The “Boyfriend Does My Makeup” challenge has been around for quite a while. Popular in the YouTube beauty community, the video challenge requires two very simple things: that you let your boyfriend do your makeup and you don’t guide him on what to do. It’s simple yet also scary at the same time. More often than not, the results are a little… avant-garde, to put it nicely. That was not the case here.
Jade Hydaria is a professional makeup artist who thought it would be fun to have her boyfriend, Curt Rendle, try his hand at the challenge. Beard, man-bun, tattoos, if you were to judge a book by its cover, there’s only one way you’d expect this to end. However, this is the internet and nothing here is ever as it seems.
Much to everyone’s surprise, Rendle ended up doing an amazing job! He blended Hydaria’s eyeshadow and contour perfectly, leaving her with a glowy, rosy daytime look. Undoubtedly feeling proud of her man, Hydaria shared a shortened version of the video on Instagram… And then the trolls happened.
So I let my baby @rocknrendle slay my makeup today. I can't believe how good he did bc I did not help him. 💄🎨💯💋 #bwwm #motd (click the link in bio for briefly longer version) 💙the song is called "close" by ATU for everyone asking! 💋 it's on YouTube and I purchased it from iTunes! Update: I HATE explaining myself bc I don't have to but I NEED to say: so many of you men have such fragile masculinity that you can't understand that we did this for fun. I am a professional Make-up artist and wanted to see him do my art. I've seen so many comments questioning his masculinity but he has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, boxes, shreds lead electric guitar and drinks jäger like a champ. Sounds manly to me. #DontComeForMyKing 😊
Haters couldn’t help themselves, immediately calling Rendle’s masculinity into question because it’s not like we live in 2017 or anything like that. Hydaria didn’t back down, calling them out on their negativity and defending “her King.” With the sudden wave of attention, supporters have flooded her posts with love and positivity, effectively drowning out the trolls. After all, everyone knows it takes a real man to pay attention to his partner, even if it means picking up on the little things… like blending.