Welcome to Mascara & Masculinity, a brand new sequence exploring males’s relationships with make-up. With a easy ampersand, Attract‘s becoming a member of two entities that society usually forces to be separated: make-up and males. It stresses that mascara and masculinity aren’t mutually unique. With every version of Mascara & Masculinity, males and masculine-identifying individuals share their tales of residing this reality to fullest.

Make-up is a software for self-expression. Sporting winged liner, high-shine lip gloss, and glittery eye make-up would not make you any extra of a girl or much less of a person. Make-up additionally would not must play into society’s views of masculinity or femininity — except you need it to. Because the boundaries are blurring, there not is such a restriction on who ought to or should not use mascara, liner, or lipstick, nor the aim for which they use it. They’re for everybody. Mascara & Masculinity will show simply that and all of the daring, fierce, and colourful creations males and masculine-identify persons are arising with currently.

Over the previous two years, a lot of the males I’ve talked to about make-up (and wonder, normally) have been Ok-pop stars. To assist illustrate their catchy tunes, they usually dye their hair colourful hues, cowl their lids in shimmery eye shadows, and coat their lips within the juiciest, brightest lip tint you may ever see. Teams like Seventeen have advised me all about how make-up helps them set the temper for his or her performances. NCT’s Taeyong, however, shared with me on a 1:30 A.M. cellphone name how his ever-changing make-up helps enhance his confidence and displays his choreography and the songs he is rapping. Astro’s Cha Eun Woo revealed how proud he was of himself after doing his make-up himself for a TV present he was on whereas we had been backstage earlier than a present as soon as. However you do not know easy methods to dance completely in synch with 4 to 12 different individuals or sing like an angel to work together with make-up every day — you generally is a enterprise pupil like Zay Ali or a nurse’s aide like Moses Alicea, too.

With Mascara & Masculinity, I wish to share tales you won’t have heard of earlier than or individuals it’s possible you’ll observe on Instagram and wish to know extra about. With Valentine’s Day arising, kicking off the sequence now appeared like the proper time — in any case, one of the vital necessary relationships in my life is the I share with my graphic eyeliner, and Im removed from being alone in feeling such a robust join my make-up routine. Every single day till the l love-themed vacation arrives, I will be posting one Mascara & Masculinity story a day.

And whereas Valentines Day felt like the proper event to kick off a sequence about peoples relationships with magnificence and themselves, there are all the time extra tales to inform, so Mascara & Masculinity will proceed on after February 14, and you may all the time be capable of discover their tales proper right here.

“You possibly can lose your self, in addition to end up, many occasions over, however one factor I can say is make-up is so, so, so highly effective.”


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