Makeover Monday – Meet Aurora Avila, Breast Cancer Awareness Warrior
Today was Makeover Monday on Access Hollywood Live and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we invited a very special woman for a very special makeover – Aurora Avila.
Aurora was a newlywed and three-months pregnant when she received her cancer diagnosis at just 31-years old. She underwent chemotherapy and radiation, but she lost her pregnancy.
After finishing her treatment, she ended up separating from her husband.
Aurora marched onward though and she’s been devoted to getting the word out about breast cancer, volunteering her time to spread awareness – especially to young women.
She’s a co-leader of the Wellness Community West Los Angeles and recently completed her first marathon as a fundraiser. Most excitingly, Aurora recently had her five-year anniversary survival party.
“I never wanted to say cancer is a gift, but the lessons learned through the journey are priceless,” she said. “I feel like I have a new chance to really be grateful everyday for my health my family and all of the support I received and continue to receive.”
We couldn’t think of anyone better to whom to give today’s Monday Makeover and Aurora’s look was inspired by Eva Longoria Parker. Eva’s “Desperate Housewives” co-star, Felicity Huffman, even stopped by to meet Aurora, and to help with the makeover.
Celebrity style expert Jamie Krell brought along her team – celebrity hair stylist Paul Norton from Warren Tricomi Los Angeles Salon and celebrity makeup artist and co-owner of Luxe Beauty Team, Amy Hollier.
Want to get the same look yourself? Here’s how:
Big Gold Cuff by PNK Elephant and Gold Dangle Earrings by PNK Elephant
Price: $10 for earrings and $16 for cuff
Where to buy: www.pnkelephant.com
Gold Calendar Necklace by Dalla nonna
Dalla nonna will be donating 10% of the proceeds on sales of the calendar necklace and the pink calendar bracelet, for the month of October.
Where to buy: www.dallanonnajewelry.com
White T-Shirt - Splendid White Tank
Where to buy: www.Splendid.com
Camel Colored Trench with Tie Waist – Express Camel Colored Trench with Tie Waist
Where to buy: www.Express.com
Jeans – by Lee Gold Label Poe Knit Jeggings
Where to buy: www.Lee.com
Pumps – Bebe Animal Print Pumps
Purse – The Avon Crusade Tote Bag (designed by Marimekko)
*100% of proceeds from each bag sold will go to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
Where to buy: www.avon.com
LA Warren Tricomi’s Paul Norton used NEXXUS thermal volume mousse to add volume and texture when blowing out, curled lightly with a large curling iron and set the style with NEXXUS maximum.
Luxe Beauty Co-Owner Amy Hollier gave Aurora flawless skin by buffing in Kevyn Aucoin’s Liquid Airbrush foundation and finished with a little loose powder and Nars blush, which has the perfect amount of color and sheen for glowing cheeks.
To make the eyes stand, Amy lined heavily on the upper lashline with Stila’s Smudgepot in black, and then dusted some shimmery shadow over for a little sparkle.
For a soft and subtle shine, she used LaRocca’s lip sheild. LaRocca is donating 20% of sales of the Prosecco Lip Shield to CEW Cancer & Careers during the month of October.
Support Lee National Denim Day which benefits Women’s Cancer Programs of EIF and CSC by going to denimday.com.