The first video I saw was via my friend Shani’s Twitter feed, who saw it over here. Below it, I saw a link to a similar video which inspired the first one I saw. Then, that video had a link to one more video. All three videos are below the jump and feature a boyfriend/fiancee/husband doing the makeup for his girlfriend/fiancee/wife.
This is fascinating stuff. I didn’t watch all three videos; matter of fact, the only one I saw from start to finish was the first one, and I didn’t even watch that video in its entirety. I just let it rock while I browsed through other things on the web because I wasn’t really playing any of these videos to see how to apply makeup. What I was more interested in was how the men could do such a womanly thing without making themselves looked like their whipped.
I have a thing about holding a woman’s purse, and when I say a thing I mean, I don’t do it. I will sooner help her find a place to put it down than I will hold a woman’s purse in my hand.
I have held a woman’s purse for her. I don’t like to do it, but it’s nothing to which I’m allergic. I bring this up because it’s something I thought about when I was watching the first video; how men sometimes get so immersed in their relationships that they tend to let down their guard and make compromises on being their own man for the sake of being their woman’s man. It’s not to say any of this is bad, this is just what happens when we fall in love. Without thinking twice, I’d hold the purses of any ex-girlfriend (no longer than 30 seconds!), but girls for whom I haven’t gotten close to, I might think twice.
I think we’re seeing an extension of that attitude in these videos. Obviously all three of these videos were made in good fun, but what’s even more obvious to me is they were made out of love too. I don’t wish I had a woman here so I could film a video of me putting on her makeup. But these videos do remind me of how real love can be filled with silly moments. When we’re in love and with the person we love, we do silly things like sing a song we barely know the words to entirely off key or we have cartwheel contests. We have silly next names for our lovers and makeup silly games or contests.
And when we’re in love, we don’t think twice about doing any of these silly things. If you take a look at any of these videos, note how none of the men are making apologies for doing their women’s makeup. There’s no posturing here, because that’s what real love doesn’t do, it doesn’t front. I can’t say I’m in a rush to do a woman’s makeup, even if she is the woman I call a girlfriend/fiance/wife, but I can say this much: I’ve been in love before, and it sort of looks like this.
Check out the videos and discuss in the c-section.