Men Look More Masculine When Wearing Makeup, a Study Reveals

Makeup is no longer associated with women only, and more and more men are embracing it. In fact, by accentuating facial features and hiding blemishes, makeup can actually make men look more masculine. And it’s not just for actors, as men of all ages and backgrounds are starting to see the benefits of wearing makeup.

It increases attractiveness in men.

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More and more men are starting to wear makeup, and a recent study aimed to find out if it can positively affect men’s appearance. A makeup artist applied subtle makeup on a group of men, the participants were then photographed, and the images were rated based on attractiveness. The results showed that the male faces were rated as more attractive when wearing makeup compared to when not wearing makeup.

It makes men look more masculine.

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While a beard can change any man’s face, making it more masculine, makeup can do the job almost as well. Researchers have found that makeup increases lower facial contrast, making a face look more masculine.

Makeup can enhance the facial structure.

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Any woman knows that masterfully applied makeup can change your look, but men can also benefit from concealers and facial powders. Makeup affects how we perceive men’s bone structure and makes male faces more attractive.

Bonus: Dwayne Johnson on wearing makeup

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Just like regular people, celebrities often wear makeup on set or during photoshoots. Dwayne Johnson, one of the most muscular actors in Hollywood, proudly shared on his Instagram account how his little daughters transformed him using makeup. “I haven’t seen myself in the mirror yet, but if I look as cool as I feel right now, then I’m winning, baby,” the father-of-three wrote.

15 Fashion Moments That Are Truly Hard to Understand

Oh, the world of fashion. It’s where creativity knows no bounds and anything goes — as long as it’s bizarre and difficult to comprehend. It’s where wearing clothes made out of raw meat is considered a bold statement, and 2 people that were meant to be paired together are considered high fashion. It is truly a mystery. Take, for example, today’s finds.

1. A model walking the runway during the Rick Owens show

2. A model walks the runway during a show as part of the Paris Fashion Week on October 1, 2015, in Paris, France.

3. Loud and clear

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4. A bit straight forward, but we love it.

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5. A model walks the runway during the Giambattista Valli Ready to Wear fashion show.

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6. A model walks the runway at the Moschino Ready to Wear fashion show on February 23, 2017, in Milan, Italy.

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7. Not everyone can become a model, and most importantly, not everyone can walk like this model.

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8. When your dress runs faster than you

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9. Little Red Riding Hoodis here.

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10. It says, “Sorry I’m late. I didn’t want to come.”

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11. “No photos, please.”

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12. A model wearing a garbage can lid on her head

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13. A model walks the runway at the Gucci show.

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14. A dress with wings? Yes, perfect.

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15. A model walks the runway…

Preview photo credit Gil-Gonzalez Alain/ABACA/EAST NEWS, Gil-Gonzalez Alain/ABACA/EAST NEWS

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