HOME > Beauty >



Written by in Beauty on the

Top 5 Male Make-up Brands

First we had man-scaping, then we started rocking man-bags, now with the ubiquity of men wearing make-up the homogenisation of the human race is complete. With the emergence of this fascinating trend, some brands have appeared on the vanguard of the market and here for your pleasure are the top 5 male make-up brands.


Didn't Robin Williams star in this one? Menaji was founded in 2000 by a celebrity makeup artist and is sold in America and overseas in more than 20 countries. Made in the USA with natural botanicals, they have celebrity clients such as Garth Brooks. Did you know that men have almost 20% thicker and oilier skin than women? HDPV Anti-Shine Powder was developed to blot out the excess oils with an undetectable, flawless look. Hey, if it's good enough for Garth!?


I am still prone to the odd spot as I'm sure most guys are. In a way, it keeps us young and makes us feel like a teenager again - drinking 20/20 and bunking off school. Still, it's also handy to have some concealer to hand, to keep the boils at bay. Tom Ford offer a grooming and skincare range, which features a bronzing gel, an anti-fatigue eye treatment and a concealer stick - available in three different shades to match your skin tone.


Myego sounds like a backing dancer that would have caught the eye of the late Prince. Myego offer a natural, undetectable skincare for men, all produced in UK labs. Without testing the products, I'm happy to give the brand a punt because of the entry level pricing. You can get the Alex Delarge look in no time at all (timely reference) with their Eye Pencil that gives you a Black Matte natural looking line. A little dusting of eye-liner subtly accentuates blue eyes - so for six sheets per pencil, it's worth having a shot.


Let's not forget those lips fellas. The Stick Natural Lip Balm from Jack Black is packed with Vitamin C, Cocoa Butter and Jojoba Oil. I've done a little research on Jojoba Oil and without getting into semantics, it is theorised that applying jojoba to the skin can 'trick' the skin into thinking it is producing enough oil, thus balancing oil production. Good news for acne-prone people is that jojoba oil is non-comedogenic so you can use it without fear.


Always keen to champion something home-grown, ARK Skincare is a British skincare brand, which treats skin by age using active natural ingredients. Now I'm entering the dying embers of my thirties I'm closely guarding my facial skin, or as I like to refer to it, the cash register. A sound investment from the range for me would be the ARK Anti-Ageing Skin Protector SPF 30 Primer which keeps complexion protected against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Peter Brooker

Peter is a published author on men's style, a huge James Bond fanatic and the host of our very own Menswear Style Podcast. His new book 'From Tailors with Love: An Evolution of Menswear Through the Bond Films' is available now.

facebook  twitter  linkedIn  blog 
previous post
next post