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What happens when you let your boyfriend do your makeup. (via The Hairpin)
posted by hermitosis (76 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
A friend of mine is a funeral director, and when his wife broke her arm he did her makeup for her.

The joke was she had to lie down for him to do it.
posted by randomkeystrike at 9:36 AM on April 19, 2011 [27 favorites]


He didn't do that bad of a job. Who cares what goes where? The colors looked good!
posted by Malice at 9:36 AM on April 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's cute.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:38 AM on April 19, 2011


ok how cute are those two?
posted by supermedusa at 9:39 AM on April 19, 2011 [19 favorites]


This is awesome. Her apprehension and his combination of courage and ignorance are really making this.
posted by DU at 9:40 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


KISS HER YOU FOOL
posted by Hardcore Poser at 9:43 AM on April 19, 2011 [30 favorites]


Oh and his face at the end when she's explaining all his mistakes. My face looks like that like 95% of the time I'm at home.
posted by DU at 9:44 AM on April 19, 2011 [6 favorites]


ok how cute are those two?

So damn cute.
posted by Blasdelb at 9:45 AM on April 19, 2011


Metafilter: My face looks like that like 95% of the time I'm at home.
posted by elwoodwiles at 9:49 AM on April 19, 2011


Makeup is hard! And it looks like she's got some fancy stuff that's confusing for an amateur.

This was a pretty fun video.
posted by klangklangston at 9:50 AM on April 19, 2011


That was endearing.

Maybe I'll get my girlfriend to shave my beard.
posted by Beardman at 9:51 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aww, adorable! And he was really getting into it... the babywipe, doing touch ups, carefully choosing brushes. Loved it that he didn't want to ruin her lipstick with a kiss - after all his hard work.
posted by likeso at 9:52 AM on April 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


There's got to be an easier way.
posted by sswiller at 9:54 AM on April 19, 2011 [8 favorites]


Make-up is fine, but jeez, if I had a face so unbelievably drop-dead beautiful, I surely wouldn't put a drop of goop on it. [I don't mean this in an "I'd hit that" way at all but in the "Michelangelo couldn't top that" sense.]
posted by FelliniBlank at 9:55 AM on April 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


That was really charming. I expected way more mockery and such, but it was really cute.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:58 AM on April 19, 2011


Fellini I concur!! not only is she very very pretty but that skin! I've never had such clear, luminous, fine-textured skin in my life.
posted by supermedusa at 10:01 AM on April 19, 2011


I was hoping that this would be a site featuring lots of user-submitted pictures of makeup applied by boyfriends. I think that's an awesome concept right there.
posted by CaseyB at 10:04 AM on April 19, 2011 [6 favorites]


After last week's "boys wearing toenail polish" dustup, I can picture conservative pundits getting ahold of this and just running around in circles with steam coming out of their ears and stamping their feet like Yosemite Sam.
posted by billyfleetwood at 10:07 AM on April 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


They are cuuuuuuuute.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:07 AM on April 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


I have about his skill level with makeup. I didn't know any of that about which brushes are which, and powder to "set" concealer. (I do sometimes use blush as eyeshadow, but it's usually on purpose.)
posted by ocherdraco at 10:12 AM on April 19, 2011


I love him. I wish I had a bf who would put makeup on me.

I was making the same face he was making when she was telling him you don't use an angled brush for eye shadow.
posted by iconomy at 10:12 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm going to start making those noises when picking up brushes now.
posted by rewil at 10:14 AM on April 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


Sometimes when I am feeling down in the morning I ask my bf to choose my outfit and braid my hair and it just makes me laugh and laugh, and then I have to get up to fix whatever he did. Next time he has the patience for it, I will try makeup too.
posted by rmless at 10:18 AM on April 19, 2011 [7 favorites]


I was never into Barbie dolls as a kid, but I often wish I could dress up my wife, and if I had makeup skills I'd probably add that to the list. Not because I don't think she does a great job.
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:21 AM on April 19, 2011


Once upon a time, when I was in high school and the show choir was going on a short field trip to perform for the opening ceremony of a convention, some of the girls thought it would be a great idea to put eye-liner and mascara on me.

Well, I'm not sure if you know this, but yellow school buses are bumpy... especially if you sit in the way back with all the cool kids. Well, what passed for cool kids in show choir.

To this day I can't handle watching people putting on makeup because it immediately brings me back to that soggy December morning with a mascara wand flying at my eyeball. Women, you have my deepest respect for facing this bristly wand of doom.
posted by jph at 10:25 AM on April 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


"A fluffy brush for the blush!"
posted by ericb at 10:26 AM on April 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


I want these two as my friends. They seem so great.
posted by cashman at 10:28 AM on April 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


And yet I can't get my boyfriend, THE ONE WITH THE ART DEGREE, to paint polka dots on my toenail for me, damn it!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 10:31 AM on April 19, 2011


I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. Cute is definitely the operative word here.
posted by kinnakeet at 10:32 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


balololololololoop
posted by Evernix at 10:34 AM on April 19, 2011 [13 favorites]


When I was 4, my sister (7) used Mom's makeup to paint my face like a clown. Unfortunately, she used mostly nail polish.
posted by crunchland at 10:36 AM on April 19, 2011 [29 favorites]


crunchland you made me spit on my keyboard!
posted by supermedusa at 10:41 AM on April 19, 2011


Whoa, I'm trying to imagine the level of acetone fume inhalage that accompanies removing a faceful of nail polish.
posted by FelliniBlank at 10:43 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Women, you have my deepest respect for facing this bristly wand of doom. I always thought eyelash curlers looked like some kind of inscrutable torture device.

I had a friend who threw a cross-dressing party when I was in college. One of the guys went totally campy and came in singing natural woman. I thought it was like some serious fancy dress deal, and went to ask an ex-girlfriend for help. I don't know why, but she seemed to totally, totally love doing the make-up on me. It seemed like hours of laying down makeup to cover the dark follicles trying to show under the pale skin of my face. When I went I actually got a couple double takes, and a compliment or two. Although one woman insisted on pushing down my "insufferably perky" breasts (water/air balloons). Wait, where am I going with this? Oh yeah, I wonder how many girlfriends would get a kick out of applying makeup to their guys. Or is that too gender bendy for most?
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:45 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I couldn't stop giggling. They're so cute I can't even.
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 10:49 AM on April 19, 2011


If it was me, I'd just make her look like Ace Frehley.
posted by jonmc at 10:51 AM on April 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


Aaaaw that was sweetness!!!
posted by xarnop at 10:59 AM on April 19, 2011


Maybe I'll get my girlfriend to shave my beard.

This will end in tears and blood.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 11:05 AM on April 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


And this is why you're not allowed near the makeup brushes, jonmc!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 11:05 AM on April 19, 2011


I love the part at the end where she leans toward the camera and says "OK, so this is my look" and boyfriend smiles and nods, all proud of the job he's done. Sooo cute! And I looove that lipstick shade.
posted by Oriole Adams at 11:07 AM on April 19, 2011


Oh, BrotherCaine, if you are even a little feminine and stand still for about ten seconds, girlfriends will attempt to apply makeup to you. *shudder*
posted by adipocere at 11:19 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is an awesome awesome video.
posted by odinsdream at 11:22 AM on April 19, 2011


So do you girls ever make a turkey-gobble sound when you put on your make-up in the morning? If you don't then you should, imo.
posted by codacorolla at 11:32 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Entirely too adorable!
posted by MissySedai at 11:32 AM on April 19, 2011


I was expecting this to be a GRAR-stupid-men post from the title (and Hairpin link), but that was really, really sweet and endearing.
posted by schmod at 11:51 AM on April 19, 2011


I've never seen "stupid men" content over at The Hairpin. In fact, they have a regular advice column called "Ask a Dude" (with a rotating stable of dudes, I think).
posted by hermitosis at 12:05 PM on April 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


That was endearing.

Maybe I'll get my girlfriend to shave my beard.
posted by Beardman at 12:51 PM on April 19 [1 favorite +] [!]
This sounds like a horrible, horrible idea. Horr.i.ble.
posted by empyrean at 12:10 PM on April 19, 2011


I love that make-up brushes sound like turkeys. That's awesome.
posted by Nattie at 12:20 PM on April 19, 2011


Yeah but what happens when you let your girlfriend shave you?
posted by Decani at 12:34 PM on April 19, 2011


shave you where?
posted by jonmc at 12:48 PM on April 19, 2011


In the bathroom.
posted by crunchland at 12:50 PM on April 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


"Homer! You’ve got it set on whore!"
posted by mosk at 12:52 PM on April 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


yea, I loved when he started in with the eyeliner pencil right in the middle of her eyelid. I almost thought he was going to write words in there or something.
posted by sweetkid at 12:53 PM on April 19, 2011


I was expecting this to be a GRAR-stupid-men post from the title (and Hairpin link)

"GRAR-stupid-men" is not really the Hairpin's jam.
posted by liketitanic at 12:54 PM on April 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


There was a few months when my brother was about five that he enjoyed having me make up his face. We had plastic wigs and he would dress up and put on a wig and pretend to be a girl WOMAN.

I have no (shudder) interest in putting on make-up on my husband-- that would creep me out -- but I wouldn't mind seeing him with a little eyeliner and mascara, he already looks a bit like a pirate with his multiple earrings.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 1:14 PM on April 19, 2011


I would never let my boyfriend do my makeup. Firstly, I don't have a boyfriend, and, secondly, I am very particularly about my use of blush. Too much? Quel gauche!
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:19 PM on April 19, 2011


That was very sweet. I love the moment when he starts in with the eyeliner pencil, realizes that's not right, and starts over rather than trying to bluff through - he's trying to do a good job, not write it off as "of course I don't know about makeup so I will do a cartoonish job".
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:52 PM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Very endearing. To the vast majority of men, make-up is like some weird universe. I mean, we know what lipstick and mascara are, but why all the brushes and all the other stuff? What does it all do? Is it really necessary? So, I can see the compulsion and he did a pretty damn good job considering. Of course, his bluff confidence made it for me. Right, I'm feeling confident. Time to convince Mrs ob to let me do her make-up...
posted by ob at 2:09 PM on April 19, 2011


I am not sure I would have known which eye shadow brush to use and finishing powder intimidates me. He is at least as good at this as I am.
posted by jenlovesponies at 2:19 PM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


So cute!

BrotherCaine- the first time I saw my boyfriend wear make-up was the night I saw his band play a show. He wore eyeliner and black nail polish. I tried to put mascara on him but he wasn't having it...I'm not sure the distinction but he would not cross that line. I would, however, totally let him apply my make-up even though he would probably do a terrible job.
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration at 3:00 PM on April 19, 2011


Maybe I'll get my girlfriend to shave my beard.

This will end in tears and blood.


And handlebars. Or muttonchops. Or, somehow, both.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 3:52 PM on April 19, 2011


One time, I tried to get my boyfriend to kiss me after I drew a Wayne Skylar-style goatee on my face with eyeliner. He did not kiss me. He did, however, almost cry.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 3:55 PM on April 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


When he was in college, my brother let a female friend put makeup on him. When she was done, he looked in the mirror for the first time and bellowed, "AAAAGGGHH! Get this stuff OFFA me!"

Because he looked like me. Heh.

My spouse is up for letting me put makeup on him, just for the hell of it, but we haven't gotten around to it yet. We did check out a miscellaneous-cheap-gifts shop once, to see which wig might look good on him, but our request clearly wigged the woman behind the counter right out of her comfort zones. This was deep in a college part of Boston, too. I wouldn't have expected anybody to blink twice, but lesson learned.
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 4:04 PM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


They had ready access to baby wipes. I take that as a sign that, somewhere in their house, is a baby.

And I take it that this means they sometimes wiggle li'l brushes near that baby, and make bololololooop sounds.

That may well be the only thing that could be cuter than this video.
posted by meese at 4:24 PM on April 19, 2011


That looked better than my makeup usually looks.
posted by Jess the Mess at 4:49 PM on April 19, 2011


evidenceofabsence: "Maybe I'll get my girlfriend to shave my beard.

This will end in tears and blood.


And handlebars. Or muttonchops. Or, somehow, both
"

An' a peanut-butter an' 'nana sammich. Thankyouverymuch.
posted by bwg at 6:00 PM on April 19, 2011


They had ready access to baby wipes. I take that as a sign that, somewhere in their house, is a baby.

There will never be babies in this house or any other house in which I live, and there are baby wipes all up in here. They are useful for plenty of other things besides baby butts.
posted by elizardbits at 6:36 PM on April 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Oh hell yeah. Even minus a baby, my life is pretty clearly delineated into two times - pre and post Knowledge Of The Wondrous & Bounteous Uses Of Baby Wipes. I'm not really sure how i ever survived without them.

Also, those two in the video are ridiculously adorable. I'm pretty heavily interested in make-up, so I recognised or owned most of the things he picked up and wondered about, and really, he did pretty well!

I can't blame him at all for not recognising the setting powder. That compact alone could conceivably have been setting powder, blush, bronzer or powder foundation. Frankly it's a miracle any of us manage to work out what they all are and get them on our faces in more or less the right order.
posted by pseudonymph at 9:03 PM on April 19, 2011


This makes me think of the pair of hairdressers I have dated. Given that I am fairly inept in the arts of female grooming*, whenever I needed to dress up for an occasion they'd style my hair for me. It was pretty charming.

*My current haircut took me less than 5 minutes. I used sewing shears, and did the back by feel. It's...sorta even. Ish.
posted by mollymayhem at 11:57 PM on April 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


To the vast majority of men, make-up is like some weird universe. I mean, we know what lipstick and mascara are, but why all the brushes and all the other stuff? What does it all do? Is it really necessary?

It's not just men. That is exactly how I feel about make-up.
posted by lollusc at 1:13 AM on April 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


Beardman: "That was endearing.

Maybe I'll get my girlfriend to shave my beard.
"

In nursing school we all had to do the shave-a-balloon thing. I'd make her do that first. If it pops, she fails.
posted by IndigoRain at 2:05 AM on April 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


The less make up a girl wears, the prettier she looks.
posted by joannemullen at 3:16 AM on April 20, 2011


The less make up a girl wears, the prettier she looks.

Depends on your definition of pretty. I feel prettier with it on, and that's why I wear it. And sometimes I like having bright green eyelids just because.
posted by mippy at 3:28 AM on April 20, 2011


I feel prettier with it on, and that's why I wear it. And sometimes I like having bright green eyelids just because.

Yep. Often it's not just about looking pretty - some people, myself included, find makeup fun. It cheers me up in the morning to spend a few minutes putting it on before I leave for work and I like the ability to look subtly different for various occasions. I don't really wear it for the benefit of other people.
posted by superfluousm at 5:52 AM on April 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


Unless joannemullen is talking about the orangey fake tan. For some reason the thought of wearing makeup all over my body makes me feel itchy.
posted by mippy at 6:32 AM on April 20, 2011


To the vast majority of men, make-up is like some weird universe. I mean, we know what lipstick and mascara are, but why all the brushes and all the other stuff? What does it all do? Is it really necessary?
It's not just men. That is exactly how I feel about make-up.
That about describes my last trip to Sephora. Every now and then I walk in because I feel like I should want this stuff, and understand this stuff and this time it'll all make sense. I still don't get eyelash curlers. Maybe my eyelashes are just naturally curly enough? I don't know! Why, Sephora? Why do you mock me with your inscrutable supplies?
posted by Karmakaze at 10:53 AM on April 20, 2011


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