Shirley Manson Wears Makeup to Make You Go Away

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Shirley Manson wants you to get away. Very far away.
Shirley Manson wants you to get away. Very far away.Photo: Byron Purvis

Women purchase makeup for all sorts of reasons: to enhance, to experiment, to cap off a look. Shirley Manson of the band Garbage buys it for only one: to send you shuttling in the opposite direction.

“I will wear any kind of black eyeliner I can get my hands on,” she explained in an interview with Billboard. “I used to burn coals in a tin until they turned into a liquid and apply using a cocktail stick. I like my makeup bold, and I wear it not to attract but repel.”