What was I even thinking?

What was I doing?

Was I even sane?
After all the YouTube videos and Mary Kay practicals, I attended a traditional wedding on Saturday looking like Juju Calabar’s assistant. The irony is I made up the bride. Then when it came to my turn, calls were coming in saying we were late so I was in a mad rush.
I had planned to style my natural hair for the occasion but, many are the thoughts in a Mommy’s heart but mostly household responsibilities and the cares of life shall be established. (Proverbs 19: 21, Mommy’s Bible). I planned to put my hair natural up in a bun with a side bang. I bought some extension and gel to accomplish my plans. But when the time came, I didn’t even comb my hair! I took a scarf and simply tied it. There wasn’t even time to tie it stylishly. Ahhh.
I had planned to make my eyebrows fleekier than they have ever been. But when the time came, I asked my niece-in-law to fill them in for me. She kept scratching something on them and when I looked at the mirror, I confirmed that they were okay. They weren’t! A look at the pictures now make me so sad. The brows looked too thick, uneven and overdrawn. Totally a la non-fleek!
Again, I wrongly applied a gold-coloured cream eye-shadow on my eyelids. After applying it for two consecutive people and it looked great, I decided to put it on me. Mine completely went down south. It looked like ashes from a fireplace that were poured on my eye lids. I failed to blend it and it just looked like something that was carried and plastered on my face.

To top it all, my face was oily and  as though I rubbed banga oil on it. Isn’t this make-up from hell?

Now I’m thinking of all the guests at the wedding. What did they think of me? And to think that I was smiling all the time! Poorly applied makeup and smiles are not a good match. 
My people, that’s what’s up with me. Next time if I am in a hurry, I will:
– Leave my face as it is
-Only apply a lipstick or lip gloss
-NEVER ask someone to fill in my brows
Have you ever had a bad make-up experience? Let’s talk below.

P.S- The pictures containing the gory details of my make-up have been deleted by someone in my life who shall remain nameless.



  1. hahaha hehehe rolling on the floor laughing my ass off! make up artist chop knucke *kpoo* .Don't mind me dearie it's not all that bad, only the oily face and the eye shadow messed the show. i was even expecting to see a rainbow colored face, it was actually your explanation that got me laughing hard. Miss you hun,thanks for checking on me.

  2. Lmho! Mummy Precious, you need to have seen me laughing hard here. This post is just similar to a diary post that I have already scheduled for tomorrow.

    You said you were looking like Juju Calabar's assistant. Lmho. You're right. You do look like it. Oops.

    My post is tiled "Looking like a masquerade". I love it when a fellow blogger posts a silimar experience as mine.

    I am not a fan of makeup. I've never been.

  3. Lol Amaka please be nice nah
    Looking forward to your post tomorrow.

  4. This one was make-down oo Sylvia.
    Glad to have you back!

  5. Hahahahahaha. My dear, did Mr N see you like that? I like myself, lip gloss and I am done. But I was looking for the nice one you posted last time to start learning oh.

  6. Anonymous

    I don give up on top make up matter o, especially my brows. I never got it right for once, fleeky ke? Na floppy my own be. Once I apply pressed powder and red lippie, im good to go. There's more to beauty than make up my sister, carry go with your shinning face. Bola

  7. Yes oo Mr N saw me. LOL
    Click HERE for the one I posted last time.

  8. Hahahaha at floppy! What does floppy look like, Bola?
    You are right- there's so much more to beauty than makeup.

  9. Evelyne Nduku

    Ha ha ha ba Precious this just made my day.Your make up is not completely bad.You have very beautiful eyes that balanced out the eye shadow.Smile more sister you have a contagious smile.Bless you

  10. Looool!!! I'm so bad at makeup. Once when I applied foundation, my brother said I looked like Michael Jackson, as my face was so white. For a long time, my siblings kept calling me MJ. Hahahahaha.
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  11. hahahahahaa…Presh you have me laughing like mad in the office. The eye brows are not that bad jor. But this ur 'eye chadooo' na die…It happens like that sometimes. I had one experience when i went for an event some months ago. I tore up the pictures from the event in anger.

  12. Hahahahahahaha juju calabar with shinny face and make down so a la un fleek!
    I can't stop laughing. Missed this place sis. Hope U had fun still.

  13. I had fun still, sis. This place missed you.

  14. LOL at you tore up the pictures from the event in anger. Who wants those kind of pictures in their life??? Chai na really "eye chadooo". The "shadow" left a long time ago.

  15. Hahahaha this makes me remember Michael Jackson's white face. So funny.

  16. Thanks for the consolation, dear. I will smile more often.

  17. Oh precious,only u can make me laugh this much.i have zero talent in makeup. The only painting i do is with crayola and finger paint with children because i work in preschool. I laughed more not because the makeup is as bad as u make it look but because of your choice of words and the description. U don't even need makeup. U are beautiful and precious. Thanks for the good laugh. Stay blessed

  18. Aww thanks for your sweet words. I am truly flattered!
    Lol at you only paint with crayola and finger painting.
    When painting the face goes wrong it can be really bad. Ha

  19. Funny enough, whenever I plan a makeup look, things never work out; when I see the end results, I wonder whether I was sleeping while doing it. LOL These days, I just improvise and pray for the best. Great read and God bless.

  20. Haha Eyek, that has happened to me too a couple of times. I plan for something and do something totally different. Thank you for reading! Great to have you here.

  21. Lol!!I can confirm it is indeed makeup from hell.Anytime I know I might have to rush I stick to my quick get out of the house routine which I will post a video on soonish or I just go bare.It's better for me than looking like a masquerade.

  22. Going bare is truly better than looking like a masquerade. Looking forward to that video!

  23. Ah Precious, but why oily like Banga. I laughed so hard.

    You have lovely skin, so smooth and glowy. 🙂

    I've had no bad make up experience as my make up routine is quite simple. I have what I like to refer to as 'Chinese eyes', so I don't bother with eye-shadow as it barely shows, but I like to line my upper and lower lids.

    I have thick brows, so whenever I remember to shape them with tweezers they look alright, I can't be bothered as I like the bush brow look. I don't even know how to pencil brows in, besides I'm paranoid that I'd wipe my face and accidentally clean one brow off, which would look really odd.

    No foundation (too heavy for my skin) or contouring or highlighting. I'm too bush for alla dat. Lol

  24. Haha at "alla dat". Lol at accidentally clean one brow off. I remember a friend who shaved both brows and recreated them with an eye pencil. She travelled and forgot her eye pencil. The next day she came back to me looking like a ghost with no eye brows. Haha!
    Thanks for the comment on my skin, dear.

  25. Voice of wisdom: "Poorly applied makeup and smiles are not a good match". hahahaha…

  26. Hahaha real words of wisdom. You!

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  28. hahahaha! Precious this is so hilarious.

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