I'm a Man and I Wear Makeup (You Can, Too!)
I started experimenting with makeup around the age of 19 when I began having terrible acne breakouts. Prior to this, I had skin that would give Angelina Jolie a run for her money. When unsightly spots started popping up, it came as a huge shock. It seriously knocked my confidence, so I turned to cosmetics and have never looked back.
Although I no longer suffer with active acne, I continue to wear makeup because it makes me feel good. Twenty years ago nobody would have believed you if you had said: "One day, men will moisturize and fake tan" as it was completely unheard of. However, more and more men have quickly caught onto the benefits of actively enhancing the look of their skin.
After years of perfecting my own ultra-natural makeup, I started my YouTube channel to share my findings with others and to help banish the taboo. Male, female, gay, straight — anyone can wear makeup! Yes, I said straight men can wear makeup — actually they already do (you probably just don't know about it).
I receive emails daily from straight men who are thinking about buying their first foundation or concealer after years of feeling unhappy with themselves. They are often too scared to approach a beauty counter — they fear of being laughed at. With over 70 percent of my YouTube viewership being male, it's obvious that makeup is no longer just for women.
If you're a male considering purchasing makeup or already own some and don't know how to use it, read on for my recommendations and foolproof techniques for application!