The Stigma of Men’s Makeup


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When Bobbi Brown was hired todo Mike Tyson’s makeup, he told her, “You ain’t touching me with that stuff” when she opened her makeup kit. Later in the day, he finally let her put some powder on his face. Brown convinced him that his pride wasn’t worth the shiny gleam of his face on camera. Many men feel like wearing makeup will make them less masculine because cosmetics are usually used as a means to enhance femininity and prettiness for women. According to Mint.com, the average woman spends $15,000 on makeup in her lifetime, but only 15% percent of sales of the $382 billion beauty industry are from men.

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