INTRODUCING BEAUTY BOY!
Beauty is about style. It knows no gender.
Make-Up and cosmetics for men is becoming more accepted which has additionally been championed by the rise of creators and innovators who have changed the perception of gender and masculinity in this space.
The truth is, makeup and skincare for men is now not just accepted, but is seen as tools used for self-care, self-expression and allows men to feel more confident about themselves.
In the first edition of Beauty BOY!, our editors round up their favourite skincare, cosmetics and fragrance from brands that speak to us, our community and what we are currently using.
Aēsop Rōzu Eau de Parfum 50m
The inspiration for Rozu is Charlotte Perriand, the late visionary French architect and designer whose life spanned most of the 20th century. Charlotte’s unique, modernist view on the intersection between art, architecture, design and nature helped create some of the most iconic structures and furniture pieces that have inspired generations of designers and movements after her. Charlotte was a special kind of creator, a life-enhancer who through her art and craft was determined to reveal new ways of living, based on simplicity and compactness of forms that were never utilitarian.
Rōzu Eau de Parfum opens with rich floral notes of Rose, alongside Petitgrain, Bergamot and vibrant Shiso—a reference to Perriand’s lifelong affection for Japan—and Pink Pepper, which confers fresh spiciness. The heart brings yet headier florals: Ylang Ylang is interwoven with dry, spicy woodiness; while Jasmine empowers the Rose, supported by light, smoky notes of Guaiacwood. Sandalwood hints at the deeper, powdery base notes, marrying the soft, woody green earth of Vetiver Extract with warm, sweet herbal notes of Patchouli and ambery, balsamic Myrrh. The whole is subtly underpinned by Musk.
Officine Universelle Buly Lait Virginal Mexican Tuberose Body Milk
Exquisitely light and silky, this decadent body milk nourishes, soothes and softens the skin while delighting and uplifting the senses with an alluring, fragrant blend of tuberose with warm vanilla and spicy clove with Glycerin that helps maintain the skin barrier function to prevent moisture loss and its tell-tale signs of dry, scaly skin and Citric acid to smooths skin texture to leave the body feeling and looking soft and supple
$49.00 (available from fair – deep) charloteetilbury.com/au
Perfect for concealing facial hair and dark circles, the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish colour correctors neutralise and smooth to cheat and conceal pigmentation and brighten the appearance of your under-eye area, for a flawless-looking complexion. The buttery, feather light compact formula magically colour corrects the appearance of various intensities of pigmentation.
This lightweight, vitamin C-rich layering serum soothes, replenishes and balances skin with its complex blend of antioxidant, hydrating and conditioning ingredients. Suited to most skin types leaving the skin feeling hydrated and smooth with a matte finish. Key ingredients include Rose Petal, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and of course, Niacinamide.
Le Labo Santal 33 100ml
Le Labo’s cult unisex fragrance that blends wood, spices and leather. Warm, musky and addictive, encapsulates the rugged fantasy of the American West. Infused with Australian sandalwood, cedarwood, leather, cardamon, iris, and musk, this scent is distinct and long wearing.
EVO Springsclean – Deep Clean Rinse & EVO Heads Will Roll – Co-Wash
$40.00 each evo.com/au
The EVO curl range was designed to treat even the curliest of locks and these two products are gamechangers! Heads Will Roll is not dissimilar to a shampoo and conditioner in one and is a low-foam super moisturising co-wash that will help to improve the manageability of your curls until you’re ready to endure wash day again while Springsclean is for when your hair is super dirty! It removes dirt and excess oil without stripping away precious moisture or colour and the best part is it won’t dry out your curls. 😍
This rejuvenating cream protects your sensitive skin from temporary sensitivity. With powerful regenerating effects, it not only recovers your damaged skin but also improves blushed, darkish, blemish and trouble scars. Moreover, its 24 hours moisturising effect improves sensitive dry skin condition.
A uniquely Australian approach to skincare, the entire Sand & Sky range is made with 100% natural & organic ingredients. The Australian Emu Apple Enzyme Powder Polish is a triple-action enzyme exfoliant. Packed with soothing antioxidants and Vitamin C, it’s your glow-to for no-irritation exfoliation and it smells pretty fantastic.
Water Fuse Hydro Toner is a soothing toner that works to cleanse and open up the skin's waterways. Formulated with exfoliating AHA, it gently removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. N natural moisture barrier complex protects dry skin while Oligo-hyaluronic acid absorbs quickly to replenish the skin's moisture barrier continuous protection.
Australian owned Ultra Violette is a broad-spectrum SPF in the body of an anti-ageing serum to make your skin glow. The oil-free formula is jam-packed with native antioxidants that’ll melt into your face. Queen Screen even feels regal, with a milky, luminsing and lightweight texture that glides on and smells subtly of roses. Co-existing happily with the rest of your skincare while providing the perfect base for makeup.
Before applying lipsticks or glosses it is important to exfoliate. This lightweight, non-greasy stick is packed with apricot seed scrubbers to gently exfoliate while nourishing lips, letting you scrub with the ultimate love. Just swipe back and forth over lips, wipe it off and top with your favourite lip balm or lipstick.
$44.00 (together) au.morphe.com
The new Morphe x Maddie Ziegler capsule collection has dropped and there are two pieces that have worked their way into our cosmetic bags. The glossy highlighter stick, and the lip & cheek set which was inspired by Maddie's dancing career. The Dew Bomb Face Gloss Stick can be used by itself for a glossy highlight on the cheekbones or can be combined with eyeshadows to create your own personalised lip or eye glosses while the Lip & Cheek tints give you a little colour without too much coverage.
This magnetised trio of longwear, light-as-air makeup sticks curated by skin tone with two Match Stix Matte Skin Sticks to conceal and contour and one Match Stix Shimmer Skin Stick to highlight designed to take your complexion to the next level without the guesswork. The pre-bundled sets make it easy to conceal, contour, and highlight on repeat with light-as-air makeup sticks that are expertly curated for your skin tone. Each Matte and Shimmer Skinstick is weightless, easy to blend, and stays put.
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