A quick show of hands here – who has had an argument with a guy about how long it takes to get ready? Most boys just seem to have NO idea what happens during that sacred time post-shower, when your hair is wrapped up in a fetching #towelturban. Generally, we are happy to keep our beauty products on the down-low, but in the interest of relationship harmony we’ve decided to peek behind the curtain.

FACE MASKS

Listen, face masks are scary. Ever forgotten you were wearing one, then spotted yourself in the mirror? Terrifying, to say the least. Now, imagine you’re a guy who has ZERO warning that someone is about to walk into the room looking like Hannibal Lecter. Chaos will undoubtedly ensue. Just try and catch him before he calls the police.

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EYELASH CURLERS

How adorable! A tiny metal clamp for your delicate lashes! What could possibly go wrong? Boys cannot begin to fathom how weird this is, with good reason. Do your makeup in front of a guy, and you can guarantee that they will definitely start paying attention when you whip this baby out.

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EXFOLIATING GLOVES

I once walked into the bathroom to find my then-boyfriend wearing my exfoliating gloves. He stood there, staring at his gloved hands incredulously, and murmured, “Babe, what the hell do you DO with these?”

Cue unstoppable fits of laughter from me. Admittedly, I guess the idea of wearing scratchy gloves to slough off any dead skin in the shower IS kind of odd, but us girls don’t give these beauty products a second thought.

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MULTIPLES OF THE SAME SHADE

Maybe you’re constantly on the lookout for the perfect matte nude lipstick, or maybe it’s the ultimate orangey-red nail polish that you’re trying to track down. Whatever the product, most girls have a secret drawer in their bathroom that acts as the cosmetics cemetery for any buys that didn’t quite make the cut.

Guys, on the other hand, will look at this same drawer and claim that all the beauty products look exactly the same. No use fighting them on this one – it seems as if being able to tell the difference between similar shades isn’t a skill associated with the Y chromosome.

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BEAUTY BLENDER

This pink egg-shaped makeup sponge was propelled into the beauty stratosphere after it was revealed to be a staple in the Kardashian/Jenner beauty arsenal.

Fast-forward a few years, and the Beauty Blender became one of the beauty products spawning a flurry of retweets, after makeup fans started canvassing their boyfriend’s reactions to the product see here. The results are hilariously varied, and prove that our beauty habits will be leaving boys flummoxed for many years to come.

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