Boyfriend vs. Make Up

Hello my lovelies, hope you’re all well! I’m a bit late to the party on this one but todays post is bought to you (largely) by my boyfriend as he tries to work out what on earth make up is. I’m pretty sure the original post was by Alice at

I asked him what he htinks each thing is for/what it does and this is what he said. Please bear in mind this comes from a man who complimented me the other day by saying ‘your eye make up mascara stuff looks fleeky today’ so I think he did pretty well.


“The first thing you put on, to build a foundation for your face. My sister uses too much of it.” (Not true, Jazz always looks great).


“It conceals your dark soul and also blemishes and stuff”. He did well on this one.

Face Powder

“The stuff that women are always going to the bathroom to put on their nose. You put them on with those big puffy things right?” I feel like he’s basing this one purely on films/TV.


“That shit you put on your cheeks to make them go rosy red”. Close enough, even if I do prefer peach tones.

“The thing you put on to accentuate things like your pretty eyes.” I mean, I’m not quite sure about the eyes bit but it was good until that point.


“Used to draw lines on your face to make your cheekbones look like razors”. I mean maybe blend those lines a bit but other than that, yeah sure.

Eyebrow pencil
“You use it to draw eyebrows on your face. Some people (not you) draw caterpillars instead.” Alright love, put the claws away.

Eye Shadow

“It’s what you use to make a smokey eye thing.” Other eye shadow looks are available.

Eye Liner

“The scariest part of make up because you put a pencil on your eye.” I mean, he’s not wrong.


“You put it on your eyelashes to make them long and stuff.” Cant really fault him on that one.

Lip Liner

“Stuff you put round your lips, I feel its unnecessary.” Well I think you’re unnecessary, Zach.


“You put it on your lips to make them a different colour.” Nailed it babe.

Overall, I think he did pretty well actually. Looks like he might actually listen to me when I talk about this stuff after all.

Have you done this post before? Leave me a link so I can see what your SO said too!

Until next time, I’m back off down the rabbit hole.






    • ourownwonderlandblog
      January 10, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks lovely! Was pretty amusing to do it too 🙂 xx

  1. January 12, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    loved this post! Tickled me just a little bit xx

  2. January 21, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    I love this post – I might do it with my boyfriend. It’s crazy how clueless guys are, even though we probably talk about make up most of the time haha! xx

  3. February 25, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    hahah I love how guys are confused about makeup. It’s actually really cute 🙂
    my brother thought he’s getting his girlfriend a pink mascara just because the packaging was pink. He started to panic while we were waiting to pay for it 😀

    xo Honey – blog Royal LifestyleTwitterInstagram

    • ourownwonderlandblog
      February 25, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Ah I know, it’s so funny isn’t it?? That’s so cute, bless him! X

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