If you have dark circles under your eyes like I do, small birthmarks, scars or other facial blemishes that aren’t go away, you may want to consider using one of the concealers for men that are on the market. While you may not want to use something everyday, the right product can be just the thing to keep your problems from showing during a job interview, family photos or at a reunion or other important event.
Everyone expects women to wear makeup, but there’s not a lot of acceptance in the world for guys who wear makeup. That’s why it’s important to choose a quality products from a respected brand — and one that doesn’t look like makeup when you’re wearing it.
Because some products are over the top and others don’t work very well at all, I strongly suggest that you try out any product you choose on a day when your appearance doesn’t matter to see how it looks when it goes on and how it looks as they day progresses.
Here’s what I recommend: choose the best concealer for men that you can find, then put it on early one morning when going grocery shopping or to the mall. Wear it all day. Every hour or so, check yourself in a mirror — preferably different mirrors with different lighting. Then ask yourself these questions:
- Does my concealer for men ever show?
- Does it look the same in the evening as it did in the morning?
- Is it causing any rash, itching or other adverse reaction?
- Is it helping to improve my looks and confidence overall?
That last question is important because the idea isn’t just to cover up problems but to look better overall. If covering a small birthmark doesn’t really help your overall appearance, you’re wasting your time and money.
Once you’ve been though a day of trials, use the concealer again on another day and actually ask a few close friends if they notice it and if it’s helping. When you have the results of your own testing and the opinions of your closest friends, you can make a good decision about whether concealer for men should be part of your life or not.