Monday, November 19, 2012

Men CAN give good FACE!


Madame Beaucoup is proud to announce its 1st addition to the team.......our very own Health & Beauty Expert and Atlanta correspondent!

Madame Kerstina Madden  

Ms. Kerstina Madden is a native Detroiter who is no stranger to the process by which a diamond is pressed into its shining glory. She graduated from Detroit's Northern High School and went on to become a licensed cosmetologist at the age of 21.

She is currently an Atlanta, GA transplant and the consummate designer hair stylist.  Her professional goal is to help bring every woman's crown of glory to its most healthy and effervescent state. 

Ms. Madden is wholeheartedly dedicated to ministering wholeness to every client that she services, by applying wisdom to knowledge. She will bring you all things health and beauty as well as what is trending in the Dirty South. Please visit her @!

As promised we have dedicated the month of November to men.  The following is a list that Kerstina has compiled of manly skincare products that would make a great gift or possibly begin a new skin care regimen. 

And she writes.........

We've all seen him: Shoes polished to a spit shine, suit falling effortlessly over his masculine frame, his natural pheromones lingering in the air well after he's left the room. We love, the well groomed man. What's his formula? Take a look at Madame Beaucoup's holiday product suggestions for the polished look that women will appreciate and gifts that men would enjoy receiving.

The Kiehls - Facial Fuel skincare line can easily become a staple in your man's daily grooming routine. The products are kind to his skin while providing immediate results and any good woman knows that the bottom line is a mans main objective.

The No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm gives his lips the moisture that he needs, especially during the winter season, without leaving them shiny. Perfect for everyday and small enough to fit in the arm rest of his car or in his breast pocket.

The trifecta of this line would be the Energizing Face Wash, followed by the Tonic and closing out with the Moisturizer. Following this regimen will not only improve the quality of his skin but surprisingly keep away blackheads and razor bumps.

For more intense razor bump treatment, we recommend the Energizing Scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote healthy cell turnover at least once a week.  Men with clean shaves will find the Close-Shavers Formula 31-O, a formidable addition to their medicine cabinet.  It is a water soluble oil that softens the facial hair allowing for a closer shave and rinses clean.

In the Ultimate Man Refuel Set you'll find a few of these products and more, this is the perfect starter kit to gift him with. It's practical, inexpensive and something that he can add to his repertoire and be proud of.
All these items can be found at

Check out this Huffington Post interview with iconic rapper, budding designer and Gillette Fusion Master of Style spokesman Andre 3000 for his thoughts on grooming and personal style.

Has facial hair always been important part of your personal style?
It's been a part of me, but I wouldn't say important. I think every man wants facial hair because it says something. It says "I'm older" and "I'm mature." And I didn't get facial hair until I was 25 or 26. So once it grew in I left and never cut it. Actually when I did my last film I had to cut if off, but that was the first time ever.

Do you get experimental with the style and shape of your facial hair?
I can't. I don't grow hair on certain areas of my face. I don't experiment too much--I just keep what I know. But with this product (Gillette's Fusion ProGlide Styler) you can shave and trim. There's a lot of options. Basically you would have to go to a barber to get all of that done, which costs about $25 a visit.

Have you found that women are loving your facial hair?
Yes they do! It depends on the women--some like the clean cut kind of thing. But those aren't the kind of ladies I get.

Happy Shopping!


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