If the man in your life is anything like mine, it’s likely you’ve caught him—on more than one occasion—about to slather a handful of your favourite (expensive) night cream onto his third-day bearded skin.
Or that brand new shampoo and conditioner? Or that face mask you save only for special occasions? Or that perfume your mum bought you? OK, maybe not that one. But, on a serious note though, we’ve been there.
The good news is that with so many beauty products now tailored specifically to men, there’s no excuse for him to keep dipping into your beauty arsenal.
This story will either prompt the man in your life to realise there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a little dude-primping or inspire you to purchase him a few essentials you know he’ll love.
Either way, I’ve enlisted my other half (Mathew Wilson) to showcase the best and most straightforward products your guy will ever need… Goodbye pash rash!
A favourite among male folk, Kiehl’s cleverly created a mens-only range so he can stop dipping into yours. This Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub contains apricot kernel oil to soften skin and caffeine to reduce the appearance of puffiness; and it’s designed for all skin types. In fact, you might find yourself stealing some of this for your own. Go on then!
Tell him to use his head. After all, we don’t doubt that it’s good lookin’ but a little tender loving care never goes astray. Next date night, have him pop this lightweight hair paste through his strands. Made in Australia and infused with yummy coconut oil, not only will Original Mineral C Paste leave his hair look lustrous, it’ll smell pretty damn good too.
What does this bad boy do? It’s used to thicken your man’s hair and give the ultimate hold. Who this bad boy is for? Men with all hair types (even thick, coarse, wavy hair) that want a strong hold but still with shine. How should he should use it? Take a 20 cent sized piece of Label.M Max Wax – as pictured – and work through the hands (this helps warm and soften the product) and evenly distribute throughout the hair with fingers. Work through using a comb, if he fancies.
Fortunately, one product he can’t really borrow—bar a few exceptions—is your perfume, so he should definitely have one of his own. Giorgio Armani Eau de Nuit strikes the perfect balance between ruggedly masculine and classically charming, with crisp citrus notes of Italian bergamot, a hint of warm Brazilian tonka bean and a dry down of heady tobacco. In a word: sexy.