This past weekend I caught an indie movie with some friends of mine called A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. It’s basically an Iranian Western noir film about a young woman who is a vampire. It was pretty awesome, but aside from the girl power undertones, something else caught my eye. In one scene, the male lead was rocking eyeliner as a part of his Dracula costume. Um, I’m going to be real with y’all: He looked so hot with that eyeliner n that I wish he just wore it for the rest of the movie.
Let’s just dump the gendered crap out the window right now and deal with the fact that dudes can look super hot with makeup, especially eyeliner. No need to call it guyliner, we’re calling it what it is: Eyeliner, a thing that dudes can wear, too, and look just as awesome as girls. Hell, some of these dudes look better in eyeliner than I do. We’re giving these 16 guys–fictional and real–props for rocking some seriously killer eyeliner.
Pharrell WilliamsOkay, Pharrell is so hot that he could wear a jacket covered in poo and feathers and he would still get a "yes please" from ninety percent of straight women and gay men. So it's only right for him to look ridiculously hot with eyeliner. This might have been a one off thing but he should totally do it more often. Who else would love to see hot black dudes wearing eye makeup? All of your hands better be up. Photo source: US
Pete WentzRight before pop-punk petered out, Pete Wentz was pretty much the babe of the scene. He also rocked eyeliner better than any 13-year-old girl on the planet. Never forget. Photo source: People
Colin O'donoghue As Captain HookYou don't even have to watch this show to be attracted to this dude's eyeliner. I've only seen this dude in GIFs and that was enough to put him on my radar. Like...hello. Photo source: ABC
Russell BrandListen, this dudes opinions might be controversial and some might think that he looks like he hasn't bathed in weeks...but one thing is certain: Dude's eyes are slammin' with that eyeliner. Period. The end. Photo source: Hodder & Stoughton
Kurt CobainRIP to one of my original BAEs and the king of not giving a damn about adhering to gender norms. Kurt wore dresses and boas and makeup without once feeling like he had to apologize for it. And guess what? Dude looked awesome. Photo source:
Johnny Depp As Captain Jack SparrowOne word: Guh. Like, I'm pretty sure dude probably smelled disgusting--he was a damn pirate--but that eyeliner makes up for that. Photo source: Disney
Billie Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe started wearing eyeliner when "American Idiot" came out and just...never seemed to stop. That's okay, carry on, it's a good look. Photo source: Nylon
David BowieIn the '70s David Bowie wore all of the makeup and it all looked impeccable, eyeliner included. Dude was like the king of androgyny at the time and it was awesome. Photo source: Facadeacademy
Gerard WayWho didn't have a crush on this dude at the peak of their screamo glory days? Hell, dude is still hot and rocking the eye makeup like a champ. Photo source: Tumblr
Jared LetoJared Leto as Jordan Catalano or Jared Leto as a eyeliner wearing babe? Uh, honestly, it's up in the air and that's saying a lot because Jordan is iconic but...that eyeliner...sigh. Photo source: Telegraph
Masanobu Ando As Kazuo KiriyamaIf any of you have watched Battle Royale you probably were paying a lot more attention to all the blood and not so much to this dude's subtle eye makeup game. Well, when you get the stomach to watch it again, be on the lookout! Photo source: Battle Royale
Damon AlbarnOkay so he only really wore it in that one music video for "Universal" during Blur's peak in the '90s but still...that was some serious A Clockwork Orange inspired hotness. Photo source: YouTube
Robert SmithThe '80s were definitely a time when dudes in the rock scene wore makeup on the regular, but Robert Smith from The Cure definitely pulled it off better than anyone else. And he still wears it 30 years later. He gets points for longevity for sure. Photo source: Tumblr
Noel FieldingNoel is hot in that weird, wonky British way that is beyond description, right? But he's especially hot when he's rocking eyeliner. Luckily, that's a pretty common occurrence. Photo source: Tumblr
Adam LambertLiner. On. Fleek. That's all that needs to be said, honestly. Dude also knows how to apply foundation better than most girls, too. Props. Photo source: Tumblr
Those Goth Kids On South ParkYes, they count. Photo source: Comedy Central
What other male celebrities or characters rock amazing eyeliner? Do you think that guys wearing akeup should be more socially acceptable already? Tell us in the comments!