You need to read this man's story about his new love for makeup after his wife put it on him
Here's a novel idea: It's totally fine and awesome if a man loves makeup just as much as a woman. And one 45-year-old man just took to Reddit's Makeup Addiction thread to prove it.
"Four weeks ago we had to go to a fund-raiser on a Saturday afternoon," writes the man. "I was out with some friends on Friday night fairly late. When it was time to get ready my better half told me I looked terrible after being out half the night. After some back and forth I let her make me up so I didn't look like death warmed over. Primer, foundation, bronzer, some color on my lips, etc. Well I must say I was impressed. I looked better than I have in a long time."
He goes on to say that once he got to the fund-raiser, many of his friends asked him what he'd been doing because they hadn't seen him look so good in a long time. "Now there's no turning back. Makeup here I come," he writes. "Guys, try a little makeup. You have no idea how it will change you. I love it now, and the wife says it's hot. She actually wants to take me to Sephora to see what I should be using."
Floods of comments came pouring in supporting this man and his newfound love for cosmetics. Turns out, there are a lot of other men who use makeup to cover up flaws and enhance their features, just as women do. "Guys should definitely not be afraid to wear makeup! I have pretty good skin but horrendous undereye circles that make me look like I never get enough sleep," writes one dude. "I also fill in my brows, which I think makes me look more masculine." And one woman wrote: "My fiancé started out asking me to put some bronzer on his face because he hates when he's deathly pale in the middle of winter. Then he started asking me to put concealer on his dark circles when he had a late night, so we eventually went to Ulta, and I bought him his own concealer and bronzer. I think it happens more than we think!"
She's right. Men wearing makeup isn't exactly a new thing; in fact, they've been wearing it for a really long time. Back in 3000 B.C., men in Egypt wore black kohl on their eyes to shield them from the "evil eye," and in the fifteenth century, King Edward IV and his male courtiers were said to have worn red rouge on their lips. Elvis Presley and David Bowie rocked makeup and were proud of it. And let's not forget about Johnny Depp. That man still wears more black eyeliner than a moody goth teen. There just shouldn't be any shame in your game if you're a man and you want to throw on some foundation and contour your cheekbones (hey, some men might want to make their face look slimmer, too). Just take a look at Manny Gutierrez, the famous beauty blogger whose Instagram description is "I think boys deserve just as much cosmetic recognition":
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