The Threat of Guyliner

While I am, in fact, a FAN of guyliner, this DoubleViking article was a hilarious read. I can’t even effectively sum it up from you, you’re just going to have to go read it. They name check Fall Out Boy, Green Day, The Killers, Panic at the Disco, My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds to Mars, Captain Jack Sparrow and more.

And while I mostly disagree with all of it (I think it’s hot, sorry), here’s the part I actually have a counterpoint for:

Question: should men be beautiful? Answer: no. Men can be handsome, hunky, haggard, gruff, grizzled, buff, and slick, but they can not be beautiful. So why use a feminine beauty product like eyeliner? Women have cornered the market on absurd makeup tools – and if you ask them, most women don’t enjoy putting on eyeliner.

They obviously want to make themselves look presentable, but their desire to wear eyeliner does not come from a genuine personal belief that eyeliner is pretty, but rather an adherence to the societal expectation that, for whatever reason, girls wear eyeliner and lipstick. To willingly take a completely feminine product that even women don’t like and use it within the male gender for the purposes of beautification is downright stupid.

——-1. If a girl is slightly less than beautiful, she has tools. Foundation, blush, eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, gloss, etc. If a guy is less than beautiful, all he has is personality. And maybe money. And I’m not saying guyliner is the key to keeping a lasting and meaningful relationship (as might personality/money) but it sure does help with first impressions.

2. I like eyeliner, I think it’s pretty.

3. This article could have been written by a dude who secretly wants to bust out the MAC Eye Kohl, no? 😉

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