When it comes to keeping up appearances, most dudes want to look good without wasting a lot of time and money. They aren’t looking for full-on spa days and $1,000 facials. Nah. Dudes are on the hunt for quick, effective and reasonably priced solutions.
We feel you. And we got you.
That’s why we’re here with a collection of easy-as-hell, inexpensive hacks you can implement to stay looking fresh. No spa trip recommendations here. Nah, we’re catering to dudes DIYing charcoal face masks and getting on with our busy lives.
Without further ado, let’s get into it and suss out some simple solutions.
Soothe Your Tired Eyes
Do you look tired all the damn time? You need to rest up, dude. But in the meantime, you don’t need to wear that exhaustion all over your mug.
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Nix the bags and puffiness under your eyes with an under-eye gel that will make it look like you’re clocking a solid eight hours in bed every night.
Gel’s an easy fix. As far as sleep goes, good luck. Maybe try some meditation before you turn in.
Say Bye to Body Acne
When it comes to skincare, most dudes focus on the face. Of course, there’s a good reason for that. You don’t want to present a flaky, acne-riddled mug to the world. But body acne is a thing, too, and too many dudes simply accept those neck-down blemishes as a harsh fact of life.
But, dudes, the same tools that apply to battling acne on your face, apply to your body. You can all but relegate those frame zits to the dust bin with one simple hack: acne body wash.
Yeah, man. Forget the bar soap. Use a body wash with some acne-busting salicylic acid and you should be good to go.
Wash Your Face the Right Way
Are you frequently pondering how to go about washing your face? You think there’s some magic fix. First thing in the morning? Last thing before bed? Should you wash your face before or after you shower?
Dudes, the fact of the matter is this: It’s not that complicated. Wash your face twice a day with a proper face wash. And when you wash that mug, USE LUKEWARM WATER. Lukewarm is the ticket, man. When it comes to hacks, it doesn’t get easier. Take it from dermatologist Roberta Del Campo: “Warm water is always best, as hot can strip the skin of its natural oils and cold does not allow the pores to open to remove dirt.”
Don’t Let the Sun Toast You
Older folks don’t generally tote around a lot of skincare regrets, but when they do, it always comes back to this: They didn’t protect their skin from the sun.
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Dudes, you have to wear sunscreen.
Day in, day out, there’s nothing more important you can do for your skin than this: wear sunscreen. Lots of guys scoff at safety measures. If you count yourself among the scoffers, go ahead and click this link.
Sun damage leads to all sorts of unsightly damage. It can cause cancer, too.
So do future you a solid and implement this simple hack that can quite literally save your life and keep you from becoming a wrinkly prune before your time.
Ditch Your Dead Skin Cells
Your body sheds an insane number of dead skin cells every day. Some of those dead cells fall from your face and frame, flitting off into the ether. But scores upon scores upon scores of them hang out and clog up your pores. What happens when that happens?
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Your skin can look and feel a little rough, lose a little luster. But those dead skin cells can also lead to our number one skincare nemesis: acne.
Acne is a pain in the ass. What isn’t? Sloughing off those discarded skin cells. All you need to do is exfoliate a couple of times per week. Don’t overdo it. That can lead to skin irritation. And be sure to use separate scrubs for your face and frame.
Use the Right Products for Your Skin Type
Not all skin has the same needs. Some dudes are
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How to Recreate Liza Soberano’s 2024 SAG Awards Look Using Filipino Beauty Brands
Still reeling from Liza Soberano’s glam look at the SAG Awards? MEGA lists down the makeup products from Filipino brands that have similar shades and finishes
While dressed in a splendid Pamella Roland Pre-Fall 2024 ensemble and ornamented with Le Vian Jewelry, Liza Soberano cemented her place in Hollywood with her first-ever attendance of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. From her charming red carpet interviews to her GLAMbot appearance, it’s safe to say that the actress made an impact, with help from wardrobe stylist Maeve Reilly, makeup artist Melissa Hernandez, and hairstylist Renz Pangilinan. If you’re still as enamored by Liza’s glam look as we are, here are the details you need to know to recreate it.
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Notably, Melissa Hernandez is a makeup artist under The Wall Group who routinely works with Hollywood celebrities, like Olivia Rodrigo and Sydney Sweeney. For the Lisa Frankenstein actress, the makeup artist opted for a soft glam look that would subtly enhance Liza’s natural beauty. She also revealed in an Instagram post that she used Maybelline products to achieve it. If you don’t have the actual Maybelline products in hand, we also listed alternatives from Filipino makeup brands.
For Liza’s base, blush, bronzer, and highlight, Melissa used the Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in 310, Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Medium, Cheek Heat in Fuchsia Spark, Lasting Fix Banana Powder, City Bronzer in Medium, and Master Chrome in Molten Gold.
For Filipino makeup, to perfect your complexion and add an alluring flush, look to Teviant Beauty’s The Ultimate Skin Master Foundation in Trench, Lucky Beauty’s Ethereal Liquid Pigment in Poppy, and Issy’s Active Concealer in MW2.
For powder contour, loose powder, and highlight, check out Vice Cosmetics’ Aura So Sculpted in Toasty Cocoa, BarenBliss’s Soul-Matte Loose Powder in Medium Mango Sorbet, and Strokes Cosmetics’ Face Flash in Gold Rush.
As for Liza’s eye makeup, Melissa used The City Mini eyeshadow palette in Rooftop Bronzes, Master Precise liquid eyeliner in Brown, and The Falsies Lash Lift mascara.
For local alternatives, you can look to DAZZLE ME’s World Traveler Eyeshadow Palette in Arabian Nights for the gorgeous brown shades and gold shimmers, plus Happy Skin’s Generation Happy Skin Pretty Easy Budge-Proof Liquid Eyeliner in Brown and blk Cosmetics’s Daydream False Lash Waterproof Mascara to enhance your eyes.
Kiss and Tell
To complete the makeup look, she then applied Color Sensational in Magnetic Mauve to line her lips and the Super Stay Ink Crayon Lipstick in Achieve It All. Meanwhile, Liza’s eyebrows were kept natural-looking and brushed up, so you can use whatever products you like to tame your own into shape.
For a similar-looking result to Liza’s lip look at the SAG Awards, you can check out GRWM Cosmetics’ Lip Contour in Ann and Happy Skin’s Off Duty Lip Cloud Matte Lipstick in Honeymoon Glow. Both have matte finishes and result in a pinkish-mauve hue.
Altogether, the products worked to make Liza ready to face the flashing lights and shutters of the cameras on the red carpet. These particular products are also effective yet uncomplicated to use, so anyone from beginners to beauty experts can rely on them to look good.
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That said, it’s important to remember that since they are mattifying, it’s best to prep your skin with moisturizing products to make sure the products cling to the skin properly. And since the desired effect is a soft and subtle glam, it’s best to use as little product as possible. Go easy on the cream product and blend until your complexion looks flawless and apply the powder products where you need them most.
Like Liza, apply your bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks, your jawline, and close to your hairline to add some depth and dimension to your face. For a subtle enhancement, the metallic highlighter was also kept to the high points of Liza’s face and applied with a light hand, so it’s best to do the same on your cheeks, inner corners, brow bone, and nose. The star of this look is the soft brown cat eye, light matte eyeshadow, and matte lips.
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Keep these product lineups and tips in mind, and you’re all set to rock the red carpet like Liza!
Photos: LIZA SOBERANO and PAMELLA ROLAND (via Instagram)
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Angel Aquino Finally Reveals the Secret to Her Timeless Beauty
Learn more about the award-winning actress’ refreshing approach to skincare that nourishes both the skin and the mind
This is an excerpt from MEGA March 2024 Main Beauty story.
With a profile that has been turning heads since the ’90s, Angel Aquino continues to be a timeless-beauty muse to many. Her secret? Embracing a skin-first beauty philosophy. “Clean skin is my best makeup,” she tells MEGA. “If I have good skin, I feel confident and I don’t have to put so much makeup on. I just like to keep it clean, hydrated, and protected, and then I’m ready.”
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As for the key to a youthful gaze? One of her most trusted makeup artists, Muriel Vega Perez, explained “The skin around the eyes is more delicate than in other areas of your face and body—the exact reason why it needs more care.” He continues, “Application of non-comedogenic under eye creams and hydrating masks can benefit many. Apart from that, the right treatment can be more face-changing.”
The key to positive aging? “Just try to tiptoe your way to aging, handle it as graciously and gracefully as you can,” Angel Aquino says. “Yes, aging is inevitable. But be mindful enough to tell yourself that what truly matters are the lives that you are going to touch today, the differences that you can make, and if you can make somebody smile and feel good today. That’s what you should count and not the years that go by.”
The mind-skin connection
The skin often reflects what’s going on below the surface, like a canvas that communicates the intricacies of our mental well-being. “I used to take myself too seriously and I decided—f*ck it!” Angel confesses. “I just want to have fun, I want to know fun, I want to live fun, and I guess that translates to my overall aura—it becomes more youthful. Overall, it’s the mindset.”
Read more about Angel Aquino’s ultimate beauty secret in MEGA’s March 2024 issue, now available on Readly, Magzter, Press Reader and Zinio.
Photographed by GIAMPIERO GASTALDI. Creative Direction PATRICK TY. Sittings Editor AGOO AZCUNA-BENGZON. Photography Assistant SELA GONZALES. Art Direction BRIE VENTURA. Makeup MURIEL VEGA PEREZ OF CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ. Hair MARK IBARROLA. Fashion H._.WAA, MARXS YEUNG, OKEY.
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MEGA Man’s Best Dressed List at the 30th SAG Awards
The SAG Awards 2024 presented another level of men’s fashion on the red carpet. Explore who made the cut in our MEGA Man’s Best Dressed List, from Glen Powell to Jeremy Allen White
I nominate you. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2024 is special in a way that it’s an awards ceremony where actors themselves champion one another. It proved to be a night of excellence, as leading men graced the red carpet in their most impeccable ensembles. From classic sophistication to daring innovation, MEGA presents the standout looks that define masculine elegance at this event. This is MEGA Man’s Best Dressed List.
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Matt Bomer captivated onlookers in a sleek ensemble by Boss, accentuated by the IWC Schaffhausen watch and Jewels Afficianado lapel pin. His understated yet refined style set a high bar for sophistication on the red carpet.
Glen Powell exuded masculine charisma in a dark brown Brioni suit, complemented by a Tag Heuer watch. With precise tailoring and meticulous attention to detail, Powell epitomized classic Hollywood style at the SAG Awards.
Tyler Jesse Williams
Tyler Jesse Williams made a baby-blue statement in Amiri, embracing contemporary flair. His vibrant choice stood out as a testament to the evolution of men’s style, showcasing the power of color done right.
Taylor Zakhar Perez
Taylor Zakhar Perez turned heads in Louis Vuitton, forwarding strength with a touch of worldly charm. His confident demeanor and impeccable style made him a standout on the red carpet.
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Jeremy Allen White
Jeremy Allen White brings out effortless chef-cool in a Saint Laurent outfit. With its sleek lines and otherwise lounged style, White’s ensemble captured the essence of contemporary chic.
Colman Domingo brought a dose of urban edge in rose to the SAG Awards red carpet in Off-White. His approach to fashion presented his unique sense of style, as seen in the blazer’s detail at the front. Highlighting his individuality, his distinctive style shone through, particularly in the detailed design of the blazer’s front.
Dominic Sessa showcased classic style in a Zegna suit. Sessa made this everlasting silhouette look understatedly sophisticated, looking Old Hollywood himself.
From classic tailoring to next-level designs, MEGA Man’s Best Dressed List at the SAG Awards 2024 celebrates the diversity and elevation of men’s fashion on the red carpet. These leading men have redefined masculine elegance, leaving a lasting impression with their impeccable style choices. It’s exciting to think where men’s fashion will go next.
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