Make-up look | What happens when your boyfriend picks your make-up…

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A few weeks ago nail art queen Aglaya showed a nail art on her blog for which she let her boyfriend pick the colors and the design, and I was so impressed with the result that I immediately wanted to do the same with my man – with make-up instead of nail art – to see how he’d do. So the make-up look that I’m showing today was chosen completely by my dear boyfriend! I picked the foundation myself, but other than that boyfriend made all the decisions, from eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara to blush and lipstick. I was prepared for the absolute worst, which is why I decided to post this look on Friday the 13th. But was the result really disastrous, or does boyfriend actually have good taste when it comes to make-up? You be the judge!

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Eye make-up

MAC eyeshadow in Deep Truth & Print. Tom: ‘Blue is my favorite color, and I think it will look nice together with gray.’

Clinique Quickliner for eyes Intense in Intense Peacock.  Tom: ‘I think this blue will go well with the blue eyeshadow that I picked.’

– Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies mascara. Tom: ‘This mascara looks like it will make your lashes really long.’


Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Warm Glow. Tom: ‘Of all your blushes this seems to be the most neutral one.’


Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Petunia. Tom: ‘The color looks really subtle. I don’t like bright lipstick.’
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Not bad, right? All the colors match nicely, and the whole color palette is very appropriate for this time of the year. Well done, boyfriend, you deserve a big (subtle, certainly not bright red) kiss!

Do you ever ask your boyfriend or someone else to pick your make-up? And do you believe that Friday the 13th means bad luck?

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111 thoughts on “Make-up look | What happens when your boyfriend picks your make-up…

  1. Wow, you call me a nail art queen? *blush* thank you so much for your nice words.

    Your boyfriend really has an eye for colors, too. But I guess it’s better we let them only choose the colors and apply the products ourselfs. Or is this the next stage of this “project”? ;-)

  2. I think that our boyfriends/husbands are actually better at choosing stuff for us cause they know what looks good on us and men don’t have any prejudging problems, they just chosse what they think looks good :) Atleast with my husband it works like this, he always chooses stuff I love the most! Your makeup looks beautiful and you look fabulous with it so good job both of you! *_*

  3. Je demande parfois à mon homme de choisir mon maquillage, mais généralement il ne sait pas que choisir… Je préfère lui demander “Ça tu aimes ?” et là il me dit ce qu’il en pense. ;)

  4. Haha, nou dat kan je vriend héél goed. Ik denk dat mijn vriend of zou kreunen en zuchten dat hij iets moet uitkiezen.. of misschien ook niet haha. Wie weet probeer ik het eens. Ik vind het een mooie look en je ketting is ook erg leuk!

  5. Het ziet er echt goed uit, ook leuk dat je vriend een subtiel kleurtje voor de lippen gekozen heeft, dat houdt het wat in balans (en ik hou van Burt’s Bees ;-) )

  6. Hij heeft een goede smaak en heeft het goed gedaan. Mooi look heb je ermee gemaakt! Leuk dat hij niet voor een rode lipstick is gegaan, wordt toch wel beweerd dat mannen rode lippen het mooist vinden :-)

  7. Knap gekozen van Tom want je ziet er weer superknap uit en nee de 13e is geen ongeluksdag want de oudercontacten zijn gedaan!Nu dus mij inleven om met het vliegtuig naar jullie te komen :-)

  8. your bf did a really good job on choosing the colors. you look gorgeous!

    i would never ask my bf to chose colors. he has no idea about makeup. lately i told him about an eyeshadow i have seen and then he gave me a strange look and saig: so, that eyeshadow goes where?
    first i thought he was kidding, but he was not. i still have to laugh when i think about that.

  9. Wat een leuke look! Je vriend heeft wel verstand van kleur! Het lijkt mij ook leuk om mijn vriend een keer te laten kiezen wat voor make-up ik op moet, ben benieuwd wat hij zou kiezen :)

  10. I loved Tom’s choices, such a royal blue! :) And i love this idea too, i am waiting now for my guy to come home from prague :) ;) he he! And also, though i don’t really believe in it, it did happen once that i lost this really expensive phone that i had bought on a friday the 13th and the worst thing about it was that the phone was brand new, it was five days old :( :D But anyway that’s a 2 year old story! Thankfully, this friday was okay, nothing too eventful :)

  11. Wow damn, he is a pro! Maar jij bent ook een echte pro, want je hebt het zo kunnen combineren dat alles tot in de puntjes in elkaar viel. :) Love de kleuren die hij heeft uitgekozen, best gaaf. :D Lovely as alwaaays!

  12. OMG! Did he just say “of all your blushes this seems the most neutral one”??!!
    My man would probably forget to pick blush and mascara, let’s not even think of eyeliner, I don’t think he knows that actually exist! I’m sure my hubby is aware of eyeshadow and lip colour, but the rest…

  13. After watching Jim’s astounding “boyfriend does my makeup” for Tanya, and seeing this, Nate wants to do my makeup or pick out the colors. I can’t wait! Incidentally, he does love bright lips. That’s the one thing I’ve picked up! :)

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