The Best Date Night Makeup, According to Real Men

As the old saying goes, men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Translation: Sometimes we really have no idea what the opposite sex is thinking. We can’t read minds, after all!

Case in point: This little experiment—a highly scientific one—that we did to find out which date night look men really prefer (not that his opinion means everything; we’re just always curious about what goes on in the male brain). We showed our friends, brothers, husbands, cousins, neighbours, coworkers, and straight-up strangers pictures of three different makeup looks, and asked the men which they preferred. Was it the “bombshell” (sultry, smoky eye makeup with a nude lip and tousled hair); the “classic” (a red lip with a crisp black cat-eye); or the “girl next door” (minimal, fresh-faced makeup with unfussy hair)? You’ll have to keep scrolling to find out! We have to say their top choice certainly surprised us!