When I'm playing or working, sweat would make the makeup melt down my face.
And why do I need to look pretty? I dress like crap most of the time because it's quick, easy, comfortable, and when I do break down and dress up and look marginally nice, it's such a shock to the ladies that they go semi-bonkers. If I were to go so far as to wear eye shadow or eyeliner, their heads would probably explode and we can't have that.
Besides, I had a metrosexual coworker and he was ridiculous. I don't need any help being ridiculous.
1) some men do
2) I can't even be bothered to shave my face every day. What the heck makes you think I can be bothered to slather make up all over it
3) I'd look like a complete goof
4) I already get enough girls as it is.
If a man wore makeup he would be accused/assumed to be Gay by both men and women i'm sure, If there wasn't this hangup i'm sure men would wear makeup, especially eye makeup, as more and more straight celebrities are doing it eventually it will probably be accepted but I think we are a few years off yet
Most men don't wear makeup because society told them not to, and they're too much of a coward to go against what others might think.
REAL men are brave enough to not give a fuck about what others think, and will wear what the fuck they want to wear.
I don't wear makeup because it's expensive and time-consuming. Other than that, I don't see the big deal, and wouldn't give a fuck what others thought if I decided to wear it.
Makeup is about masks and vanity, mystery and allure.
Women are SUPPOSED to be able to "hide" their true natures from the rest of the world and men especially, because that's part of the mystery factor that attracts men to women.
However, men are SUPPOSED to be "grounded" and "truthful" and reliable. Makeup and "hiding truth" goes against that concept.
Now, go back far enough and you'll see aristocratic males getting into makeup, but that's because they are of an elevated social class which is all about perception and power and "secrets". It was natural for a man to be able to have many faces, especially if you were King or Pharaoh.
Makeup is about hiding truth, to create mystery, and men are traditionally not supposed to be that vain, and actually the opposite.
Men need - and regularly receive - makeup for photography and television. Including the masculine &/or heterosexual ones. Not just actors, models and celebrities, either - CEOs and politicians frequently wear something to enhance their skin. (And for good reason: http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?en … nedy-nixon)
What most laypeople think of when they think of "makeup" is noticeable makeup - dark eyeliner, bright lipstick, heavy blush/bronzer, etc. And while it doesn't fit many folks' image of "what a man should be," some men choose to wear noticeable makeup to express themselves for any number of reasons.
But the subtler use of makeup is just another part of male grooming for specific situations where it is called for. Done well, it can be quite undetectable. But it's still makeup. However, since the idea of "makeup" makes some people uptight, makeup artists who work with non-entertainment-industry "manly men" soon learn to eschew the cute compacts and pink sponges and cater to their clients.
(I say this as someone who has gotten three separate job offers for male grooming in the past month, and who needs to develop a client-ready grooming portfolio, like, YESTERDAY.)
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I have a few guy pals who wear eyliner constantly and one or two who wear concealer, blush and eyeliner/shadow/mascara.... if they can pull it off *and my mate Adam looks gorgeous with his black and red eyeliner* then why not?
also, gimme the days of powdered wigs and painted gentry.. I love that stuff!