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More Men May Be Opening Their Eyes to Makeup

As the saying goes, put your best face forward — but does a best face always include makeup . . . even for men? Well, the findings of a recent survey show that more than 80 percent of Korean men think that looking "tidy" gives their performance an extra boost in the workplace.

We've heard of women encountering not-so-pretty beauty issues with employers, but there's still a difference between a fresh face, and one full of makeup. The study goes on to say that, while the majority of the men purchased lotion and toner most frequently, guys are becoming more beauty-conscious by picking up items like shine-reduction powders and blemish correctors.

It seems to be a growing trend in several countries that many males are taking a less macho approach to beauty. Have you noticed grooming changes with the men in your life?


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RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
That's a no on the makeup.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
For some reason, that's how I like my guys too AmandaG ;)
AmandaG AmandaG 8 years
My hubby does the whole skin care routine, wash, exfoliate, moisturize, and sunblock, so does my brother I taught them both. My hubby used to have minor breakouts in college but a regular skin care took care of that. Now when he gets the occasional pimple if we are going somewhere he asks me to cover it up for him. He also occasionally plays in a band and will rock the guyliner!
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Skin care, for sure. Because all skin must be looked after :) As for make-up, I actually don't mind a little eyeliner on some guys. It just depends how it's applied and on who. Apart from that, no.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
Skincare for men doesn't bother me at all except this morning, when I caught my husband stealing my moisturizer! Buy your own! :)
soapbox soapbox 8 years
My brother used to use my eyebrow pencil to fill in his goatee and sometimes ask me to buff his nails for him while his friend wears foundation to hid acne scars. A lot of my guy friends shape/thread their eyebrows. I don't have a problem with it at all. As long as they don't wear more make up than I do, I'm okay with it.
Sashaqueenie Sashaqueenie 8 years
I absolutely advocate men who wishes to put on makeup to do so. It's everyone's right to express themselves. So if it's your cup of tea, go for it. I love it.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Skincare, yes. Makeup, no. My husband wouldn't venture into that territory nor would I want him to.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
that's skincare. i guess a lot of men do that in private. not the kind of men I know, but I hear more and more about it. I fully support it though, skin is skin, doesn't matter if it's female or male. It all needs moisture, protection and help dealing with issues. Once I had to explain to my male friend how soap or a cleanser could help exfoliate. And he's a smart guy too. They just need to get over their macho syndrome.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
My man takes my advice on grooming such as which cleanser to use, when to exfoliate, and thing like that but he will never go beyond applying a moisturizer as I have been told. That is fine with me. HE bugs me enough as it is to get to those pore cleansing strips
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