This young woman reveals that her boyfriend is wearing makeup. She tells how she found out and how she reacted.
“For our first date, James cooked me a summer feast. Unfortunately, I was allergic to the meal and retired to the bathroom to throw up. Absently opening his medicine cabinet (ok, maybe be not that distracted), I discovered a makeup shelf: Nars Concealer, Glossier Boy Brow Pencils, and Covergirl Black Eyeliner mixed with toothpaste and face wash.
I didn’t question him for a second, one of my first crushes, Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, wore eyeliner. I immediately liked the idea of dating someone who could be in my job as a beauty editor, and that meant James was ahead of the trend: cisgender, straight men who love makeup.
“Makeup is fluid now,” says Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup. “It’s for all genres. We have guys backstage asking for outlines or a little more relief. Five years ago, I wouldn’t have imagined that.”
Two years after discovering makeup in James’ bathroom, I regularly come to open this cabinet: We wear the same shade of Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer and Glossier Boy Brow, and on our last manicure appointment before the forty, he was not the only one present in the living room. We chose not to put a label on beauty, and it allowed us to share even more experiences.
What more ?”