Male Idols: Before and After Manliners

Sexy smokey eye makeup is no longer for girls only. Over the past couple years. many male stars have adopted the use of eyeliners to create a sexy and fierce appeal. Big Bang’s T.O.P. was one of the first male idols to use manliners, and he received explosive responses from fashionistas around the world. The combination of black eyeliner, his distinct facial features, and his dark eyebrows cemented T.O.P.’s image as a sexy and charismatic idol. Additionally, Baby-faced singers like G-Dragon and Super Junior’s Leeteuk were able to reinvent their image and style through eyeliners. While in most cases, the eyeliner is used for a dark, broody effect, some idols, like SHINee, use it to create a mysterious and feminine look. Judging from the fact that it was extremely easy to find photos of these stars with eyeliner, yet extremely hard to find ones without, these guys – like girls – must have rarely left the house without them!

Scroll through the gallery by clicking on the arrows to check out before and after eyeliner photos of your favorite male K-Pop stars.

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Teen Top’s Niel


Big Bang’s T.O.P.

B.A.P.’s Zelo

Teen Top’s Chunji

BEAST’s Hyunseung

A-JAX’s Hyung Gon

SHINee’s Taemin

BEAST’s Kikwang

U-KISS’s Dongho

Nu’est’s Jr.

Infinite’s L

BtoB’s Sungjae

EXO-K’s Baekhyun

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