For Men: No-Makeup at Dunhill AW19

Men are increasingly less afraid of putting some time into their grooming routine (which is great news!) so more frequently we are seeing show looks from the men’s collections transferring to the real world. My latest show look was for Dunhill in Paris, and I created a really wearable skin-first look for the boys…

I always love being backstage at Dunhill’s shows in Paris, and this season was another gorgeous collection from designer Mark Weston. As gender boundaries continue to blur and men become more eager to invest time into grooming, there are more products on the market for men than ever. For the Dunhill AW19 show I packed my kit with some of my favourite unisex essentials and a few ‘just-for-men’ additions, too. The look was all about gorgeous, clean skin, with a no-makeup but super-polished feel. Want to know how I created the look? Check out my product kit below.

Dunhill Men’s AW19 Show Kit

House 99 By David Beckham

Cool Off Spray Deodorant, Truly Brighter Eye Balm,
Broad Defence Face Moisturiser, Spruce up Toning Lotion, Smooth Cut Shaving Foam,
Softer Touch Beard Oil

David Beckham’s House 99 collection is packed with grooming essentials, the Smooth Cut Shaving Foam and Soft Touch Beard Oil are particularly great for creating catwalk-ready, polished facial hair (or lack of, if the look calls for a close shave). The Truly Brighter Eye Balm is great for tired eyes, too (which we always see a few of at fashion week!).

Susanne Kaufmann Line M

Cleansing Gel, Beard Oil, Shaving Cream, Eye Gel, Moisturising Gel

I’m a huge Susanne Kaufmann fan and her range for men is great for making sure the models’ skin is in tip top condition before a show. The moisturising gel is a great option as it’s light and easily absorbed so it doesn’t leave a shine on skin. The soothing scents are always a bonus in the stress of backstage as well.

Image Credit @ Alfred Dunhill Instagram

Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion

This is a favourite for backstage because it is really hydrating, but doesn’t leave any greasy residue.

NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm

Another top pick for men, this is great because it is hydrating but doesn’t leave a shine on the lips.

Augustinus Bader The Cream & The Rich Cream

Whether for men or women, and whether or not you’re adding makeup on top, great skin starts with great skincare. For dry skin backstage I love Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream.

Tom Ford Men’s Grooming Brow Gel

Well-groomed brows maketh the man, and Tom Ford’s Grooming Brow Gel is one of the best on the market for taming wayward arches.

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