As much as we love chocolates and flowers, there's nothing quite like unexpectedly receiving makeup from our SOs. While most guys are clueless in the beauty department, that doesn’t mean they can’t be taught. All that is required is an open mind and an open wallet.
So for the men out there reading this, start taking notes. Here is the clueless guy’s guide to makeup shopping.
1. Do some research.
Find out what makeup your girlfriend likes to use. To make things easier, take a peek in her makeup kit while she's not looking. This should give you an idea of what brands and products she likes. If you want to err on the side of caution, look for product she’s running low on. It's safer to just replenish her makeup than to get her something she's never tried before.
L'Oreal Color Riche Moist Matte in Ruby d' CEuvre PHP 350
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2. Ask her friends.
If you don't have access to her makeup kit, we're sure that her best friend would be more than happy to provide you with some insight. Her friends are probably the best resource you have if you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift anyway. Bonus points if they share the same tastes and coloring.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes PHP 390
We Recommend: Is your girlfriend and her BFF into pinks? NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes, is a beautiful pinky nude that she’ll be happy to unwrap.
3. Visit her favorite store.
If you know her go-to makeup brand, shopping will be a lot easier. But if you still don’t know what to get her, don't be afraid to ask help from the counter girls. Show her a photo of your girlfriend so they can recommend products and shades that will suit her. Also, most makeup boutiques keep records of their frequent customers. That should help narrow down your options.
Zoya Lips and Tips Set in Cuddle Season PHP 900
We Recommend: The Zoya Lips and Tips Set in Cuddle Season is a nude nail polish and lipstick set we’re sure any beauty girl will love.
4. Take her (online) shopping.
If all else fails, we’re positive that your girlfriend won’t mind if you shop for makeup together. Sure, the surprise factor is gone, but we doubt she’ll complain. And forget going to a mall, online shopping is the way to go. Grab a laptop, cuddle up in a couch, give her a budget, and let her run wild. Get comfy because it might take a while.
And the #BestBoyfriendAward goes to you. Congratulations!
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