Get the Look | Pink Ribbon – A Breast Cancer Awareness Makeup Tutorial

Get the Look | Pink Ribbon Makeup Tutorial.

Okay. Today’s makeup tutorial is something different than what I normally would do for Fall, but as everyone knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a subject that isn’t the easiest for me to talk about. As much as I love Fall and Halloween, I hate October because pink ribbons and breast cancer awareness campaigns are everywhere. It’s a trigger for me if ever there was one. I want to preface this tutorial with why. Also, grab a cup of coffee cause, girl, I got a lot to say. LOL!

Some of you already know from reading my Mother’s Day Post I did a couple years ago with a makeup tutorial inspired by my Mom. My Mom died of breast cancer when I was 19. It’ll be 11 years this coming February. It feels like a lifetime ago, and it feels like yesterday all at the same time. It’s not a subject I can talk about often in an emotional way. I can talk about it very matter of fact and cold, about the medical aspect of it but I have to keep it compartmentalized because I will for a lack of a better way of saying it, lose my shit. October isn’t just rough because of being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but she was also diagnosed in October, and when I was 20/21 I had my own scare with Breast Cancer. It was my time getting a gyno exam and next thing I know I am getting a mammogram and ultrasound on my left breast. I was lucky, it was just the way I was made but I have to be diligent about it even more so because of it being odd, and because of my family history. I get checked yearly, I check myself as well.

Thing is, medicine and cancer treatments have come so far since my mom was diagnosed. She also had a rare and aggressive form. There are SO many advances and truly, early detection can mean everything. No matter what, even if you feel silly and like you are overreacting, get checked! You think anything feels off, go to the doctor.

Before we get on the makeup, I want to talk about something that is makeup related.  The Look Good Feel Better Program from the American Cancer Society. I went to these workshops with mom, and they were wonderful for her moral. While medical care is the priority, but something like this can make one’s quality of life so much better. Please check it out here: Look Good Feel Better. 

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When my mom was sick, we didn’t have a lot of money at all. The American Cancer Society and Look Good Feel Better was such a huge help, from providing my mom with a wig, mastectomy bra and a prosthetic to skin care tips and makeup. The American Cancer Society helped us with gas money to get to treatments, even provided money to eat lunch on while we were there. We didn’t have much money, Mom’s treatments were 2 and half hours away, they made it possible for her to get every treatment weekly. She asked in her obituary that in lieu of flowers, donate to the Amercian Cancer Society.  So here is a link to do just that and maybe you can help a family just like mine. American Cancer Society.Pink Ribbon (2)

Okay, let’s move onto the makeup.  I wanted to do a look using pink of course, but I wanted to go with hues of pink my mom loved. I started out doing this look in a way of something I thought she would wear. I had no real plan and I ended up winging it, literally with a mauve pink wing because I wanted to have some fun with the look and paired it with a duo-chromatic ombre lip as well.

Let’s get started

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Get the Look | Autumnal Twilight | Fall Makeup Tutorial – Feat. KVD Saints & Sinners Palette

 

Moonlight Makeup- (1).pngIt’s my favorite time of the year for makeup tutorials. Fall! Today, continuing in last falls tradition, I have a look inspired by Type O Negative. Type O is my Autumn soundtrack as usual. Today’s look is featuring the Kat Von D Saints & Sinners Palette. I couldn’t wait to do a fall look with this palette.

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Kat Von D Saints & Sinners Palette

 

I wanted to go with a classic fall vibe with oranges, reds, browns and a super vampy lip. If you want to see how I got this look, just keep ready below!

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Get the Look | Morticia feat. Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette.

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Am I too early for Halloween? I didn’t think so. I mean I did do this look last month and went for a night out with it.

That’s right, tonight I have a tutorial on how I did my Morticia Addams inspired makeup, perfect for Halloween or year around if you are so darkly inclined like myself. I didn’t get costumey with this look, just inspired by Morticia.

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All the eyeshadow in this look is from the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette which a reviewed a few weeks ago. I also show how I like to do a cat eye effect on hooded eyes.

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Grab your coffee and keep reading below if you want to see how I got this look using the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette.

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Get the Look | Dirty Black Summer Makeup Tutorial feat. Kat Von D Beauty

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Ahh yiss, a new tutorial, finally. Been a reviewing binge there. Today I have a smokey and grungy look perfect for late Summer moving into Autumn. For this look, I used the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette as part of my KVD Series.

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This look was also inspired by the Danzig song Dirty Black Summer and pretty much my vibe this Summer. It’s grungy, smokey and a little Southern Gothic.

So if you want to see how to get this look, just keep reading below!

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Bee Beauty | Summer Edit 2017

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Hello, Monday! Today, I finally have my Summer Edit of all the makeup I have been digging this Summer. This is a collection of my go-to products this year. I was going to include some fashion and accessories but I really haven’t been excited much on the fashion front this Summer. I have really been keeping things simple and comfortable for the most part. Honestly, I am so over Summer at this point and I am ready for Fall.

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Anyway. I have been really enjoying some makeup products and I wanted to share those with you, so if you want to see more just keep reading below.

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