The Fix: I'm a Guy Who Wants to Wear Makeup

iVillage expert Lauren Luke offers a man-fan some application tips

Q: I'm a man. I don't wear makeup, and don't want to look like Pete Wentz, but as I'm getting older, I've been noticing more and more dark bags under my eyes, etc. What makeup tips would you recommend for a man who wants to look better, but not let on that he’s wearing any makeup?

--Anonymous

A: A lot of men have this problem and they too do not want to look like they are wearing their girlfriends makeup bag contents. First of all, you need to get a concealer which has yellow tones to counteract the purplish blue hues that scream out from under our eyes. As for the puffiness you can use slightly damp tea bags placed over the eye area for around 10 minutes whilst relaxing and you will feel refreshed and notice benefits immediately as tanning in tea can eliminate swelling.

I'd also suggest you invest in a good tinted moisturiser with SPF. Moisturize your skin and leave it glowing and all one shade which is great because as we get older our skin holds many more imperfections that can discolour skin over time.

You could also get your eye lashes and brows tinted just to spruce them up a little -- more to make your eyes stand out. I want to see your pictures before and after mind!

--Lauren

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