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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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.