A man has claimed that his wife “ruined” their wedding photos by not wearing any makeup as she wanted to look natural.
A husband has taken to Reddit’s Am I The A****** forum to ask whether he is in the wrong for asking his wife to lighten up about makeup.
In the post, the man explains that they’ve been together for 5 years and married for 2 of those.
All couples have their problems, of course, but this one is rather unusual.
The man explains that, although he thinks his wife is “beautiful” without makeup, “her refusal to ever wear” it has been an issue that does come up as “there have been times and occasions where it was expected/appropriate for her to wear makeup and she refused.”
An example of that being their wedding day.
“She didn’t wear any makeup on our wedding day,” he explains. “Both of our mothers tried to convince her, but she said she’s never worn makeup and she wasn’t going to start on a day that she was supposed to enjoy.”
Their moms tried to persuade her that a little bit of makeup would look nice in the weddings picture, but it didn’t work.
“They tried to tell her the pictures wouldn’t come out as good, and honestly they were kind of right – she’s got huge bags under her eyes and I think the photos would’ve been nicer if she’d just put on concealer or something.”
Since then, his wife’s stance on makeup hadn’t been mentioned too much, until recently.
While at a family dinner with the man’s parents, sister, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew, the topic was brought up.
“My niece is 11 and has just started getting into makeup – she watches lots of YouTube tutorials and stuff like that,” he wrote. “She asked my wife at dinner if she ever wore makeup and my wife said “no, I don’t bother with it.”
His niece then asked why and his wife gave a speech “about makeup being a waste of money.” She also said that she’d feel like she was lying to herself if she wore it and that she was ‘happy with the face I have.'”
The man’s sister then “got mad” as she said that she “wore makeup a lot of the time and didn’t feel like she was lying to herself and that it actually made her feel good.”
“My wife responded ‘oh yeah. I bet you could quit anytime you want.’ And then kinda laughed, which set my sister off and let’s just say the rest of the evening was not enjoyable.”
Once the couple arrived home, the man asked his wife to be “less militant about makeup.”
“I said it wouldn’t kill her to wear it and I admit I did accuse her of being overbearing about her stance.
“She basically said that she never started conversations about makeup but that it’s always other people bugging her to wear it and I said “maybe they have a point and you’re being hardline over something really stupid and you need to get over yourself” and she got upset and called me a d*ck for thinking she needed makeup and then we had to go cool down separately.”
He then finished by asking what people thought of the whole thing and received a host of responses, with many people claiming that the man should wear makeup if he’s not bothered by it.
“Did you wear concealer under your eyes at your wedding? I’m just saying, you would have looked a lot better in the pictures if you did…” one person wrote.
“He should have also maybe used some mascara. Would have made his eyes pop more in the pictures,” said another.
What do you think of his request?