Male make up questions
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Los Angeles
I started wearing makeup last year when I was starring in my high school play (I was the lead and nervous as hell). I have redness and blemishes so I started with a simple concealer- boy have I learned so much about makeup since those days. I am currently trying to rid my face of post-acne marks and redness and am seeing a derm soon but in the meantime makeup does the trick to make me feel my best. I don't think it's a big deal. To this day I don't know why makeup is viewed as less masculine, it's just another part of personal beauty care (otherwise why do men shave? Why isn't that viewed as "unmanly" behavior? Why is shaving viewed as feminine to begin with?) Gender norms are ridiculous.
Makeup has given me loads of confidence and has made me feel attractive for the first time since I began suffering from acne...but I warn you- at times I feel I can't leave the house somewhere as simple as the supermarket without a dab of foundation. It's become a crutch for me. Luckily it sounds like you have minimal "imperfections" so I say go for it!
If it's not noticeable and brightens your complexion I don't see why other people would/should give you crap about it. Now I'll be honest, people may give you funny stares while your sitting at the counter (I got my makeup done for prom at Sephora and received the occasional odd glances- makeup on men is considered taboo) but who cares? As my male makeup artist that day said "don't let it bother you".
Good luck with everything and I wish you the best!
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