Originally Posted by Kid_san
Could anyone provide some tips on what would be the most beneficial to use? I'm sure if I run to our girl friends, they'll have a field day and want to play "Dress the boys in makeup."
I'll leave facial hair covering tips to those who've got experience in that area...
As for tips, wearing make-up really does make your face look better in photographs. It also makes your face more visible from the stage if you're going to be in the masquerade. All of my tips are things I do to look nice in photographs... not neccesarily tips on how to look good in person...as the two can be quite different
Note: I know my instructions sound stupidly over-simplified... but I don't know how much experience with make up you guys have >_>;
Being that you're two guys, and that you don't want to "play dress up", I'm assuming you're going for a natural look. That being said, you'd probobly do good with a combination of foundation (that would be the flesh colored make up in the bottles, most of the time...although there are kinds that come in compacts too.) and powder (in the same color). Apply the foundation to your face by blending it evenly over your entire face AND any parts of your neck that will be showing. If you don't apply make up to your neck too your neck will look like it's a different color than your face. After you've made sure you've got all your foundation blended on nicely, apply the powder (which normally comes in compacts) with the little puff thingy it comes with. Just... pat the make up with the puff and then pat it on your face.
To find the color make up for you and your friend, you two may have to brave the make up section of the store. (Perhaps you can have a gal pal come with you in the isle so it looks like you're shopping for her...). To find the right shade of make up you'll have to try some of it on. Don't worry about opening up the bottles, as every girl who goes in that isle probobly opens something up to test it out on themselves. If you pay attention you'll probobly see a lot of open packages. "They" say the best place to try foundation on while you're in the middle of the store is your inner wrist area of your arm, as that's a part of your body you can see without a mirror, I suppose. My face is darker than my inner wrist but that method still works for me for some reason, so you'll probobly be OK. Anyway, rub a little foundation onto your wrist with your finger. The color that seems to "disappear" the most is the color you want. You want it to be the same color as your face.
I'd suggest a little bit of blush on your cheeks too, as they may end up looking washed out with the foundation on... but most guys I know get snarky when I want to put blush on them ^_^;
I also think any man can improve with a little bit of eyeliner and mascara... but again, with the snarkiness.