Pride love is love rainbow banner

What do you get when you mix glitter, rainbows, vibrant colours and straight up solidarity? It’s Pride, of course! If you’re getting ready to stand side by side with the LGBTQ+ community at Brighton & Hove Pride, one of the biggest, sassiest and most spectacular Pride celebrations, then we have three vibrant makeup looks to get you into the all-dancing, all-singing spirit of the occasion!

Look 1: The symbol of Pride

Rainbow eyes and bold lip

Hamad is flying the flag, literately, in support for Pride! Want to recreate this look? You only need a couple of products!

Also, if you need a hand remembering the colours of the rainbow, think back to your school days:

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Step 1: Using the fabulous NYX professional makeup ultimate neon eyeshadow palette and a fluffy eyeshadow brush, start in the corner of the eye and start blending your first colour, yellow, into and across the lid. Once you have built up the level of colour you're looking for, start on the next, orange. Use a gentle hand and lots of blending. Continue across both eyelids until you have created a rainbow of colour! 

Step 2: Create velvety, totally kissable lips with a pop of colour using the B. Cosmetics liquid lipstick in Lulu.

Male model with rainbow eyeshadow and pink lips for pride

Look 2:  It’s a Pride thing

Striking eyes and rainbow lip

Your face is your canvas, so why not paint it?!  Here’s what you need to know to recreate Norah’s ‘I’m ready to Pride’ look!

Step 1: Line and colour ¾ of your lips, leaving ¼ one end to create a rainbow, using the Revolution X Pride Express Myself Face Paint Palette – yes, that’s correct actual face paint!

Step 2: On the ¼ of your lips you have left, take a thin lip brush and carefully paint in a few more colours – we have gone for orange, yellow and green.

Step 3: Create your ‘Come Pride with me eyes’ by using a striking blue eyeliner to line the eyes and fill the lid. Try the Gosh Metal Eye in Turquoise to really make a statement.

Step 4: Finally, add some definition to your eyes with the B. Cosmetics Volumizing Mascara.

Brunette girl with rainbow painted lips and blue eyes

Look 3: Show your true colours!

Rainbow stripes and glitter

You didn’t think we would go through a whole Pride tutorial without glitter, did you?! If you’re all about the colour and sparkle, without getting too technical – this look it for you!

Step 1: Take a thin eyeliner brush and line the upper lash line with yellow colour from the Revolution X Pride Express Myself Face Paint Palette.  Repeat the process, following the line with other colours, leaving a gap in between each.

Step 2: It’s glitter time! You can be as e.x.t.r.a as you please with the glitz. If you wanna’ look like a disco ball, you go for it! For this look, we’ve used the B. Glitter Pigment Steel as highlighter around the eyes to make them sparkle.

Step 3: Finally, seal the deal with irresistible lips with a generous coating of NIP & FAB’s Makeup Lip Topper in Starlight.

Female model with braids, with rainbow eyeshaodow and glitter highlighter