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Proud men nailing the winged eyeliner and giving gender neutrality it’s true meaning

The world is roaring with the role reversals between men and women deeming that no gender is superior or inferior anymore. With women being able to do almost everything a man can , there no longer exists a vast difference between the two . There however still persist some glitches and orthodox views about what a man ought not do . Why is that men face the wrath if they want to pursue something that was earlier deemed as feminine while the other sex is given a pat on the back for pursuing something that was considered to be only a job for the men .

One such field that was earlier reserved exclusively for women is the beauty and cosmetology sector . With times changing the field has seen a lot of men come out of their shells and pursue to what their hearts desire . With talent not being limited by gender anymore, some of the most talented make-up artist are men . Makeup helps us re-invent ourselves –to create a masterpiece , to explore and to let the imaginations run wild. Here is a list of some of the top male beauty influencers who did not give in to the gender restrictive profession of makeup and have created a great name for themselves . They encompass great talents and project makeup that is unique yet completely do-able.

Patrickstarrr

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Patrickstarrr

Patrick Simondoc famously known as Patrickstarr is a Filipino-American who is a freelance makeup-artist. He has played an integral role in transforming the way we now view men in the makeup industry . He realized his true coming when he was just 15 when he realized his gift for makeup after styling his girl-friends . He started using makeup on himself when he was in his early twenties . He started it out as an experiment but realized how he was actually made for it . Patrickstarrr as of today rakes of a huge fan base with 3.5 million instagram followers and 2 million followers on youtube . Watch how Patrick transforms Kim Kardashian West at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBX38JSeITg . According to Patrick “Men in Makeup are changing the world –One lash at a time .

Thomas Halbert

Thomas Halbert

Thomas Halbert

Thomas Halbert is a 20 years old American agender makeup artist . His tryst with makeup began when he was an adolescent . He found an outlet to his emotion through makeup and in 2015 began wearing makeup on himself . He was isolated when he was younger due to his ‘feminine inclinations ‘ and thus found makeup as an empowerment and an expression of self . He finds himself to be lucky to be one of the initial male beauty bloggers in the industry and to make such an impact on the industry and his fan base . He says it’s the absurd factor of men wearing makeup , rocking a perfect winged liner and bold lipsticks is what attracts his audience towards him .

Manny Mua

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Manny Mua

Manny Gutierrez is a social media star . He has looks that leaves women and men too, weak in the knees. Manny made it to PEOPLES Most beautiful list and became the first male to be featured as the face of a Maybelline campaign . His fascination for makeup is not skin deep and he finds in himself to deliver transformations that exude his brilliance in this field .It was Patrickstarrr who allured him to get

him into this field and look where he has come. He believes that beauty transcends genders and belongs to the wave of Boy Beauty Bloggers who are garnering attention . Manny’s social media pages boast of millions of followers as they relate with his work and look up to him as an idol .

James Charles

James Charles

James Charles

James Charles Dickinson is an 18 year old beauty blogger who became the first male to make it to the cover of COVERGIRL magazine working alongside the brands ambassador Katy Perry . He was chosen for the cover as his popularity skyrocketed on youtube . He started with makeup to challenge his creativity and found it as an outlet to his mounted emotions. He wanted to showcase that anyone and everyone can wear makeup without being gender constrained . He raced towards stardom owing hugely to his highly popular high school yearbook picture .

With such beauty bloggers acting as influencers the makeup game in the future is surely going to be on point. With beauty brands banking hyper-connected Gen Z to pave the way for new customer bases i.e. Men a makeup revolution is just looming round the corner . We surely know where the future preferences are getting at –gender neutrality.

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