May 19th, 2011

The Sizzle Query: Men In Make-Up

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Guyliner: what’s your take on Adrian Mutu’s inner-eye rim job?

We might encourage the impression that we’re hardened harridans who, when not falling-over-drunk, can usually be  found criticising some poor individual’s dress sense, but we are actually quite tolerant. Quite frankly, we don’t care whether you’re male or female, play for Real Madrid or Rotherham United, as long as you rock an individual style and look sexy while doing it, we don’t give a crap.

See, not as shallow as you thought, huh?

Liverpool captain marriageWe therefore receive today’s news that Steven Gerrard (among others) has been outed as a make-up wearer by Katie Price’s bezzie mate and stylist Gary Cockerill, with some interest. Gary was at the couple’s wedding in 2007, and aside from taking care of Alex’s look that day, he also claims to have assisted the Liverpool and England midfielder in ‘dealing with his imperfections’.

‘Imperfection’ is not a word that is even allowed to stroll past the Kickette office unaccosted so we’re more than happy for our boys to embark on a foundation driven quest for self-improvement. However, it’s not the first time Stevie has had to face some grief for his guyliner, although applying eye kohl for the purpose of a Liverpool fancy dress Christmas party is a solid alibi.

Aside from the annoyance at having to wait for your man to get ready to go out, and finding he’s mullered your concealer into the bargain, do you generally approve of this next step in metrosexual evolution? If it’s okay for women to enhance their natural assets, why is it perceived as odd if a guy wants to do the same? Or do you prefer your man to be rugged, ruthless and not reliant on Revlon?

The floor is open. Fill it with love and clever thoughts, please.

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17 Responses to “The Sizzle Query: Men In Make-Up”

  1. Waynos says:

    Quite the opposite in fact, concealer or foudation would simply be trying to cover up something and perhaps be a little false, I think that the purpose of the eyeliner is to enhance a persons assests…in this case the eyes! Would you rather see a man in a baggy t shirt or fitting clothes that show off physique? Same thing!

  2. Ana Hazuki says:

    Do you know what's ridiculous? People thinking they can play God by dictating what one can or cannot wear. People say: I'm not a judgmental person, but at the same time, people criticize others for not doing as they do, so isn't it being judgmental, of course it is. I don't know why people think they're like God, because no one but God can say what's right or wrong.
    My opinion is: as long as they're not doing anything harmful and not prejudicing others, they can do whatever they want. By the way, women who wore pants a few decades ago were considered to be a ridiculous woman, a lesbian, an aberration, now women wear pants like they have always been a women attire. Why don't we, women, stop wearing pants so, let's be fair. pants are for men not women, so let's get rid of all our pants in our wardrobe. I doubt a single woman in here would do that.

  3. IrishBlue says:

    Why has nobody mentioned how unbelievably hot Adrian Mutu looks here?!

    • Ana Hazuki says:

      Simply because most of the women here are jealous and afraid. So they attack him in order to make him look bad. And it's all about he wearing make-up. Recently researches have shown that most women are afraid of men wearing or using stuff that is supposed to be worn only by women, but that's been worn and used by men for centuries, like make-up, tight clothes, heels, etc.

      Let Adrian wear whatever he wants, he looks great anyways.

  4. TariGirl.x.ManUtd says:

    WTF ….eww…….Maybe it's cause Im Australian and the men down here don't wear make-up . :/

  5. wow says:

    well if Yoann G is wearing eyeliner and applying mascara the rest of them can go ahead and do the same no biggie, except Lasches eyes is all thanks to genetics, Life can be unfair boys!

  6. Eileen says:

    I don't wear makeup myself, but if a dude wants to, and if he can rock it, more power to him.

  7. Carra's Girl says:

    I don't care. I'll Stevie no matter what. Unf.

  8. Leya_S says:

    I think if I can't tell that he's wearing it, then its fine.
    I mean, I certainly wouldn't kick Stevie out of bed…..

  9. Caitlin says:

    Concealer to hide a spot or blemish – okayish. But definitely nothing else. I prefer my men to be men and the thought of my other half using my eyeliner or mascara is enough to seriously freak me out.

    • Ana Hazuki says:

      Who is going to define what's to be a man? You! So, the entire world has to take your word as it were from the God Himself? A few years ago, women wearing pants were were considered to be freaks, don't you have any pairs of pants? I doubt it! Plus, at some point, women wearing red nail polish were also considered to be prostitutes. Have you ever worn red hail polish? Are you a prostitute?
      Well, let's stick with this single matter. Logical dictates that if a man wearing eyeliner is not a man, as you said, so a woman not wearing it is not a real woman, must be a lesbian or something else. See, people don't even think of they say, they do it without giving it any thought.
      I could go on and on, but I think I've made my point here.

  10. LisaB says:

    Stevie G and Adrian are the last ballers I would have suspected of using any kind of cosmetics. Next you'll be telling me Puyol uses hair product.

    • Caitlin says:

      Lol – he must do! Those beautiful shiny curls…that's not the same as using make-up anyway! That's just good grooming! :-)

  11. kim says:

    Adrian :*

  12. Carvivlie says:

    I don't mind a guy using foundation or concealer–I would be lost without them–but eyeliner or mascara would be a step too far for me.