Creating a cohesive skincare and cosmetics routine isn’t the most straightforward endeavour. And, if you’re new to the world of eye creams, foundations and makeup brushes, it can feel pretty damn overwhelming.
Picking appropriate products is a personal experience as it depends on your skin type, preference and level of fuss. Some might have the patience for a five-step skincare routine followed by cosmetics while others prefer a less time-consuming approach.
Mr Porter has recently expanded the number of grooming and beauty brands available on its website and these include Saunders & Long, Susanne Kaufmann, War Paint for Men and Seed to Skin. So, whatever you’re looking for exactly, we have curated a few skincare and makeup products that are versatile and will ease you into the world of beauty.
Finding the right skincare for you
When it comes to selecting the right skincare products that work for you, it helps to pinpoint your skin type. Do you have oily skin? Dry skin? Or do you sit somewhere in the middle? Once you’ve identified which type that sounds like your skin, you’re then able to pick products that target these concerns.
The skin around your eyes is extremely delicate and often show signs of ageing before the rest of your face. This eye cream by Saunders & Long is formulated to firm and hydrate the skin around the eye thanks to the addition of vitamins A, C and E as well as shea butter. Simply pump a small amount of cream onto your ring finger and gently rub into the eye area. Shop via Mr Porter for approx. $88.
When your skin is feeling a little dull, this Glow Treatment by Seed to Skin is the product to reach for. Formulated with chlorella, chlorophyll, chamomile extract and probiotics, this treatment removes impurities and promotes cell generation in the skin. Use twice weekly for best results. Shop for approx. $112 via Mr Porter.
Pimples are pretty unavoidable and always seem to pop up at the most inopportune times. This Clarifying Patch Kit by ZitSticka helps to nip breakouts in the bud thanks to the addition of salicylic acid, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to improve the texture of your skin and unclog pores. Simply pop a patch on the zit and remove after two hours. A pack of eight patches costs approx. $46.
This face cleanser gently washes away excess oil, dirt and impurities without stripping your skin of its natural moisture and it won’t leave your face feeling tight post-cleansing. Formulated with tamanu and peppermint oils to promote elasticity in the skin, simply lather onto wet skin and rinse thoroughly. Shop via Mr Porter for approx. $34.
This lightweight gel moisturiser provides deep hydrations thanks the apple-derived ingredients and addition of ectoine, which speeds up your skin’s natural regeneration process. It’s also blended with witch hazel, which is super soothing and calm for the skin. Apply to your face morning and night. Shop for approx. $109 via Mr Porter.
Adding the right cosmetics to your regimen
Skincare is one thing but if you’re new to cosmetics, it can feel confusing and one for the too hard basket. But, much like your skin type, it’s simply about knowing what you’re looking for. It’s all about your preference. Want to simply add a bit of dimension to your face? Bronzer is the one.
But, if you want little more coverage on the skin, you’re looking at a tinted moisturiser or foundation. War Paint for Men is a beauty brand out of the United Kingdom and caters for men looking to dip their toe into the world of cosmetics. So, if you’re on the hunt for a few makeup bits, look no further.
Popping on a primer before layering foundation or tinted moisturiser on top will provide a smooth, matte base and keep your skin looking fresh throughout the day. This is particularly good for those with skin on the oilier side as it’ll stop your foundation from getting to sweaty on super hot days. Shop for approx. $34 from Mr Porter.
The foundation by War Paint for Men comes in five shades and is a discreet way to even out your skin tone and cover up blemishes. This product offers medium coverage and offers a natural look and can be applied with your fingers, a sponge or a makeup brush. If you’re not ready to jump straight to foundation, consider trying the Tinted Moisturiser, which provides a lighter coverage.
Bronzer allows you to add a little dimension and depth to your face and provides a little warmth without the need for fake tan. Simply brush a little bronzing powder in a number three motion starting at your forehead, coming in under your cheekbones and finishing on your jawline and repeat on the other side of your face.
War Paint for Men has created a helpful video demonstrating the bronzing technique so you see it done before giving it a go yourself. Shop via Mr Porter for approx. $32.
Adding a makeup brush to your kit is essential for applying foundation and bronzing products and this one from War Paint for Men can do both. Designed specifically to ensure precise application of liquid foundation, this brush also works well with powder products too. Shop for approx. $15.