Pride Month & Remembrance

Posted By on June 11, 2017 in All Things Makeup, Makeup Looks | 0 comments

Pride Month & Remembrance

Hello, everyone.

Since tomorrow marks the year since the Pulse Club shooting in Orlando, Florida I wanted to do something special for today. I remember hearing about the news of the shooting and I was so devastated. All the innocent lives lost that day will never be forgotten.

I wanted to take time to remember all the victims and to honor their memories. Makeup is where I turn to show my feelings and thoughts for things in the world, and today I wanted to work on a piece of art dedicated to the LGBT community and strength that is held within each individual a part of such a beautiful community.

Face:

  • Rimmel London Match Perfection foundation
  • NYX HD concealer
  • NYX banana powder
  • Maybeline Fit Me powder
  • E.L.F Bronzer palette
  • Too Faced POM Blush (I Will Always Love You)
  • NYX Duo Chromatic Highlighter

I wanted to keep the face simple, light-medium coverage; I wanted the focus to go to the eyes. This foundation blends out beautifully with a makeup sponge to make a natural-skin looking effect. I wanted to make sure my under-eye circles were gone but I still wanted the look to be soft and not full coverage. The NYX product blended out amazingly, mimicking the natural glow my skin needed.

I went soft on my contour, letting a fluffy brush blend it out. Going in lightly with my Too Faced blush, warming up the cheeks subtly. And using a soft hand with the highlight to make sure it wasn’t too overpowering.

Eyes: 

  • Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 palette
  • Too Faced POM
  • NYX Brow gel & micro pencil
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex & Maybeline Lash Sensational Mascara

When I pictured this look in my mind I knew the eyes had to be the focus. They had to have bright colors that blended into each other flawlessly, I went in to the Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 palette. Blending all of the colorful shades, into one another. I wanted this look to be daring- something different. Taking a concealer and an angled brush to create the missing eyeliner and set it with a skin-toned shade.

To give the look the feeling it was meant to encompass, I added the silver on the outer edge of the wing to give the eyes what I felt they were missing. Dragging it down, creating tear-like stokes down the tops of my cheeks. Blending it down to the highlight, which I left subtle.

 

Lips: 

  • NYX Intense Butter Gloss
  • Too Faced Power of Makeup highlight

I felt with all of the different colors exploding on the eyes I wanted a lip color that would pull them all together. Matching this red shade to the shirt I wanted to wear for today’s look, making sure that it matched well.

Noticing the only color I hadn’t included from the shirt was the light pink I went back into the Too Faced POM palette and picked up the highlight and placed it on the center of the lips to give of a subtle and shiny ombre shimmer.

 

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families on this day of remembrance.

Until next time,

 

 

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