Rising YouTube Star Asked Her Dad to Narrate Her Makeup Tutorial
Lifestyle| | By Valerie Cools
Dads are the best. They watch out for us, and come through for us in times of need. But they also really like to tease their kids.
A recent YouTube trend has been capitalizing on that. It’s called “My Dad Does My Voiceover,” and the concept is simple yet effective: girls who specialize in making makeup tutorials ask their dads to narrate the videos, without having seen them before. The results are often hilarious.
One particularly amusing video was posted by Sophie Alder. It’s obvious from the start that her dad knows very little about makeup, as he refers to an orange sponge as a “tangerine,” and foundation as “cream.”
As Alder goes through numerous cosmetic steps in the 8-minute video, her dad gets creative about what the name of each product could be, and what their purpose could be.
“This is made from mule and ass’s milk blended together,” he improvises as Alder spreads a layer of lighter foundation across her face. “It does smell a bit, but if your eyes are watering, it really blends in well.”
Sometimes, he goes for the straightforward explanation: “The look I’m going for here is to look not white on my eyes,” he says, as his daughter brushes on layers of eye shadow.
At other times, the dad expresses confusion at how redundant some of the steps are: Why, for example, is his daughter putting skin-toned powder over the line she has just drawn around the edges of her eyebrows? Why did she bother to put on mascara before gluing fake eyelashes on?
Alder has a partial explanation for that: “I decided to add a bunch of extra steps to my makeup routine that I typically don’t do, just to throw him off and see if he can figure out what I’m doing,” she writes in the video’s description.
Ultimately, however, Alder’s dad has a piece of makeup advice that’s difficult to argue with: “It’s very important to do both sides, otherwise you look stupid.”