Boys say the funniest things - page 3
It’s an age-old debate: do men like girls to wear lots of make-up or not? The au-naturals amongst us holler no, men prefer girl’s to look fresh-faced (though let’s be honest, we keep them in the dark about how much make-up goes into looking that dressed down), yet very few of us are happy to be seen sans sprucing on a first date.
We’re experts in our field, but even we didn’t have the answer to the million-dollar question, so there was only one thing for it: hitting the streets with four photos, all of the same girl, but showcasing four very different make-up looks, and letting the boys battle it out, once and for all…
We know they hate gloss (it gets everywhere and tastes horrible – their words, not ours) but how do they feel about a slick of bright lippy?
Disclaimer: we asked the boys to say the first thing they thought of when they saw the photo. The opinions they’ve shared are entirely their own and we hold no responsibility for any offence caused to your make-up!
“The lipstick contrasts too much with her face. 3/5” – Anthony, 21
“Read my lips. 3/5” – Cameron, 30
“It’s like when Cheryl Cole plastered it on after Ashley Cole cheated on her with a fat bird. 1/5” – Chris, 26
“She looks like a lawyer, business-like. 3/5” – Ben, 34
“Over the top. 2/5” – Nathan, 23
“She’s definitely got more make-up on than in the first two. 3/5” – Grant, 35
“This girl is hitting the town. I don't mind it, but not for your everyday going to work and around the house look. 3/5” – Casey, 30
“Stripper. 2/5” – Tyson, 27
“Hot! Mainly for special events when you’re dressed up to the max. 4/5” – Alex, 23
“Classy and bold, this looks is great for a formal event. However, you must be aware of your outfit because the colour chosen may clash with your dress. 4/5” – Ric, 28
Findings: lipstick joins lip gloss in the no go zone.
Recreate this look: Revlon Matte Lipstick in In The Red is a must, but also use Prestige Cosmetics Light Response Concealer Pen (long-lasting, non-greasy and smudge-proof), Maybelline New York Dream Matte Mousse Foundation (complete coverage with a soft, matte powder finish) and Pola Vivoke Mascara in Brown (clump-free and emphasizes each lash).
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