Seeing make-up through new eyes


Ever laughed at your man’s confusement over your different beauty tools and products? Then you’ll love BuzzFeed’s latest humourous video featuring men trying women’s make-up for the first time.

The video is a reflection of common attitudes to beauty, showing men that have never worn make-up getting a makeover. Throughout the process, many conveyed sincere dismay at the amount of discomfort involved, mascara is likened to a mini rake”, and one man reveals, my eyelids are lifting weights”.

The video features an underlying message about beauty, gender and self-expression. Makeup is gendered … I think beauty is gendered too,” remarks one man. When it comes to self-expression through make-up, "everyone should be allowed to do everything."

(cue laughs).