Over the years, the idea of men wearing makeups has been seen as taboo but seems that is beginning to change. An increasing number of young men are wearing make-up and that is good news for the male beauty industry. The stigma around male cosmetics could finally be disappearing.

Times have changed. We now live in an era where men buy choose leg-hugging skinny jeans over regular ones and hog tanning salons. So why are men still afraid to use makeups.

It seems weird that a man who cares so much about his looks would feel uncomfortable covering up some freckles. This is due to the fear of being ridiculed by their fellow peers if their make-up was noticed.

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme

However, many are beginning to speak out against this mindset that has held men back from beautifying themselves. Men are now embracing many facets of the cosmetic industry, such as concealer, moisturizers, and face masks.

According to reports, with the rising consumer demand for these products among males, stores could even implement male cosmetic stands a few years from now.

In a world where most countries have legalized same-sex marriage, it seems rather surprising to ridicule men for wearing cosmetics.

Male make-up stigma disappearing

Male make-up stigma disappearing

But as with everything, it is the society that decides what is acceptable and what isn't. Back in time, it was okay for men to sport cosmetics because the society accepted it. Ancient male Egyptians wore eyeliner, Georgians, and Elizabethans applied face powder, and the Romans weren't afraid to apply rogue.

In our generation, if men, straight or gay, want to enhance their appearance for any reason, then why should that be poked fun at? Movie stars put on concealers on set, and no one bats an eyelid.

The best way to completely eradicate this stigma is to look past societal norms and just it because you want to. Yes, people will still laugh at you but with time, many others will open up to the idea.