Boys and eyeliner?

United States
February 1, 2007 12:31am CST
What do you think of boys wearing eyeliner and other make-up? I think eyeliner looks pretty good on most people, when done right. But what's your guys' opinion on this? Should they do it or shouldn't they? Do they look good in it?
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20 responses
2 Apr 07
I used to wear eye-liner not so long ago. As I kid, my mother used to put eye-liner on me as well. It's traditional/custom thing. There's NOTHING wrong with guys wearing that. I find it artisitc more than a glamour or as some might put it gayness, issue. Men used to wear eye-liner as well as women in the old days & I have no problem with it. I just hate it when they think only GOTHS and vampire freaks as well as ONLY women are the ones who should wear an eyeliner. http://www.mylot.com/w/image/1356286.aspx
• United States
3 Apr 07
I agree with both of you :) It's just like clothing styles..just because someone likes something doesn't mean anything except that they like that style. So people looking at them shouldn't really assume anything other than that.
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@Galena (9123)
2 Apr 07
I love make up on men. it's only fair that men should be able to make the most of their features too, and you look at nature, and it's almost always the male who is colourful and decorated. so if you think about it, it's more natural for men to wear it. and I think it looks gorgeous. my man looks really good in make up but only wears it occasionally, like when we go to Rocky or to see Placebo, or at halloween when he dressed up as Elvis etc. he looks really really really scrummy in it.
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@arcadian (931)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I don't doubt it. It can be so s*xy and yeah all that.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
2 Apr 07
If it was done tastefully and not so thick to the point that would all one would see...then I think the tastefully done is acceptable. This would mean it would only enhance the boy's eyes. Unfortunately, the boys that I have seen that use eyeliner, it has been the thick lines that make them look like that Egyptian helped them! Sorry, but that does not look good and should be reserved to be made like that for Halloween.
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@arcadian (931)
• United States
2 Apr 07
Hi tia- I wanted to mention that when makeup looks thick, its usually just not a good harmonious color for that skin tone. Yesterday I did a facial on a woman who looked like she wasn't wearing any- and yert just the stage of removing her makeup took forever because she had so much on. It was very thick but also the heavy concealer type. Once her face was clean-which actually took the entire facial process to achieve, I realized she was seldom getting it all off herself. she had a nice face, good enough skin -so i couldn't think why she chose to do that, but as is often the case, it was a kind of self protection gesture. Skin always has a nice glow and radiance after a good cleansing facial, so when she touched her skin and looked at it, she was very pleased, and sat awhile silently contemplating her image. But she wouldn't leave the room without replacing her armor. Kinda sad.
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@scammerwear (1433)
• Singapore
28 Apr 07
Well, as long as it does make them look better, I don't see why not. I look terrible with it so no, not personally :E
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@hcromer (2712)
• United States
28 Apr 07
I don't wear eyeliner/makeup all that much myself so I don't really like it on guys all that much. I would probably never date a guy that wore makeup because it would be like I was competing with him to be more beautiful every day. I do think that it looks good on some guys, but it looks stupid on most of them.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
26 Apr 07
It's only been fairly recently,..uh, well past few hundred years anyway that men haven't worn any kind of make-up...but men had worn not only eye-liner but eyeshadow going back to ancient Egyptian times--men even wore a lot of make-up in the baroque period in France...as for now..some men do look rather fetching with eye-liner...hey look at Boy George..heehe...or Billy Joe Armstrong of the group Greenday--so why not?? If men decided to wear make-up just think--they won't be complaining how long it takes us gals to get ready, since they too are busy putting on their "face"--LOL
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• United States
23 Apr 07
I think guys look awesome in eyeliner, for the most part! I've noticed that most guys are pretty resistent to trying it, but if you can convince a guy to wear eyeliner, there's a good chance that he will like how it looks, or at least like the response that he gets from girls when they see him wearing eyeliner!
• United States
11 Feb 07
Personally I think that boys with eyeliner is sexy. I see nothing wrong with it.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
1 Feb 07
OMG some guys just dont look right without it LOL Ville Valo for example...I think he is sexy as all hell and no make up just wouldnt do it for me LOL...I knew this guy back in school who is Goth and as hot as he is without the make up..when he's got his black eyeliner on omg he's delish!! LOL HOWEVER....someone like my husband for example....would look HORRID with ANY make up on..it just doesnt suit his personality or looks....Mick Jagger..NEEDS his make up....its what keeps his face in place..kinda like a glue when he's jumpin around on stage LOL
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@Bizziebod (3526)
3 Feb 07
I'm gonna have to agree with the lady Ville just doesn't look right without make up or with short hair (I guess that's for another discussion though) Great topic you've chosen!
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• Canada
2 May 07
I say that if a guy looks good in eyeliner, then go for it. Eyeliner shouldn't be just a "girly" thing because it's make-up. Society really has a thing about how a girl should look and how a guy should look and it really bothers me. Not all women are going to be 5'10" and weigh 100 pounds soaking wet in a rain storm. Just like not all men are going to look like a WWE wrestler.
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• United States
7 May 07
I agree, I mean make-up is essentially a 'looks enhancer' something that draws attention to what one really already has, or in some cases doesn't have(I'm thinking of halloween/japanese rock stars, etc..but even then, it's mainly the matter of the amount used, how well it was, and how skillfully done.). Society seems to have alot of ideas about how people and their lives SHOULD be..but it often forgets we're not cookie cutter people. We're not going to be all identical, nor should we. Individuality makes things alot more intresting..so yes, I agree..if he looks good and likes it..let him experiment with his own style. Make-up's not gender specific, truly..
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• Canada
8 May 07
Exactly, none is going to look like anyone else as we are not carbon copied. I'm glad we are all different, unique, and have our own qualities, and characteristics. That's what make us interesting to others, life would be pretty boring if we were all the same I think!
@Bizziebod (3526)
1 Feb 07
Hi xParanoiax, Well I think it suits some people and other not. It shouldn't be right that society says only girls are aloud to use it, it should be down to personal choice. I like the answer you gave to your previous responder about the ancient Egyptians, although shame he probably won't bother to come back to read it though!
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• United States
1 Feb 07
I agree. But then since when did society listen to what was right and fair anyway? Lol. But thanks, I know..I wish folks weren't just in for reply'n for the numbers next to their names..but ah well I guess.
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@arcadian (931)
• United States
2 Apr 07
ditto to both
@sensesfail (2251)
• India
1 Feb 07
I like guys with eyeliners and white make up.But not a whole lotta them, you know what i mean..
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• United States
1 Feb 07
Thanks for responding. Yeah, I know what you mean.
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@arcadian (931)
• United States
7 May 07
my father's parents thought that roubschtick (their word for makeup) was a sign of being a hoor(another word of their own) and was outrageous on a gud woomin(one married to one of their sons)or on the daughters therof(me and my sister) so while we snickered about roubschtick- we didn't wear it. Yeah this was here in America and in the recently past century- not all THAT long ago. Judgments about nonsense. there's real crap in the world that warrents our concern, jjudging w=one another on trivia is misspent energy.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
1 Feb 07
First thought is that I am concerned about a guy that wears makeup. Then I think well if he is confident enough, then, why not. Indian men back in the day painted themselves for many purposes. Actors do it as part of their job. I guess it is a form of self expression and it does not hurt anyone, then OK. Enjoy!!
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@arcadian (931)
• United States
2 Apr 07
yay(applause) :)
@jessemt35 (294)
• Qatar
3 May 07
For me I still don't buy that thing is suited for boys but anyway if they are confident enough to wear one fine nowadays it is accepted in the society and maybe they want more aesthetic expression of themselves no problem they can have eyeliner if they want as long as they are man enough to do so.
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@pendragon (3354)
• United States
1 May 07
Comedian Eddie Izzard wears make-up and he looks fabulous. A good friend of mine would wear eye-liner and he looked great,too.I am particularly fond of eye liner on anyone at all,lol.
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@natalie1981 (2000)
• Singapore
1 May 07
I don't really like guys who wear eyeliner. It makes them look like something out of a horror flick specially if they use to much. I like my men without make-up or not doing anything girly on their face like plucking their eyebrows. I saw a movie the other day who starred a guy named Richard Grieco, he has this thick eyebrows which were obviously plucked/shaved and I was like, what's wrong with him? Those eyebrows of his look scary. LOL.
@Jasmijn (145)
• Belgium
11 Feb 07
Of course boys should wear make-up too if they feel like it. I hate people who think only girls should make an effort to look good.
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3 Feb 07
the only guys who wear make-up are - i) very self-conscious and feel vulnerable ii) Pretty vain iii) Work as flight attendants!
• United States
3 Feb 07
aw come on now, you cant lump 'em all into certain categories. I've known plenty of nice guys who wear make-up 'cause they like it. Thanks for sharing your opinion though.
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• India
3 Feb 07
Lol...I agree with you:D Seventeen! Its becoming increasingly hip in Hip Hop circle,with lots of teens (generally speaking)following up the likes of Greenday, Rasmus etc...vain poseurs. Guys, you're strange the way you are dont make ur looks even more bizzare!!! :-) :)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
i dont think itll be good om men. make-ups are made for girls, i believe. just leave it on us! not unless your a rocker nor a gay :)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Ancient Egyptian men wore make-up..though as the centuries progressed I think the church tried to make sure nobody wore it (there's some verse in the Bible that says its bad I think, which was why) but they ended up mostly getting guys not to..and most conventional folks believe make-up's a girl thing, couldn't possibly be a guys..which, it wasn't always so. Plenty of guys who aren't gay or rock stars wear it..and why would they be an exception from the rest of the population..just because they're famous or differently sexually oriented? Thanks for sharing your opinion though.
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• India
1 Feb 07
i like eyeliner only on girls not boys . eueliner looks pretty good on only girls .