Boyfriend Picks My Makeup


Social distancing for me has meant zero makeup and living in PJs/workout clothes for the past 5 weeks or so.

I figured it was time to shake things up a little, so I tried the “boyfriend picks my makeup” tag. A potential full glam face to compliment my PJs.

I hate throwing out makeup, so I’ve been holding onto a lot of products I tried, didn’t like and couldn’t give away. This also means I keep things way past expiration. Apparently this challenge was the kick I needed to get rid of some stuff.

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Everyday Natural Makeup Routine
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My boyfriend knows nothing about makeup. I’m pretty sure he couldn’t even tell concealer from mascara.
So I presented him with a photo of each category of makeup and asked him to pick 1 product from each photo, with justification if he had any.

Here’s what we were working with:


The NYX primer was actually brand new; I’d never tried it before.
The Smashbox Primerizer has been part of my daily makeup routine for the longest time. It’s super convenient when you can’t be bothered to moisturise beforehand.
I was excited to crack open the NYX primer though! I’ll do a post on it after a few wears.

NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer


Funnily enough, also quite new. I switch between this and the L’Oreal CC Cream on a typical day.

NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil


I despise this concealer with every fibre of my being.
I threw it out after using it.
The Maybelline Instant Eraser is what I usually grab for.

Collection Lasting Perfection

Setting Powder

This is what I usually use. I find a powder foundation works amazingly as a setting powder.

Setting Powder
MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation


I used the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer as I currently don’t have any other.



He picked a specific shade.
I think the palette is quite old and the powders have lost their oomph.. Woops.
I also threw this out after using it.

Makeup Revolution Pro Glow Palette


Uncommon opinion: this palette sucks.
It’s aesthetically pleasing, but doesn’t deliver.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette


I’m so fussy with mascaras. I’m glued to the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Extatic and keep repurchasing it, because the result is so amazing.
I got the Dior one as part of a giftset and it’s also amazing, but I don’t think I’d pay the price for a new one when this finishes, knowing that the Lash Paradise exists at a significantly lower price.

Mascara Choice
Dior: Diorshow


I think I have a problem with buying nudes and mauves.
I’m not a huge fan of the Vivid Hot Lacquers.

Lipstick Choice
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer

Setting Spray

The Urban Decay All Nighter is my go to.
I’ve never actually used the Vitamin E Fast Mist as a setting spray before! This was interesting.

Setting Spray Choice
The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist

No brow products or blush in my collection at the moment.

His justifications:

“I have no idea what I chose and why, you’re welcome.”

The Result

The choices were very neutral, natural and worked well together. I think he did that on purpose.
This was close enough to my everyday natural makeup, so I approve.

Makeup Finished

L A S H E S ! ft. Moomin

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