Monday, 29 June 2015

Happy Pride + Rainbow Eyes!

Hi, everyone! I'm briefly interrupting the Charlotte Tilbury fanfare with a fun and colourful post. Yesterday marked the culmination of Toronto Pride week, celebrated with a joyous, vibrant parade. It was a damp, chilly day, yet millions of people came out to show their support for the LBGTQ community and the principles of diversity, acceptance, and freedom. Truly a beautiful and wonderful thing! Though I couldn't attend the parade, I wanted to share in the celebration by painting myself (or at least my eyes) in rainbows. 



To create the colourful eyes, I combined the vivid hues of Marc Jacobs' Style Eye-Con No.7 palette in The Siren and Coastal Scents Go Palette in London. I focused the red, orange, and yellow hues on my lid, while lining my lower lash line with shades of mint, blue, and purple. I'm so happy with how it turned out!

For the cheeks, I started with Daniel Sandler's Watercolour Blusher in Trip, a neon orange then layered Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent Electra to tone the shade down slightly as the eyes were the main focus. 

While I was tempted to paint my lips in rainbows as well (perhaps another day!), I opted for a nude, glossy lip to let the other hues stand out. NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu fit the bill perfectly! 

Here are a few more shots of the look: 




I am so proud of my city, my country, and (after Friday's ruling) our neighbours to the south for standing up for love, regardless of sexuality. So many areas of the world are sadly so far from this mindset, and celebrations like Toronto Pride remind me of just how very lucky I am to live where I do. Love wins!

Have a rainbow-filled week :)

46 comments:

  1. Absolutely in love with the eyes Jen! A tough look to pull off but you've blended the colours so well and it looks SO amazing! I want rainbow eyes!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL

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    1. Thanks so much, Zandra! Rainbow combos are so fun to play with :)

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  2. What a wonderful idea!!! An awesome creation!
    xo Kat @ Katness

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  3. What a beautiful and luminous look! I wish Australia were more open to same sex marriage, because it's about love, not religion!

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    1. Absolutely! Hopefully Australia will catch up soon. Thanks, Leah! xo

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  4. Great makeup! Thanks for the inspiration!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

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  5. WOW! this make up is gorgeous. great work. ciao gloria
    Gloriadressup

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  6. My jealousy over not having picked this up myself knows no bounds... GORGEOUS!

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    1. Awww, I'll keep my fingers crossed for a re-release! Thanks :)

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  7. This is awesome! Thank you for your support to the LGBTQ. ** tight hug **

    ** I'm inviting you to join Love, Beauty Bloggers on facebook. A place for beauty and fashion bloggers from all over the world to promote their latest posts!


    xoxo;
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    1. My pleasure- it's so important! Thanks, Kenny :)

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  8. You look great sweety, perfect summer colors!
    <3

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  9. Stunning! Somehow you managed to make rainbow eyeshadow look totally chic and wearable lol Great job!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Megan- I had so much fun with this look :)

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  10. That is amazing! You have a knack for creating eye looks! Lovely!

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  11. Your eye make up is just amazing! I am so in love with this look! Truly beautiful!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

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  12. This is so sweet. And I love your take on a rainbow eye, it's slightly pastel and I love it x

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  13. Wuaaaaaaaaaaaaaau beauty makeup, i loved :)

    *XoXo
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    - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8FHHl3dT3g

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  14. Very sweet and mesmerizing look, Jen! You have some serious blending skills! :D I am so happy for my friends and everyone in the LBGTQ community. Friday was definitely a great day for everyone. :) #lovewins for sure!

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    1. Absolutely- an exciting day! Thanks, Jaa! xo

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  15. How beautiful is your eye makeup ;) I can't take my eyes off it - I wish I could creake and pull off look like that!

    Best wishes,
    Arabesque

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  16. Awesome post! I like that eye makeup. Have a wonderful Wednesday dear! :)

    xoxo;
    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM / Facebook / Bloglovin

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  17. Awwww, what a pretty eye look, I love it! And what a GREAT theme :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa! Yes, an important theme and I had so much fun creating the look :)

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  18. an absolutely favorite makeup look!! I love what you created...and so great for Pride celebrations! =)
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! I had so much fun with the look :)

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  19. LOVE THIS. The way your created the rainbow eye look is gorgeous.
    I was in Toronto during Pride celebrations last year! I wish I could've been there this year too.

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    1. Pride is always such a fun and meaningful celebration! Thanks so much, Terri! xo

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  20. I love this so much! #lovewins :)

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