It’s been two weeks to the day since a white supremacist traveled 10 hours to target Latino shoppers at an El Paso Walmart, leaving 22 dead and injured another 25 people. One patient remains in critical condition while another four are stable, but still hospitalized at El Paso’s University Medical Center. A surprise visit from Stand and Deliver star Edward James Olmos and comedian George Lopez certainly caused a positive flurry of emotion in hospital staff and survivors.
El Paso Times reports that there was no live media coverage of their visit, as it was not publicized and took everyone by surprise. The two spent hours just talking to survivors, families of those who did not survive and hospital staff.
“It was a real emotional experience all around,” UMC spokesman Ryan Mielke told El Paso Times. “They just wanted to meet with patients and staff.”
Olmos posted a photo to his Twitter with one of the survivors and her family.
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“Celebrating life with the survivors of El Paso,” tweeted Mexicano actor Edward J Olmos. “Find a way of helping and uniting with the families of those that lost family members and survivors and their families of Dayton and El Paso. Find ways of helping!”
Olmos and Lopez were gifted surgical caps signed by all the hospital staff that treated victims that fateful August 3rd.
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“The surgery caps worn by Lopez and Olmos were signed by all the members of UMC’s Emergency Department who were on hand August 3rd after a mass causality shooting in El Paso,” tweeted UMC El Paso. “Their visit today brought smiles and relief to recovering victims and their families.”
Mielke said the Hollywood stars pulled up a chair next to the survivors and listened to them for hours.
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UMC hospital nurse Priscilla Fraire smiled big to get a selfie in with Lopez and Olmos. Her mom even tweeted out her thanks to the actors, saying, “Thanks George and Edward for caring about our community. #ElPasoStrong #ThankYou”
“Thank you for all you do for our Raza,” tweets a fan named Debbie Lopez Contreras. “I truly appreciate you and all your hard work to make this world a better place. Much to you and yours”
The El Paso Pride is certainly stronger than ever.
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“Put a firmeza en El Chuco Tejas love my town 915 por vida,” one fan responds to Olmos’ tweet. “Let’s hear it for the good guys,” tweets Liz Perez in response to a comment that wonders why “hospitalized victims of the racist GOP terrorist mass murderer welcomed their visits and adamantly refused to see trump and the missus.”
“Thank you for going to my beloved hometown, Mr. Olmos!” tweets another El Pasoan. “A beautiful, compassionate and wonderful city with people on both sides of the border with our Sister City Ciudad Juarez! You are amazing, as always <3” El Paso is strong because of its Latinos, holding up other Latinos, por siempre.
This hospital staffer expressed gratitude for Olmos’ empathy for El Paso.
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“Greatly appreciate you for taking the time to come visit my city #ElPaso,” tweeted Cynthia Martinez. “It was a real pleasure to meet you. Thank you for making time to come and support our city. A community that is grieving, that is hurting.”
“There were lines of nurses and it was chaotic.”
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“They were really friendly,” 23-year-old nursing student Oseleonoleme told El Paso Times. “There were lines of nurses and it was chaotic.”
That chaos led to some staffers missing out on the photo op, and others delighting their daughters who later tweeted the above photo with the caption, “My dad works at UMC El Paso and he sent me this picture today!”
Forever, we honor the victims from the El Paso shooting.
Let’s be real, can you afford a glam squad? We didn’t think so, which means we completely understand the problematic dilemmas that come with trying to look fly especially if you’re not the best at applying makeup. If you’re not a gifted makeup artist, heck, if you’re just kind of basic when it comes to putting on mascara and lipstick, we totally get that applying isn’t easy. That’s why we turn to makeup experts on YouTube tutorials and Instagram videos that teach us how to put on makeup the proper way. The problem is, we still don’t do it right.
Nevertheless, whether you’re an influencer in the making or just looking to have some fun online, here’s a roundup of some of the most hilarious (and worst) winged tip eyeliner fails.
When you think you got this, but then oh wait, no you don’t.
This poor chick was so close. She did one eyelid perfectly. Her winged tip was on point. Now she just needed to do the other side. She was so careful of getting the black eyeliner right where it was supposed to be and then oops, crooked line. “Oh my god,” she says and then lets out a hilarious sigh. She tries to fix it by applying concealer and then gives up. “I’m not feeling this.”
When you try to do the tape hack only to realize you’re probably going blind.
Makeup experts have shown us an easy way to do a wingtip by using tape to keep the lines straight. The problem with this girl here is that she put so much black liquid makeup on her lashes that the liquid seeped through to her eyeball!! You can see her fear in her eye (the other is basically gone) but don’t freak, she didn’t lose an eyeball.
When at first, you don’t succeed, pick yourself up and try again (and again and again).
Homeboy here, who goes by Skinny, is a pretty fabulous character. He tries multiple times to do the winged tip and he can’t get it right because the tip is too thick. He tries so many times that one side of his face is red because he keeps scrubbing it off. Please watch the entire thing, you won’t be sorry.
When you shouldn’t be bothering at all.
Oh my god, this mom here did the winged tip while catching up on CSI. Dear Lord help us all. Her attempt is so bad, she should never ever pick up black liquid eyeliner again.
When you’re a wannabe pro and still manage to get it wrong.
Jessica Smart looks like a typical makeup expert wannabe on YouTube, but she admits that she’s not good at doing a winged tip. She tries the good ol’ dental floss hack and fails completely. She does it well enough on one eyelid, but the other one is a hot mess.
When every eyeliner hack fails you but you don’t even care.
Gianna here tried every winged tip eyeliner hack in the book: the spoon, drawing dots, using tape. All of them failed miserably but she sure had fun doing it.
When you’re not sure it went wrong but upon further inspection, oh yes, you’re clueless.
This woman here almost had it. She almost had the perfect winged tip and at first glance, you think she got it too. She looks great but then she closes her eye and then bam! Total fail.
When you give up on life because you’re never going to do a winged-tip right.
This girl here doesn’t even bother to try. She knows the frustration of messing up so bad then there’s nothing else left to do but to paint your entire face.
When you’re eyes weren’t made for winged-tip eyeliner so just forget the whole thing.
This noted makeup artist said she cannot do winged-tip eyeliner on herself at all mainly because she has down-turned eyes and too much skin on her eyelid. We thought she was exaggerating but nope, her eyes are meant for winged-tip eyeliner. However, we think if someone else did it for her she’d look great. Maybe all of this has taught us that someone else should be applying makeup for us, and if we can’t find someone else to do it, then just have fun and who cares what you look like. Which video was your favorite?
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