October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the perfect time to support the men and women out there going through this critical illness. I have known a few cancer survivors but even more victims of this terrible disease and it’s time for that to change.
Today is all about supporting those who need it and I wanted to do it in the funnest way I can: by wearing pink. Dress for the Cause is today! If you don’t know what it is, it is basically a day of raising awareness, donating and fundraising for Breast Cancer research and I have participated for several years (at work). Since I am a make up addict, I do have some pinks in my make up collection and what a better time to share. In times of darkness, sometimes all you need is that little bit of pep and bright pink.
For the lips, I have Chatterbox and Girl About Town from MAC for the most opaque and beautiful pink I can manage. I must confess, I am not one for a plain pink lip. I prefer plums, oranges and nudes, but every so often, a pink comes out. Something a tad more subtle would be the Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Piccadilly Pink or Oxford Street Fuchsia. I hate the taste of these but they are so comfortable to wear and look beautiful. Find me on Snapchat (newkeybeauty) to see my #motd for today using one of these lippies!
I almost forgot to include these fantastic waterproof lip liners from Annabelle and Marcelle. I have a few of these and they last so well on the lips through everything. This is the Annabelle Stay Sharp liner in Strike a Rose** and the Marcelle Forever Sharp liner in Coral Pink**. They are always sharp for the most precision you can get. On top of any of these pinks, I like the NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel. These are super comfortable though a little thick sometimes.
Pink blushes are more my speed and I have a variety to share. I have some issues with blush lasting on my cheeks so I am going to recommend the ones I have that really stick for me. First off, the Too Faced Love Flushed blush in How Deep Is Your Love? sticks to my skin like glue. This colour goes on easily and I really love the colour. A more recent discovery for me was the L’Oreal True Match blush in C1-2 which isn’t really my shade (I am a W1-2 girl), but I still love the colour on me and it also stays put during the day. A final blush I 110% recommend is the Physicians Formula blush in Light Nude. This is the most natural blush of the three but man, it is a perfect kiss of colour that stays.
I don’t have a whole lot of pink in my eyeshadow collection because it isn’t the most flattering colour, but these two from Make Up For Ever are a different story. Extreme pigment, huge pan (you could probably even use it for blush) and the colour is cool toned enough that it doesn’t make you look ill. As a base, I also have the Hard Candy Fierce Effects eye pigment from the Lost and Found duo and the L’Oreal Infallible pigment in Always Pearly Pink which are both quite shimmery and gorgeous.
Though it itself isn’t pink, the packaging is so I thought I would throw it in. The Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara is just an A+ mascara. I am addicted to it but I am sure you’ve heard all about it already. A little clumpy, but super black, super length, great volume; simply a beautiful product.
For nail polish, I dug deep into my collection and found a pink I don’t think I have shown before. This is the L’Oreal 2 step nail polish in Keep Magenta. I have already used up the Step 2 top coat before I knew you were supposed to use the two together for an extra boost of colour (makes sense since the top coat was kind of pink). Oops. It’s still a lovely pink without the top coat anyways!
That’s my pretty in pink round up for today and my reminder to check your tatas! Early detection saves lives but I know there are way too many people out there that don’t take preventative measures – even ones so simple. That’s my PSA for today!
Til next time, ttfn x