Pride makeup is many things - bold, bright, beautiful and often bedazzled. And while Pride month will likely look a bit different this year, moving from parades in the streets to virtual parties over Zoom, you can still have the best virtual celebration ever as you use Pride makeup as a tool of self-affirmation and support for the beautiful LGBTQ+ community. From rainbow everything to the tribute to the transgender flag that you’re dying to show off on Instagram Live, it’s easy to show your true colors with Pride makeup, whether you’re a devoted ally or proud member of the LGBTQ+ community.
A cut crease is a makeup look that never goes out of style, as it’s a blast to create and lets you bring out your eyes with a vivid spectrum of color. In the case of Pride makeup, all the colors. Use the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette to apply your choice of shades into your crease over a white base, blending as efficiently as you can to make the look as bright and beautiful as possible. While this look can definitely be a little tricky to master at first, you can always refer back to this tutorial from the man himself: James Charles.
Liner deserves a little love too, and colorful winged eyeliner is much easier to create than you may think. Just begin with a white base or primer like the Eyeshadow Primer Potion by Urban Decay, and pat along your upper eyelid with a blending brush. Now the fun begins. Grab your favorite colorful hues in the Trendy in Tokyo palette by BH Cosmetics, and apply along your lid in sections for a masterpiece as bright as it is beautiful. Now this is Pride makeup.
Eyes often take center stage when experimenting with vivid makeup looks, but sometimes you need to let lips do the talking. And a pout that pays tribute to the LGBTQ flag basically says it all. Just exfoliate your lips (seriously, don’t skip this step,) add a white base, and use a variety of colors to paint your lips in a downwards direction for the ultimate symbol of Pride. The Mini Rainbow Bundle by Jeffree Star Cosmetics has every hue you could want - including red, purple, blue, green, and orange.
Of course… Pride makeup doesn’t always have to be rainbow. Show your support for the transgender community with a sparkly, beautiful eye makeup look dedicated to the Transgender Flag. The Color Burst Artistry Palette - 35B by Morphe has shimmery blue and pink hues to blend into the inner and outer corners of your eyes, while you can use your favorite pearly highlighter to pack the center of the lid with a sparkly white.
A swipe of rainbow highlighter is a simple Pride makeup look that’s perfect for beginners, or those who want to look just the right amount of extra without overdoing it. And the FaceStudio Master Fairy Highlight Rainbow Highlighter by Maybelline is as magical as it sounds. At just $10, you can flawlessly blend an array of brilliant hues on your cheeks for a colorful display of Pride makeup, or use it as body glitter or a shimmery touch of eyeshadow. This rainbow highlighter is a must-have for any color lover’s collection.
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