Ever catch your boyfriend with a frightened look in his eye when you’re drawing on eyeliner? He’s not alone. Here’s the breakdown of which makeup tools confuse our guys the most.
A few extra quotes, we just had to include:
“Fake eyelashes are unnecessary. If a guy judges you for the length of your eyelashes, you need to find another guy,” Tim, Morehead State ‘12
“I saw my grandma draw eyebrows on her face once,” Colin, Ohio State University’13
“WTF is primer?” Rob, Ohio State ‘14
“Eyelash curlers must have been an ancient torture device that have been changed so that they have a practical use,” Casey, Clark University ‘12
We asked the guys to tell us about a horror story they’ve encountered with a girl’s makeup. Here are a few of the good ones.
“A friend of mine uses too much eye shadow sometimes and looks like a raccoon,” Tim, Morehead State ‘12
“Freshman year of high school homecoming, I asked a girl who I didn’t really know that well. The day of the dance she piled on makeup and it grossed me out,” Ian, Syracuse University ‘13
“I met a girl in high school who tried her best to look like an ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus with the eye black and stuff. Needless to say, she was very, very strange. I guess sometimes the makeup reflects the personality,” Tom, Syracuse University ‘13
“Generally more makeup equals a disaster if crying occurs – there are too many of those stories,” Tim, Morehead State ‘12
“It’s never good when I can see a girl’s foundation,” Casey, Clark University ‘12
“Very heavy foundation - so much so that it covered even the smallest wrinkle. It looked like she was plastic, nobody should have a face that looks like they have no natural wrinkles or blemishes. Who are you trying to fool we're just mammals after all, right?” Ben, Plymouth State University ‘12
Regardless of what these guys have to say, the most important thing when wearing makeup is making sure you feel good about the way you look. If you don’t feel like you look like yourself with lots of eyeliner, then there’s absolutely no reason you have to wear it. “Different styles work for different people,” Dylan, Syracuse University ’12 said. Just because your best friend showed up with neon pink eyeliner on her top lid, doesn’t mean you have to try it out too. You want the makeup to enhance the parts of yourself that you love (maybe your eyes, or your lips), while still leaving you feeling comfortable with it on.