me wearing makeup, espeically on some days where ive applied it very bad and in natural lighting. You really just have to be ok with the fact that some people will notice you are wearing a bit, and if they say something, I think the best thing to do is just tell them you are wearing a tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone and hide some red marks, or you can "makeup" (ha ha) some excuse and lie about it haha.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:21 PM

For men.

http://www.cliniqueformen.co.uk/specialist/concealer/multi-product.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT14969

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:35 PM

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Edited by ryan08, 18 January 2011 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:10 AM

QUOTE (royalredus @ Sep 10 2006, 09:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Heartless @ Mar 20 2005, 01:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Guys, no matter what you choose to use, the key is to apply the product beyond the blemish you are covering and blend it very, very well. Remember there is to be no lines of demarcation. Always check your handiwork in the mirror from ALL ANGLES to ensure complete blending. It is best to use natural light while doing this.


Just wanted to say that this advice from Heartless is just about the best advice on this entire thread. You can buy the most expensive goop on the planet, but if it's not applied correctly, it won't give you the desired results. I'd recommend even taking a hand mirror outside in the sun and checking your handiwork out there. You'll be shocked at how different it looks. I've horrified myself before with some terrrrible make-up jobs, so don't make my same mistake! eusa_angel.gif

Oh, another thing is, clean hands are the best tool for applying foundation. Don't fool with cosmetic sponges unless you use a clean one every single time. (which can get pricey). You generally need a brush to apply powder, but clean them regularly because those things harbor bacteria badly!!

Anyway guys good luck, and feel free to PM if you have any questions you don't want to ask on the board...






ALRITE WELL AFTER READING THE POSTS I CAN ACTUALLY SAY IM EXTREMELY SURPRISED AT ALL THE POSTS. I THOUGHT I WAS ALONE. ITS NICE TO KNOW THAT IM NOT. LET ME GET RIGHT INTO MY DILEMMA. IVE SUFFERED THRU FACIAL REDNESS EVER SINCE PUBERTY. ITS MORE REDNESS THAN ACNE..SO THE DERMATOLOGISTS IVE SEEN IN THE PAST DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AND SENT ME ON MY WAY IVE TRIED EVERYTHING..AND I DO MEAN EVERYTHING. SO FOR YRS IVE BEEN WEARING MAKE UP TO HELP ME WITH MY SELF ESTEEM CUZ NOTHING ELSE HAS WORKED. I FEEL LIKE IM A DISAPPOINTMENT TO MY FAMILY BUT I DONT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. WEARING MAKE UP IS NOT EXACTLY OKAY FOR MEN IN THIS SOCIETY BUT IM DESPERATE FOR ANY FEEDBACK OR TIPS. OBVIOUSLY THE MOST SUBTLE WAY WOULD BE THE BEST. THERES SOOOO MANY THINGS TO CHOOSE FROM I CANT AFFORD TO WASTE ANY MORE MONEY ON THE WRONG PRODUCT U KNOW. ITS STARTING TO AFFECT MY EVERYDAY LIFE PROFOUNDLY. DEPRESSION, ANXIETY. THE EMOTIONS WE ALL DEAL WITH WHEN IT COMES TO OUR SKIN. IM HOPING THIS POST WILL HELP ME ON MY WAY TO A BETTER LIFE. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INPUT. PLLLEEEAASSEE!!!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:43 AM

I never thought of something like this.

Can any of you recommend a brand, for someone with fair, pale-ish, pink-ish skin (I'm Irish)?

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:15 PM

QUOTE (TylerD @ Dec 8 2004, 07:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have one question. I have bought the concealer sticks before and they work farelly decent but not super good. Now I have heard that actual concealer powder or liquid is way better. But when you put it on do you have to do your entire face or can you just do the parts you really need it. If you can just do certian parts i might be interested in that studio5ive but if you have to use it all around your face i would just assume leave it and keep using the stick.


Well I guess if there is a place to not be bashful, it's here xD.

In regards to using the concealer by itself, I would not recommend it. You can put concealer on your whole face, but it's not ideal(based on my experience). The problem is that if the concealer doesn't match absolutely perfect, you will see the color difference on the skin. I can speak from experience, as I've worn makeup for quite some time, and am quite good at it at this point xD. I really hardly even need to wear it anymore, I've just gotten so used to it, and I'm a huge perfectionist. Soooo ya xD

I've found that the best thing to do, at the very least, if you have a powder that you can use lightly over the concealer then do so. Basically you can put the concealer on the areas that really need it, then lightly apply a thin layer of powder over the rest of the skin. This evens out overall skin tone, gives the skin a nice matte finish, and "blends" the concealer. The key with makeup is to have a "less is more" attitude cool.gif

So after posting this originally, I've realized this thread has kinda blown up!

So, those of you that want to know, this is what I do. after washing my face and all that jazz, go through the morning regimen, moisturize, blahblahblah...

Start out with either a tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation. As previously stated, even if you used a tinted moisturizer, you should still continue to use a moisturizer other than the tinted one, is it is more of a foundation. I use a liquid foundation, and apply it with a wedge sponge. The key with foundation is...it is FOUNDATION!!! IE: SOMETHING TO BUILD UPON!! wink.gif

Pleeeeeaaaase do not try and cover up your red marks completely with it!! All that will happen is you will end up with caked on layers of makeup and it will look terrible!!

Moving on...

LIGHTLY apply a layer of foundation. if you still see red spots, that's ok, you've just started. After applying the foundation you can move on to the concealer. Use this to conceal stuff...no seriously, this is where you lightly apply a bit of concealer to the spot you want covered. Just a small dab will do, then blend it in using your finger. Make sure to choose a concealer that matches your skin tone. If it's too light it will simply highlight the spots you are trying to cover =P. Once you've applied the concealer, follow with a thin layer of powder. This will help blend the concealer in with the rest of your skin, further help even out skin tone, and also reduces shine for a more matte finish.

Again, all of these products should match your skin tone, and should be applied lightly so as to avoid getting that "caked up" look.

Hope that helps a bit eusa_dance.gif

Edited by timoffiiee, 13 September 2010 - 10:32 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:44 AM

Here's my problem. My skin looks pretty nice right after I wash it, but redness develops as time goes by. If I apply foundation to my entire face but only use concealer on my pimples, it will look great at first, but several hours later and the concealed spots show up drastically because the rest of my face is much redder. It's like I'm allergic to my own skin's oil. It literally looks like a sunburn by the afternoon if I haven't washed since morning. Using powder to even things out doesn't help.

So I'm left either not using concealer, or applying my make-up quite thick over my entire face. I even carry a red blush with me so I can apply some to the concealed spots during bathroom breaks at work to even things back out a bit (because there's not time to completely wash and redo my make-up).


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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:44 PM

The best cosmetics I've used by far are for decreasing and hiding acne and scars:

1) Bare Minerals Foundation: been using it for about 2 years now and it has dramatically cleared up my skin, I think its because my pores don't get clogged up like they used to with liquid foundation.

2) Benefit Boing Concealer: this industrial strength concealer is amazing at covering up even the most annoying breakout, or for covering up any tiny imperfection

3) Mac 'Select Cover-Up' Concealer: also another amazing concealer, it comes in a tiny tube and literally lasts for ages and ages.


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Posted 04 April 2011 - 12:11 AM

Well, I think women have a slight advantage when it comes to hiding acne in the sense that it's more socially acceptable for us to wear cosmetics. I'll admit I am nervous when it comes to dating and I still haven't been able to spend the night at a guy's house out of fear that he will see my scarring and pimples when my makeup is off. sad.gif

But for the guys, here is one idea: grow a beard. No, seriously. Especially if you have acne mostly on the jawline. It will hide it and even if you have acne on the neck or other parts of the face, the beard will help draw attention away. Of course, having facial hair might aggravate the acne but you can try and see. Also get a stylish haircut and smile a lot and dress nicely. I mean, really if there's one thing I've learned through all my years of having bad acne it's that you can't just let yourself look like a complete slob because you have acne. Yes, people will eventually notice it. But anything you can do to make yourself look better in other regards (hair, clothing, teeth) will at least play down the acne a little.

Also - and I know the dermatologists are going to hate me for suggesting this - get a tan. Acne is less noticeable on darker skin, IMO. Get a fake spray on tan if you want and see for yourself how different it looks. I've even heard some people say UV tanning helped dry up and clear away some of their acne. Then again, I've also heard it makes scarring worse. But like I said, you can always do fake tans.

Edited by studentb2011, 04 April 2011 - 12:31 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:27 AM

I'm an independent beauty consultant in one of the top cosmetic companies. Try to do the following steps to cover blemishes:
1. choose a concealer that perfectly matches your skin tone.
2. Apply a light "veil" of concealer directly to the blemish and use your ring finger to lightly pat around the edges to blend.
3. Add a second light layer and blend it if needed.
That'll do the trick.

Hope It will work for you.Posted Image

Edited by chaybraza, 28 January 2012 - 12:30 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:39 PM

Do many guys wear makeup???

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

Wearing make up for men is not a problem. People would rather see a make up covered spot than ugly acne. I have had no problems wearing make up. My gf doesn't mind and honestly, nobody can tell. It's not eye shadow you are applying, but just make up for skin. Why would you have any problems with this?