Pride Makeup Essentials & Rainbow Makeup

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Pride month is here – a month dedicated to inclusivity, individuality, love, and self- expression!

Now, these are values we stick to the full year around, but if you’re looking for an excuse to express yourself through makeup, what better season to do so than during Pride month?!

With countless celebrations and festivities taking place throughout the month, we’ve got you covered with all the Pride makeup essentials you could ever need to flaunt your fabulous-ness!

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What is Pride?

The dictionary definition of pride is ‘a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired’.

Pride Month is a time where people come together in love and friendship, celebrating just how far LGBTQ+ rights have come.

The celebrations and events take place during the month of June, as that was the month of the Stonewall riots in 1969 – important protests that took place in the US, which resulted in changing gay rights for many people in America and around the world.

What Events Take Place During Pride Month?

There are no bounds to Pride Month events and celebrations!

From festivals and parades to concerts and themed club nights – whichever Pride event you’re attending, often a large portion of the money raised will go towards supporting LGBTQ+ charities.

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Pride Makeup Kit

Once you’ve decided on the Pride event you’re heading to, whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community or attending as an ally, you’ve got to look the part!

Pride is a time for self-expression without judgement, so if you’ve been tempted to experiment with makeup and have never found the confidence, now is your time to shine!

But where to start? We’ve got you covered with the ultimate Pride makeup kit! Whether you’re going for full drag, creating rainbow shadow, or want to try a dramatic Pride makeup look to complement your outfit, here’s everything you should need:

  1. A Trusty Primer
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    A Trusty Primer

    First things first, you want to create the perfect base to keep your Pride makeup look in place. A good primer will do just that, while also reducing the chance of a cakey finish.

    For the most seamless Pride makeup, after completing your skincare routine, apply a pea-sized amount of the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Fix Mattifying Primer to the back of your hand before smoothing into skin.

    The lightweight formula helps to minimize the appearance of redness and blemishes, while mattifying the skin for a flawless makeup application.

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  2. Long Lasting Foundation
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    Long Lasting Foundation

    Pride events are often a full day and night experience. If it’s the parade in the day followed by a night on the dance floor, you need a reliable foundation that flaunts the ultimate coverage with true staying power.

    Our IRL Filter Longwear Foundation is a trusty selection when it comes to Pride makeup. Not only does it offer longevity with up to 16 hours of wear, but its breathable matte formula is also oil-free, keeping that shine at bay.

    With 20% more pigment, this foundation is super easy to build and blend, depending on the level of coverage you desire for your Pride makeup look.

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  3. Illuminating Concealer
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    Illuminating Concealer

    The last thing you want to deal with as part of your Pride makeup look is tired looking eyes. An illuminating concealer can help to brighten the under eyes, as well as provide extra coverage where needed.

    Try the Makeup Revolution Eye Bright Illuminating Under Eye Concealer. It not only instantly brightens tired eyes, but also delivers a dose of Vitamin C to actively treat the area of concern.

    It can also be used to cover blemishes and conceal redness with an undetectable finish. No retouching is required, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy the Pride festivities.

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  4. Killer Contour
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    Killer Contour

    Contouring is the best way to flaunt your features and define those cheekbones. We’ve got the ultimate quick contour solution that elevates any Pride makeup look to the next level.

    The Makeup Revolution Fast Base Contour Sticks lifts, defines and sculpts the face. With its unique, blendable formula, learning how to contour has never been simpler!

    Apply the darker end under your cheekbones, around your forehead, under your jawline and down each side of your nose to create definition. Use the lighter end to highlight the tops of your cheekbones, under your eyes, in the center of your forehead and the middle of your nose. Then blend!

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  5. Sculpted Brows
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    Sculpted Brows

    If you’ve always wanted to experiment with your brows but have never had the confidence, your Pride makeup is the time to do it!

    Whether you’re creating a full, fabulous drag look or simply elevating your everyday makeup, this brow kit has got you covered.

    The Makeup Revolution Ultra Brow Kit contains four super blendable eyebrow powders, two tinted eyebrow waxes, eyebrow arch enhancing cream, browbone highlighter, eyebrow pencil, mini tweezers and mini styling brushes. What more could you need for flawless brows?!

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  6. Maximalist Shadow
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    Maximalist Shadow

    Here’s the part where you can truly get creative. Whether you’re going for full rainbow makeup, or dramatic Pride makeup shadow, you need a palette that covers all bases.

    If you want the ultimate colorful shadow look for your Pride makeup, we recommend the Maxi Reloaded Shadow Palette in Big Shot. Complete with every shade of shadow you could ever imagine, it’s a real essential in your Pride makeup kit!

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  7. Graphic Eyeliner
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    Graphic Eyeliner

    Want to take your Pride makeup eye look to the next level? It’s time to get graphic with your eyeliner!

    Whether you’re ready to master the perfect winged eyeliner or experimenting with abstract shapes, try the Revolution XX XXact Eye Liner Pencil in your shade of choice to elevate your eye makeup.

    Need some eyeliner inspo? Check out our top eyeliner tips.

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  8. Lust-worthy Lashes
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    Lust-worthy Lashes

    Pride makeup is all about extravagance. If you tend to save wearing false lashes for special occasions, that time is now, darling!

    We love the Creator 3D Lash Book – complete with every style of eyelash you should ever need for your line-up of Pride events.

    Discover how to apply false lashes with our ultimate guide.

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  9. Luscious Lips
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    Luscious Lips

    With many events in Pride month taking you from day to night, you’re going to want to make sure those lips stay hydrated.

    Whether used as a standalone product or as a lipstick topper, we recommend finishing your lip look with an I Heart Revolution Tasty Peach Lip Oil.

    Offering a subtle tint of color and a burst of hydration, this nourishing formula keeps lips feeling smooth and is super easy to top-up during the festivities.

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  10. Set the Look
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    Set the Look

    Finally, you don’t want all your Pride makeup efforts to be for nothing when it melts off your face.

    Fix that look in place with a spritz of Makeup Revolution Glow Fix Illuminating Setting Spray. Not only does it offer the staying power needed to set your makeup look in place, the makeup setting spray also  has light reflecting particles to create a gorgeous glow that takes your luminosity to the next level!

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