8 Male Classic Rockers Known for Rocking Makeup

Robert Smith (The Cure): British rocker Robert Smith, The Cure's frontman, embraced makeup from youth, influencing goth culture with pale faces, smeared lipstick, and black eyeliner.

Alice Cooper:  Detroit's Alice Cooper adopted makeup in 1969, creating a theatrical signature for his villainous stage persona with mystery and intrigue.

KISS: Iconic band KISS, known for pyrotechnics and catchy tunes, started makeup early. Gene Simmons recalls their transformation, adding theatricality to their enduring appearance.

David Bowie: British legend David Bowie, known for hits and personas, made Ziggy Stardust iconic with a masculine, colorful face lightning bolt.

Ozzy Osbourne: Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne, with dark eyeliner circles, brought a gothic edge to heavy metal, matching intensity with memorable performances.

Prince: Minnesota's Prince redefined norms with purple-clad, gender-bending style. His makeup choices, fur coats, and jewelry solidified him as a sex symbol.

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day): California's Billie Joe Armstrong continued '90s eye makeup trend. His punk rock and menacing dark eye makeup contributed to rebellious stage presence.

Dee Snider: Twisted Sister's Dee Snider broke barriers with bold makeup, blue eyeshadow, and rouged cheeks in the '70s and '80s, leaving a lasting impact on rock culture.