Probably one of the hardest parts of John Mayer‘s career has been trying to move beyond the image you inevitably get when you write a song as broadly popular and generically inoffensive as Your Body Is A Wonderland. Much like James Blunt and his personal endeavour to run as far away from You’re Beautiful as he possibly can, Mayer has done this by becoming a bit of a funny bastard.
Sometimes he emulates the enormously broad and powerful torso of Kylo Ren. At other times, he gives charmingly incompetent makeup tutorials in his Instagram stories.
Having supposedly bought a bunch of Chanel makeup “for the colours” because he is currently doing “some colour study on some things” (art people, man), Mayer decided to attempt giving himself a “smokey eye” look using his vague recollections of the instructions that came with the make-up but that he threw out.
Other than doing a relatively shithouse job of blending it, he starts off relatively promising:
All of a sudden, though, things seem to get out of hand:
As he himself says: “Oh I’m sorry, did somebody nail it? No, they didn’t, but they came close and that’s what matters.”
Unable to ascertain whether or not he had done a good job, he asked his followers to DM him feedback, some of which he promptly shared:
Not *too* bad.
Yes, bad, but not hugely untrue.
We wish Mayer all the best in his new career as a YouTube makeup tutorial person.