Back to Beauty Basics: 6 Makeup Essentials for Men

Men can do glam too.

It’s 2021, let’s normalize men’s makeup, shall we? If you’re not well versed in the area of beauty, here are a few basic essentials needed to get you started. From covering that irritating blemish to just wanting a healthier glow, there is a little something for everyone. See below for our VMAN’s Top 6 Beauty picks for men.


Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint Fenty Beauty by Rihanna FENTY

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A flexible skin tint with light to medium coverage for a soft and blurred effect. Think subtle, but effective coverage with a wide range of shades.

Available at for $29.50


Dior Forever Skin Corrector 

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Concealer is a must. Hide blemishes, dark circles, redness and imperfections with this full coverage, 24-hour-wear corrector. You won’t even know it’s there. 

Available at for $36.00

Lip Balm

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

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Let’s be confident about applying lip balm, guys. Avoid chapped, dry, and irritated lips with this hydrating and soothing balm. Offering an SPF of 25, it also blocks extreme weather conditions like windburn and extreme temperatures. Plus, this one will leave your lips fresh with its natural mint flavor. 

Available at  Ulta for $8



Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick

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A translucent gel highlighter, that also detoxifies the skin. This is a clean, multitasking highlighter that has Vitis Vita Grape extract which firms the skin and boosts moisture. A perfect way to add a little brightness to dull skin, dab across the cheekbones, brow bones, and bridge of the nose.

Available at for $48


Brow Wax

Patrick Ta Major Brow Shaping Wax

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Everybody needs brow control. Opt for a clear or tinted soap brow kit for maximum control. Grab a spoolie or a small brush, activate with water and shape as desired. 

Available at for $22



Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

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A fan favorite. Skip the tanning bed as we wait for the warmer months and try this terracotta-pressed bronzing powder, available in six shades. No sparkles here either, this has a matte finish for a natural bronzing look. 


Available at for $56

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