Breast Cancer Awareness Month is right around the corner. Once October hits, there’s no doubt you’ll be seeing plenty of pink, from transportation—popular bus companies wrap their buses in pink for the month—to makeup product packaging. Maybe you have a loved one who’s battled breast cancer, you’ve conquered it yourself, or you simply want to show your support for those who have. Regardless of your reasoning, you can participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month through your beauty look. This October, deck yourself out in pink by recreating one of these rosy makeup looks or hair color ideas.
BEAUTY LOOK #1: PAINT YOUR POUT
Your favorite pink lip colors have a little extra meaning this month. Sport a neutral pale pink during the day or a hot pink lip at night. Here are a few of our favorite pinks to paint your pout with:
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Lacquered Strawberry: This vibrant pink shade has a glossy, ultra-radiant finish to complement its intensity. The formula will keep your lips hydrated and comfortable throughout the day.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick in Risque Roses: This pale pink shade is perfect for daytime wear. The line is formulated to provide intense hydration with a super matte finish.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick in Candyman: Not only is this a beautiful, neutral shade of pink, but it also has a chocolate scent (yum!). The liquid lipstick formula provides all day, matte coverage that’s never sticky.
Editor’s tip: Not sure what shade of pink is right for you? Head over to our article, How to Find the Best Pink Lipstick for Your Skin Tone.
BEAUTY LOOK #2: COLOR YOUR STRANDS
One of the most common ways to switch up your beauty look in honor of BCA is to color your locks pink. The good news is, even if you don’t want to bleach or permanently dye your hair, you can totally rock this look! Here are a few hair color options:
For a temporary hair color…try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Hot Pink or Pastel Pink. This temporary hair color spray will give your locks instant bold color that washes out with just one shampoo. No commitment necessary!
For a semi-permanent hair color…try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Pink, SoftPink, or Hot Pink. This hair color will wash out in four to ten shampoos and is perfect if you want your pink hair to last for more than a day but don’t want to make a permanent change.
For a permanent hair color…try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Smokey Pink. This soft pink hair dye will coat your locks in multi-faceted, shimmering color.
BEAUTY LOOK #3: GRAB YOUR EYE SHADOW
Pink eye shadow is another totally beautiful way to show your support. To get the look, simply swipe a pink eye shadow across your lids. Then, apply a medium brown shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow is Cafe Au Lait, to your crease. Finish your eye shadow by applying a white shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow in Petite Perle, to the inner corner of your eye.
Here are a few of our favorite pink eye shadow shades to consider for this eye makeup look:
L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink: This pale pink is perfect for your everyday makeup look.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avenue Des Roses: This palette comes with everything you need for a BCA eye makeup look!
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallics Eye Shadow in Rose Chrome: Want a light pink shade with a pop? This eye shadow will give you high impact color with a foiled, metallic finish.
Editor’s note: For more pink eye makeup ideas, check out our article, How to Wear Pink Eye Makeup.
BEAUTY LOOK #4: ROCK ROSY CHEEKS
The subtlest (and simplest) way to switch up your beauty look for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to wear rosy cheeks throughout the month. So easy, right? Here are a few pink blush shades we adore:
L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Fantastical: This blush has a smooth texture that’s ultra-blendable and features an enchanting fruit scent.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks in Sexy-Flush: This buildable longwear blush formula can be applied directly to your cheeks, making it extremely convenient for girls on the go.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush in Baby Blossom: This soft pink hue will flawlessly complement your skin’s tone and texture, leaving you with a natural-looking flush of color.
For another pink-themed makeup look to try, read our article, How to Do Rose Gold Makeup.