An Easy, Everyday Makeup Look for Men

June 17, 2021
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | by L'Oréal

After months of staring at yourself on video calls, it’s hard not to be hyper-aware of things like dark under-eye circles, blemishes and discoloration. We’re here to let you in on a little secret: makeup can help. Makeup has the power to camouflage under-eye bags, hide acne and even cover up a sunburn in a matter of seconds. You’re not alone if you’re feeling intimidated, especially if you’ve never used makeup before. With the help of content creator Juan Miranda we’ve put together an easy, everyday makeup look for men that any skill level can accomplish. 

  • STEP 1:

    Cleanse and Moisturize

    The key to flawless makeup application is a solid skincare routine. We recommend cleansing the skin with a gentle formula and following up with a SPF-infused moisturizer, like the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30 so your makeup goes on more smoothly and looks more like your actual skin.

  • STEP 2:

    Apply Concealer

    Whether you’ve got dark circles (either from a lack of sleep or genetics), redness, dullness or acne, make like Miranda and reach for the Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Multi-Use Concealer. For dark circles, dispense some product onto the sponge tip applicator and start dabbing it at your crow’s feet and work your way inward, towards the inner corner of the eye. To camouflage acne, gently apply concealer onto the affected area. 

  • STEP 3:


    Once you’ve applied the concealer to the targeted areas, blend it out with the sponge-tip applicator or feel free to use a damp beauty sponge if you’ve got one. Blending helps prevent the concealer from settling into fine lines or caking throughout the day. 

  • STEP 4:


    Applying highlighter isn’t nearly as intimidating as you might think — it’s just a simple extra step that can go a long way. Highlighter subtly illuminates the face for a fresher, healthier complexion. It can be applied wherever you’d like, but it’s most commonly used to sculpt your cheekbones or wake up the eye area. For this look, Miranda gathered a bit of the NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Pressed Powder Highlighter on his fingertips and swiped it across the high points of his cheekbones for a glow.  

  • STEP 5:

    Add a Gloss

    Finally, if you’re feeling up to it, glide on some clear lip gloss. We love the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Plump Lip Gloss because it contains hyaluronic acid, which not only plumps your lips, but helps them stay hydrated all day long.

Photography: Juan Miranda

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