Whether you’re a men’s makeup pro, beginner, or just looking for some handy tips to upgrade your cosmetic performance, we’ve enlisted the help of MMUK MAN to do just that. This week, we enlisted the help of professional men’s makeup artist Adam Berry, as we run the rule of the most important factors in getting your look just right.


We’re not talking about slathering on tons of guyliner to make you ready for a rave. Nor are we talking about smothering your face in cakey makeup to cover up every blemish under the sun. When it comes to getting your look just right, the good news is guys that by following Adam’s core tips, your overall appearance will experience game changing goodness, so, Adam, it’s over to you…


Tip 1: My golden rule when it comes to colour choice is if you’re not sure of what makeup for men shade to buy, don’t be afraid to ask. Guys very commonly get in touch asking about what skin tone they are on our colour palette and normally within a few hours, we’re able to help them, rather than them feeling the pinch of incorrectly coloured products arriving at their door.


Tip 2: Always use a skin primer for men . It’s very easy for men’s makeup to look obvious, and the most common way this is tackled is by using a skin primer instead of your ordinary daily moisturiser. They’re really silky and allow your male makeup products to stay in place all day long, making you look your best long into the night.


Tip 3: If you’re new to the world of men’s makeup it’s always a good idea to invest in the appropriate men’s makeup accessories, as you’ll want your products to look as natural as possible. You don’t have to spend a fortune and usually a good foundation, powder and blending brush is enough to get you well on your way and can be acquired for no more than £20.00.


Tip 4: Don’t be afraid to practice. Practice makes perfect guys and testing your makeup out a couple of times in your naturally lit bathroom, will really allow you to master how it should look each and every day. Don’t be afraid to ask people who know too and remember there are loads of great tutorials out there on the best ways to make the most of your cosmetics.


Tip 5: Always remove your men’s makeup after the end of your day. Guys have a tendency to just lounge out on the sofa after work and crawl into bed late at night. I’m not accepting that boys. Invest in a good quality makeup remover and let your skin breathe overnight and even combine with a night cream to give your makeup the perfect canvas to build upon each and every morning.


Tip 6: Invest in a clear mascara ! Most gentlemen looking for a natural men’s cosmetic look often look towards the power of a clear mascara for men to liven up their eyes. It’s the most common and effective way of bringing your eyes to life and enhancing your overall appearance and for a few pounds, this simple and effective eye product will leave you very well prepared for a night out or big meeting.


Tip 7: Understand your skin type. If you have oily skin, showering it in oil based products and creamy formulas aren’t going to do a lot for you but make you look washed out. Likewise, if your skin is of dry type, then matte finish products won’t quite work. Understand your skin type and choose appropriate products to suit that and remember, if you’re at all unsure, the team are always there to help you find it and point you in the right direction.


Tip 8: Don’t run before you can walk. Start by choosing a foundation or BB cream, followed by your primer, concealer for men and perhaps an anti-shine powder. If you choose too much then there’s a tendency to try and make it all work at one time which will probably contribute to your male cosmetics downfall. Get to know each product you are using well and slowly introduce more effective products into your routine as the weeks and months go by.


Tip 9: Maintain good grooming standards in other areas of your face, for example good beard care, eye brow maintenance and good night time skin care. Keeping up to scratch in these three aspects will only enhance your makeup’s performance when you’re ready to show off your fantastic new look.


Tip 10: Always go for colour. There are no end to the benefits you get from a tanned and healthy look, let alone the amount of compliments you’ll receive. Investing in a good tanning product, such as MYEGO’s Fonteint Hydrating Enhancer, will leave you looking extra healthy and summertime ready. A golden glow will give your skin definition and balance, as well as instantly alleviate the most common skin problems men suffer from.


I hope this information was useful and remember if you have any more tips that you’d like to share, feel free to get involved on our customer testimonial page, where you can win some great products, simply by e-mailing us your product reviews.