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20 Apr 2016

TAG: My Husband Explains the Purpose of Make-Up

Full credit for this tag goes to Kirsty at Life in Excess.

I read her post and felt compelled to quiz my other half.

The premise is simple - list out a series of beauty products and then sit back and listen to the perception of their purpose.

I did think that having been together for over a decade he would have absorbed a degree of understanding about makeup. Prepare yourselves for construction analogies and lots of talk about layering of slap, something he has no doubt observed from yours truly.

This is what you put on your skin to make a crap surface more even before you pile on all the other crap. It makes stuff stick.

This is the building blocks of the makeup look.

Construction analogy alert! 

You put it on to give an even finish to the skin. It's meant to match the colour of your skin but most people end up orange.

To absorb sweat and to make you look less shiny. It also can make your skin look dry and cakey. You know when I said that you had looked like you dipped your face in sand? Yeah, that's what powder does.

Thanks so much

It's like Tippex (White out) for the skin. You layer this on to hide manky parts of your face.

This is what white people use to look tanned.

NB: He's Asian

Or it can be used by anyone who lives in places without sun. It gives you a glow.

Adds colour to your cheeks. Typically pink.

It's a powder or cream that you put on your face to make people look at it.

You know, you put it on your cheeks to make it stand out. Is that right? Or is it for eyes? I don't know.  Highlighter.....

Cue deep thinking about what highlighter is

No its definitely what you use to make people look at parts of your face. And highlighters come in weird colours like gold or silver.

Maybe she's born with it. Probably not.

That goes on your eyelids? It's like paint for your eyes. You paint your eyelids different colours - but you only really do brown.

Eye kohl
For drawing your eyes in - to make them POP.

He knows I hate that word. 

Brow pencil
To colour in your brows because you cannot yet buy fake stick on eyebrows in Boots.

Let's hope that day never comes.

To give colour to the lips. But not sticky - that's lipgloss that is. See I know that much!

Setting spray
This is spray that acts like a glue to stick all the layers together.

I mean I guess this is sort of true, right? 

BB cream
A what? A BB cream? What the hell is that? Never heard of it. Is that skincare?

Mmm....quite close to be fair.

Now it's over to you. I seriously urge you to try this with your other half and when you do try and keep a straight face with no laughing :)

Thanks for reading!


  1. This is hilarious! I will definitely have to get my partner to do this. Yours did pretty good! What he said about highlighter cracked me up. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

    1. Haha what I great idea for a post! Loved reading this!

      Kimberley x

      Kimberley's Beauty Blog

    2. I'm so late to finding this, but holy hell even his first answer was laugh worthy! Did he legit call skin a "crap surface"??? Let's hope for his sake he was talking about his own or he may have slept in the dog house... and may still be there!

      My guy decided eyeliner was extremely dangerous and that he had the biggest tip for women everywhere... but I can't put on powder anymore without thinking about his explanation either!


  2. I laughed too hard at the "Maybe she's born with it" mascara line. Too funny!


  3. Love this! I am going to have to try this. I think he'll be stumped on the bb too.
    The Beauty Bloss

  4. Ha ha, this is a hilarious post! I will definitely have to do this one, although I'm not so sure that my hubby's answers would be as polite. X

    Toni | http://www.sheergloss.blogspot.co.uk

  5. Omg I choked! This is too funny especially the construction analogies! x

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

  6. Not bad to be honest. Funny answers and an interesting approach, but he's not wrong! Haha, I need to do this! Will be interesting.


  7. Oh my goodness, this was great! Loved the eye shadow answer, "but you only really do brown" LOL neutrals ftw!

  8. This made me laugh! Especially the bronzer answer - fantastic.
    Lucy xoxo

  9. Maybe she is born with it :))) Best post ever, loved it.

  10. hahaha. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing, it really improved my hump day slump!

  11. Brilliant! I thought he was quite good to be fair. I am going to get my husband to do it too and see how he fairs!

    Jo | A Little Pop Of Coral

  12. It's like Tippex 😂😂😂 such a brilliant description, never thought of that before! Great, direct answers. Seems like he's got a good knowledge of almost all products!

  13. Yep, definitely going to have to do this with the Mr! He managers a local drugstore so I think he might be better than some, but I'm looking forward to how he words things more than anything LOL

  14. I feel like I am about to have a mini coronary laughing at this, what a legend xx

  15. "...but most people end up orange." Haha! This was amazing! Definitely doing this with the boyfriend! Your husband sounds like your perfect male counterpart. :)


    1. On an important note - what is that single pan blush at the top of the photo? It's the perfect shade of pale, neutral pink!

  16. I am impressed, he knows quite a lot. I mean, he got the meaning of highlighter and setting spray right. Almost.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  17. Wow, your husband knows makeup quite well! :-)
    By the way, fake eyebrows you stick on do exist, here is proof : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_lKGJhJufA

  18. To be fair he did pretty well haha! he got quite a lot right


  19. This completely made my day! I desperately want to do this with my husband- just for the laugh alone. (Last time I took him to Sephora it was absolutely hilarious so this should be excellent!)

    She Likes to Shop

  20. I asked my boyfriend this and the best answer was for blusher "well it's to make you look all hot and flustered isn't it"

  21. LoL .. men, it's best to leave them clueless ;-)


  22. He did pretty well to be honest - my better half wouldn't have had a clue! You should do one where you tell him names of make up colours and he has to guess what colour they are x

  23. Thank you so much for the mention Laura - I'm seriously impressed at how well your hubby did. I mean, tippex for the face is a revolutionary way of describing concealer, and one I'll probably take with me for future use. My hubby is already plotting his revenge and has decided he's going to quiz me on 'man things' next. We all know how that one's going to turn out.. aherm.

  24. Hilarious Laura! I dread to think what my hubby would come up with for his answers!!!!!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  25. This is hilarious! So funny, he has picked up heaps! I especially love the mascara response :)

  26. Great post dear :)

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  28. did my own of this post--i loved yours so much! x http://www.the-beautiful-things.com/

  29. Hahaha this has me laughing out loud!!

  30. This is brilliant - I wanna do it xx

  31. "Maybe she's born with it. Probably not"; hilarious! I've followed your blog and lollypop26 YouTube channel for years, and this is your funniest post :) I wonder what my boyfriend's responses would be?
    Angharad x


  32. Fab post!


  33. This is cute lol!!


  34. His answer for highlighter practically had me in tears from laughing so hard. I need to do this with my other half!

    Raise The Waves

  35. To say I almost died of hysterics is not enough! Good Job thou!

  36. haha loved reading this post!! It's amazing to see if our other halves really understand what each makeup product is for. :)

  37. Oh how funny, this really made me laugh and he did pretty well to be fair.


  38. Haha I LOVE this post! The powder answer made me laugh, and the eye kohl one, I hate the word pop too!
    Brigitte x

    brigittehayley.com | youtube.com/brigittehayley

  39. To be honest, I think your partner did really well- maybe a bit pragmatic- but if I am honest, I am quite some time dating and in relationships, but i could not really give definitions of most products (maybe mascara and lipstick- but not much more)- not sure why you girls find it so funny...

  40. I'm actually really impressed - he is very knowledgeable about makeup! Not sure my husband would know as much. I'm curious now! x

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