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28 Pride Makeup Looks to Help You Celebrate Your Unique Beauty This Month (and Every Month)

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It’s 2023, and Pride festivities are (safely!) back on track with a mix of digital and IRL events. Thankfully, the spirit of expressing yourself fully and unapologetically remains unwavering and stronger than ever. What better way to get into the spirit of supporting the LGBTQ+ community than with all-out, statement-making Pride makeup looks? We're talking about a kaleidoscope of colors, sparkles that could rival a supernova, and enough shimmer to blind a unicorn.

Whether you're a fierce diva, a glitter enthusiast, or just looking to sprinkle some magic onto your face, we've rounded up the best makeup looks that will have you feeling like the reigning queen or king of Pride. So grab your lash glue, your most colorful eyeshadow palette, and get ready to paint the town red (and orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, too) with these 22 Pride makeup looks to inspire your DIY all of Pride Month and beyond.

1. Cobalt Crush

Close-up of Alex Boldea rocking a cobalt blue winged eyeshadow makeup look

This bold cobalt blue winged shadow on artist and jeweler Alex Boldea is stunning enough on its own, but the dazzling rainbow rhinestones take it to the next level. Not just literally, but also figuratively. They're not just pretty little gems, they're a symbol of unity, love, and the kaleidoscope of colors that make up the beautiful LGBTQ+ community. Together, this mesmerizing combo is unapologetically fabulous.

2. Lustrous Lavender

Close-up of Alyx Liu posing and rocking a shimmery purple eyeshadow look with winged eyeliner

The chrome French tips, the perfectly contoured and defined lips, the iridescent purple shadow with eyeliner winged to the gods—we truly can’t decide our favorite part of Alyx Liu’s look. Looking for more ways you can add purple into your eye makeup repertoire? We’ve got a list of 28 purple eyeshadow looks that anyone can pull off.

3. Take Flight

Close-up of Cristian Leal rocking a diffused shimmery purple and blue eyeshadow wing makeup look

This diffused winged eyeshadow look worn by makeup artist Cristian Leal invites you to spread your wings and soar into a realm of vibrant color and playful creativity. The dance of light blue and hot pink eyeshadows blend together like a harmonious symphony that is all about embracing the joy of self-expression and making a statement that's uniquely yours.

4. Pink Power

Close-up of Gia Gunn rocking a negative space pink eyeshadow makeup look with pearl accents

Get ready to embrace the power of pink with a beauty look that's equal parts sweet and striking! The soft pink eyeshadow sweeps across the lids like a dreamy cloud, and the next-level white cut crease is sharp enough to cut through conformity. Plus, the tiny pearls delicately placed along the cut crease add a touch of whimsical elegance that's fit for a queen, like our model Gia Gunn.

5. Artistic Expression

Close-up of Khai St Lawrence rocking a shimmery taupe eyeshadow look with small pearl accents

Dive into a world of vibrant hues and artistic expression, because this makeup look (worn by singer, songwriter, and stylist Khai St Lawrence) is as dreamy as a watercolor painting come to life! The alluring eyeshadow blends an array of hues like a masterpiece on your lids, the fuchsia lips bring on the bold, and the iridescent rhinestones are like droplets of stardust, adding a celestial sparkle that turns you into a living work of art to showcase your creativity and individuality.

6. Lightning Strikes

Close-up of a model rocking a graphic blue, green, and white eye makeup look

Featuring a stunning gradient of bright blues and greens, this eye-catching creation is more than just eyeliner—it defies the laws of ordinary! The cut crease placement adds depth and dimension to model Khriss Alvarez’s eyes, while the lightning bolt-shape wing instantly electrifies your gaze.

7. Creamsicle Colorblock

Close-up of a smiling model with shimmery pink and orange eyeshadow makeup look

Get ready to slay the Pride makeup look game with a pink-and-orange eyeshadow. The key to this high-impact color payoff is to lay down a solid base (we love the tinted TRESLÚCE BEAUTY Se Preparó Eyelid Primer, which comes in three shades), then press your pink and orange shadow over top. Finish with a micro flick of black liner, try SHADES BY SHAN The Gel Eyeliner in Black Tea, a volumizing mascara, and you’re ready to let your eyes do the talking.

8. Fierce Flicks

Close-up of a model rocking a negative space green eyeliner look and looking over her shoulders

Channel your inner woodland warrior with a negative space green eyeliner look that'll make Mother Nature herself green with envy! The bold, sharp flicks in an unexpected kelly green shade is the perfect way to put your winged liner skills to the test. And paired with a poppy pink glossy lip (like KEVYN AUCOIN Mini Molten Gems Liquid Lipstick in Poppy Topaz) creates a Pride makeup look that says: "I'm here; I'm fierce; I'm celebrating love in all its vibrant shades."

9. Lavender Haze

Close-up of a model rocking a lavender eye makeup look adorned with rhinestones

Enter a world of whimsical wonder with this lavender look that shows the world you're a lavender-loving, rhinestone-adorning, proud-as-can-be magical creature. We love how intricate this eye makeup looks yet how simple it is to create. Sweep a pastel purple shadow from your lash line to your brow bone (using a cream shadow will give you the most opaque color payoff), and lightly blend out the outer corners. Here’s where the magic happens. Using lash glue and some craft store rhinestones, place the rhinestones in a line from the inner corner of your eye up under your brow bone and flicked out at the tail of your brows. Pro tip: dot the lash glue on your lid, then use a pair of tweezers to pick up each rhinestone.

10. Striking Sequins

Close-up of Rowan Blanchard rocking a rainbow sequin cut crease eye makeup look on the red carpet
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Ready to blind the haters with every blink? Rowan Blanchard’s rainbow sequin cut crease is so sharp, it could slice through negative vibes like butter. Like any adorned makeup look, lash glue will be your BFF here. Swipe it right above your natural crease, and start placing your sequins. Keep them in ROYGBIV order, but have fun with the placement. It’s best when it’s not too perfect.

11. Glitter Wings

Lil Nas X rocking a glittery winged eyeliner makeup look and white nails
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When it comes to Pride makeup, silver is basically a neutral. Exhibit A: Lil Nas X’s silvery glitter cat-eye. To get the full impact effect of your glitter, create a base using a matching cream shadow or eyeliner (like LOVE+CRAFT+BEAUTY Gel Eyeliner in Piercer) first. Once you have the winged shape you want, press your silver glitter right over the top. And while matching jewelry, grill, nails, and jacket aren’t a requirement, they certainly don’t hurt the lewk either.

12. Complementary Colors

Miley Cyrus rocking pastel blue eyeshadow and warm peach lipstick on the red carpet
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Miley Cyrus is taking us back to elementary school art class with her pops of complementary colors. Her hazy blue eye pairs perfectly with the peachy orange lips. Dust the blue shades from your BEAUTY CREATIONS COSMETICS Brittany Eyeshadow Palette across your lids, then use a fluffy brush (try LARUCE BEAUTY LR120 Tapered Blending in Grey) to blend the colors up through your creases. Top with a peachy lipstick and matching swipe of LAUREN CONRAD BEAUTY ​​The Lip Gloss in Dawn, and you’re good to go.

13. Petal Pops

Kiki Layne rocking a glittery pink eyeliner makeup look
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The dress! The necklace! The pink speckled lids! We can’t get enough of Kiki Layne’s all-pink everything. Layne’s makeup artist Billie Gene used actual petals to create the lid look, but you can get a similar vibe with chunky glitters or a pink liquid liner. Don’t forget to pop on a pink blush—we love ACE BEAUTÉ Blushed Up Blush in Plummy—and lip to complete your monochromatic look.

14. Fiery Flicks

Demi Lovato rocking a neon orange graphic eyeliner makeup look
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Demi Lovato’s makeup is en fuego… literally. Their neon flames liquid liner is bringing us back to our Hot Topic days but with much better brows thanks to products like BENEFIT COSMETICS Brow Styler Eyebrow Pencil & Powder Duo.

15. Glitter Inner Corners

Close-up of Karol Rodriguez rocking a colorful eye makeup look paired with glossy nude pink lips

From the soft shading between sunshine yellow, tangerine, and lime green to the perfect pop of purple glitter in the inner corners, this look on New York-based makeup artist Karol Rodriguez is ev-er-y-thing. Recreate this eye makeup look with the WE ARE FLUIDE Otherworldly Palette, then pair with dewy skin and a glossy lip. *Chef’s kiss*

16. Technicolor-Blocking

Close-up of Briahna McNeil rocking a colorful eyeshadow makeup look

We love a perfectly blended moment, but the defined lines on Briahna McNeil (Los Angeles hair and makeup artist) and high-contrast colors are simple, artful, and totally customizable. McNeil’s epic eye look uses VIOLET VOSS Coral Pop Eyeshadow Palette for a peachy outer-corner.

17. Cool Aqua

Close-up of Joy rocking a shimmery teal and lavender eyeshadow look

A look that demands attention from humans and mermaids alike. This shimmery teal and lavender eye on Joy, content creator behind @mycurrentfaves, is a whole summer mood that’s perfect for Pride—plus any subsequent pool parties.

18. Neon Bubblegum

Close-up of a blonde woman rocking a neon pink eyeshadow look

Move over dusty rose and soft ballet pinks, because bright bubblegum has taken the stage. The matte pop of color is universally flattering and easy to achieve at any skill level. Make it monochromatic by pairing with a pinky blush and lip.

19. Retro Rainbows

Close-up of Chloe Pultar rocking a matte rainbow eye makeup look
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Psychedelic 60s with a modern twist—MUA and creator Chloe Pultar is bringing major Twiggy vibes with this rainbow eye. Plus, the matte finish and ultra saturated shades give this otherwise playful look a chic edge. Finish with a few coats of lengthening mascara (we love HALF CAKED Totally Tubular Mascara) and you’re golden.

20. Watercolor Effect Lids

Close-up of Halsey rocking a blue and pink watercolor eye makeup look
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Watercolor lids are having a moment, but Halsey’s abstract take on the trend takes it next-level with bleached brows and delicately placed face gems. P.S. Have trouble applying rhinestones? A pair of Tweezers will make the process a piece of cake. We love the super-precise Lilac Z-Tweeze® Dual-Ended Tweezers from F.A.R.A.H.

21. Far Out Face Gems

Close-up of a woman with rainbow hair color rocking sunglasses, hot pink lips, and face full of stars and moon gemstones
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Paging Sailor Moon! This magical look brings moon and star-shaped face gems center stage with rainbow hair and hot pink lipstick for a more-is-more approach. Pull it all together with a vibrant pink cheek using YC COLLECTION’s Liquid Blush in Fresa.

22. Rainbow Ombre Lips

Close-up of a woman pouting her rainbow-colored lips
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Blow a kiss to the crowds or smooch your nearest and dearest with a rainbow flag-inspired pout. Sure, it might require careful application (and reapplication TBH), but we think it’s totally worth the effort. Don’t miss the double winged liner! The BABE LASH Enriching Liquid Eyeliner’s jet black formula and precise felt tip is your best bet for achieving super sharp lines.

23. Metallic Studs

Close-up of Cynthia Erivo rocking a metallic studs eye makeup look
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If rainbow makeup isn’t your thing (but you still want to turn heads), go for something metallic—like these silver studs on Cynthia Erivo. The best part? You can pair them with literally anything. We’re big fans of the sheer, warm wash of color from KOSAS Kosasport LipFuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm in Rush.

24. Smoky Cobalt

Close-up of Patrick Starrr rocking a sultry cobalt blue eyeshadow makeup look paired with glossy nude lips
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Electric blue FTW. Not only is this shadow choice an absolute stunner on Patrick Starrr, but he also happens to make the *perfect* cobalt shade, ‘Blue Mon Dieu’, in his ONE/SIZE PATRICK STARRR Visionary Eyeshadow Palette—featured in May’s limited-edition Glam Bag x Khloé.

25. Over-The-Top Lashes

Close-up of Lady Gaga rocking a graphic eye makeup look and over-the-top lashes
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A simple Google search of Lady Gaga will give you tons of beauty inspo, but we’re partial to this wild lash look from the 2019 Met Gala. Bonus points if you use her universally-flattering, glittery red lipstick: HAUS LABORATORIES Sparkle Lipstick in Burlesque.

26. Glitter-Flecked Cheeks

Close-up of Eris Baker rocking a shimmery pink eyeshadow look with colorful glitters on her cheeks, intricate silver headdress, and silver dangling earrings
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If there’s one thing the early 00s resurgence has taught us, it’s that glitter is now an essential part of any makeup kit. Top your lids, lips, or use it in place of highlighter like Eris Baker and this chunky pastel glitter. Since it can be notoriously difficult to remove, a makeup dissolving cleanser (we love the BLISS Makeup Melt Gentle Jelly Cleanser) will be your BFF.

27. From The Future

Close-up of Billy Porter rocking metallic blue and silver eyeshadow look and silver lips
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When it comes to bold makeup, nobody takes the assignment more seriously than Billy Porter. Case in point? This unforgettable silver lip and cut-crease from the 2020 Grammy Awards. To get maximum pigment and payoff that lasts for the whole Pride celebration, don’t forget to prime your lids with THRIVE CAUSEMETICS Eye Lift 360° Waterproof Primer™ before going in with your shadows.

28. Lime Green Queen

Close-up of a smiling Lizzo rocking a lime green eye makeup look
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Lime green is everywhere—and it’s not going anywhere, anytime soon. Replicate Lizzo’s dimensional eye by playing with multiple shades of green and topping with a shimmery neon, like ‘Galatea’ from the WE ARE FLUIDE Otherworldly Palette.

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Maddie Aberman
Maddie is the senior manager of editorial at IPSY. She’s been covering beauty and wellness for more than nine years. Her work has appeared in Allure, Cosmopolitan, Popsugar, Women's Health, Good Housekeeping, and Seventeen, among other publications.
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Article Last Updated June 16, 2023 12:00 AM