Category Is: Pride Realness

Recently I have been watching some beauty gurus on YouTube and it has inspired me to be a little more creative with my makeup. Normally when I go out I stick to a neutral or smokey eye but after watching these YouTubers create some wild and glamorous looks I thought I would also give it a shot.

Luckily for me, I had the perfect excuse for going a bit OTT with the makeup: PRIDE!

This past week has been pride week and during the week I had some drag queen shows to go to, which meant I had three different opportunities to create three different looks.

I love going to drag queen shows because everyone dresses up for them and everyone looks fabulous. And it’s the kind of thing you go to where everyone accepts you and is loving and openminded. It’s great.

So following the theme of drag shows and being fabulous here are the three looks that I created during pride!

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The first look is something I have actually done before. It’s a dark gothic kind of look which was perfect for the first show I was going to, as I was going to be meeting Queen of Halloween Sharon Needles. The first time I created this look was back in February and I loved it. It’s something I’m not used to because it is so dark and normally having super dark eyes would scare me, but the blending out of eyeshadow really helps.

As for the lip colour, it was risky because I never do coloured lipstick either, but once I tried it for the first time I fell in love.

So overall a really successful look. And I actually have a YouTube video where I show you how it’s created so if you want to check it out the link is here.

The second show I was going to was Courtney Act and I wanted a fun makeup look for this one, so I decided to try recreating a NikkieTutorials makeup look.

This one was kind of scary at first because I had never done my makeup like this before or mixed bold colours together but I was really happy with the way that it turned out. I don’t know if I would ever wear another look like this out again but it was really fun.

If you guys want to know about how the process of this one went, it too is documented on my YouTube channel.

And finally, we have my most favourite look out of the three and that is my pride makeup! This is the makeup I wore during the pride parade and also to see Bianca Del Rio.

This makeup look was inspired by James Charles’s Coachella Makeup look and I was obsessed with how it turned out.

My main concerns about this makeup look were the colours not looking pigmented enough, and the eyeliner/glitter situation going horribly wrong. I normally don’t ever wing my eyeliner for a good reason, but I’m so proud of how even I got the wings looking. I was also glad that I managed to get the glitter on my eyes without getting it all over my bedroom floor.

I’m really glad the whole thing turned out well though and I had so much fun at pride. And once more of course, if you wanna know what pride was like I have a video for that too. 😛

Those were all my makeup looks for pride! I had so much fun creating them and also had an amazing time at all of the shows that I went to!

I hope to play around with makeup more in the future to see what else I can create. It’s not as scary as I thought it was, and if it doesn’t work out then at least you have makeup wipes to erase and start again!

But for right now, I feel like the best thing to do is let my skin rest after using so much makeup the past few days.

Let me know which makeup look is your favourite in the comments below!

~ Courtney x

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