“Her eye make up is terrible…it clashes with her blusher.”
…..said Mr C at the TV, the other day.
That’s right. How does a man with no interest in beauty and has never bought anything other than some basic moisturiser and a bar of soap suddenly become so judgemental about blue eyeshadow and orange blusher?
BECAUSE HE’S WITH A MAKE UP ADDICT LIKE ME DAY IN DAY OUT, THAT’S WHY!
Which made me think about this – how does your other half deal with your love of make up and beauty?
If you are a beauty blogger too, then it gets even more complicated as the house fills up with envelopes and products, press releases and camera equipment…
I am thinking there are a few possible types of ‘other half behaviour’…
A. There are the ones that are completely disinterested in make up and ignore that part of their lady’s life.
B. There are the ones who will go along with it but don’t really pay attention.
C. There are the ones who find it quite interesting, even if they wouldn’t admit it to their friends.
D. Then there are the ones who grow to despise the ever growing collection of eyeshadows and glitter dust all over the duvets.
Mr C moans about the growing pile of make up and he complains about it being everywhere, and he has refused to let me apply any make up to his face for practise reasons. Hmph.
But overall he gets my obsession and he helps me a lot with the blog. Also all this stuff I tell him about make up DOES sink in – he’s started to recognise what brand a product is based on the packaging and notices people’s blending skills. He also knows what make up video I am watching on YouTube based on the the person’s voice (Is that Pixiwoo?)!
I’m glad he does accept my love of make up to the point where he will traipse round London with me if I am looking for a lipstick and he won’t shout if boxes of my hauls arrive in the post…
So how does your love of make up or another beauty thing affect your other half? Are they interested and supportive, do they ignore it entirely or do they hate it? And do you care your other half thinks?!