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    Nov 02, 2007 1:35 AM GMT
    Ok, generally I'm not a fan of makeup on guys, at all (or of girl clothes--nothing against cross-dressers, I just like my guys to look male).

    Except maybe eyeliner. I'm toying with the idea. I'm into the boyish/twink look anyway, and I think eyeliner might actually look really hot on a guy. Anyone think so?

    Anyone think makeup does/can look really hot on a guy, or specific types can? Specific loves/hates?
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    Nov 02, 2007 1:58 AM GMT
    The only make-up I've ever worn is stage make-up. But, I think that most guys that aren't me can pull off eye-liner or even base off of the stage. Try it, you might like it, you might not. Can't be any worse than the random dread lock hair extension phase I went thorough. icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 02, 2007 5:32 AM GMT
    Makeup on a guy is fine, if applied in a way that accents the guy.

    I've known lots of guys that use a touch of macara, lip balm, etc.

    This is one of those taboo things, that, like shaving your legs, or waxing your eyebrows, takes a while to get into main stream popular culture.

    Bottom line: do what makes you happy. If you you do "goth" don't expect to get a six figure job, but, if you wanna' put a little makeup on that makes you look a bit better, why not? Now, if you tattoo every part of your body, and put a nose ring in, in this part of the world, you'll probably be treated strangely.

    As a pioneer in bodybuilding, when I shaved my legs, chest, arms, and so on, while everyone else was wearing polyester shirts, had hairy chests, and smoke Marlboro lights, I was given a real hard time. I was called names ("Charlotte", and the like) and given more than a few dirty looks. I remember it being taboo for a guy to shave the stinky parts (pits and crotch), and, now, thankfully, it isn't. I enjoy that popular culture has caught up to me. I remember them saying that lifting would make me muscle bound, I must be gay, I'd be slow, and that my muscle attachments would tear. Like the film "Reefer Madness" or the misinformation campaign on androgens, it was all bunk.

    I wouldn't sweat the makeup thing. Lots of guys use a touch now and then, and, in the right hands, it can really make a guy look good. All makeup doesn't make a guy look queeny. Try the site http://www.sharpman.com

    I have seen some guys that use makeup with such skill that they accent their masculinity in a way that takes them from very good looking to absolutely stunning. In the modeling world, it's a given.
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    Nov 02, 2007 6:05 AM GMT
    Omg... I can't stand guys who primp! Eyeliner is where I draw the line.

    Guess I really shouldn't be talking shit on the metro thing--I wax my eyebrows so it looks like I have two, LOL
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    Nov 02, 2007 6:27 AM GMT
    And, Dood, you're cute, and by golly, people like you, especially without the mono-brow. ROFL.
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    Nov 02, 2007 12:40 PM GMT
    eyeliner is HOT!!!!
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    Nov 02, 2007 12:49 PM GMT
    Eye liner, and even a smokey eye can look amazing on a guy. Think Stuart Townsend in "Queen of the Damned". I know he was supposed to look all other worldly but it was still pretty hot.

    Check out the Kevin Aucoin book (moment of silence) "Making Faces" for one excellent example of male models in "smokey eye" and one example of a middle aged man with basic make up touches that you can't even tell that make him look 110% better.
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    Nov 02, 2007 1:51 PM GMT
    Agree with Chucky, do what makes you look good and makes you happy. I honestly don't know many guys who wear makeup, but most everyone I know has a chemistry set full of facial and body care products ...
  • SpartanJock

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    Nov 02, 2007 2:17 PM GMT
    Well, here in the WASPy-farm-life-is-the-best part of the country...it would stand out just a tad, so I don't know of any guys that wear makeup on a regular or semi-regular basis (excluding my drag friends of course).

    But I agree that if applied correctly is can enhance any look! Do what makes you comfortable!! As I approach 40, I begin to wonder if I should dabble...then, I would have to take a class to actually how to apply it in a correct manner. LOL
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    Nov 02, 2007 3:31 PM GMT
    I occasionally use concealer to hide a blemish and/or dark circles (as I can often look like I've been hit in both eyes if I'm really tired). Other than that, the only cosmetic thing I do is have my eyelashes dyed dark brown every 6 weeks -- it looks natural, and if I didn't I would look as though I didn't have any. Oh yeah, and I do wax my eyebrows to avoid the "Bert from Sesame Street" monobrow look -- but I don't overdo it! No Joan Crawford arches!
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    Nov 02, 2007 5:08 PM GMT
    Sorry, makeup on women or men has always seemed bizarre and kind of repulsive to me. (ala Scary Clown) I've heard that some guys even use some kind of makeup to try to enhance the definition of their torso muscles! But what happens when they sweat?

    Sometimes I have appreciated body paints when they were used to create "art," or something that might be considered a "temporary tattoo" rather than trying to coat over or conceal something.
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    Nov 02, 2007 5:14 PM GMT
    I like everything natural !! but i'm not against make up .. just don't put too much and look like a clown ..
    i prefer some eyeshades to give some depth to the eyes.. .. maybe eyebrow liner ... but only this!! eyeliners just don't look good on everyone ..
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    Nov 04, 2007 4:12 AM GMT
    If they want to put that black eye stuff around their eyes then that's okay, if you cant tell they purposefully put it on. I mean if it just makes their eyes kind of pop, and it's not obvious they're wearing makeup then I like it. Other than that I dont. I like my men to be masculine enough to not wear makeup. Makeup to me almost seems like cheating. If I'm going to go natural, then dont you fake it, is my attitude.
  • Alan95823

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    Nov 04, 2007 4:16 AM GMT
    Lol, I'm just too lazy to want to hassle with makeup. That, and it smells funny, and I don't want that smell hanging around my face.
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    Nov 04, 2007 4:19 AM GMT
    Try to look for a YouTube clip of 'maybelline for men' that just aired on SNL tonight.
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    Nov 04, 2007 6:06 AM GMT
    Ok... so I wore it every day back in the 80s, largely because I was in a band back then and it was just something we did. Full make-up on a daily basis is just too much to deal with... and the less obvious you're trying to make it, the more work it becomes.

    On certain occasions... like when I'm going to be in front of a camera, or on stage, or when I'm going for a certain kind of look, I might wear a little eyeliner, some of the mineral make-up for men (http://www.heminerals.com/) to smooth everything out, and perhaps a bit of a smoky shadow look, like StripperRocco mentioned... just don't overdo it... less is more...

    And yes, done right, eyeliner is HOT!
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    Nov 04, 2007 11:53 AM GMT
    I've worn eyeliner to parties, and it wasn't uncommon for guys at my university to occasionally paint their nails in some muted tones.

    But yeah, I can't be expected to shave my face every day, let alone put on make up. Leave it at the parties.
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    Dec 19, 2007 6:45 PM GMT
    guys shouldn't where makeup. it's weird. end of story.
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    Dec 19, 2007 6:58 PM GMT
    I sort of side with you Buffalo... just doesn't seem right for a guy....but I do color my goatee...does that count? Hmmmm.....guess I'm not so pure!
  • Nudista

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    Dec 19, 2007 7:16 PM GMT
    I'm extremely liberal in terms of "respect for everyone" ...truthfully so. I do and always will respect other's personal taste.

    But in terms of my own personal preference...I'm as old school as they come...

    Makeup ???? ON MEN???? WOW....definitely not! END OF STORY..
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 19, 2007 10:08 PM GMT
    To each his own, but I feel like Apex and Bolt on this one.
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    Dec 19, 2007 10:13 PM GMT
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    Some men in makeup give me the willies.
  • art_smass

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    Dec 19, 2007 11:03 PM GMT
    I often have to wear that horrible foundation that keeps your face from shining on TV. It doesn't even look like I'm wearing anything on TV. However, the minute I go outside into the natural light, I look like an Oompa Loompa because it's so orange.
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    Dec 20, 2007 12:08 AM GMT
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    Personally, I would go with the second look. It's more of a statement, dont'cha think?
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    Jan 08, 2008 8:12 AM GMT
    I agree with both sides... Guys usualy look pretty good with no makeup on. We have the whole ruged thing with stubble going and the plain thing just kinda work on most guys. Whering makeup however does have it's place in the world. I have a very good makeup artist that I go to when I feel that I look a bit to bland for a specific occasion.
    I'm not realy into the carnival look and (DON'T SHOOT ME) I realy don't like the whole pride thing. When I where makeup it is to accentuate my own natural features and not to look like a clown. No offence to any clowns out there... But I don't see anything wrong with wearing base to hide the odd impurity, but when you where base you need to balance it out with maybe a slight tinge of smokey eye shadow and maskara to make it look natural. a LITTLE blush will also break the dullness of the base and can be used to accentuate your beautiful male yawline - A LITTLE BLUSH-. This way most people won't even see you are wearing makeup... It's called vanity and it's not nearly as big a sin as killing your mother's cat.
    Personaly I'm opposed to the idea of eye liner because it can easily be overdone or smudge during a hectic night and look "demonic" rather apply some maskara to the top and bottom lashes to create more subtle attention and widening look to the eyes. (AGAIN- DON'T APPLY TO MUCH OF ANYTHING!!!!!) Ask a chick buddy that always look amazing to teach you the ins and outs of appieng makup succesfully. Or even better go to a beautitian and ask her/him for tips.