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Old 10-06-2007, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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'make up' for guys is 'available' on line.

I would not use it- it would just look 'weird' on me anyway.

Guyz both straight and gay however are using the many different skin care products now available for them, at drug and department stores- the days of soap and water are over if men want to look good, and compete for jobs and love interests.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Call me a little old fashioned but that is just wrong. A man should not wear make up. I prefer the rough rugged type of man.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I've been hearing about this for years. There was a company out there called Manmakeup, I believe that was featured on a talkshow a few years back. They made foundation, mascara, brow grooming kits, and other items for men. There are a few skin care product lines that have now expanded over to the 'male' market (Loreal, Clearasil, Noxema)...makeup for men is right around the corner. I don't know about the construction worker or the football coach- but Im sure that the white-collar execs and young metros will be first in line for it. Personally, I don't have that kind of counter space in the bathroom to deal with a guy and his makeup- I have enough of my own.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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I will groom my eyebrows, do a facial to clean the grime and even do a pedicure/manicure to keep my hands and feet healthy and clean. But makeup is truly that frontier I do not plan on going into. I have worn stage makeup and TV makeup and I cannot wait to get it off! How women deal with this daily is beyond me.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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They made foundation, mascara, brow grooming kits, and other items for men.
EWWWWW!

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I will groom my eyebrows, do a facial to clean the grime and even do a pedicure/manicure to keep my hands and feet healthy and clean.
That, I can agree with and appreciate.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:11 AM
 
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I've seen guys wear makeup to cover up bags under their eyes, or to give a smooth look to their skin. It seems so odd for a guy to wear makeup.
Hi Hoosier -

I think you've touched on it with the blending. If you can notice it, it's not well-applied, so even for those who don't mind men (or women) in make-up, this would be a no-no.

I saw a very funny stand-up show with singer/actor Henry Rollins in which he relayed a funny story about being caught wearing make-up. He had a movie part as a thug which was being shot outdoors in the CA desert & they had to use an extraordinary amount of eyeliner, mascara & foundation for all actors, so their eyes would show up on camera & to counteract glare. He works out with weights daily & went directly to the gym after shooting, as he was so tired, he felt if he didn't go immediately, he wouldn't go.

He was quite taken aback, not only by being stared at (he's often recognized), but at the way men were coming out from behind barbells, giving him threatening looks & voicing not-too-pleasant comments to others that needed to be held back from attacking him. He didn't live in CA at the time & instantly thought how unfriendly they were in this town & made his way to the locker room for some water, as he was was so uncomfortable & gauging if he should continue to workout, challenge the guys or leave. When he reached for a towel, he noticed in the mirror that he was still wearing tons of black eyeliner & smeary, melted make-up was running down his face & throat. That was the day he began making sure to wash his face after getting off-set. He said he looked like a middle-aged drag queen, reminiscent of an aging Quentin Crisp!

I agree with Dull. Why not touch up a blemish, birthmark, vein, spot? A tinted bronzer/moisturizer would be fine. I've never noticed men wearing make-up off a set, but if it were nicely applied, perhaps I didn't know they were. However, I'd rather not be hugged & have a guy "Quentin Crisp/Henry Rollins" my nice, white blouse. To each his own. Some women wear no make up & are comfortable. That's the key. Be comfortable.

Have fun... VV

P.S. Oh, yes, I think skincare is great for everyone. Dry skin isn't pleasant to look at upclose, nor is it comfortable - itch, itch, itch. Even my older, retired-military brothers use moisturizer if they need it. They just ask their wives to buy the manly kind - no color, no fragrance & if it's in a nice, masculine, plain black package, so much the better.

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Old 10-13-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Men grooming is nice. Taking care of themselves is appreciated.

Men wearing make-up - no. No. No - and No.

If Mr Jeep ever put make-up on he would wake up the next morning and would find his stuff taped back, if you know what I mean. No way.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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Every actor on a movie screen or a TV show is wearing makeup.
Every singer on a stage or in a music video is wearing makeup.
Every model in a magazine or in a commercial is wearing makeup.
Yet, women have no problem swooning over them, so I don't see what the big deal is.
It's fairly common-like trimming your body hair. Men just don't discuss it.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Bushnell, Florida
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Every actor on a movie screen or a TV show is wearing makeup.
Every singer on a stage or in a music video is wearing makeup.
Every model in a magazine or in a commercial is wearing makeup.
Yet, women have no problem swooning over them, so I don't see what the big deal is.
It's fairly common-like trimming your body hair. Men just don't discuss it.
I agree with you, big deal!
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