Make-up on the males

  • Kellzor

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    Apr 09, 2008 3:25 AM GMT
    There is this one guy at my school who has some pretty elaborate make-up, but is totally straight!

    Does the eyeliner and then some shade of eyeshadow and it looks pretty darn good on him.

    Whats everyone else's stance on it? Yay, or nay?

    Personally, if it looks good on em i'm down with it.
  • mcwclewis

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    Apr 09, 2008 3:39 AM GMT
    Nah.. I think its generally awful.



    Maybe there are people that can do it, but I havent seen them.


    and it bothers me that people need to qualify it by calling it "guyliner" Its still eyeliner.
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    Apr 09, 2008 3:42 AM GMT
    if a guy wants to put makeup, its totally fine with me.

    i used it at times to hide a big pimple or a rash or a red bump..but nothing obvious


    the only time i put on full makeup was on Halloween of 2007, i dressed up in drag for the first time, and i enjoyed it
  • redheaded_dud...

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    Apr 09, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    Nay! Or as the French would say, "Tres nay!"
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    Apr 09, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    There are ecceptions...But the brainwashing of society makes it hard to see past them...I mean Im a makeup artist " I know steriotypical" But I have seen a rare case or two...Some men look so muc like women, tha even alittle makup makes them look like girls...were as some men...no...and should never...even though they want to...I dont...But for training I didi practice on mysself. But I wont walk around like that.
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    Apr 09, 2008 3:57 AM GMT
    Having suffered through the hair metal era I find wearing large quantities of makeup a very unoriginal mode of self expression. Then again, whatever floats your boat.
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    Apr 09, 2008 3:57 AM GMT
    I'm a makeup artist as well, and it all depends on the guy. some guys looks freakin' hot with smudgey black eyeliner. But i have a thing for guys in black eyeliner and skinny jeans lol

    But makeup for men can be just "grooming". Meaning a little concealer to even out the skin tone, powder to reduce shine, maybe a bronzer. I come across guys everyday that are looking for something like that. Gay and straight. And when applied well, you can't tell. It just helps to enhance your hotness icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 09, 2008 4:24 AM GMT
    Why stop at just eyeliner?

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    Apr 09, 2008 4:29 AM GMT
    I bought a bottle of makeup back in the 80s. I had been given a hickey on my neck the night before my parents were coming over for dinner. Awkward!

    I still have that bottle of makeup in my medicine cabinet...hey you never know when I might get a hickey again.
  • redheaded_dud...

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    Apr 09, 2008 4:50 AM GMT
    GuiltyGear saidWhy stop at just eyeliner?

    DragQueen

    Alice Cooper


    God! Cher looks BAD!
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    Apr 09, 2008 4:55 AM GMT
    Caslon saidI bought a bottle of makeup back in the 80s. I had been given a hickey on my neck the night before my parents were coming over for dinner. Awkward!

    I still have that bottle of makeup in my medicine cabinet...hey you never know when I might get a hickey again.


    I did the same exact thing last month ... except I "borrowed" it from one of my good girl friends. LOL.
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    Apr 09, 2008 6:30 AM GMT
    I see nothing wrong with a little makeup that's properly applied. Sometimes I wear a little eyeliner, maybe a little concealer if I have dark circles... sometimes I'll throw on a little mineral powder if I'm going to be in front of cameras or under strong lights (for example, on stage performing). Most of the time I don't wear any at all, but in some situations, it's a must.

    I've been working with makeup for something like 30 years now... starting with theatrical makeup back when I was about 16. That carried over into all the bands I've been in, and then into my career as a cosmetologist.

    I like to see a man who's interested in looking his absolute best... and on some guys, even the smudged eyeliner/dark shadow look can be hot. I'm not too keen on guys that paint up like Tammy Faye, though. If they like it, that's fine, but it's just not something I care for. I think it's best if the makeup is an invisible enhancement rather than a clown mask.
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    Apr 09, 2008 6:33 AM GMT
    GuiltyGear saidWhy stop at just eyeliner?

    DragQueen

    Alice Cooper

    Uncle Alice ROCKS!!!

    Oh... Caslon... ummm... makeup you've had since the 80's probably has expired. You might wanna toss it and get a new bottle. Bacteria can grow in that stuff over time, and you don't want to wear it once that happens. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 09, 2008 6:34 AM GMT
    ditto on everything nativedude just said.

    i'm in theatre and on stage at clubs. i pay my bills based on how i look, so invisible makeup that enhances my ability to do that is fine. i like it fine if it's an enhancement rather than a distraction. i've seen some beautiful boiz in more obvious makeup and it looks good on them, but it doesn't make me feel attracted to them in and of itself.
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    Apr 09, 2008 6:56 AM GMT
    If it's an occupational thing then wearing makeup is great or if you are just wearing a small touch of it.

    Unless you are on a stage performing, are on tv alot, a public figure in the enteratining business, a transgender/tranvestite, or something that requires it like for medical reasons then as a guy you really shouldn't be wearing it. If that's their bag then they can tow it alone. I admit that some guys look pretty damn hot with it but only when it's natural looking and I have to get up real close to notice it. If I can spot it a mile away then we have a problem and I'm probably not gonna be interested. Reminds me too much of a lady.

    When I see guys like that they emulate some emo/goth scene and I immediate think poser and see someone crying for attention. Just my opinion.

    Tim Curry looked the best with it on in Rocky Horror.

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    Apr 09, 2008 8:31 AM GMT
    I think makeup on both men AND women is bad. icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 09, 2008 8:47 AM GMT
    NO NO NO!
  • MattyC0709

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    Apr 09, 2008 9:50 AM GMT
    I never heard of guys wearing eyeliner and/or eyeshadow before, unless they were in a play or show, or it was carnival, hehe!

    Kinda spooky really! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • GQjock

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    Apr 09, 2008 11:08 AM GMT
    Unless you're in the road company of Les Mis...?

    Not very attractive
  • kjm1990

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    Apr 09, 2008 11:57 AM GMT
    meh i wear it sum times do the goth thing when i go to sydney an party with me mates.
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    Apr 09, 2008 12:07 PM GMT
    I dated a guy once who wore makeup...and I didn't even know it until 8 months into it when I found said makeup in his medicine cabinet. At first, I reacted negatively. "Throw that shit away. What are you, a girl? Some kind of prissy little bitch?!?!?"

    But then I questioned my reaction - why was I afraid of a man wearing makeup? What did his wearing makeup say about me? Did it threaten me somehow? He was the one wearing it, not me, so why did I feel it was some reflection of me?

    Of what was I afraid?

    This led to more internal questions about masculinity, femininity, and how we embody these things. I read some Paglia, some Focault, some Susie Bright, a several others including this amazing book on the taboo of obstacles and how we use them to enhance attraction. Wish I could remember that book, it was written by a gay psychologist in the early 90s.

    Anyway.

    My answers (both realized and found) led me on the path to where I am today in terms of understanding gender, gender identity, gender expression and more in relation to greater social mores and norms. Where I have little patience for the masc/femme debate that's often quite deeply rooted in ignorance and fear.

    That said, I wouldn't go to dinner with an "Alice Cooper" - not because he's wearing makeup, but because his likely tastes in music would make road trips IMPOSSIBLE! icon_wink.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 09, 2008 12:40 PM GMT
    Caslon said

    I still have that bottle of makeup in my medicine cabinet...hey you never know when I might get a hickey again.





    Tis true Caslon... some hungry gay man might want an attack.. and you will need to resolve the hickey....

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    Apr 09, 2008 12:41 PM GMT
    I'm into cyberpunk. icon_razz.gif I like the elaborate 'punk style' make-ups. Totally about individualism.

    However, when it comes to make up as a way of enhancing beauty... I dunno. I find it icky. icon_razz.gif Geishas rock though. LOL
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    Apr 09, 2008 12:48 PM GMT
    I need to make-up my mind on this issue...
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    Apr 09, 2008 12:51 PM GMT
    guy wearing make up = no go