NOT: Prior to this tutorial i had used a face mask that takes down ‘redness” normally i leave out “exhibit A” as i don’t need it.

How far you go with men’s makeup is completely up to you. Granted i don’t want people to say “look he’s got foundation on” … i want people to think i look really good. Thats it. For me – thats what makeup is all about – looking good.

Each step here is optional. They all build onto one another so take what you like and leave the rest behind.

Men wear makeup. Film stars wear markup. News readers wear makeup. And now more men in the street are wearing makeup.

I never ever ever recommend a liquid foundation for men unless they are completely shaven (face) and even then i prefer powders (mineral etc…) because they look more natural. You never want to ever looked caked in makeup. This is about enhancing what you naturally have.

Mineral foundation comes in many varieties but try and get one that is matte based or unless you have very dry skin or prefer the “moist” look then go for the original. Bare escentuals is my favourite one to use on men. It doesn’t collect in the beards and looks natural.

Using blush is a scary thing but when done correctly it will give you the illusion of instant health and sun tanned skin – when combined with bronzer. The reason i use NARS exhibit A is because its brick red. All tanned skins has some form of “burn” to it. Using a colour this bright will really make you look like you’ve been outside in the sun. Or even on a cold winters day will make you look like you’ve been out for a crisp walk.

All products should contain NO SHIMMER. Mens skin should be totally matte and have no shimmer or glitter. Using products with shimmer or glitter will really draw attention to what you’re doing.

Contouring the beard is completely optional but if you’re fair or want to really go to town on “designer stubble” this is the way to do it. It can also help hide a double check and sharpen up the jaw line. I love this trick. However you do need some amount of stubble to begin with. WIthout this it will look “fake” upon closer inspection.

Curling your lashes can open up the eyes and give them a more awake look. Lightly coating them with a waterproof liquid liner will give the impression of black lashes without screaming “mascara” because they won’t look thicker only darker. Great for fair haired gentlemen (like myself).


Here are the steps:

1. Apply a mineral foundation or pressed powder all over the face with a kabuki brush or big fluffy brush.

2. Apply Nars Exhibit A blush to the cheek bones, bridge of the nose and temples.

3. Blend that in with the mineral foundation or pressed powder.

4. Use a bronzer around the outer part of the face. Temples. Sides of face (outer cheeks), jaw line, neck and bridge of nose.

5. Contour your beard with a black or brown product designed for this area.

6. Curl lashes.

7. Apply a waterproof liquid liner to the lashes.

Products used:

MAC Fix +
Bare Escentuals Mineral Foundation (original) in golden Beige
NARS Exhibit A blush
Bare Escentuals Faux Tan (original)
Grimas Watercolour Black (for beard)
Cozette Eyebrow Wand
MAC Eyelash Curler
MAC Pen Eyeliner (black)


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Comments (41)

  • Porsche Carmon Reply

    That was awesome!!

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • XxGacha RozyxX Reply

    I hate when men put makeup and don't hate me in replies 🙂 -_-

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • Bravehart Reply

    Can you give advice on how to tackle ageing skin for men over 50. I have a lot of age spots and darkening discolouring for asian skin

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • Iliad T Reply

    Man must be rough and ugly and grumpy 😛

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • lovexlove 1998 Reply

    That looks good

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • ragnar barker Reply

    What's the difference in this mineral foundation ? I like your'e reviews and you seem more straight than some of the pretty boys that can be intimidating when one is on the down side of life and getting older .

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • VG Reply

    Hi ,
    Nice video
    For Mineral foundation, I can't find the golden beige ,is there any other name for golden beige?

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • Emma Casey Reply

    Try Myego Fonteint, amazing stuff, from

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • David Lee Reply

    this is great man. keep it up.

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • Jewel justjewel Reply

    i dont know any men who would do this maybe if they were in rhe industry

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • Ricky Sutphin Reply

    I am a pale Nordic guy and this was helpful. First time I have tried this. It worked great. Thank you.

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • jason whitton Reply

    Thank you for the videos! I was hoping that you wouldn't mind answering a question, I use jurlique skincare and occasionally blend in a small amount of lancome concealer.. I get very shiny, would you suggest I use a translucent powder if I only want to blend in concealer where needed? also I followed your eyeliner on the lashes trick. love it 🙂

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • yehawww27 Reply

    Hi Wayne, I purchased the Grimas Watercolour in Grey for my husband's grey beard along with the stippling applicator. He has gray hair so I didn't choose the black or brown makeup. fingers crossed Any thoughts before we try it this weekend?

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • jody howard Reply

    doesn't this stain your collared shirts?

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • Bobby Green Reply


    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • cactusmilo918 Reply

    Definetly I would like to try

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • Karina Fogliani-Ahmed Reply

    Black shirt looks very good on you.

    June 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm
  • Joey bulmahn Reply

    i love when they dont talk. i hate hate hate ten minute introductions

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Wolfstra Reply

    im only wearing make up until my acne scars go away i dont have alot thank god but its temporarily

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • powerful flower Reply

    Very nice effect 🙂

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • BettyBlu Reply

    Swetheart, you are so gorgeous, and you DO NOT HAVE A DOUBLE CHIN!!!!! You have a beautiful Steve McQueen fucking jawline! We are all so much harder on ourselves, and see ourselves quite differently that others see us. I see people who don't have a double chin, but think they do, then diet down to an unheathy weight. You are PERFECT the way you are 🙂 You are truly so talented, and are one of the very few artist out there that have the talent, and positive vibe that the beautiful Kevyn Aucoin had. Thank you for all you do!

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Desi James Reply

    in a tropical country it is a NO NO for makeup

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • TatTvamAsi Reply

    Exactly what I was looking for. Shit, I'm too embarrassed to go buy these things at a store and I don't know my skin tone. FML! Do guys get laughed at if they go buy these things at MAC or Sephora?

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Chelsea Marie Reply

    PERFECT. Just what I was looking for TYSM.

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Barbara In Real Life Reply

    Pleasantly natural, fresh, and alive!

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • sumting wong Reply

    what kind of self respecting man wears fucking makeup?!?! how the fuck was in my video suggestions?!?!

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Benjamin Reply

    this is amazing …

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Alltagsabenteuer Reply

    I have to try this. Up until now I am only using a transparent powder to prevent any shining skin on my videos.

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Steve Miller Reply

    would you ever advise concealer?

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Francisco Benitez Reply

    Thank you for this video. I went to saphora today and got the nars blusher and I really like the result! Great

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • msalona Reply

    I miss when Wayne looked like this … I feel like this is like the brother of the Wayne present day

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Sergio Alba Reply

    Anyone know which kabuki brush he used???

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • David Marcus Reply

    Thank you for all you advice about products and techniques. Lord DaDa

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Melvin Baxla Reply

    You are so cute… 😛
    Sorry, couldn't help it!

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • remo xeno Reply

    you should start selling those tools that you use or you should give us the link to buy , would be more useful

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Ernest Hems His Way Reply

    Hi Wayne, i love your vids. i find them very informative. I have some questions from someone who just started wearing makeup, I'm asian, with oily skin, medium with golden tone, I want a very natural, not matte/flat look but still enough to cover uneven skin tone from acne, a bit of sun damage and sleep deprivation, what products, make up should I wear? I'm thinking of bare minerals original loose? anything suggestions will be helpful,Im quite shy to ask around in sephora.

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • TrustGone Reply

    give me these stuff plz.

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Harrison McPherson Reply

    More men's videos please

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Creag Aaro Reply

    Do you still stand by this tutorial in 2015? Or would you say there are better ways of doing a natural everyday look for men? I am 4 months of finishing a Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Media Makeup and Hair. You inspired me massively and would love you too answer this please!!!

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • shajunl Reply

    that is nice

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
  • Jo-C No Yes Reply

    This is freaking awesome

    June 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm

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