Why A Beard Is Like Makeup for a Man

Apart from the romantic notion that a man with whiskers somewhat resembles a dashing warrior or a rugged lumberjack, there are many other reasons (you may not even realise) that contribute to why a beard is many a male’s secret weapon.

It may sound a little crazy at first, but read on and be convinced why a beard is the equivalent of makeup for man.

 

Image: BWA's Pinterest board 'Audrey Men'

Image: BWA’s Pinterest board ‘Audrey Men

 

  1. Contour

Think about where you apply bronzer to bring out the bone structure of your cheeks.  A beard grows in these same areas, creating darker shades below the cheekbones and accentuating the definition in the upper face. This ultimately puts the focus back on those sparkly eyes.

  1. Define

Beards are like eyeliner and lipstick, defining features and creating bold outlines. The shape and colour of the lips is brought out from within the border of stubble and the colour of the eyes can really pop with some growth. This can bring out the depth in a man’s expressions while they try to figure out what it is that women really want.

  1. Conceal

Beards help to cover up any blemishes and acne scarring on the lower face giving a healthier complexion and vanishing any signs of those pimply teenage days. Seeing as though concealer is not really the done thing on a male face, facial hair is the next best option for a cover up.

Image: BWA's Pinterest board 'Audrey Men'

Image: BWA’s Pinterest board ‘Audrey Men

 

  1. Shape

A beard can extend the length of the chin for those fellas with less definition in the jaw line. This will restore balance to the face, especially on a profile view.  This balance will take the emphasis off a larger nose, again drawing the focus back to the eyes and lips.

  1. Enhance

Turkey necks and double chins caused by ageing or a naturally receded lower jaw, are not the most attractive feature of a male face. A beard will cover these imperfections and enhance the overall attractiveness of the face. As above, balance will also be achieved due to the hiding the imperfections that used to distract the eyes.

Who’s your favourite bearded hunk? Do you prefer your man smooth or shorn?  Comment below to join the conversation.

About the author: Bridie Walsh is a fashion, beauty, and pop culture enthusiast with an in-depth knowledge of the medical-cosmetic industry. She believes that art in its many forms should always be streamlined with life.

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply yslyenom Friday 24th April, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I like a clean shaven man but having a beard is a trend for guys nowadays.

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Thursday 16th April, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Interesting observations!

  • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
    Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Friday 27th March, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I don’t mind a beard personally… I’m in the minority obviously! 😉

  • Reply lovelyloves Monday 23rd March, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Hmmm no thanks

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 21st March, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    But they’re so scratchy!

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 20th March, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    I like a few days worth of the stuff at the most – otherwise it’s just too long and gross. The top dude is passable but the bottom dude is way too long!

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