Hey guys! As you all may know I was privileged enough to make it to the Top 30 for the Pacifica Muse Contest this year! If you’ve been to my blog you know I’ve raved about this brand and not only their products, but their mission in the beauty industry! They are an 100% Cruelty- Free and Vegan brand, and they participate in the IPSY glam bags and Genbeauty events, which I believe is a step in the right direction when it comes to including Green Beauty in the mainstream beauty industry! I was pretty stocked that they sent me not one, but TWO boxes filled with their products, everything from makeup, wipes, and shaving creams (comment below if you want a haul!). Our challenge was to create a look based on a woman that influences us most in history. I am Dominican & Puerto Rican and super proud of it, so of course I had to represent and create a look on Las Hermanas Mirabal (watch in the Time of the Butterflies for an epic recap of their story). I was drawn to Minerva Mirabal in particular I was so inspired by her witty, feisty, empowered nature, she knew what she wanted and she went out and got it! She created an underground movement to overthrow the torturous and feared Dictator Trujillo. She had the will and the might to fight against the strongest man in the country to keep her people safe, and away from the abuse and injustices happening around her. She did not just weep with sadness (although that would be totally understandable) she got up and did something about it!
One of her greatest accomplishments was being the first woman to enter and graduate Law School, during a time when Trujillo was her declared arch enemy. He couldn’t even stop her. Shortly after she began the underground movement with her sisters, they were known as Las Mariposas Mirabal (the Butterfly Mirabal sisters). They were a source of hope, inspiration, and motivation to keep going. She was willing to give up her life for what she believed in and I will forever be grateful for what her movement did for the Dominican Republic. I grew up admiring her essence and the message she exuded. She is the definition of a STRONG and INDEPENDENT woman!
Below I’ve listed the products used (mostly all by Pacifica) they are all Organic, Vegan, and Cruelty-Free products:
♥SOLAR COMPLETE COLOR MINERAL PALETTE: Shades used:
-Gold Dust Highlight
♥AFTER SUN MIST HERBIVORE BOTANICALS (used to intensify center metallic color on lid)
♥ENLIGHTENED GLOSS in Poppy (spicy orange undertone red)
♥DEVOCEAN NATURAL LIPSTICK in Firebird (literally smells like Coconut Water)
♥ ALIMA PURE BRONZER in Trinidad
♥ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS DIPBROW POMADE in Dark Brown
♥TARTE CRUELTY FREE LASHES in Goddess