| Originally Posted by Nox
I am a very firm believer that people should style themselves anyway they see fit, especially if it causes no harm to somebody else.
Why should somebody you don't know feel entitled to walk right up to you and trash talk your mannerisms and style? There are people in this world who are very rude! Unfortunately, at the age you are, you will have a hard time with this, especially among your peers.
I think that when you get older, many of these occurrences will pass. You will still have to deal with discriminating folks, but as an adult you may have more resolution and inner strength to toss those comments where they belong (in the proverbial trash), and keep stepping on your fabulous merry way.
There are some famous and not-so-famous men who wear makeup daily as part of their beauty regimen:
Austin Scarlett (Project Runway Season 1 contestant, wears flawless foundation and dazzling lipgloss)
Boy George (Singer, Barbara Walters once said he has the most beautiful blue eyes in the world. He often wears well-applied bright eyeshadow hues that compliment his natural eye color.)
Damone Roberts (The "Eyebrow King", reknowned makeup artist, has ridiculously perfect manicured brows, and is expert at styling everybody else's brows. He wear lipstick on occasion, and you'll never see him without his bronzer on.
Zac Efron wears eyeliner, and he has no shame, he does it openly. How do you think his eyes look so fierce all the time? You thought it was natural? Psssh! It ain't so.
Steven "Cojo" Cojukaru (spelling?) Routinely wears a full face of tasteful trendy makeup.
And there are tons more men. And I'm not talking about men like Marilyn Manson who wear it for the pure shock value. I mean guys who wear it for the same reason ladies wear it... for enhancement.
Makeup can indeed be for men. In fact when it was first created, many world cultures reserved makeup for men only. It's only in modern time that the roles reversed.
If people were more educated about this, I doubt there would be as much intolerance in this aspect: when you know better, you do better.
| Originally Posted by TISH1127
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