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A risky make-up experiment

July 28, 2011
Yesterday evening I decided to let Chris do my make-up as I was totally inspired after reading Laura's post where she let her boyfriend do hers.

First of all, Chris had to go through my make-up to choose what he wanted. The idea was that he would give it his best go with no guidance from me. He chose the following (apart from the brushes as these were just my selection which he chose from) :


(Apologies for my very mucky Naked and MAC palettes!)

So in a bit of a step by step guide to his make-up attempt...

1) He started off by grabbing the Collection 2000 concealer and putting 3 splodges on my cheeks and chin "I'm sure I've seen you do this" (think he got confused with foundation) and then blended it in. A classic line was "lets put this on your t-bone area".

2) Obviously he went for the most expensive of my foundations, the Nars Sheer Glow. Initially Chris was going to pour the foundation direct from the bottle and straight onto my face but I quickly steered him away from going in that direction (ignoring the no intefering rule!). He then decide to powder my face with my MSF and wow, did he use a lot. I usually tap a kabuki brush in there and shake off any excess but he was a man on a mission and I don't think I've ever seen so much powder swirling in the air. There was a lot of powder and a lot of foundation- I don't think my skin has ever felt so full of make-up however he did a great job of blending it all.

(check out the foundation that made its way onto my lips)

3) Next up was blush; "I like you with really rosy red cheeks". Benefit's Coralista was applied numerous times along my cheekbones and although it was really very rosy, he did a much better job of actually bringing out some non-existent cheekbones!

4) He started on my eyes by using the Benefit's Erase Paste and spent a lot of time blending it round my eye, and also on my eyelid. He then decided to use one of the dark Urban Decay Naked shadows in Creep. This was brushed on one lid before he decided it didn't look good. He wiped off a bit with some tissue and water and then decided to start using the Sheer Glow foundation as a corrector. So on went the foundation, onto my eyelid, followed by even more MSF powder. This accounts for why one of my eyes looks very pale and foundation-y compared to the other! He finished with some of the MAC eyeshadow in cork.

5) Once Chris had found this 'brilliant' technique of covering up mistakes with foundation he was an unstoppable force and this was used for every mascara smudge. He decided against eyeliner as didn't want to "poke me in the eye" so attempted using some mascara and didn't do too bad a job...

6) Finally- he opted for some lip balm instead of lipstick and chose the Lush Snow Fairy balm.

And the finished look...

Not too bad a job! If he toned down the foundation and didn't use so much of this on my eyes it would have been half decent! Maybe a little more eyebrow tidying too. Saying that, I don't think I'll be employing him as my full time make-up artist :)




35 comments on "A risky make-up experiment"
  1. Haha that's not that bad for a guy really. I might have to let my boyfriend do this! ♥

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  2. Haha aww great effort! That's such a good idea!

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  3. Damn good effort!! I'd never let my husband do mine, he doesn't know what anything is and he'd probably break things lol! xoxo

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  4. The T-bone line made my day :)

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  5. I think he really did a good job! You should have seen my boyfriend trying to do my eyeshadow, dear god... hahaha xxx

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  6. Hahaha fab post, not sure if i'd let my boy near my make up yet though x

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  7. ahaha this made me laugh! definitely going to do this! xo

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  8. This is amazing!
    So creative and super fun to read about!
    He did a better job than my Chris would have haha
    xoxo
    Kerri at HollyMuffin

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  9. Hahaha I love it! Not bad for a fella! Lol.
    You're braver than me though, I couldn't let my bf do it to me - he has asked on a few occasions! Lol xx

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  10. Haha enjoyed this post lots! Very cute of him to play along! He's a keeper! xx

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  11. Lol this sounds hilarious! I wonder how my bf would compare :P rachinald.blogspot.com :)

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  12. lol that's actually not bad...you don't look like a clown which is usually what happens when girls let their boyfriends do their makeup lol.
    he did a decent job considering!

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  13. wow! not bad at all.. it's either that or you're just too pretty even with a messed up makeup... LOL I've been wanting to do this with my partner too eversince I saw Judy's... the idea is just too cute! =) maybe one of these days...

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  14. You're a brave brave girl, I would not have the guts to let my boyfriend do this

    xx

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  15. has a good wee laugh reading this :) x

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  16. Hehe, love it! I'd say you ended up looking a lot less drag queen than me!!! Glad we inspired you! xxx

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  17. Not bad at all!! Well done to Chris!

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  18. He did a good job!!
    Such a good idea, I may have to try it!
    :)

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  19. He didn't do a too bad job! I'm sure my other half would have done alot worse!

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  20. This was really funny to watch! Your boyfriend sounds surprisingly more clued up than most - mine would probably make me look like a clown. I need to do this one day though!

    xxx Kat

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  21. Haha fab post! He did a good job! xx

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  22. Haha...i love this post!!

    I dont think i will be letting my partner get his hands on my makeup though! haha

    Take care
    Nats. xx

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  23. He did not actually do a bad job, what a great idea!

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  24. Haha this looks like great fun, I might have to give it a try. Love the t-bone line...
    He didn't actually do too bad, I'm assuming it was his first go? :)

    xo

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  25. Oh my god this is so funny! I've got to get my boyfriend to do this! Hilare! x

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  26. This is an awesome post, if I had a boyf i'd probably try it out. x hivenn

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  27. This is one of the most fantastically funny posts I have ever read. I was laughing the whole way through.
    I have to be honest and say he hasnt done such a bad job, considering he smothered your face in conceler! Bless, top marks for effort!

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  28. This is a brilliant idea, so funny! He definitely didn't do a bad job- pretty sure my boyfriend wouldn't even know where to begin!xx

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  29. I love this idea and really want my boyfriend to do it, I bet he won't though! He really didn't do a bad job at all and I like the blusher!

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  30. LOL correcting with foundation, the end result isn't too bad :)

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  31. He did a fairly good job considering everything! At least it's not a tattoo!
    xx
    http://homemadefashionista.blogspot.com/

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  32. Great effort and a good idea for a post

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  33. Haha aww not bad. I turned around to talk to my other half whilst I was curling my eyelashes once and I thought he was actually going to have a heart attack- he jumped out of his skin and was like 'What is that thing?!' Poor thing! So best to keep him away from my makeup bag incase he finds something else scary- might scar him for life! x

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  34. Hahha, this is such a good idea. I think my boyfriend would love the idea of poking me in the eye with mascara or something though, so I'd be a bit worried :D

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  35. Wow! That's quite impressive! I'm not sure my boyfriend would even know where to start. And I have to say, it looks a lot better than some ladies do their makeup on a regular basis. Lol!

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