What My Boyfriend Thinks Makeup Does


I've come across quite a few posts like this recently and I always love reading them because they honestly do make me laugh so much, it's so funny to see what boys actually think each makeup product does because it's knowledge that us girls take for granted! I thought it would be funny to jump on that bandwagon and write my own little post with my boyfriend Ethan who I've been with for 4 years now - so you'd think that he'd have picked up on a few little bits of makeup knowledge.. maybe?! I don't know, but I guess we'll find out! I honestly really do recommend you doing this post with your own boyfriend/partner/brother/dad because it really is super fun to do - if you do write your own, be sure to link me to it in the comments!

FOUNDATION // 'Foundation makes your face all the same colour and makes all your blemishes the same colour beige.' Good start! I suppose that basically is what foundation does in a nutshell...

CONCEALER // 'It's basically foundation for delicate areas of your face, you put it on areas that are hard to reach (this was the part where I burst out laughing, lol!) .. like your eyes (?!)' I mean I suppose so.. he then pretty much fell asleep as I explained that you would use lighter concealer under your eyes to make them appear more awake and a concealer that is similar to your foundation on blemishes.. 

PRIMER // 'It's the same as concealer and foundation right?! It's stupid, it just makes your face beige!' I honestly didn't really have an answer for this... I mean to be fair he is right (In his defence I did give him my The Body Shop Insta Blur which is another shade of beige, haha!) and other than making your makeup last longer I couldn't really give him a good answer, dammit! 

POWDER // 'Again this just makes your face beige... it fills in the wholes in your face and then your foundation goes over the top!' Okay... so I guess by wholes in your face he means pores?! And I obviously did correct him by saying that powder goes last to mattify the face - and once again bored him to sleep with my face makeup routine.. lol thanks..! 

BRONZER // '*smelling the chocolate Borjouis powder* well it smells like makeup! You put this on after you've made your face beige, to put back the colour you just covered, you put it on you forehead and cheeks' Okay so lets just talk about the fact that the one product I own that isn't supposed to smell like makeup is the one he says smells like makeup, of course it is...haha! Also, after I explained that you would put this where the shadows of your face naturally are if you wanted to contour he went on to say that it depends where the light is hitting you from, alright smart ass.. haha! 

BLUSH // (I gave him the Soap and Glory cheek stick) 'This is just one giant lipstick, right...? I guess from your laugh that it's not... (haha!! Then I explained that it's blusher) You just use it to put back colour in your cheeks?' To be fair that cheek stick does definitely look like a giant lipstick.. 

HIGHLIGHTER // (I showed him my Sleek highlighting palette) 'This is eyeshadow, you put it on you eyes to give them colour' (I explained that it's actually a highlighter) 'but it's purple and pink and orange.. so it goes on you eyes right?! (Nope..!) So it makes your face shiny!? .. But the only time you skin is ever shiny is if you sweat so I guess you put it on your forehead to make you look sweaty?!'  This one made me laugh quite a bit.. hehe sorry Ethan! I love the fact that he just couldn't comprehend that you would put shiny stuff on your face! I explained that it's basically the opposite of bronzer when contouring, so you'd put it on high areas of your face... let's just say he hadn't dropped the whole 'it depends where the light is hitting you' thing.. ugh! 

EYELINER // '*staring at it for ages..* It's for drawing on your black bits!' Omg, haha!! I then asked him where the 'black bits' of your face are and he said you'd put it under your eyes.. which okay, is true for some people! I also asked him if he knew what 'winged eyeliner' is and he corrected me by saying that it's actually called an Egyptian flick.. duh, lol!

EYELASH CURLER // 'This is for curling your eyelashes...' (wow, I'm actually quite impressed! '... or chopping off your tongue' (oh..haha!) '.. or you could pluck your eyelashes with it, actually there's one of yours in here, look!' Not really sure why anyone would want to pluck their eyelashes.. but okay! 

MASCARA // 'This is for putting on your eyelashes and making them look clumped up and fake!' I then (rather insulted, haha!) asked him if that's what mine looked like.. let's just say he only laughed! Great one!! 

LIPSTICK // 'Well, it's a stick for your lips..' (Haha, very funny! I think he was a bit bored at this point!) 

16 comments :

  1. This post is so funny! Its so interesting to see what boys think of makeup haha
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha! Thanks gorgeous! It was definitely one of my favourite posts to write! x

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  2. Haha! This post is such a good idea! To be honest his comments are pretty accurate! Great post xx

    Thrifty vintage fashion

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    1. Thanks lovely! :) You're right, he is pretty spot on to be fair! x

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  3. Ha, he did pretty good. I'm sure my boyfriend doesn't know what half of the stuff I use is for :)

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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    1. Maybe you should do this post and test him? ;) x

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  4. This is such a fun post - I loved reading his responses! :) xxx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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  5. Thanks for such a fun post Jemma! We think you have hit the nail on the head!
    Diamond Designs Uniform | www.diamonddesignsuniforms.com 

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    1. Haha! Thanks so much for your lovely comment! :) x

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  6. I really like this post! Lol. It makes me laugh how clueless they can be however I think if my boyfriend was to ask me stuff about football I would look just as clueless haha. I want to see how mine would answer now!

    Jasmine x
    www.jasminesimone.co.uk

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    1. Very true! My boyfriend is more of a computer nerd which I am 100% clueless about, haha! You should do it - would love a read! x

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  7. Haha, this is hilarious!! Concealor for places you can't reach? How small are his arms? Lucy xx

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    1. Haha! Just imagining him like a T-rex, lol! x

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  8. love reading posts like this, thanks for sharing! x

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