Get Groomed: It’s More than Moisturiser

Male grooming is stepping up a gear and we’re giving you the lowdown on what you ought to be stocking your bathroom cupboards with.

MADE UP

Gone are the days of pinching your girlfriend’s concealer to cover that big spot that just won’t go away and having a quick swipe of your mum’s moisturiser. We’re onto the next level of male grooming – makeup specifically designed for men. Back in April, singer-songwriter John Mayer posted a makeup tutorial on Instagram, since then the industry for man-friendly makeup has skyrocketed – we have surpassed the age of sneaking around – we’re embracing it. Since then, Chanel has launched a dedicated eyebrow pencil, tinted foundation and lip balm for blokes under the mantle Boy De Chanel as have brands like Clinique and Tom Ford. Time to get shopping.

YOUR NEW BEST MATE

Hyaluronic Acid It’s the ingredient that is constantly cropping up in women’s skincare products, although it has taken quite a while for it to transition over into men’s skincare. The benefits of hyaluronic acid are a necessity in a man’s grooming routine. Manual’s Mr Moisturiser is jam packed with hydration through hyaluronic acid and allantoin – this helps smooth, protect and regenerate the skin. Mr Moisturiser is sulphate, paraben and alcohol free – which are all of the things can could cause you to breakout and enlarge pores.

90’s Hair Vibes

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Get the bowls and clippers back out because 90’s hair styles are back in the game. It’s time to release your inner 90’s Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. The Bluebeards Revenge Sea Salt Spray is the perfect product to help contain longer locks. The spray has been specially designed with sea salt minerals to give men a natural look that boasts all of the volume,
texture and wave seen in the hair of coastline junkies, without the sticky feeling. Featuring a classic, masculine fragrance, it offers bland hair a crisp hold that can be reworked throughout the day.

Barber, Vincent Quinn from Hard Grind barbers has spoken about the influx of requests for 90’s hairstyles: “Hairstyles like the bowl cut, the wedge cut and classic curtains are very much in trend for youngsters at the moment; especially when paired with loosely turned-up jeans and a FILA jacket.” He goes on to say, “Barbers are better and more technically trained now too, so these cuts are being treated professionally and adapted to avoid the ‘cut at home in the dark’ vibe.”

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