Scratch the guyliner and the manly approved dark nail polish looks. Men on the catwalk sporting new looks for Spring 2012 have been seen wearing some bold and some pastel looking lipsticks. Firstly, I’d like to say if men want to wear makeup, we as woman who have worn makeup for centuries must let them. Designer Ehud Joseph’s Spring 2012 menswear show in Paris, guys looked bright and sunny donning vibrant yellow lips. Dark sunglasses and black visors kept the glare out either that or to try hide his face, sorry male model, you failed that one 😉
Men wearing a bit of lippy isn’t a new phenomena, however it didn’t seem to take off when designer Thom Brown put little lipstick on his male models on the runway. At his most recent show in Paris, he featured glittery gold lips, and back in 2009 it was all about streaks of blue. That model is looking rather blue… dabedeedabadaa.
Our darling Vivienne Westwood at her Autumn/Winter 2011 menswear show earlier this year, male models looked all the more chic donning forever-classic, medium-red lipstick. Not really working for me Viv…
For a 2010 photo shoot featuring a black-lipped, black-haired Lance Bass who is an American pop singer, the photographer Mike Ruiz found his inspiration from both ’80s new wave and Spandau Ballet. Lance tweeted during this time “I would make an ugly drag queen.” I wouldn’t let him give up his day job just yet…
Is this the beginning of pout perfectors for the boys? Unclear. But things do seem to be moving in that direction. So ladies, if you have a trendy man who likes to follow whats on FTV don’t be shocked if your man comes home with a manly shade of lippy on, just don’t let him steal yours.