Men wearing eyeliner is nothing new surely?
Famous men, that is. Men in rock bands, actors, the extremely good looking and of course the emo/grunge/punk students who want to look alternative at college, before going to University to study accounting and become good members of society, like Mum told them to.
Superdrug, the store that can’t keep shelves tidy have launched the guy liner…because its injected with testosterone and body hair which makes it different from an ordinary black eyeliner…
Hmmm. Make up for the men, en masse. Let’s study some examples…
Johnny Depp is an obvious one – with that dark olive skin and, er, piratey good looks this man can carry of liner.
This is Johnny Depp we are talking about though. If you aren’t tan, chiselled and charasmatic you might have a problem.
Some colourings for example will struggle –
Ginger and pale, to the point where you have no lashes could be a problem. Black looks harsh and you may need man mascara too in order to create some definition to the lashes. A bad shirt doesn’t help either.
Be wary of being in the category of man who THINKS he can pull it off but just looks like a complete and utter DOUCHE.
Criss Angel. Just the way he spells CHRIS gets on my nerves. He also had a brother called Costa, after Costa Coffees, which is what his mother had too much of when she was naming her sons.
Pete Wentz. He has a lowish profile in the UK but I know he got Ashlee Simpson pregnant that married her quickly and is in Fall Out Boy? Something about him screams moron. I could be wrong. Don’t kill me, oh 16 year old teens.
But what about the every day man? Your dad? Your brother? Your boyfriend? Would you like to see the men in your life wearing eyeliner and other things?
Personally I’m not into vain men (hygiene is another thing entirely) and whilst it looks good on the rich and famous, do you men really have time to be applying eyeliner (bar students, as you have plenty of time to do anything)? There’s shelves to fix, cars to fix, light bulbs to change…
(Mind you, I did hold the boyf down and apply lots of mascara and eyeliner once. It was mesmerizing since I do not have such long fluttery eyelashes. ‘Have you definately washed it all off?’ he says. ‘Yeah, yeah’ I said unable to scrub off the rest of it off. The moment his sister saw him (the next day) ‘Are you wearing eyeliner?’.
Chances of putting make up on him again = 0
My make up removal skills = 1
Eagle eye of sister = 10)
No post is complete without pictures of The Bale, looking less morose then usual, and whom with make up, looks scarily similar to the boyf. Maybe I should be applying neon blue to his peepers more often?!