Skip to main content

The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

Everything We Know About Alex Rodriguez’s New Makeup Line for Men

HIMS Blur Stick A-Rod
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Hims , the specialty telehealth destination for providing health and wellness solutions for the modern man, is teaming up with baseball legend Alex Rodriguez. Together, the two came up with The Blur Stick , a simple, easy-to-apply concealer for hiding, acne, dark spots, and more. While the partnership may feel like it’s coming out of left field, we think it’s actually right on cue for what the growing men’s makeup movement needs.

Related Guides

A-Rod has had two careers. One in the world of professional sports, and one in business. He’s made a living diving for balls on the diamond, and now he’s making a living swimming with the sharks — he’s even been a shark, as A-Rod’s appeared several times as a guest investor on the show Shark Tank. The point being is A-Rod’s a man who wears many suits; and when you’re constantly on the go — whether it be commentating Sunday Night Baseball, promoting the release of a new business venture, or working to buy that NBA franchise up in Minnesota — you’re going to need quality cosmetics with you every step of the way.

So, where does The Blur Stick fit in? Well, it’s a concealer, and a concealer is essentially a color corrector that will hide any visible blemishes.

The first step is choosing your skin shade. Hims offers a nice visual guide on how to choose your shade from the 8 different types. If you find yourself in between two different shades when deciding, go with the lighter option. The lighter tone will offer better ease in blending and will help you avoid any dark splotches on your face.

HIMS Blur Stick
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Once you have your shade, you’ll then be ready for application. Maybe you nicked yourself shaving or you have a couple of blemishes you want to clear up? Twist open the concealer and either dab it onto the areas of your face you want to cover up, or dab it onto your fingers and then onto your skin. Make sure to be conservative with the application, a little product goes a long way. After it’s applied, you’ll want to do a little blending. You can use your fingers for this, too. Gently rub the concealer around the area so it starts to work itself in with your overall skin shade. Blending is a must, as you want to make sure the concealer isn’t noticeable on your face.

And there you have it! Concealer application complete.

No matter if you’ve worn makeup before or not, a trusted concealer is a must-have. And let’s be real, Women have known about concealers for years now. They’re trained professionals, so don’t be afraid to ask your friend or significant other how to use it. Some of you may have been lucky enough to go through a walk-through of your significant other’s routine in the past, thus, you might’ve learned the little-known trick of using her products for your own touch-up before going out. If this is you, make sure to give thanks to said woman.

HIMS Blur Stick
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Men’s makeup is something that’s just scratching the surface. Everyone deserves the choice of using products to spruce up their appearance without feeling like less of a man in doing so. Makeup doesn’t have a gender; it doesn’t have an agenda of who should be wearing it.

And that’s why we love this partnership. Simply put, A-Rod is a man who’s comfortable using makeup. It’s time we all start considering doing the same.

Read more: Best Grooming Products for Men

Editors' Recommendations

John Thompson
Former Digital Trends Contributor
John Thompson is a copywriter and content creator specializing in men’s lifestyle and sports. He’s often on the ground…
Myth or fact: Can tea bags really help with puffy eyes?
Can tea bags fix puffy eyes? A dermatologist explains
green tea leaves in spoon and bag

If you're searching for how to get rid of puffy eyes, you may receive many recommendations from Google, social media, and real-life pals. While you may think all solutions for this sight for sore eyes will lead you to the skincare aisle of your local drugstore, you may be surprised at the number of suggestions that may have you hurrying to the grocery store instead. One such oft-recommended pantry staple? Tea bags.

Putting food on your face may be a tad cringe-worthy at first blush. After all, someone invented the napkin to prevent long-lasting milk mustaches. However, DIY skincare masks and spas have long used foods like avocado and berries. What's the deal with tea bags? If you use tea bags to try to nix puffy under-eyes, how should you proceed (safely)? A dermatologist spilled the tea.

Read more
The 5 best body powders for men to help avoid embarrassing odors
These fantastic body powders will keep you cool and comfortable
Man clapping hands with chalk powder before workout

When the warm weather arrives, it can bring sweltering temperatures, and with it comes murky pits, odorous feet — or, worst of all, swamp crotch. Even if it's the middle of the winter, those can be issues for men who workout on a consistent basis or simply sweat more than the average guy. The bacteria and fungus that accumulate in your sweat-ridden crevices can yield an unpleasant odor that leaves you feeling unclean and even more so, uncomfortable. Of course, you can wick a bar of deodorant under your arms and be good to go, but what can you do about the other sweaty (and more delicate) parts of your body?

Enter body powder, also known as talcum powder (although several formulas on the market now are talc-free). Body powder absorbs moisture, reduces odor, and eliminates chafing so you never have to worry about the pains of upper leg chafing.

Read more
Hair loss treatment: Best options for men with thinning hair
If you suffer from thinning hair, consider one of these treatment options
Man looking at hair loss

One of a man's main source of confidence is having luscious locks, but that confidence gradually decreases when their hair starts thinning or their hairline begins receding. According to the American Hair Loss Association, almost two-thirds of American men will see "appreciable" hair loss by the age of 35.

Some men simply accept their fates and start experimenting with gravity-defying styling techniques, or as is more common lately, shave their heads and embrace the bald look. Others take more aggressive measures, seeking out weaves, plugs, or (just say no) toupees. And some search for the best hair loss treatment for men and run into pseudoscience, potentially false hope, and diet advice (which can be good). It's frustrating. Unsurprisingly, numerous studies have linked hair loss to lowered self-esteem and lowered quality of life for men.

Read more