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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Rainbows and Stars - Gay Pride Makeup

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July 2nd was Toronto's Gay Pride Parade this year, a day I look forward to annually. While I myself am not gay, a good half of my friends are, so it's always a huge party. And, besides supporting their rights and having a great time partying in the sunshine, I love that pride is also about accepting/loving yourself just as you are and feeling free to let your freak flag fly (say that ten times fast). Not to mention ... a day where the dress code is rainbow and glitter??? SIGN ME UP! Anyways, this look is a recreation of the look I did for the parade. I didn't get a chance to snap a really good picture of it (plus I sweated most of it off in the 100 degree heat) but I was pretty proud of how it turned out and I wanted to share it with you guys.



I have to admit, I absolutely loved this look. I know it's not wearable or sensible but it was so much fun to do! I put star stickers down all over my face, then primed and shadowed, and shadowed, and shadowed. Finally when I was all done I peeled them off for the fun star effect and finished it off with some fuchsia lips. For the parade I also shellacked my face with glitter but I wasn't feeling it this time around. Glitter is like the herpes of craft supplies, it never goes away, and even when you think it's gone you wake up three days later with it still in your hair. I used a whole mess of random eyeshadow colors for this look, but a lot of them came from the Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer & Metal Mania palette - both of which I have to say are my go to palettes as of late. 

Anyways, here's some pictures from the actual pride parade/pride weekend if you're interested!

Me and my best friend hanging out at the rooftop party!

Blowing kisses to the crowd

My good friend & host of the amazing rooftop party (right)


Giant rainbow flag!

Anyways, it was so much fun and I already can't wait for next year. Do you guys have any summer traditions that you get excited for every year?


43 comments:

  1. It`s a wonderfull make up, you are so beautifll

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  2. this looks so fun! great job!

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  3. Great look! I like the stars! =D

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  4. I love this!! So pretty, We usually have Pride here in the San Francisco Bay Area and I never got around to going, I want to go next year for sure! Glad you had a blast!

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  5. Your blending is flawless as always and the star effect really breaks the look up to give it a personal edge. :) A beautiful look for a great cause.

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  6. AMMMMAzing!!!! I love that you say "let your freak flag fly" cause thats my alter egos motto :)

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  7. Love it! I love how fun & bright the look is.

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  8. truly amazing look! i love your hair btw, not one single hair out of place :D

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  9. Yay, pride parades! They're so fun! And your makeup is amazing~

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  10. That look is too cute! And perfect for partying during pride. It looks like you had a great time

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  11. FUN! The look is perfect for a pride event.

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  12. really pretty! Love the stars & great blending :)

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  13. Wow is this ever awesome!!

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  14. What a fun dress code!
    This look is just amazing!
    Great job.

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  15. This looks fantastic! You are incredibly talented.

    Voe.

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  16. You are incredible!!! I love your work and your passion, it's truly inspiring and thought-provoking!!! They would devour you at the NYC gay pride parade, you are just amaaazinggggg!!!! your creativity is just endleeeeeesssssssssss...

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  17. Wow! This is stunning. I so LOVE your pink lip colour. ^^

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  18. Looks so cute:) and wow that party looks amazing!

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    xx

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  19. Wow that's amazing!!! Great work!

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  20. Looks fun! Great idea with the stars too. You are so good at wearing false eyelashes and that dress is amazing! xx

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  21. I really enjoy your look, it looks like you had lots of fun! Also, I can't stop laughing at "glitter is the herpes of craft supplies"!!!

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  22. Can't get over how amazing your eye make up is! Wish I could do stuff like that :) Gorgeous colours!

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  23. This look is amazing, love the tip about using the star stickers to create this effect.

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  24. Wow! This is incredible! You have amazing skills girl!

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  25. i love your creativity on this!

    <3 BB
    check my blog for a smile(;

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  26. The makeup looks amaazing gurl! :)

    xoxo
    teli
    krzteli.blospot.com

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  27. I thought you looked familiar! I commented on this look on Beautylish a few days back.
    Still love it! & glad to hear you had a good time at the parade xx

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  28. So beautiful, bright and colorful! I am an avid gay-rights supporter, so i adore this look. It's so fun! Love love love <3

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  29. I've awarded you a few blog awards :)
    Love your blog btw!

    http://zaffirobleu.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-awards.html

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  30. Lovin' the new layout ;] and I absolutely love the rainbow-ness <3 gorgeous as always!

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  31. yay you look so amazing!!! beautiful make up :)

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  32. Such a creative look! Love it! Thanks for the follow. Am now your new follower :)

    xoxo

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  33. Wow! what a beautiful look. You are a very talented makeup artist! Thanks so much for the follow. I can't help, but do the same. Love your blog! :)

    xo//Andrea Marie
    http://peaceloveandreamarie.blogspot.com

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  34. The make-up is amazing! The passion in what you do shows in your make-up art. Creativity if for the win!

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  35. haha awesome look! looks like u had a lot of funnnn :D

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  36. LOVE LOVE LOVE this look!! Brings back fond memories of Rainbow Bright haha. You look absolutely gorgeous and I love your dress too :D

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  37. cutey!!!

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