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Does Your Mate Know the Extent of Your Routine?

One day a while back, I woke up early and go ready while Mr. Bella was still sleeping. By the time the alarm went off, I had finished applying my makeup, and I'd taken a little more time than usual. "You're so pretty," said Mr. Bella. "I love the fact that you don't wear a lot of makeup." Aw. (Little did he know that I'd just applied a serum, sunblock, eye cream, primer, tinted moisturizer, concealer, blush, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara and a lip stain.) So I've got to know: Do you think your honey has any idea about how long it takes you to get ready?

phree2b phree2b 9 years
I don't date.
rshell42 rshell42 10 years
My boyfriend doesn't have a clue how much goes into my beauty routine both time-wise and money-wise. He knows I use makeup though, otherwise why would my purse weigh ten pounds? He does notice eyeliner and eyeshadow though and says he likes the way eyeliner makes my eyes look, especially when I do the cat eye style, he loves that!
larissam larissam 10 years
My boyfriend thinks it takes me forever to put on my makeup. What he doesn't know is that it actually only takes me about five to ten minutes to apply my makeup, the rest of the time is skin care.
mixed-media mixed-media 10 years
I don't use skin products except some cleanser, scrub, and moisturizer with spf.... so he knows about all of those, because he sees me do it. He also knows what kind of makeup I put on (usually foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, bronzer and/or a tiny bit of blush, mascara, lip gloss and a bit of eyeliner if I'm going out or feeling especially fancy.) I don't think my beauty routine is that ridiculous, so I don't hide it from him. It takes me about 30 minutes to an hour to get ready to go out depending on if I straighten my hair. However, I don't go into great detail about what I get done at the salon... he does know that I LOVE going there... but when I do go, I usually spend several hours (hair, pedicure, manicure, eyebrows, facial) so I don't subject him to that! It's me time!
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 10 years
i love all these comments!! hilarious im single and lovin it at the moment, but i would say that when dating someone, i dont mind him seeing all my stuff but i probably wouldnt put a lot of it on in front of him. i mean, maybe mascara, blush lip gloss, but nono to tinted moisturizer, concealer, foundation, all that stuff. i also wouldnt mind being seen without makeup.
sailing-chick sailing-chick 10 years
My boy knows and prefers me when I have no makeup on at all (granted I get my eyelashes permed and tinted so they look fab all the time). When he's in the bathroom with me at night I make sure that I put cream on his face as he works as a plumber and is outdoors a lot I don't want him to age too quickly!! I also swim and sail heaps and so can't wear makeup so he knows what I look like without anything on. Its nice and refreshing.
preppygirl5786 preppygirl5786 10 years
My boy knows and he's learned not to mess with my routine!
bugness bugness 10 years
Since I've been in my relationship, I've become WAY less high-maintenance. He goes to a different school in another state, and when I stay with him, it's a weekend/week with the boys. I used to primp a lot, but after getting comfortable, I just don't as often. I think I get more dressed up for my friends and family than I do for him. Not to say that I don't enjoy making special occasions to knock him out with a surprise display of primped girliness.
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 10 years
sure he knows, but it doesn't make any sense for him what i'm doin' with all of those stuff hahaa :) he warns me 1 hour ago before we get ready for going out or something.
Chalii911 Chalii911 10 years
I voted for other, because I don't really use that much makeup. Just some eyeliner, occasionally mascara and lip balm or gloss! Sometimes I don't use anything at all! And he really doesn't mind. He says he likes me better with no makeup. And yes, he can tell the difference! I feel more comfortable with no makeup on around him anyway! Cause he said that he'll love me no matter what i look like =)
xrockette19x xrockette19x 10 years
i don't think my boyfriend really knows exactly how much time i put into getting ready, he definitely hasn't seen my tons of beauty products! there are some things i don't really like boys to know about...such as hair removal, haha! also, my cellulite creams tend to stay hidden. i just had my tonsils out friday though, so my beauty routine has been pretty much nonexistent (i can't really go much beyond showering, i think i have a valid excuse), so he's definitely seen me at my worst now! unless he's an idiot, i'm sure he realizes it takes work for me to look like i normally do, as opposed to how i've been looking lately!!
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 10 years
he def knows esp when i stay over and he gets to see me put on make up etc but i would say abt 80% cos he is quite clueless abt such stuff
dalia-doll dalia-doll 10 years
My BF never watches me put makeup on. He came in one day when I was darkening my eyebrows, and couldn't believe he never noticed before!
Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 10 years
bravo, Bella! I'd say if he's not aware, then you're wearing the right amount (and type, and shades) of makeup!
zc zc 10 years
Nowadays most guys have quite a good idea about what women go through to get ready
Rachiepop Rachiepop 10 years
My ex knew the basics for the most part, generally what makeup I wore and how long it took me. Typically because the majority of my routine was done in his car :p
Tech Tech 10 years
I know it's time for me to take some personal "me" time when I look in the mirror and notice I haven't been taking care of my eyebrows. Somehow, I feel funny plucking in front of other people. Otherwise, putting on mascara or lipgloss in front of him doesn't bug me.
kalaloughary kalaloughary 10 years
he knows there is lots of bottles and compacts and things to knock over in the bathroom........he also knows that my clinic soap is not to be used on his backside......We have learned this one the hard way:)
sweet_potato sweet_potato 10 years
well, considering we've been together for 7 years now he certainly knows. I use a ton of products, but I can do my make-up routine in about 15 mins. My hair and outfits are another story, especially if I am having 'one of those days'!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
My husband is worse than I am. I'm very simplistic unless I feel like spending time on my look and then I go all out.
Hawii-x Hawii-x 10 years
My Boyfreind Definalty Knows.
purrtykitty purrtykitty 10 years
he totally knows...mostly because he's seen my enormous cosmetics collection. at least we don't share a bathroom. he's generously allowed my to take over the master bath (which is a tad tiny) while he uses the main bathroom. plus since i'm in school, he foots the bill for all my grooming needs (waxing, face creams, hair care, and the occasional (OK...weekly) cosmetics purchase).
vogue92 vogue92 10 years
Haa my first reaction was "Oh hell to the no," I most definitely keep things secret. With waxing, facials, nail appointments. It's just maintenance but I definitely don't share everything!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Kind of, he's in the same room as me when we get ready, but I highly doubt he is paying attention.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
He doesn't really care. He just knows I treat Sephora like the Vatican.
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