Fashion Designer Tom Ford launched his make up products in Manchester’s Selfridges stores in September 2011. Since then the products have been so successful that he has decided to launch skin care and make up especially for men!
The collection will be available to buy in the Autumn and will include ‘nine multifunctional skin-care and grooming products, including a cleanser, moisturiser, eye cream, purifying mud mask, concealor and bronzing gel’
Tom Ford thinks ‘beauty is a potent way for a woman to transform herself, makeup, skincare & fragrance have the potential to enable a real woman to become as glamorous & as inspirational as she can possibly be’
As a make up artist in Manchester I regularly apply make up to perfect mens skin tones, hide redness with tinted moisturiser, cover blemishes with concealor, powder to absorb oily skin, non glossy lip balm and warm up the skin tone with bronzor for photo shoots. I think it’s great when men take pride in there appearance, I know myself and my clients feel much more confident when wearing make up so it’s only fair men should have the option too. Personally I’d be a bit concerened if my husband came home with smokey eyes, I wouldn’t have a problem with him wearing bronzer and I know for a fact he’s pinched my concealor in the past.
Tom Ford isn’t alone as the market’s growing bigger, it’s now more socially acceptable for men to wear foundation and eyeliner. YSL launched an unfragranced ‘Touche Eclat’ for men in 2008, Illamasqua products are designed for both men and women, then earlier this year Marc Jacobs teamed with Sephora to create a range of unisex products.
If you’re interested in Mens gromming you’ll love this demonstration by LA based M.A.C. Make Up Artist – John. He recommends products and offers tips while he creates a natural make up look on himself. To view the video click here.