Since the stronger sex selflessly indulged in grooming, we have to be on our guard all the time. They already use our hair styling, face creams and eye patches with might and main (while still jealously guarding their manhood - the inviolable razor). Nevertheless, until recently, the women's territory had its own protected area, where men were ordered to enter. It's about makeup products. But it turned out that these treasures, dear to a girl's heart, have long been greeted by the gentlemen (in the literal sense of the word). Moreover, Jack Sparrow was not the first to use eyeliner. The story began much earlier. And no matter what the line was - thin classic or blurry, like a panda's - this in any case gave the image of masculinity and made it stand out from the crowd. Here are some striking examples from history.
Pharaoh Seti I
As a member of the upper class, the pharaoh of Seti I clearly used a black kajal. True, he did this not so much for beauty as to protect his eyes from the sun. It was a typical practice to accentuate the shape of the eyes by carefully drawing and "extending" a wide line along the upper and lower eyelids. Following his father, this technique was adopted by his eldest son, Ramses II the Great (yes, the same one that you heard about in the history of the Ancient World).
The Great Dumb became famous as an eyeliner lover, creating an unforgettable on-screen image of a tramp. He added tragedy and expressiveness to the look using a black pencil shaded into a light "smokey". Chaplin believed that it was funny and at the same time a little sad.
It's no secret that the rock star has always been crazy about makeup, especially during the eighth Diamond Dogs album. At the dawn of his career, he tried to give expressiveness to his eyes, actively using a brown pencil along the very line of eyelash growth. In life, Bowie got along with a thin line, for the stage he chose a rougher option.
The English rock musician played make-up only in the late 60s and early 70s, creating his own unique rock image. Light "cat" arrows perfectly emphasize its sparkling mesmerizing look. That is how he became the hero of all parties and the idol of girls "on the verge of a nervous breakdown."
“Love yourself,” the leader of the Aerosmith group has always said. In this matter, he himself was pretty good. Just look at his cheekbones - it looks like there is some serious aesthetic work behind them. In short, he knew a lot about beauty and in the 70s he easily made perfect arrows (which today look like a two-day or even three-day makeup).
The king of colorful aesthetics and harlequinade, British singer and songwriter Boy George has certainly changed the rules of the eyeliner game. He borrowed a lot of details from girly make-up of the 80s and began to make arrows as artful engraving - actively using metal eyeliner.
It's no secret that Keith Richards, like Johnny Depp, does not leave the spirit of childhood. True, Richards does not like to waste time, he is a lightning man. "I don't have a single extra minute to fiddle with this straight line!" he says of the eyeliner. Well, everything turns out exactly as stated. One of the musician's favorite tricks is arrows on the inside of the lower eyelid. This trick makes the eyes more expressive, adding mystery and piercing to the look.
Billie Joe Armstrong
This is a story about punk rock (it's no coincidence that Billy Joe sings in the group Green Day). A rather bold, slightly smeared (and not shaded) line along the upper and lower eyelids makes the image demonically mysterious. Surprisingly, girls are not looking for angels at all: they peck at such bad and a little unfortunate guys. Perhaps this is just a maternal instinct … But not a fact.
Agree, the American actor and singer is somewhat reminiscent of a descendant of the pharaohs. Jared is a great makeup artist. He is not limited to eyeliner, but boldly goes further, enhancing it with shadows and dramatic smokey. No one seems to be able to grab his arms and stop him when he begins to frantically circle his eyes, reeling round and round. In principle, for this we love him.
Since the days of Jack Sparrow, the actor seems to have completely stopped washing out the contour line. He's doing great next morning smoky eye. This is so expressive, and so piercing that you want to immediately repeat it on your own husband. But, alas, everything looks quite different on her husband. Maybe it's because he just isn't Johnny Depp.
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