How to create the perfect rainbow look for Pride month

From kaleidoscopic eyes to cherry-red lips, you’ll want to wear this playful, Pride-worthy makeup look all summer long.

Pride month is all about self-expression, joy and a feeling of freedom — and this look, created using the Quo Beauty Pride Collection, serves all of the above. Fuchsia blends into tangerine while ocean blue meets sunny yellow in this prismatic gradient-effect eye look that’s fit for any festivity. Plus, 10% of Quo Beauty’s Pride Collection sales, up to $20,000, will go to Pflag Canada. Here’s how to get the look and spread the love!

Primer is essential

For crease-proof lids and long-lasting colour, start with a thin layer of Quo Beauty Brightening Eye Primer over the entire eye area. A great primer also allows shadow to glide on smoothly and creates a brightened base, which makes for a more vivid end result.

Go all-out with your eyes

Using the Quo Beauty Love Is Love Eyeshadow Palette, create a vibrant rainbow gradient across both eyes. For the right eye, apply the shades “Vogue,” “Fearless,” “Fabulous” and “Love Wins,” making sure to cover one quarter of the lid with each colour. Repeat this process on the left eye with the shades “Truth,” “Unite,” “Equality” and “Proud.” Pro tip: to avoid a muddy look, dry-clean your brush between colours with the Quo Beauty Colour Swap Brush Refresher.

Keep it crisp

Once complete, dampen a cotton bud with Quo Beauty Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover and trace along the edge of the eyeshadow to create a razor-sharp effect. For a soft accent, add a touch of Quo Beauty Stay Put Eye Shadow in the shade “Deep Sea” under the eye, blending with a small brush from the Quo Beauty Paint My Pride Brush Set.

Maximize your lashes

Level up your mascara game by adding an electrifying pop of colour. First, curl lashes with the Quo Beauty Lush N Long Eyelash Curler for extra lift. Then, follow with a coat of Quo Beauty Pump Up The Volume Mascara in “Blue.” For extra impact, double up with a second coat of mascara.

Tidy up brows

Keep the brows minimal to avoid competing with your bold shadow look. Simply brush the brows up with a spoolie and set the look in place with Quo Beauty Brow Defining Gel in “Clear.”

Get that glow

Hydrate your skin and lock in moisture with a spritz of Quo Beauty Brightening Facial Mist, making sure to shake well beforehand to emulsify the oil-and-water mixture. Then, smooth a sheer veil of Quo Beauty Mirror Light Primer over the face to create a lit-from-within glow. With clean fingertips, dab a small amount of Quo Beauty Liquid Foundation onto the skin, blending the foundation from the centre of the face outwards in circular motions with the Quo Beauty Rainbow Blending Sponge. This technique creates a seamless, your-skin-but-better finish.

Add a touch of blush

A subtly flushed complexion adds balance to this lively eye look. Using a large powder brush, apply Quo Beauty Blush in “Blushing Rose” to the apples of the cheeks, blending upwards for a lifted effect.

Adorn lips and nails

Cherry red lips and rainbow nails complete this multi-hued look. Add a swipe of Quo Beauty Lipstick in “Wild Thing,” perfecting the edges with Quo Beauty Miracle Cover Concealer and a small angled brush. Finally, coat each nail with a different shade from the Quo Beauty Flash Dry Nail Polishes Pride Collection following the classic rainbow pattern, and you’re all set.

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