The men’s grooming products that women love
Because what’s yours is mine, right?
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / June 30 2021
Look, we’re the first to admit that we’re law-abiding, upstanding citizens. But when it comes to men’s grooming products, we just can’t seem to keep our hands to ourselves.
Whether it’s the infinitely cheaper prices for all things lad-centric or the masculine-fragranced air of a boy-friendly beauty buy – there’s just something about men’s products that really brings out the kleptomaniac in us.
Let this serve as fair warning for any prospective gentleman callers out there – if your personal belongings start to go missing our light fingers may just be the culprit.
Here are seven men’s beauty products that women love to use.
HERMÈS Terre d'Hermès
It seems that even celebs can’t help themselves when it comes to pilfering their partner’s favourite spritz. In fact, this is the exact cologne that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley keeps stealing from her husband, actor Jason Statham. The model adorably confessed that the scent is comforting to her because “he’s worn it since our first date… I'll go into his bathroom and wear his fragrance sometimes. Or when I’m traveling, I like to put it on my scarf.” We’re not crying, you’re crying.
Brutal Truth Antiperspirant Roll-On in ‘Rustic & Woody’
Let’s be real, if an antiperspirant has been formulated to withstand some heavy duty man stench then it’s probably a trustworthy pick for combating body odour. We love this ‘Rustic & Woody’ fragranced natural option from Aussie brand Brutal Truth for just that reason. In our opinion it outperforms its feminine counterparts in the natural deodorant category, and the warm, woody scent certainly doesn’t go amiss either.
His Shaving Cream
Clinique For Men Aloe Shave Gel
We’ve been pinching shaving cream from men since puberty (sorry dad) and we’re not about to stop now. Providing a hydrating base that allows for a snag-free, smooth shave everytime makes this aloe-infused shaving gel a must-have in our books.
Gillette Skin Aloe Vera Razor
We don’t know what it is about men’s razors but they’re just elite – a cut above the rest, if you will. They can withstand our bluntness-inducing leg hairs better than the pink, plastic options on offer in the women’s hair removal section of the supermarket, and the lower price-point doesn’t hurt either. What’s so great about this option you may be asking yourself? Well, besides the fact that it’s been infused with soothing aloe, this weighty pick also exfoliates as you shave, minimising the chance of pesky ingrowns. We love.
Nivea for Men Post Shave Balm Sensitive
There’s nothing we love more than a dupe, so when Halsey revealed she uses men’s aftershave as a primer, we were all ears. In an interview with Total Beauty the singer said, “my favourite makeup primer in the entire world is Nivea Sensitive Men Aftershave Balm. It locks in moisture in your skin and really seals it in tight, making it a good base for makeup. I don't get shiny all day long and I know it's crazy, but it works… it's a low-key secret that not tons of people know about. Kylie Jenner uses it, I use it ... it's just the best primer.” Thanks for the pro-tip sis, now excuse us while we add this budget-friendly pick to our kits.
His Moustache Wax
American Crew Moustache Wax
Love the soap brows trend? Well, guess what; a bar of soap isn’t the only way to get that fluffy, brushed up look. In fact, moustache wax doubles as a great brow grooming product thanks to its ability to hold hairs in place, as well as condition them. All you need is a spoolie to disperse some of this strong hold wax through your brow hairs for an arch-raising finish that’ll last all day. Foolproof.
His Hair Styler
ELEVEN Australia Medium Hold Styling Cream
If your man has an affinity for expertly styled locks, then he’d better learn to lock his bathroom cabinet because his hair styling cream is now your hair styling cream. Take advantage of all the strand-smoothing formulas he’s been hiding and finally nail the perfect sleek up-do minus the flyways. Simply warm up a bit of the styling cream with your fingers and smooth away unwanted frizz with ease or pull out a spare toothbrush and tidy up those baby hairs.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and beautyheaven.