More Articles By Hope About Make Up For Men
- Guy Glitter | Cosmetics For Men
Here's a fashion trend that comes around periodically, bringing with it squeals of approval and howls of derision alternately, glitter. Not the glitter that you stick on arts and crafts materials, but the...
- Mens Make Up | Adam Lambert Wears A Lot Of Eyeliner, So Can You!
Male fashion has found a new champion of male make up, Adam Lambert and his excessive reserves of eyeliner. If you're a man who wants to wear make up, and is prepared to brave Adam Lambert's sentries who are...
- Mascara, Masculine Manly Make Up For Men
We've all seen the advertisements for mascara. Impossibly smooth skinned women with faces so symmetrical they may as well have been designed by a computer turning their faces and fluttering their long, dark...
- Make Up For Men
Once upon a time, in a land not very far away at all, men and women both used to wear make up. Wearing make up was considered to be a mark of refinement and good breeding. It showed that one cared enough...
- Men's Make Up How To Choose and Wear Foundation
Foundation is the perfect make up for men, and it is the 'base coat' upon which the rest of your make up (should you choose to wear any) sits. There is a certain science to wearing foundation, these tips and...
- Subtle Feminine Make Up For Men
My recent article, You Men and Your Panties, asked my readers why they were so interested in feminine clothing yet apparently not so interested in make up and hair, which are two very important facets of...
Male cosmetics are starting to be a very real presence in the world of fashion, indeed, they always have been, but up until recently they were something of a secret. Do you really think that Elvis had plastic perfect skin naturally? Of course not! Was John Wayne's forehead always bone dry under studio lights because of the sheer force of his personality? No. But although icons of masculinity havve always worn make up, the average man on the street has shied away from it for fear that it might somehow taint his masculinity.
Of course, no man should feel that he has to wear make up, but if you're the sort of guy who likes to take pride in his appearance and dress well and groom himself neatly, a little subtly applied make up is one way to take your look to the next level. Women appreciate a man wearing foundation and a little mascara (even eye liner goes over very well these days if the overwhelming reaction of women to celebrities like Russel Brand, Pete Wentz, and that dude who was on idol (names often escape me) is anything to go by. Oh and Johhny Depp. Once Johnny Depp wears something, all men are free to wear it afterward, it's like an unwritten rule of men's fashion. Johnny Depp is your fashion Neo, in case you were wondering.
Wearing make up isn't something that has to be feminine (though if you want to put on pretty pink lipstick and dress up like a lady, well, I have plenty of articles for you too) it's all in how you carry it off. Wearing a little lip balm isn't going to change your innate sense of self, not unless your sense of self is so elastic and malleable that a little bit of gelatinous sparkly stuff can change it, in which case you should definitely look into joining a cult.
The articles on the side bar are all good places to start if you're looking for general make up tips for wearing make up as a man, or if you're looking for more specific advice on things like foundation and eyeliner and mascara.
Remember, it never hurts to experiment. Even if make up isn't something you would have considered in the past, you might find that you enjoy adding a little foundation and perhaps some mascara or lip balm into your routine. You might even discover why some ladies are so attached to their make up. But please, never go so far as to wear your make up overnight so that people don't see you without it on. That attitude to make up reflects the darker side of the cosmetics force, the kind you must resist. You are not your make up. It is a tool. It is war paint. War paint you can wear without getting funny looks and being tackled by cops when you try to get on the subway.