Interrobang Home  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Advertising  |     Fanshawe Student Union logo

Interactive News Opinion Lifestyles Sports   10 Things I Know About You | Letter to the Editor | ShopLocalNow
  Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Current Issue:
Monday, April 14th, 2014

This issue is also available in the following formats:


• 2013/14  • 2012/13
• 2011/12  • 2010/11
• 2009/10  • 2008/09
• 2007/08  • 2006/07
• 2005/06
• Online Exclusives

Search the Interrobang
  Monday, October 11th, 2010 > Lifestyles > Zoot: Men and makeup

Zoot: Men and makeup

Joshua R. Waller
Click here to read more Interrobang articles written by Joshua R. Waller

Published: Monday, October 11th, 2010

The majority of men in today's society do not wear makeup. Why? Men are too careless and usually won't take the time to make themselves look nice. They don't want to feel emasculated, nor do they want to be labelled feminine or as a "pretty boy." However, as the times are changing, men wearing makeup has become much more socially acceptable.

We have always had those male icons who wore the over-dramatic and theatrical makeup such as David Bowie and Boy George, but now we have celebrities who are creating their own makeup lines, specifically designed for men. For example, Adam Lambert's makeup line is being released soon. "Even straight men are going to want to give it a try," he said about it.

Little do men know, there is makeup they can wear without looking feminine. Makeup's technologies are so advanced you can wear it without being able to tell it's there. This makeup can create a perfectly even-toned face that not only makes for a charismatic man, it adds a lot of sex appeal. Men who work with other people, especially salesmen and businessmen, may even see a huge increase in their job performance and sales.

Go to your nearest Shoppers Drug Mart or Sephora, and the cosmeticians will gladly help pick out the best products. Be daring and try something you would have never even dreamed of doing before.

Here are a few simple steps that can be done by anyone!

1. By far the most simple is lightly brushing translucent powder over the face and neck, creating an even skin tone.

2. To cover up any blemishes, you can use a small amount of cover-up or a concealer stick (make sure it is blended well).

3. For more coverage, using any type of foundation (that matches your skin colour cosmeticians can help with this) will rid your skin of impurities and create a clean, flawless skin tone. Foundations come in creams, liquids, powders, mousses and tinted moisturizers.

4. Brushing bronzer all over the face will add some colour without looking like an oompa loompa (no one likes an orange or pasty face).

5. Men have the most beautiful eyelashes but are too oblivious and have no idea how to work with them. With an application of mascara, the eyes will really pop and the eye colour will be accentuated.

6. A clear lip gloss or nude lipstick/ lip liner creates perfectly contoured lips that can be irresistible.

7. A thin application of white eyeliner to the bottom lid brightens the eyes and gives an overall, younger appearance.

By reading this you may think it may make you look ridiculous, but the truth is, once you try a few of these simple steps, you will see a huge boost to your looks. Not only will it give you flawless-looking skin, it adds a sense of professionalism and shows that how you feel and look really matter to you. Society is changing, becoming more and more accepting ... one step at a time.

print icon   View printable version of this story

No comments have yet been made about this article.
 Add your own comment (automatically posted to this web page)
Your Name:
Your Comments:
Security Question:
FSU stands for Fanshawe ______ Union (answer found at top and bottom of page) Answer: 
Note: comments posted may be used in a future issue of the Interrobang. Comments deemed to be inappropriate, obscene, racist or libelous will not be posted on this site.
Facebook Twitter RSS Scribd

  Interrobang   Sections   Contact Us   Links  
  The Interrobang is published weekly by the Fanshawe Student Union at 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd in London, Ontario and distributed throughout the Fanshawe College community.   Interactive
  Room SC1012 (map)
Vist the Contact page

Letter to the Editor

2013/14    2012/13    2011/12    2010/11
2009/10    2008/09    2007/08    2006/07
2005/06    Online exclusives