If you’ve seen Pirates of the Caribbean, you have been exposed to Guyliner. Johnny Depp looked pretty hot with kohl-rimmed eyes, didn’t he? And he’s just the latest bloke pulling off eye makeup.
The angry boys of rock have been sporting guyliner for years. It gave them an angsty, badass look. Take Alice Cooper for example.
For Green Day frontman Billie Joe, eyeliner became his signature look.
If you’ve seen any of the historical, testosterone-filled battle movies (Alexander, Gladiator, Troy and 300 to name a few), you’ve seen how sexy and manly smoky eyes can look on a guy. Of course, the glistening six-packs help too...
Hunks of Hollywood have been experimenting with eyeliner, with mixed results. Jared Leto sports eyeliner even off the set of Alexander. And Ewan McGregor applies it with a light hand, for a come-hither look.
But is this a look that the average guy can pull off? A few bold companies offer cosmetics for men. Jean Paul Gaultier
offers a line of men's makeup, Le Beau Male, that includes eyeliner, a concealer and a bronzer. He says, "Every man has the freedom and the right to acknowledge his own personality. To develop his sensitivity. To be different ... to dare to be bold. To end taboos." For the cosmetically challenged man, the website even offers application videos; here's a still.
Several other companies offer skincare and makeup - including eyeliner - for men:
If you’re ready to start the movement, get a set of his and hers “Real Men Wear Eyeliner” tee-shirts!
Guyliner: hot or not?
What do you think? Would you like to see your man bring out his baby blues with a little eyeliner? Are you a man who’s confident enough to try cosmetics? Let us know in the comments.