While makeup for men was deemed a disaster in the Victorian era, it took some ultra-fabulous men of the 60s to 90s to pull the world out of this gender stereotype. I mean who doesn’t worship David Bowie, his music and his iconic red lipsticks? And we can’t even imagine how Prince mastered the perfect cat-eye liner long before women could.
But even then, makeup for men was considered a ‘rockstar’ thing. Dark eyes, some shadow and tinted lips made into men’s vanity kits only for on-stage performances or gala events. But what about men who love makeup?
It took Instagram and a gender revolution for men to come out and say, hey, we like to look a certain way and you have no right to judge us! With Adam Levine, Harry Styles and Adam Lambert giving us looks to swoon over, we finally have an era that rejoices men who wear makeup.
We got in touch with our own Sushant Divgikar, actor, model, performer and most importantly, a singer with voice(s) of gold! A true icon who has broken all sorts of societal barriers, Sushant tells us about his experience, challenges, and some wonderful beauty secrets.
P.S. We love him! Here’s a clip of him singing:
Need even more inspiration? Here are some other Instagram accounts that are taking the world by a storm. Brace your hearts, these men in makeup are true heartthrobs.