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Old 04-23-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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Makeup For Men

So is this a trend that will eventually become the norm? Is there anything "wrong" with men wearing some makeup in everyday life, not just for photos and that sort of thing? Including foundation and similar products. Check out the products in the link.


http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/200...makeupmen.html

"Don't be surprised if very soon your toiletry kit contains not only shaving cream, deodorant and toothpaste, but concealer, oil-absorbing face powder and brow gel.

That's because guys are relying on an increasing number of made-for-men products like these to put their best face forward.

"I think men are much more receptive to the whole grooming concept from start to finish. Makeup is sort of the final frontier," says Wendy Lewis, a beauty consultant and author of The Beauty Battle: An Insider's Guide to Wrinkle Rescue and Cosmetic Perfection from Head to Toe. "They’re certainly concerned about camouflaging imperfections. The idea of a little light dusting of powder is no longer an extreme measure."

Experts say it's only natural that men would turn to makeup to look their best. Grooming, after all, has never been more acceptable. Last year, $4.8 million was spent on male grooming products in the U.S., a 7% increase over the year before and a whopping 42% increase from 2001, according to Euromonitor, a London-based marketing and research company."
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i'm all for grooming and all but i'll pass on the blush
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I don't consider myself to be looking good, or even attractive.

But nevertheless, my toiletry kit will remain to be shaving cream, deodorant and toothpaste.
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i'm all for grooming and all but i'll pass on the blush
Same here.

But let's remember this really is nothing new. There have been times and cultures where men wearing make up was part of the norm. Just wanted to remind some people before someone comes in and starts spouting off about a more feminized society.
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I don't consider myself to be looking good, or even attractive.

But nevertheless, my toiletry kit will remain to be shaving cream, deodorant and toothpaste.
what is this deoderant of which you speak?
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:02 AM   #6
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I'm not a fan of makeup for men, but I'm not a fan of it for women either. I don't mind imperfections, in fact I often quite like them, so I prefer most people skip the makeup. Of course makeup is more about how it makes the wearer feel than anything else, so if someone -- male or female -- feels better with it, then he or she should wear it. (even if I think it looks ugly )


...ok, I do admit I have some fond memories of cute guys in eyeliner in the 80s. But you know what? The guys wearing eyeliner now aren't as cute as the guys then -- they just don't have the same panache.
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You haven't met me then

I've occasionally worn eyeliner, one or two gigs, odd fancy dress thing...I think i'm starting to like it

That is as far as I have went though other than moisturiser every now and then, and of course conditioner for my hair etc
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I'm all for men in makeup, as long as it's glam!
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what is this deoderant of which you speak?






it's better than a shower!
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Re: Makeup For Men

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Is there anything "wrong" with men wearing some makeup in everyday life, not just for photos and that sort of thing?
I don't think so, unless there's something wrong with me wearing make-up every day.
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Boys who wear eyeliner.

Seriously, as long as a guy takes care of the basics (shaves occasionally, smells good, etc.) I don't need much else. I don't feel the need to compete for counter space with a male in the mornings.
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Boys who wear eyeliner.

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In my social circle, a lot of guys wear makeup, everything from a touch of eyeliner and maybe concealer to full face with eyeshadow and powder. They also have their eyebrows waxed and spend more time on their hair than most women. I'm so used to it, I really don't even notice it anymore.

That said, these guys are mainly musicians, highly image conscious and don't work typical 9 to 5 jobs. I really don't see makeup becoming popular with your average Joe
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Boys who wear eyeliner.

Well said

While I enjoy looking, I prefer guys I'm with to be make up free.
I work with so many guys who are suited and entirely too well groomed, some with the basic concealer etc. it's nice to see, but it doesn't set my pulse racing...

Manly men with a very slight touch of metro
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The only "makeup" I wear is the blood from my vanquished foes. \m/\m/
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