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Why Beards Are More Magical Than Makeup

Maybe it's growing out of his face. Maybe it's Maybelline.

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Beings of the planet Earth, strap yourselves in and get ready for a wild ride. I'm about to get all Aladdin on your ass and open up a whole new world.


You know that thing some guys say:

Yeah, derr, that one.

It's dumb as hell for a bunch of reasons.


Well, do you have a beard?


Take a seat, my brethren.

Beards are the ultimate form of makeup. Beards will totally transform your face. Beards contour and/or hide imperfections better than any makeup could.

Beards are essentially the greatest form of makeup.

Here's your proof:

We'll start way back when with a lil' guy you may have heard of named Mr. Abraham Lincoln.

This is what Abe Lincoln looked like beardless:

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Basic bitch.

And here's what he looked like with a beard:

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Check out those cheekbones, girl! You can tell he's totally feeling his look!

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Now that you have your historical background of beards acting as makeup, let's look at some more recent examples.

Jon Hamm beardless: Basically a puffy teen on his way to junior prom.

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Jon Hamm with a beard: Basically my lumberjack fantasy.

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Donald Glover beardless: *Baby voice* What a cutie!

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Donald Glover with a beard: *Pervy old lady voice* Suddenly I'm weak.

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Henry Cavill beardless: Superboy.

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Henry Cavill with a beard: SuperMAN.

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Robert Pattinson beardless: Sad emo kid.

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Robert Pattinson with a beard: Moody artist.

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Jamie Dornan beardless: Fifty shades of bland.

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Jamie Dornan with a beard: Fifty shades of in my pants!*

*That didn't make sense.
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*That didn't make sense.

Idris Elba beardless: Hot.


Idris Elba with a beard: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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John Krasinski beardless: It just doesn't seem right.

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John Krasinski with a beard: Everything is right.

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Jake Gyllenhaal beardless: Yikes.

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Jake Gyllenhaal with a beard: OK, much better.

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Nick Offerman without a beard: Errrr.

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Nick Offerman with a beard: Unfffff.

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Louis C.K. beardless: Legit creepy.

Louis C.K. with a beard: Way less creepy, like you wouldn't be freaked out if this guy asked you for directions late at night.

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In conclusion, from Abe Lincoln to Jon Hamm, the proof is IN THIS POST.

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Beards do the same thing as makeup.

End of story.

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