Back in September I opened a thread about this topic, now nearly a year later I’m finally going to post the clamored for before and after photos since I’m now wearing eyeliner semi regularly and open for questions.
I started wearing eye liner about a month ago now. I don’t wear it every day, it’s part of my evening attire when I’m going out for a fun time or when I’m volunteering at the local improv theatre. I was given the eye liner months ago and never felt comfortable enough with myself to begin wearing it or playing around with it. I finally got to a position where I was feeling good about myself. I’m losing weight. I’m getting in shape. I’m building more self confidence and I’m living alone as I’m house sitting for my parents while mom is out in Houston.
I had the time one day to surf around online and collect wisdom which I was not afforded as a child, and so I began toying with it (quite literally). I finally got it looking decent and decided I could be comfortable with this in public. So I donned it for an afternoon when I went to the local improv theatre (where we love every crazy person) and I began eliciting input.
I tend towards the very subtle, the pictures I’m showing here are actually a bit darker than I normally wear. My goal in wearing it is for girls to notice and guys not too, which is quite easy as I’ve discovered. It’s something guys don’t recognize (even on women) but women spot almost instantly.
It’s an interesting progression, I haven’t done this progression of photos before.
The experience of wearing it and getting some very surprising and blatant female responses set me thinking and so I have a quick series of answers to the question of ‘Why do women dig guys in eye liner?’
Guys in eyeliner…
A) …are different than most other guys.
B) …tend to be social!
C) …put effort into how they look, they don’t wake up and run. They spend time on their looks.
D) …have more attractive eyes by use of the makeup and eyes are the most often quoted feature that attracts women.
I could be way off base here, but that’s my theory. Now the response hasn’t been totally positive, I’ve had a few women tell me they didn’t like it - and that is of course a sign of it not being a panacea in terms of looks. It isn’t going to bring the women flocking, but it is something I wish I had explored earlier since the response has been largely positive.
How feminine does it make me look? That’s one thing a lot of people bring up, and for me that isn’t much of an issue. I’m 6’6" and a big guy, so I’m not in danger of being mistaken for a woman any time soon (unless I travel to Siberia where the Goatee won’t protect me).
So, give me input on it! Do you girls like it? Why? Do you hate it? why? Guys do you think I’m nuts? Are you curious? What questions do you Dopers have?
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