Patrick Starrr: "Men in Makeup Are Changing the World—One Lash … – Glamour

But as I got older and started wearing makeup daily, my parents asked me to stop. At the time, I thought that meant they hated me. They wanted me to focus on school, do nursing, get good grades, get a job, but I wanted to explore my creative side. I wanted to do makeup. Looking back, I realize my parents just wanted to defend me from negativity—the naysayers, the bullies, the gay haters in the world. But makeup isn’t hurting anyone. I’ve never understood why people feel so offended when men wear makeup or women wear “too much” of it. It’s a form of expression. I’m simply being myself.