I recently came across a site Man Repeller which features Leandra Medine and her hilarious but incredibly smart take on fashion. The term Man Repeller epitomizes the notion that often times the fashion trends that women love, men truly don't like or understand! I was inspired to look into some man repelling beauty trends which I personally adore and can't wait to rock. That being said I save these looks for a night out with the girls rather than for a night I plan on trolling for men. These are definitely not date looks!
My favorite fall trend which seems to come and go every year is the vampy lip, a la Camille Belle at this year's Met Gala. The sultry dark wine lip combined with luminous skin is gorgeous! While I see this look as goth gone glam, I think men might see it as simply goth.
No one rocks a red lip like Gwen Stefani. And lets be real- Gwen Stefani can do no wrong! However, unless you are Gwen Stefani or at least somewhat as cool (which I am not) I'm not sure men really get this look. While I see it as very French and uber chic, I think a man might think too much makeup or high maintenance!
Speaking of high maintenance, Kim Kardashian is the queen of nude lips! I personally think Kim is stunning, even in this picture where she is sporting concealer lips. I would definitely not try this one out for happy hour. I wonder what Kanye thinks?
Alright, alright I know what you are thinking: What is wrong with this picture? Nothing really, but heavy, dramatic winged cat eyeliner while sexy on the future Mrs. Jolie- Pitt is another look I have heard men could do without. On ordinary gals like myself I think men might see this look as trying to hard or it might just make them wonder, why? And since I am still trying to snag myself some Mr. Pitt I'll leave the cat liner to the felines when I'm out on the hunt.
Those folks at Burberry really know what they are doing. Cara Delevingne is a refreshing, natural beauty. Full brows are all over the runway every season it seems, but this heavy brow look doesn't translate as well in (my) real life. When I see brows like these I think, "Wait I had those!" - when I was in the sixth grade along with a perm and can of Aqua Net. I'm definitely not brave enough to wear this look as strong and fashion forward as it is. And in my experience, men don't get fashion forward.
What do you think of these beauty trends? I personally will be wearing my Tom Ford Black Orchid lipstick this season along with a lot of these other looks, men be damned! I'm not suggesting you should dress or makeup to impress a man, but when you are out in the jungle all predators pull out their best tricks to catch their prey! Do you know a man in your life who loves these looks? If so, leave a comment and let me know where I can find him!