Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Boy On Lipstick


So I'm always telling you what I think about lipstick, but I've never told you what my better half thinks about all makeup obsession. My poor boyfriend knows far more about makeup and brands than he ever ever wanted to know, and spends far too much time waiting for me to swatch every product at the MAC counter. He now has an opinion on the packaging of every product I bring home (FYI, he hates Benefit and loves Chanel), and is VERY good at picking birthday presents. A few weeks ago I had some lip products out, swatching them to get ideas for a blog post, and he ended up giving me his opinion on them, which turned out to be quite amusing, so I thought I'd share it with you!

The product that received the highest ranking was the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet which apparently has "packaging just like a camera remote control" and "looks super slick". As for the product inside "the colour is pretty and it's not too smudgy....it's okay I guess." I've never heard anyone describe a Chanel product as okay before...

Coming in second was the Revlon Lip Butter, a product that personally I'm not too keen on. The boy's verdict? "Well, the packaging is pretty shit, but the lipsticks a pretty colour...shame they're all half melted into the tube... but they're kind of like lip balms with colour and they don't feel sticky so that's good." Not a rave review by any means but better than some of the others. 

Coming in a close third is the L'Oreal Rouge Caresse in Dating Coral, which would have been second if it wasn't for the "god awful packaging...what even is that?". Despite packaging issues apparently the lipstick itself is "awesome because look it doesn't transfer at all". The colour got a good mark too.

The Collection Cream Puff Liquid Lipstick didn't do very well in the boyfriend rankings at all. "Look you put that on your hands like ten minutes ago and I can still wipe it off by barely touching it. And it smells funny too, like fake cake." I'm not one hundred percent sure how he knew what fake cake smelt like, but hey, I wasn't gonna argue. 

Personally, I'm a fan of the Stila Lip Glaze's, but they didn't fare too well either. "Why would you bother putting this on your lips... it barely has any colour and it just makes them wet. Like, what's the point?" Harsh. 

There were apparently no redeeming qualities for the L'Oreal Glamshine Splashstains. "Why do you even wear this? It makes your lips wet and sticky, and then when the wetness has gone it leaves a stain. It's just yuck, nope, it's gross."

But in last place was the Rimmel Apocolips Lip Lacquers. I didn't think a boy without interest in beauty could hate a lip product with such passion, but he really doesn't like these. "These are just shit. Why would you want them anywhere near you? They get everywhere, if you wear this and breathe near me it stains my face. It's so smudgy and gloopy and just yuck...why haven't you chucked this out yet?" And on this one, I completely agree.

Do you like any of these lip products? Do you think The Boy has a future as a beauty blogger ahead of him?

56 comments:

  1. hahaah best review ever xxxx

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  2. Absolutely loved this post! x

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  3. clairabelle030612 April 2014 11:14

    Haha love this post, I think it should become a tag I would love to know what men really think :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. hahah at least he has an opinion! and they sounds pretty spot on too. my bf just waits around for me, he's patient enough, but he would never pay attention to any of the details.

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  5. Hahaha, great post :) You better watch out, I think you have blogging competition!

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  6. danniella josephine12 April 2014 14:42

    Whaaaat, the Apocalips are amazing! How dare he!

    Danniella x

    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  7. hahaha this was great!! love men's perspective on beauty products. my boyfriend also knows a bit too much about makeup than a guy should because of my obsession hehe.

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  8. This was very entertaining to read! "Okay" is definitely not an adequate adjective to describe Chanel haha :) x

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  9. This post is so funny! My boyfriend also shares his opinions with me and he's very helpful.. sometimes :))


    http://travellercat.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Connor has told me to tell you this "Put the product on your lips, wait half an hour, and then touch your lips with the back of your hand and it will still transfer. For this reason it is NOT boyfriend friendly" Hahaaa, he's VERY passionate about this topic! xxx

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  11. Haha, glad you liked! xxxx

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  12. Ahh I'm so glad! x

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  13. I might get his opinion on some other products too, it seems to be going down well! xxx

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  14. Ohhh he has an opinion on everything, he's a stickler for the details! At least he's patient!

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  15. Thank you! I know, we could make a beauty blogger of him yet!

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  16. Thanks Zazie! xx

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  17. Haha glad you liked it! I feel bad sometimes because he'll comment on a product of mine and I'll think "he definitely shouldn't know that!" x

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  18. Haha I'm glad you liked it! I know, I couldn't believe it! I personally love that lipstick! x

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  19. Ahh I'm glad you liked it! They always like to put their two cents in ;)

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  20. I have a message straight from The Boy for you! "No they're annoying! I wiped it off with tissue and it still left a mark, and then I washed it with soap and it still didn't come off!" I guess it's good for us girls but not necessarily boyfriend friendly! Hahaa!

    I know right! I personally LOVE that lipstick!

    I think I might, it was quite good fun to write! x

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  21. Most possibly my favourite post of all time, Jaye jaye! The boy definitely should weigh in more and possibly start his own blog on how to deal with a makeup obsessed girlfriend. :P x

    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin

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  22. This is so funny! At least he picked Chanel as the best one, even though he said it's 'okay' :P

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  23. This post made me chuckle sooo much! More people should do these kinds of post :')
    I'm excited to be a new follower of your blog after hearing so many people rave about it! and based on this post I can see why :)
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe
    xxx

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  24. Great post!!
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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  25. Jaye is brilliant, I'm sure you'll love her! x

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  26. Hahaha, I literally laughed out loud with this post! Absolutely genius. Please more reviews from your guy ;)

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  27. Mads | Its a Mads Mads World12 April 2014 23:07

    This is hilarious ! I always wonder what guys think about different makeup items so it was hilarious (and enlightening) to find out !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  28. Katie-Marie Isaac13 April 2014 00:18

    This made me laugh so much and I read parts out loud to my boyfriend who found it equally hilarious. I then asked him a few questions on the shit I buy, you may have started apost revolution here; Boys on their girlfriend's makeup haha

    http://confessionsofafactorygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Courtney Connolly13 April 2014 01:13

    This was hilarious and your boyfriend is so charming in a blunt way. He should do a weekly feature haha. I think this is my favourite post all week.

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  30. Omg I was sobbing in the morning when I read this. SO BLUNT LOL AND WHAT ON EARTH IS FAKE CAKE
    I feel the same when I try to explain to my BFF what foundation vs concealer is, as well as the other whole slew of makeup categories. Same when I bring my brother into Sephora with me because I ask for his ~advice~ on which blush shade he likes best.

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  31. LOL, this made me laugh. He's so funny!

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  32. LOL i laughed so hard! awesome review!

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  33. Hahaha! This is hilarious! I love it!

    Libby
    www.lifeoflibby.co.uk
    x

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  34. hahaha, this post was so funny! maybe your boyfriend should run his own beauty blog?! ;) xxx

    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. ElisabethRilatt13 April 2014 18:55

    I absolutely love this post!!! especially the fake cake comment! He sounds just like my boyfriend, who else gets bored every day with me spouting on about the latest make up must-have!! I have to laugh at men waiting for women near make up stands, thank god for mobile phones, they'd be lost otherwise! :)


    Lx


    www.elisabethrilatt.com

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  36. hahaha this is such a good concept!

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  37. Thank you!

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  38. Haha thank you! I feel so sorry for him! x

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  39. I think he'd be great but not sure if he'd be up for that! xxx

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  40. Glad you liked it! x

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  41. I'm glad you liked it!

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  42. Seriously you can't make this shit up. Boys are not meant to understand lipstick and foundation.

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  43. Ahh I'm so glad you liked it! I'm gonna try to persuade him to do this again!

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  44. I'm so glad you guys liked it! Hahaa I'm definitely gonna try and get him to do some more of these!

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  45. Ahhh I'm so glad you liked it!

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  46. Hahaa I'm so glad you liked it! I'm trying to persuade him, since he always has an opinion to share!

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  47. Ahh I'm so glad you liked it! Oh wow, thank you Iqra! xxx

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  48. *blushing*

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  49. Who describes Chanel as okay?! Hahaa!

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  50. Hahaa thanks! I might just let him take over! x

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  51. you know what you should do? the boyfriend friendly foundations, aka which ones don't transfer and such cuz really, it's a pain when I get foundation stains on my white tee shirts.

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  52. I think your BOY sounds a little gay. especially on his description of rimmel apocalips :)) basically, all his comments sound like it came from a woman. Unless you did this yourself and just made it seem like your boy did it. Also,stop saying "THE BOY". Annoying as heck.

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  53. Haha, my guy just likes everything...except maybe when I kiss him too lightly because of a bold lip ;)

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  54. to make the apocalips less smudgy, I use a really small amount and dab it onto my lips with a finger, you still get the color payoff without the time it takes to dry and you don't have to worry about it getting all over

    http://www.mercuteify.com/

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  55. sarazbeautytonic16 April 2014 19:32

    haha...this sounded like my husband!lovely post...

    http://sarazbeautytonic.blogspot.co.uk/

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