The month of June has long been dedicated to the celebration of the LGBTQ community, marked by parties, parades, and other festivities. But this year, in particular, brings an air of remembrance with the anniversary of the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub.
Now a year removed from the tragedy where so many lives were lost, the LGBTQ community is still bringing increasingly more attention to their call for harmony and love among all people. No matter how big or small a person’s contribution may be, there are various ways to show your pride.
Beauty influencers have used their platforms to highlight the many ways they’re celebrating pride, with bright-colored cosmetics for artistic expressions of support. From photos on Instagram paired with inspirational words to videos on YouTube that reveal the passion behind their craft, here are 10 colorful makeup looks in honor of Pride Month.
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Payton Johnsone slays his Pride Month makeup with a pastel beard and bold eyebrows. (Photo: paytonjohnsone/Instagram)
English Instagrammer Nickayla’s pride surges to life. Her caption reads, “My heart is also with Orlando today. Remembering the 49 lost too soon.” (Photo: nickaylahiler/Instagram)
Orlando native Jonathan Villafane creates an homage to the “strongest city I know” with this splattered look. “Take a moment today to spread love and kindness to not just your #lgbt friends, but to everyone!” he writes. (Photo: jonathan_villafane/Instagram)
Hailey Cassine doesn’t mind the heat, as long as she sweats with pride. “Pride is not about hate and dividing people,” she captioned the photo. “It’s about love and togetherness…Be proud of who you are.” (Photo: hailey.cassine/Instagram)
Swedish YouTuber Hanna Pramholt created rainbow eye makeup with glitter tears to celebrate. “Why be ordinary when you can be extra? Happy pride month!” (Photo: Hanna Pramholt/YouTube)
Wesley Benjamin Carter went for a glitter clawed look for LA Pride. “This is just a little artistic if you want to standout at Pride,” he tells his audience. “Just show your support or be super festive.” (Photo: Wesley Benjamin Carter/YouTube)
CoverGirl’s James Charles cuts his crease for his first ever Pride event. “I’m so proud to say I am a member of the LGBTQ community and it makes me so happy to be able to express myself & inspire others by being myself,” he captioned his Instagram. (Photo: James Charles/YouTube)
Sebastian Caudillo isn’t shying away from supporting his own community. “I will NEVER change who I am, just because you don’t approve!” (Photo: sebastian_caudillo/Instagram)