It's come to my attention that I have a number of male readers too... Now for straight guys I think men should be men, but there's nothing wrong with a little grooming. Here are the top 5 basics maybe I've dated total vain "metros" but this is what I think is acceptable for everyone, your dad, brother, boyfriends, gay BFF...
1) Moisturise Your Face. Mainly, your face, but also your whole body. Dry face is not attractive. Clinique M Lotion for men is good, Lancome also do a great range. If you don't want to pay those prices Nivea for men does the job, but it is worth the investment I tell you!
For body it's up to you if you want to smell like a girl, we probably think it's nice actually, or stick to Coco butter by Palmer's (kind of unisex).
2) Lip Balm!!! Any, just have nice soft lips. Non tinted is probably best. Especially if you work in a macho office ;)
3) Smell Am.az.ing.
You will be instantly attractive. If the scruffiest guy is walking past wearing Carolina Herrera 212 he gets our attention. Fact. Watch out for my aftershave review coming up...
4) Touche Eclait.
I've probably lost you by now speaking in a different language as it is. This is also known by some men as "The Gold Pen". Yes it is magic. YSL Touche Eclait is a concealer & under eye highlighter. Men get bags too. A tiny bit of this is acceptable just don't over do it or you'll look like you've just got back from skiing. Loads of guys use it, including all your male role models...
Having a little tan makes everyone more feel and look better. Stay away from sunbeds (you know why) and remember to use lotion in the sun boys... Although I know if I mention the word dangerous you will probably want to do it even more, the lobster look is not attractive. There are loads of every day tanning lotions out there, I know a few guys who use Lauren's Way tan (obviously) and if you use the lotion and in moderation this is acceptable!
Obviously these 5 points are just the tip of the iceberg... we'll save eyebrows and hair removal for another day! And also I could just be describing my ideal bloke and not what every girl wants :)
Mischief & Men