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

The Eyes

The first palette I reached for was the Tarte Tarteist Amazonian Clay Pro Eyeshadow Palette. I really hope they make another one of these! It’s so good. I’ll be focusing on the pinky shades from this palette as well as one from the Naked 3 from Urban Decay and a shade from ABH Modern Renaissance, and Moonchild Glow Kit.

Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette

The first shade I went in with was Vintage from the Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette. It’s an almost pure white. This is going to be my base shade for all the other eyeshadows to blended on top of and it also gives me a clean blank canvas to work on.

tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette - Vintage
tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette – Vintage

After doing my brows and priming my eye, I went into Vintage all over the lid, all the way to the brow bone.

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Next, up for the transition, I took Chic, which looks really pale in the photo but it’s a pale dusty pink on my skin tone.

tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette
tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette

I applied Chic all throughout the space above my crease with a fluffy brush, really blowing this shade out.

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Next up, I went in with the Mod, a deep cherry shade.

tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette - Mod
tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette – Mod

I took Mod on that same blending brush and applied it lightly just below the transition into the crease. I kept most the pigmentation toward the outer portion of the crease. Pink Ribbon (11)

I took the shade called Drama, a maroon shade, to add some depth.

tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette - Drama
tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette – Drama

I applied Drama in the outer corner of the lid with a small fluffy brush and blended it into the crease. Pink Ribbon (7)

For some shine, I jumped over to the Naked 3 from Urban Decay for the shade Buzz which is a metallic rose shimmer with silver micro glitter.

Urban Decay Naked 3
Urban Decay Naked 3

On a flat brush, I packed Buzz all over the lid, blending into the maroon shade, and then took the shade Dust ( pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter) on the inner corner of the lid and blended it into Buzz for a soft gradient effect.

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Next came the eyeliner. I used Nyx Liquid Suede in Disorder which is a mauve pink shade.

Nyx Liquid Suede - Disorder
Nyx Liquid Suede – Disorder

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I added a little more of the maroon shade, Drama for a little more depth in the outer portion. I tend to always go back after I do a wing and deepen the outer corner. Pink Ribbon (2)

I felt like the look was a little too mauve and not enough pink, so I grabbed the ABH Modern Renaissance.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance

Going back to the fluffy brush I took the shade Love Letter,  which is a raspberry matte eyeshadow.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance - Love Letter
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance – Love Letter

I lightly applied Love Letter in the transition and crease area then moved on to lower lash line.

With a pencil brush I applied Mod, the cherry shade all along the lower lash line, then took Drama, the maroon on the outer portion blending it into the Mod.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit – Pink Heart

Then on the inner corner, I applied Pink Heart ( (pearl white with pink opal) from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit and pulled it inward on the lower lash line into Mod. Pink Ribbon (5)

I finished off the lower lash line with Nyx Faux White in Linen in the water line.

Nyx Faux Whites - Linen
Nyx Faux Whites – Linen

To complete the eye I went in with a couple coats of L’Oreal Lash Paradise.

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L'oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise
L’oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

And here is the finished eye.

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The Lips

For the lips I decided to have some fun, I first went in with Nyx Liquid Suede in Disorder all over the lips and my base shade.

Nyx Liquid Suede Review and Swatches

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Nyx Liquid Suede – Disorder

Then in the center to create an ombre effect, I took the Nyx Liquid Suede in Tea and Cookies and blended it into the center of the lips into the Disorder shade.

Nyx Liquid Suede - Tea and Cookies.
Nyx Liquid Suede – Tea and Cookies.

Lastly, on the lips, I patted a little bit of Pink Heart from the Moonchild Glow Kit into the very center to give a duo-chromatic, metallic sheen. I love the way this came out.

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The Complexion

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For foundation I used, Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Monte Blanc. and for concealer, I used Kat Von D Lock-It Creme Concealer in Light 1. Then set everything with the Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder.

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Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette
Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette

For contour and blush, I used the Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette.

Tarteist Contour Palette Review and Demo

Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette
Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette

And again I used Pink Heart from the Moonchild Glow Kit as my highlight.

The Finished Look

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That’s the look! I meant to have this up sooner but I ended up pretty under the weather this week after a crazy weekend, now I have a sinus thing and have been feeling pretty sicky, good thing I already have a doctor’s appt this week. I have spent most this week in bed sick. Really threw off my blogging routine but I am starting to feel better I think and am trying to get back into it cause I have sooo much to post about.

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Anna Bankester, author of Bee Beauty is a 30 something, freelance Makeup Artist, and Beauty Blogger in Louisiana with a Southern Gothic flair. She has a background in fine arts and writing but her true passion is makeup and coffee.... and bees

9 thoughts on “Get the Look | Pink Ribbon – A Breast Cancer Awareness Makeup Tutorial

  1. The help you got from the cancer centers and Look Good Feel Good is great, BUT they don’t offer my husband who you know has lung cancer anything like those offer women. Maybe I just don’t know about any. I know Loog Good Feel Good doesn’t. I ask Dan about it he said no they don’t offer that to men.

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    1. Really? Online it says they do offer resources for men. I bet in larger cities they do. It’s unfair, especially in our day and age. The same services should be offered for men. Maybe Dan can do something one on one outside of the program. I doubt Rudy wants makeup tips or a wig but skincare and other things would be great for him.

      As far the financial stuff, that was income based.

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