I know I am late with a #pridemonth look, but this month has been pretty powerful in more ways than one. I wanted to really stop for a while, listen, educate myself and learn more about the BLM movement. There is still a long way to go, and I will not stop talking about it.
That aside, June is such an important month for the LGBT community. One of my best friends who passed away from cancer a few years ago, was gay. His presence was everything to me. He was a nice person, much nicer than I was, so understanding, loving and caring towards everyone in his life. I was grateful to have him as a friend. I miss him. ❤
We are on times where the world is opening up more and allowing people to be themselves. I think the world is also a bit more accepting now than even 10 years ago, some people are still needing to come around, and in other parts of the word that is not the case at all. So Pride Month is a time to celebrate and be proud, not ashamed. We are aiming towards equality for all at the present time, and the LGBT community has had a hard time feeling accepted. I think it’s beautiful that we have an entire month to celebrate them, and this is yet another movement I truly accept and support!
Two Things I Learned
#1: LGBT Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, Pride events are held in June to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world. This uprising launched a new era of resistance and revolution. They fought back against the laws that were oppressing them, rather then accepting them as they are.
#2: Marsha P. Johnson, a black transgender woman, was a central figure in the gay liberation movement. She was known as an outspoken advocate for gay rights.
3 Lessons to Learn from the Stonewall Riots
- Change is possible when people speak up.
- Sometimes movements take time to catch on, and that’s okay.
- There’s power in organized groups.
Pride Month MOTD
So here it is: my very first rainbow Pride Month makeup looks for you guys, using my newest palette from the e.l.f. x Jkissa Collection (round 2).
Brows: Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara (clear) | Colourpop Cosmetics Brow Boss Pencil | Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara
Eyes: Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base | e.l.f. Cosmetics x Jkissa To The Rescue Palette, Shades Used: Casey, Zuma, Yosemite, Sadie, Cannoli, Peaky, Tsuki, Firefly, Regan, and Bailey | NYX Matte Liquid Liner | Butter London Double Decker Mascara | Wet n Wild Shutter Shock Lashes w/ BH Cosmetics Lash Glue
Face: no foundation crew | Wet n Wild Photofocus Concealer and NYX HD Photogenic Concealer | Wet n Wild Coloricon Blush in Apricot in the Middle | the Balm Mary Lou Manizer | Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Lips: Steve Laurant Chic Lip Liner | Colourpop Cosmetics x iluvsarahii Ultra Glossy Lip in Curvii
I had a bit of trouble with the purple shade fading and not sticking, as you can see. As much as I tried to fix it, it just wouldn’t work. I am hoping it’s the base I used on my eyelid. I do have different bases, so I will experiment some more before I write my full review. Perhaps I can recreate the eye looks separately to make sure.
Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to be kind to each other!
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