I Can Do Better

I Can Do Better

Haz click aquí para leer esta publicación en español.

Before you read about the most recent book I read or look at my latest makeup tutorial, I feel like it is necessary to make a statement regarding what has been recently happening in the United States, which is none other than the continuation of systemic (thus historical) oppression against Black people.

I am white, I am a Latina, I am a Jew. It is not my place to speak on behalf of Black people, but it is my place as an ally, as an educator, and as someone with 400+ followers in this platform to tell you to get educated, to read Black authors, to follow Black people, to support them and to be vocal about your support. I am and will continue to be doing these things. If you can’t or don’t feel like protesting, donate, get informed. This is not a matter of not being racist, this is a matter of being anti-racist, and now more than ever, silence is compliance towards the oppressors.

I will share links below of ways you can help, and please, in the comments below, share any that you deem useful. I will be updating this post as I get more information. I followed the first link and donated to Communities Against Police Brutality. Needless to say, you can unfollow if this makes you feel “uncomfortable.”

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2019 Pride Makeup

2019 Pride Makeup

Before you read this post, make sure you have read my post I Can Do Better  to know how and where to donate, get informed, support, and follow the Black Lives Matter movement and people from the Black community. Si hablas español, y especialmente si vives en Colombia, lee mi publicación Puedo hacer algo mejor para enterarte cómo puedes apoyar a la Comunidad afrocolombiana. Hello, happy Monday and happy Pride month! If you know me, then you know I don’t really follow social rules or cues when it comes to my makeup. I do whatever I want whenever I want. That being said, there are some special dates when I go literally all out (pun intended) and create these extravagant, whimsical makeup looks. For a while now, I have put a lot of thought on my makeup for Pride, even if I don’t go out for the parades. Just wearing the makeup is an experience in and of itself. These are the steps I followed to achieve the look:

 

 

  1. Primer
  2. Concealer
  3. Stick contour
  4. Foundation
  5. Powder
  6. Eyebrows
  7. From the Proceed With Caution palette: Warning (outer corner) and Caution (Inner corner)
  8. From the Good Sport palette: Sista (lower lash line)
  9. From the Tetris Block Party palette: Line Clear (lower lash line)
  10. From the Wanderlust palette: Sea Salt (center of the lid)
  11. Purple pencil eyeliner
  12. Mascara
  13. Powder contour
  14. Bronzer
  15. Red blush
  16. Red highlighter
  17. Blue liquid lipstick (half of the mouth)
  18. Green liquid lipstick (half of the mouth)

Have you seen any Pride makeup looks this year? Share them with me in the comments. I need inspiration for 2020.

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila