A man has shared an excruciating exchange showing exactly what happened when his girlfriend sent him to buy her make-up.
The 26-year-old, known only as Blufiz and believed to be from the US, shared every detail of their text conversation on Imgur to prove quite how baffling the language of cosmetics is to the uninitiated.
His post – that chronicles his desperate attempts to navigate everything from matte lipstick to dry shampoo and false eyelashes – has been viewed almost 170,000 times in two days.
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The 26-year-old man, known only as Blufiz, has shared the conversation with his girlfriend after she sent him on a mission to buy her ‘light bright matte lipstick’ as well as fake eyelashes, dry shampoo and an energy drink
The Imgur user was given an extensive list (left) as well as instructions to find a false eyelash applicator (right)
Hilariously, he manages to confuse nail polish with lipstick and even tries to buy PVA glue to stick on lashes – and in his frustration ends up drawing pictures on his arm in make-up.
His confusion begins when he tries to make sense of the seven-point shopping list handed to him by his girlfriend – saved in his phone as ‘My Beautiful Sunshine’ – who has endeavoured to explain each item in idiot-proof detail.
She has requested a light bright matte lipstick, adding that it means ‘no sparkle’ and ‘not lipgloss’.
The hopeful girlfriend also asks him to pick up a false eyelash kit, an applicator, glue, an energy drink, and some dry shampoo.
As her partner makes his way down the make-up aisle, his apologetic girlfriend – who is presumably at home – texts him to say: ‘I told myself I wouldn’t ask you to do stuff anymore. And this is complicated. I should of went (sic).’
‘That looks like nail polish’: Imgur user Blufiz falls at the first hurdle when he confuses nail polish with lipstick
Evidently confused by his instructions, the man asks his girlfriend to clarify what she meant by ‘light bright’
‘Someone ate this one’: The boyfriend is baffled by the concept of a tester tube, before finding an intact one
He insists: ‘No no I’m fine I can do this. Just walk me through it.’ However as he begins his quest for a tube of matte lipstick, it soon becomes clear that he has no idea what he is looking for, as he sends his partner a photograph of a bottle of nail polish, asking: ‘Does brand matter?
‘Color sensational? This ones called sugar chic. Is that color close enough.’
When his partner patiently explains that although she likes the colour, it is not intended for lips, he asks: ‘Isn’t this place sorted by nails, lip stuff, hair stuff?’
As he trimphantly finds the lipstick section he exclaims, ‘Matte!’ before confusedly adding: ‘Light bright doesn’t exist’.
Fooling around: When asked to smear a bit of lipstick on his hand, Blufiz draws an intricate cartoon dinosaur
‘I can’t open it’: Eventually his incredulous girlfriend instructs him to buy two tubes to be on the safe side
When his girlfriend explains that ‘light bright’ was merely a description – not the name of a colour – Blufiz becomes yet more confused. He then proceeds to send her a series of lipstick shades, saying of the worn-down tester: ‘Someone ate this one.’
When she asks him to smear a bit of lipstick on the side of his hand to test the colour, he draws a dinosaur cartoon character on his arm – Littlefoot from The Land Before Time – to which his incredulous girlfriend replies: ‘I can’t believe you did that.’
Eventually she gives up and asks him to buy two different shades of pink to be on the safe side.
Finally he moves onto false eyelashes and, when his girlfriend asks him to settle on a pair from Revlon and get some glue to stick them in, he produces what appears to be four bottles of PVA glue, proudly delcaring: ‘Fake eyelashes are called falsies.’
The hapless boyfriend is completely bamboozled by the contents of the false eyelashes aisle
Failing to spot that the false eyelashes come with glue and an applicator, he takes it upon himself to buy a stash of PVA glue. He is about to move onto dry shampoo when he realises that he has forgotten his wallet
As he ponders the final item on the shopping list – dry shampoo – it becomes clear the entire trip has been in vain when he admits: ‘I forgot my wallet.’
As his text exchange swept Imgur, one user wrote: ‘This dude is sweet to go through all of this and then the poor guy forgets his wallet…but gross about opening everything. Use the tester.’
Another man joked: ‘I would most definitely return with sharpies and super glue.’
One said that the man deserved a medal, writing: ‘Are you sh***ing me? I couldn’t even get my ex to buy me a box of tampons,’ while Estimac blasted: ‘WHO SENDS A BOY FOR MAKEUP!?!?!’