TO PRIME OR NOT TO PRIME
After picking up the pieces of my broken heart and making the brave decision to buy ‘Asoebi’ for my crush’s wedding (knowing fully well it was way above my budget N25, 000), I had to turn up at the wedding decked in my ‘Sunday best’ and my face beat for the gods.
The average makeup budget for a Lagos MUA (makeup artiste) is between N5, 000 and N50,000 for a wedding guest (I know right! When it is not my wedding) not like your face wouldn’t be looking like freshly baked cake after.
So I decided to invest some quality time in learning some makeup tips and tricks from my favourite You Tubers, after several hours and almost exhausting the whole pack of Johnson’s baby wipes; I was all good and ready to tension them…
Wait! Did I mention the wedding was in Lekki and my parents for whatever reason decided to build their house in Ikorodu (no offense to my Ikorodu people but you guys know the truth).
Taking over 3 hours to get to my final destination in the traffic and heat, I bump into my arch nemesis (the office fashionista – we all can relate) in her ‘bespoke asoebi and Valentino Rockstuds’ and she goes what happened to your face??
In true mission impossible fashion, I fished out my mirror… lo and behold, my face looked like a volcano had erupted and the lava of which was my foundation was trickling down the sides of my face.
Oh shoot… I should have used the primers as prescribed by my personal makeup artistes but honestly I wasn’t ready to spend that kind of money on
I ‘jejely’ (patiently) went to have a seat in my disaster face and my expensive ‘asoebi’; at least I deserve to eat after spending all the money.
Seeing that I can afford all the ‘gbese’ (debt) shown above, I went straight to looking for cheap or rather pocket friendly alternatives
Philips milk of magnesia (tried and tested trust me, it works) GET HERE
And as I just discovered
NIVEA AFTERSHAVE BALM GET HERE
(Am open to trying it out)……… but if you already have, do not forget to tag us @thefashionengineer and @anukomolafe on Instagram so we can all explore the wonders of beauty.
Moral of the story: Always use a primer in Nigerian weather.
Philips Milk of Magnesia Here
Nivea Aftershave Balm Here
Omg I had this same experience at church on Sunday, asn I was still feeling like my makeup was on fleek oh, until my mom said my makeup had shifted, kai! So embarrassing!
Oil of magnesia leaves my face feeling all white and caky though, I use the MaryKay primer and I have to say I really like that one. Nice blog here. I like what you have done with it. Kudos!
Aww thank you so much Nelo