Although there is a common misconception that guyliner is a new phenomena, its roots can be traced back to the likes of David Bowie, Alice Cooper, and Ozzy Osbourne. Originally meant to shock and scare the mainstream, guyliner has been embraced as a fashion statement by the likes of “musicians” and other emo or scene-types like Pete Wentz, Jared Leto, and the lead singer of Tokyo Hotel.
Girls say it’s sexy on a guy and that guys should try it. Really?!? Come on, really? A scrawny, pale emo kid weighing a buck-fifteen from the suburbs dressed in all black or skinny jeans with an unnecessarily small t-shirt is not going to be sexy no matter what they do. Having to go to the makeup counter at Macy’s for beauty product supplies or sharing make-up with female acquaintances does not make you cool, a badass, a rocker, or even a dude.*
You’re just “That Guy.”
* Please note that Johnny Depp is the lone exception of being able to pull off wearing guyliner regardless of whether it is in a movie (aka Captain Jack Sparrow) or not.