Men and Make-up, Do they go together?

@ukchriss (2106)
January 31, 2007 5:25am CST
I think skin care is an essential element in men's grooming, in this day and age men should have a "common-sense" approach of buying moisturisers and other skincare products for sun protection in the summer months. I bought some skin care products for my other half http://www.clinique.co.uk/men30.tmpl?ref=77 which sat in a cupboard for a few months before i had persuaded him to try them.. (ok he got fed up with me nagging!) so about 6 weeks ago he finally started to use them. and yes I have noticed a big difference, I think he has as well but wont admit to it lol But yesterday I had to laugh when he came home from work and said some of the girls in his office have asked what he's been up to as his skin is looking so much better, much softer, younger with less wrinkles here and there! http://www.adversus.com/beauty/him_makeupmen.html Men and Make-up, Do they go together? Does your other half look after his skin and Men what products do you use?
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
31 Jan 07
you can take care of yourself but just never cross the line lmao
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• Malta
2 Feb 07
My husband used to say that all the creams I used were a waste of money. I have been using creams for as long as I can remember and have quite a healthy skin. That is how he always know me so he cannot see much difference in me. He thought I was like that naturally and the creams were making no effect. I persuaded him to start by using my products so that "we don't waste money" and he also started to see the difference. Now he has a much better look, not to mention that I buy products especially for him as we have different skin types!
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@ukchriss (2106)
3 Feb 07
Many thanks to everyone for their answers,
31 Jan 07
My OH uses cleanser, moisturiser, eye gel, face masks and even mascara. He isn't super vain but he decided that he wanted to take more care of himself. I persuaded him to try brown mascara as he has gorgeous long lashes but they are almost transparent. He doesn't look like he's wearing make up when he has it on but for once you can see his lashes and his eyes are more defined
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@DigWeed (227)
• Romania
31 Jan 07
My best girl friend uses chocholate :) and i liked her in that case what i`m supose to doo ?:)
• China
1 Feb 07
I don think man and make-up could go together, yes, man could use it some times, but dont make it a habit, it would turn a man into sissy. but, unfortunately, its like a fashion for young guys to use make-ups nowadays, I think its a upside down world to me in my country, boys looks like girls, and vice versa. its terrible! have a good day.
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@Demonix (294)
• Canada
1 Feb 07
As a man I can honestly say I have never used makeup, personally I have never even considered the idea of using makeup, it sounds like an interesting idea, maybe softer skin would be the way to go I dont know it may be something new worth trying
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• Canada
1 Feb 07
My boyfriend plays hockey professionally, so he has a 'manly-man' sense about him. I'm not supposed to tell anyone this but, because it's on the internet, I suppose it's allowed. He used more facial cream than I do. I'm pretty careful when it comes to my face, but he is SO metrosexual. And his bathroom? It has to be spotless. I don't have a problem with this because it makes his skin feel so much smoother. I just think it's hilarious!
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@soldenski (2504)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I would not go out with a man who uses make-up. Although, what you are talking about does not seem like make-up, more like skin care, and that's ok for a man to do. They need to take care of their skin just as we women do.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I can't get mine to wear even sunblock he said he si the way he is and thats how god intended it. I even bought him shampoo for thinning hair and he didn't even use that. Men! All he will do is shave and maybe use a aftershave splash of cologne thats it. Tried getting him some things for men out of avon but ended up giving them away and avon have some great products for men. Well my dad has them now and uses them.
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@boeyong (256)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 07
Actually there is a big difference between make-up and skin-care. Make-up means lipstick (the color type), mascara, lip gloss, eyeliners, powder compacts, nail polish, etc. - if you use these products on your face (especially), then you use make-up. If you are talking about moisturizers, lipstick (the colorless kind used to protect lips from frostbite), lotions, suntan protection creams, etc., then these are skin-care products, used by both male and female.
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• Canada
1 Feb 07
Im a guy, and i love wearing black nail pollish, and i wouldnt mind wearing black eye liner either...i love the gothic look!
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• United States
1 Feb 07
My husband does it occasionally. I wish he would take more time to do so more often though. He does use a facial cleanser a few times a week and occasionally he will put a mask on. But I'm trying to get him to use a moisturizer.
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@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Men nowadays are also conscious about their skin/appearance. Ever heard of the term "metrosexual"? I think men are as vain as we ladies are they just won't admit it. My guy also uses my Olay total effects and Virgin Coconut oil as his moisturizer.Well he even uses papaya soap which I don't use. talk about vanity.
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
before i and my husband get married he has all those pimples on his face, he said he had try all the cleanser that he seen on the commercials, he do some facials, but his skin become much irratable with product. so a week after our wedding i buy some cream for him, i used that cream also when i got some pimple, not that branded kind of cream it is renow-d, with using it regularly good effect on him, so good that keep on using it.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I think its fine if guys would opt for make up too as long as their goal is to have clearer skin and no acne. I mean its for hygiene too.
• India
1 Feb 07
I don't think so men and makeup go together but one cosmetic men use the most is the body spray
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@MoOoDy (112)
• Egypt
31 Jan 07
hi, i am a man, i found it not imparrasing to use moisturizers and cleansing agents, as they are pharmaceutical preparations (i am a student of pharmacy), but to use colourings like: lip sticks and powders, it makes me sick to see men like that, yak. Tell your OTHER HALF that it is not shame to use these preparations but it is shame to use beauty agents that was created for the soft gender "FEMALES"
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@emisle (3824)
• Ireland
31 Jan 07
I don't think there's anything wrong with moisturiser, but it's when men start wearing eye liner etc that I think it's going a teeny bit far!
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• United States
31 Jan 07
when i think of makeup, i think of the kind women use.. like foundation, mascara, eye shadow, blush, etc. i think its fine for men to use moisturizer or other skin products. but i think the only man who looks good in REAL makeup is johnny depp. :P
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I love the idea of it, but it is hard to get men to like the idea. I have bougt my husband moisturizer and face wash, but he still uses soap and complains when his face is dry. I don't really consider and of those things "make up" either, just good maintance.
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• Malaysia
31 Jan 07
I do believe there's nothing wrong for guys to use skin care to improve their complexion. However, make-up is a big no-no for me. There's a difference between skin care product for men and make-up. Skin care is meant to take care and improve their skin tone or complexion, to help men to have a healthy skin. However, make up is more to moisturise ur face, blend in some foundation, and dun forget all the mascara-eye shadow thingy. I believe u are referring to skin care product for ur husband right? Hehe... Sorry, not trying to be annoying.. it's just I really feel that make up has another definition or maybe it's just me...