In a recent rendition of their "Clueless Guys!" video series, Cosmopolitan.com shows us what happens when men attempt to master the art of contouring. Prepare to experience a full-blown emotional rollercoaster of amusement, intrigue and inevitably, slight horror.
Warning: you'll be dying to jump in and rescue these adorably hopeless contouring newbies. But alas, trial and error is a necessary evil when entering the ever-complex world of makeup. In fact, these men face some of the same extact troubles we've all experienced—namely tricky shade selection, misleading confidence and of course, utter bewilderment.
One man quickly discovers the danger of using a too-light formula. "I look like a dead version of myself," he declares. "That's just like Irish on Irish, that's not doing anything," says another in frustration, while attempting to decipher the correct shade for his skin—we've been there, man.
On the other hand, our friend Ted has all of the confidence, smugly announcing, "Move over Kim Kardashian, here comes Ted White." And yet Ted, like the rest of the brave group, still proves unsuccessful.
Hilariously, the sound effects accompanying application are totally relatable. "Eh. Boop"? Accurate. And as frustration escalates, so does the confusion, resulting in a sense of newborn appreciation for the plight of trend-following women. "This is what girls do? Whaaat?" Yep.
The results? Mostly disastrous. But surprisingly, this collection of clueless guys epitomizes what it means to be a good sport. In laughter and smiles, each contouring victim proudly displays a beaming (albeit blotchy) face.
Overall, the men admit a universal truth—"This is not easy." And with that in mind, we think we've earned the right to skip out on painting our faces tomorrow morning—sorry, Kim.