Or share with!
If you haven’t reached the point in your relationship where you’ve moved your entire skincare and beauty collection over to your boyfriend’s place, or if you’re both simply trying to save vanity space and money, why not share these products “for men”?
Men’s products are often a little cheaper than their female-targeted counterparts (and there’s even a name for this phenomenon – the pink tax), and they get the job done just as well! You wouldn’t expect that, but what do you know?
Here are four products that you should steal from (or share with) your man!
Confession: I haven’t bought eyebrow wax in months. I haven’t had to. Back when I hit pan on the brow wax of my trusty NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder Palette, I didn’t want to purchase a new one while there was still plenty of the brow powder left. So I figured wax is wax, and filled up the pan with a dollop of my boyfriend’s hair wax! It’s the perfect eyebrow pomade.
It started out pretty opaque and goopy at first, but lo and behold, in a few days it solidified nicely into a proper translucent wax– almost identical to the Nyx wax before. Now I just pick up a little wax with a spoolie brush and comb it through my brows to add natural volume while holding my brows in place. It holds well without ever turning crunchy or shiny, and remains nicely malleable throughout the day. This is by far my favourite money-saving dupe ever.
P.S. I imagine beard wax would work just as well.
Now I haven’t personally tried this, because my boyfriend can’t be bothered with moisturiser, much less an after-shave balm. But this particular Nivea balm has gotten the thumbs-up from beauty bloggers around world (and in Malaysia!) over who say it works perfectly well as a primer! From the ingredients, the balm is a moisturiser with calming and oil-control properties. The glycerin in the formula also extends the wear of your makeup while smoothing out your skin. The downside however, is that it is pretty strongly-fragranced. But the best part? It’ll only cost you RM22.50!
Don’t worry if you’ve left your own razor at home– his razors and shaving foam will do just fine! If you haven’t tried shaving your legs or pits with shaving foam, you’re missing out! Try it– it’s astounding that there isn’t shaving foam marketed to women yet. Hello silky-smooth skin! (Of course, a dollop of conditioner does just as well, but may be harder to wash out of your razor blades.)
If you’re the sort that can’t go out without a bit of fragrance, reach for his cologne instead! Don’t be afraid of what’s marketed as scents “for men”– it usually just means they use rich, deep, and clean notes that we associate with men’s fragrances. With the rise of unisex fragrance, such dichotomies are quickly falling to the wayside. To start, apply with a light hand and you’ll be surprised how your own skin chemistry turns his scent into something uniquely you! As a bonus, you’ll get little whiffs throughout the day that’ll remind you of him. What could be better?