It is your duty as a best friend to make sure your fellow BFF is always on top of things. It could be their makeup, their new ‘do, or that (ahem) interesting jacket they want to buy. Point is, you need to tell them what they need to hear, whether they like it or not. Honesty is the best policy here, and sure, they might be upset at first, but they’ll thank you in the long run. Here are a few things you need to tell your bestie before embarrassment sets in.
1. When her foundation doesn’t match her actual skin tone
This is number one for a reason. PLEASE GO TO A PROFESSIONAL WHEN TRYING TO MATCH FOUNDATIONS. I beg you. Nothing looks worse when it looks like you’re wearing a mask instead of it blending in and looking natural. Don’t wing it; this will come in handy, I promise you. So, collegiettes, if you see that your BFF’s foundation is looking a tad like spray tan, let them know nicely. It shows that you care and that you’re helping prevent any possible embarrassment. They may be upset at first, but in the long run they’ll thank you!
2. When the hair color/cut she wants would definitely NOT suit her
We all have sporadic moments where we want to take a leap of faith with our hair, admit it. After Rihanna’s blazing red phase a lot of girls were all for testing it out, some who definitely shouldn’t have as well. If your friend wants your opinion on changing up her hair, tell her honestly that maybe she should rethink it. Don’t let her end up like Kourtney K in the 90s.
3. When the dress she loves looks like a parking cone — or worse
If it’s super boxy and looks like it could be standing out in traffic, don’t let her buy it. Some people want to go eccentric and edgy with their style, but if your BFF is taking it to the neon fashion trend of Zenon, it’s time to tell her.
4. When she decides to pass her drinking limit for the night
Everyone has one of those nights, and BFFs take care of each other. When she’s had a few too many, it’s time to intervene before anything bad happens. Talk to her, keep it light and happy so no emotional breakdowns happen, and keep your eye on her. It might just be time to tuck her into bed.
5. When the guy she’s been talking to isn’t treating her right — or worse, being unfaithful
When a boy gets involved with your BFF, he’s getting involved with you too. Obviously you let them have space, but just like a mom you watch him very closely. And you’re gonna have to meet him sometime, right? Initial impressions always important; if he’s rude to you, he might be rude to your BFF too, and we don’t like that. Suspecting him of cheating is said directly to your BFF. Whatever happens, just sit her down, tell her you’re there for her, and make sure she realizes that maybe he’s not treating her as well as she thinks. A little Perks of Being a WallFlower reference: “We accept the love we think we deserve.”