Bright Pink Ombre Lips FOTD for Breast Cancer Month

30 Oct 2013

Right under my nose the month of October, universally known as Breast Cancer Awareness (or the month of the Pink ribbon) is almost over and I am yet to publish a post about it. Shame on me.

I did this look over 2 weeks ago but between editing the pictures, uploading and then handling several online campaigns at work, I have been unable to type out the post. Had to quickly rush over and get that done before October ends.

For this look, I wanted the lips to be the focus. I didn't know they would end up so bright but when I was done and saw them, I fell in love with them and wouldn't have toned the colour down for the world. I love the fact that it is different unlike most October themed looks which have more subtle pinks in them.
It had been a while since I took out my Tara HIP eyeshadows (and I have quite a number of them), so for this look I used 4 of them. Of course I had to feature the Magnolia Infinity palette too.
everything I used for my eyes, cheeks and lips (I tried to layer the gloss on the lips but it didn't quite turn out right so I discarded it)
Fashion Fair True Refining mineral foundation in Loving Mocha
Khuraira dual concealer
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Sleek compact powder
Sleek Makeup face contour kit
Studio Makeup Bronzer in STB-04 Mirage
Motives by Loren Ridinger blush in Lust

Zaron brow duo
Clear mascara
Tara HIP eyeshadows in Chao, Iroko, Dudu and Igbele
Asta Onyx gel liner
Black retractable pencil
Khuraira mascara
Maybelline Falsies mascara in Glam Brown

Magnolia Infinity palette

Brushes are from:
Hegai & Esther, A-design, Gifty's Daughter, Sleek and Tara
i looove the lips and look forward to doing something close to it again soon
My hair? I had co-washed the day before.....or was about to co-wash *confused*, one of the 2 though.
This look is very unlike me I must say but I guess it is time I did more vibrant looks.

*breast cancer is real ladies. always remember to check the girls out. if you are unsure, go see a gynaecologist. 


  1. I love your brows, they are powerful......
    Stepping out of my comfort *makeup* Zone.
    Nice work

  2. That lip colour looks lovely on you! Stands out beautifully!


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