It’s my position that men should be able to partake in all of the MANY, MANY options that are available in the realm of fashion and personal appearance.
I’ve taken this stance with nail polish, and I partake in the act of applying and wearing nail polish in public on a not-too-infrequent interval.
It logically follows, then, that if it is acceptable for a man to show off some nail color, that it should be equally acceptable for that same man to take part in the competent and sensible use and application of some facial augmentation as well.
Invisible makeup is one thing – its been beaten to death in other places and seems sort of silly to crusade for, since no one should notice it if it’s done properly anyway.
What I’m arguing for is the tasteful use of visible makeup by men. Why shouldn’t it be acceptable? It hurts no one, and if done right can look just as interesting and appealing as the same makeup on women.
Anyway, I’m getting down off my soapbox now…
Todays look is a basic smokey eye done with several colors from the Wet n Wild coloricon Blue Had Me At Hello palette.
The colors I used were (see palette numbering guide below):
- Browbone – #2
- Inner Corner – #3
- Middle of lid – #4
- Crease and outer v – #6
- Outer corner and lash line – #7
Other products I used:
- MAC Concealer
- BB Cream (Maybelline)
- Wet n Wild coloricon “Blue Had Me At Hello” Palette
- LOreal Liquid Liner
- MAC Fluidline
- MAC Peachykeen
- Lips – MAC Viva Glam 5 layered over Velvet Teddy
Once again, I was very happy with the way this palette performed. These Wet n Wild coloricon palettes have been consistently excellent.
Ms Gents complains that they are fragile and that the powder tends to break apart too easily if they are dropped or handled roughly, but I think that’s a separate issue aside from the application performance of the product. I guess the fragility of the product is a subjective thing for the individual buyer to consider.
Another thing I love about these is the really nice color pairings they give you. It makes it really easy for a relative newbie like me to put together nice combinations without too much risk.
I asked this in my last makeup post, but I’ll ask it again, in a slightly different way – what do you think about guys wearing obvious, though well-applied makeup?
Is it a non-negotiable thing, or is there a sliding scale of acceptability based on the overall appearance of the individual wearing it?
I really want to know what you all think!