6 Next-Level Rainbow Makeup Looks to Try for Pride Month

Pride month is officially here! Whether you’re celebrating on top of a parade float, at a party with friends, or keeping festivities low-key this year, you might as well do so while wearing the rainbow, whether in the form of a vibrant graphic eyeliner look or a bold, multicolored blend of shadows. Ahead, we’ve rounded up six rainbow makeup looks we love that will help you celebrate and show your pride this June.


Rainbow Makeup Looks for Pride

Don’t Burst My Bubble

A mix of neon and pastel hues paired with painted-on bubbles lets you put your bubbly personality front and center — literally. To complete this look, you’ll need an eyeshadow palette packed with every color of the rainbow. One of our favorites is the NYX Professional Ultimate Shadow Palette in I Know That’s Bright.

Star Power

Creator @kolbijmakeup pairs a daring rainbow eye with graphic eyeliner in a bold star shape, plus multidimensional glitter as highlighter. To get the edges of your liner as dramatic and sharp as possible, we suggest reaching for the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Matte Liquid Eyeliner in White.


Neon Graphics

Rainbow makeup doesn’t have to be all, well, puppies and rainbows. Give your look an edge with boldly colored liquid liner in graphic shapes, as @deemakeupart showcases here. Get a similar look using the ultra-fine tips and bright colors of the Urban Decay 24/7 Inks Liquid Eyeliners

Rainbow Nights

While you may not spot a rainbow in the night sky IRL, there’s no denying how gorgeous it looks paired with a crescent moon and stars on your lids. Creator @slightlyunblended used stencils from Definition Beauty to get her moon shape just right. 

Rainbow Floating Liner

Floating liner guarantees all eyes on you, especially if it’s done in a rainbow color palette. Keep the attention on your eyes by pairing the liner with flushed cheeks and glossy nude lip. 

Blended and Bright Graphic Eye

In this tutorial, @udstevek shows us how to masterfully blend every Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil of the rainbow to create a festive eye look. We love that he chose shades with various finishes — from matte to glittery — for a dimensional result.

How Taylor Swift’s Makeup Survives Her 4-Hour Rain Shows

Plain and simple, the only thing more impressive than Taylor Swift’s voice is her makeup routine. Need proof? The singer-songwriter performed a 44-song setlist during a massive—and we mean massive—thunderstorm in Nashville earlier this month during her much-anticipated Eras Tour. (If you haven’t seen any of the videos from the show, you need to watch this.) Although the rain initially delayed the show, it didn’t have anything on Taylor’s makeup. Once the shelter-in-place weather advisory was lifted, Taylor performed for four hours in the downpour—all without her makeup running, smudging, or moving. 


Following the rain show, fans and beauty buffs alike have become consumed with finding out which products the superstar uses. Luckily, celebrity gossip account Deuxmoi took to social media to share a message that broke down Taylor’s (supposed) Eras makeup. Although Taylor has never come out and dropped her full makeup routine, we do know what her makeup artist likes to use on her, so there are a few products that have a high likelihood of being on her face during shows.

Ready to achieve a thunderstorm-proof beauty look? Keep reading to learn more about which makeup products Taylor just might be used to create her iconic on-stage beats.


The makeup products Taylor Swift reportedly wears on tour

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 20: EDITORIAL USE ONLY Taylor Swift performs during The Eras Tour at Gillette Stadium on May 20, 2023 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by TAS Rights Management/Getty Images)

PAT MCGRATH Sublime Perfection Hydrating Primer

Long-lasting makeup starts with a good primer. This Pat McGrath favorite is an ideal base for foundation since it hydrates, smoothes, and tones the skin. It’s made with hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which lock in moisture and keep skin looking soft and supple. It’s also formulated with cosmetic filler powder, which helps minimize and blur pores, fine lines, and imperfections. Thanks to its top-notch ingredients, this primer ensures makeup has a flawless, long-lasting finish.

PAT MCGRATH Sublime Perfection Foundation

This high-performance vegan foundation offers a natural, medium-coverage finish that looks gorgeous on all skin types. It’s offered in over 30 different shades, which means you can find the right match for your skin tone. Plus, it’s extremely buildable, so it can be as sheer or as full coverage as you prefer. One thing we like most about this foundation is that it leaves behind a luminous glow that makes skin look bright, healthy, and dewy.

PAT MCGRATH Sublime Perfection Setting Powder

To ensure foundation and concealer stay in place and don’t crease, it’s essential to use setting powder—and luckily, the Sublime Perfection Setting Powder is all you need. This finely milled translucent powder sets makeup and keeps it from running, smudging, and becoming oily. Its weightless texture mattifies the skin, minimizes shine, and blurs imperfections without caking or settling into fine lines.

PAT MCGRATH Sublime Perfection Blurring Under-Eye Setting Powder

Looking for an under-eye setting powder that won’t interfere with your concealer or eye makeup? Try this Pat McGrath bestseller. It’s specifically designed for setting and brightening the under-eye area without making the skin look dry or crepey. With a lightweight formula, it blurs fine lines, diminishes dark circles, and prevents creasing, all while providing a natural, soft-focus effect.

PAT MCGRATH Mothership VII Eyeshadow Palette

Looking for a stunning selection of highly pigmented, blendable eyeshadows? This palette is for you. It includes a range of 10 captivating shades, including shimmering metallics and romantic, velvety mattes. Feel free to get as creative as you want when creating eye makeup looks with this eyeshadow since the options are close to endless.

PAT MCGRATH Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Achieve Taylor’s striking cat-eye with this waterproof eyeliner. It offers ultimate precision, allowing you to create bold eye makeup looks in no time. It lasts for 24 hours (including in torrential downpours) and is completely smudge-proof. The best part? It dries fast and leaves behind an inky, velvety opacity.

PAT MCGRATH LiquiLUST™ Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick

If there’s one thing we especially love about Taylor’s makeup, it’s her signature red lip. It’s bold, sexy, and undoubtedly stunning every time. This fan-favorite lipstick is made with a slew of hydrating ingredients that ensure lips don’t get chapped or dry. It offers bold pigmentation as well as 12 hours of smudge-proof staying power. Shop it in the shade Elson 4 to emulate Taylor’s iconic look.

PAT MCGRATH Skin Fetish Highlighter & Balm Duo

Make skin look like it’s glowing from within with the help of this highlighter and balm duo. It comes in two different shades—bronze and nude—allowing you to choose what kind of glow you want (either warmer or cooler). The highlighter works to reflect and refract light, while the balm nourishes skin and locks in moisture. Put it on your cheekbones, nose, and eyelids to make your features pop.


How To Make Your Makeup Last Longer

Now that you know which makeup products Taylor (reportedly) uses, it’s time to ensure they stay on your face as long as they stay on hers—rain or shine. Ahead, check out the top tips for how to make makeup last.

Step 1: Start With a Clean Canvas

Before doing anything, make sure your face is clean. Wash it with a gentle cleanser and apply moisturizer before putting on any makeup. This creates a smooth, fresh canvas for your products to layer on top of.

Step 2: Use a Primer

Primers create a solid base for your makeup to cling to. They can also blur pores, smooth out fine lines, and provide added hydration. The best tip when it comes to getting a primer is to choose one that suits your skin type (e.g., mattifying for oily skin or hydrating for dry skin).


Step 3: Opt for Long-Wear Formulas

When picking out makeup products, look for items that promise long-staying power, especially when it comes to foundation, concealer, mascara, and eyeliner. (Oftentimes these are waterproof makeup products.) Both waterproof and smudge-proof formulas are designed to withstand sweat, humidity, and oil, which helps ensure your makeup stays in place.

Step 4: Set with Powder

After applying foundation and concealer, set them with a light dusting of translucent powder. This helps to mattify the skin, minimize shine, and lock your makeup in place. If you really want your makeup to stay put, you can also bake your makeup.


Step 5: Layer Your Products

Applying makeup in thin layers helps it stick to the skin better and last longer. Be sure to let each layer of foundation or concealer dry before applying more on top of it.

Step 6: Use Setting Spray

Setting sprays are made to lock makeup in place and provide a natural, dewy finish. Once you’re done applying your makeup, mist a setting spray all over your face. You can also use a spritz of setting spray on your face after each layer of makeup if you really need it to stay.

What I Wish I Knew About Bronzer as a Black Girl

I’m a black woman who grew up in a mostly white suburbia. As you can imagine, I heard things, almost daily, that made me question my identity. I frequently heard people I went to school with talk about laying out and tanning in an attempt to get “as dark as me.” Back then, and even still today, being tan was one of the many beauty industry standards that trickled its way down to little high school me who just wanted to get her hands on as much makeup as she could. And the only makeup I had access to was the dollar store makeup and my mom’s brown lipstick was way past its usability (according to her it was still perfectly good).


Unfortunately, products like bronzer, which helped women achieve that “dark as me” look that was all the rage, seemed to exclude me from the narrative that makeup was for everyone. At the drugstore, I wasn’t able to find shades that fit my skin tone. The shelves were only filled with products for fair to medium-skinned people, and no one else. I wanted to try it but it wasn’t a priority for businesses to cater to people who looked like me. The complete lack of bronzers for people with my skin color made me feel weirdly othered from something I had an interest in. 

Bronzer’s main job is to mimic where the sun hits your face—a concept I couldn’t grasp even after watching hours of beauty content on YouTube. Additionally, I could never get past the mental block that years of being told not to let the sun hit my face cemented in my mind. If anything, I am a rule follower to a fault. However, it was colorism that kept me from trying it for so long. Letting the long-term effects of racism and prejudice judge how I used something as simple as a new makeup product. Who knew it would be that deep? And even worse, it made me feel like I was trying to be someone else. 

Bronzer continued to be one of those steps in my makeup routine that I avoided. First, I didn’t know what it was for. Then, it felt like it was too late to learn. It felt like a stranger, when doing makeup had always felt like a close friend. Something that bonded me to my mom, my sister, and my friends. 

Education became the key. Specifically, watching and learning from makeup artists of color put me in the position to feel like I could try it and succeed. I turned to artists like Danessa Myricks and Pat McGrath who always celebrated makeup for women of color. I know I can’t be alone in these feelings and they’re not exclusive to bronzer. So, to my fellow Black girls and any readers who have experienced the fatigue of not being able to find a bronzer that fits in your routine, there are products out there for you. Go out and find the brands that are working hard to be inclusive and bring more makeup lovers into the fold. But before you do that, here’s what I wish someone would have told me about bronzer all those years ago:


What I Wish I Knew About Bronzer as a Black Girl

@leomieanderson, @tatianaelizabethh//Instagram

It brings warmth back into the face

As someone who was very into the huge Tarte Shape Tape triangle method of concealer application (IYKYK), I know a thing or two about brightening the face. What I didn’t know is that when you brighten you also need something to counter that effect. Bronzer is key in adding back that sun-kissed glow. Anytime you put on makeup, it’s about striking the right balance of highlights and shadows. Starting here is the best way to create your best complexion routine.

PRIMP TIP: Use a cream or powder bronzer with the right undertones (aka zero percent orange) for dark skin and you’ll be golden—literally.

A little goes a long way

The first bronzers I ever bought was Fenty’s Bronzer ( I still highly recommend this) and Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer. At the time, Anastasia was one of the few brands that carried darker bronzer shades for people with my skin tone. Of course, when I first tried it I went way too heavy-handed (let’s just say “sun-kissed glow” was an understatement). Seriously, I looked like I’d been left in a toaster oven while the chef took a smoke break. To avoid this, I use a light hand and in the words of every beauty influencer on TikTok, found a product that’s “super buildable.”

Practice makes perfect

This is a cliché but it’s a worthy one! It took practice to figure out that it only takes a little to create the perfect bronzy look that we’re all going for. The right tools go hand in hand with this as well, whether that’s a sponge, a brush, or your fingers. Taking your time also helps. I recommend using your next “do nothing” day as an opportunity to practice your application. In time, you’ll become a pro!

Makeup is for everyone

This is more of a gentle reminder I have to give myself from time to time. Makeup is more art than you might think. We’ve seen an incredible rise in people from all shades and backgrounds who create amazing looks. And the unbridled joy I get from just trying out products serves as that reminder. It’s always good to remember that at the end of the day, makeup is supposed to be fun. I no longer want to give that much power to an industry that was born to prey on our natural insecurities in the first place. We are beautiful and worthy no matter what we decide to put on our faces every day. The industry has its issues but at the end of the day, it’s the consumer and wearer who gets to define what is for you and what isn’t.


My Favorite Bronzers


Hoola Matte Powder Bronzer

4 shades available


Matchstix Matte Contour Stick

9 shades available


Sun Melt Cream Bronzer

6 shades available


Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Sticks

8 shades available


Major Sculpt Crème Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo

5 shades available


Pressed Powder

6 shades available


Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer in Mocha Mami

9 shades available

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oils

Selena Gomez cracked the liquid-blush code with the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Blush. In record time, the velvety, long-lasting formula went from if-you-know-you-know status to becoming so popular, you can’t scroll TikTok without seeing a Get Ready With Me of someone dotting the chubby doe-foot applicator on their cheeks and blending the pigment out to flushed perfection.


Now, the beloved blush is getting a sibling in the form of Soft Pinch Lip Oil ($20) in eight shades. Given the stellar reputation of its predecessor, the brand-new formula had a lot to live up to — and Gomez was well-equipped to ensure the launch ticked every box. In a recent email interview, the star says that she tried practically every lip balm, stain, oil, and gloss on the market before making her own, and found that none of them offered what she needed: both hydration and long-lasting color.

The Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oils are a gel-to-oil formula with a stain. They have a beveled sponge tip applicator and glide on the lips with a weightless balmy feel. Once applied the formula feels almost like it thickens into a gel finish. All eight shades are beautiful whether you are a bold lip lover or love a more natural lip look.


Here are my real thoughts on the newest launch from Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty that I have a feeling will be all over your For You page any minute now.



Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil

A gel-to-oil lip color that hydrates lips, gives great color payoff, and shines like a gloss without being sticky.

Available in 8 shades


The Formula

Because lip oils are still relatively new to the scene, let’s talk formula in case you haven’t encountered one before. To start, there are of course moisturizing oils in the formula—particularly jojoba seed oil and antioxidant-rich sunflower oil. As a bonus, it’s vegan and cruelty-free, while also being free of parabens. Score.

The Feel

Lip oil is the perfect solution if you don’t like the sticky feeling that comes with gloss but still wants a lot of shine.

This lip oil is rather unique in the sense that when you first apply it, it is more of a soft jelly texture, but it does eventually melt into a texture that feels more like a traditional lip oil.

When the sheen wears off you’ll still have a healthy-looking, vivacious pout. And thanks to ingredients like jojoba seed and sunflower seed oil that provide a hydrating barrier and antioxidant protection, it’s not drying like actual lip stains.

The Look

There are currently eight shades to choose from and currently only was able to buy 7 out of the 8 when it launched March 29th on Sephora.

The Rare Beauty Lip Oils come in a range of gorgeous tones, including:

  • Serenity – a warm rose
  • Affection – a muted berry
  • Happy – a cool pink
  • Joy – a muted peach
  • Delight – a rose brown
  • Hope – a nude mauve
  • Wonder – a rose mauve
  • Honesty – a nude brown

This is much more pigmented than your standard lip oil. Most lip oils come with a light wash of sheer color, but with the Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oils, you can expect more of an opaque look.

You get so much color from this oil that even when the shine factor wears off, there is still a pretty flush of color left behind—similar to a lip stain. If you have ever tried Rare Beauty’s famous Soft Pinch Liquid Blush you know that they take pigment seriously.

Don’t believe me? Take it from Selena herself. She explained on the Rare Beauty website, “One swipe and your lips look so full and smooth! I love how easily you can build up the color without it getting sticky.”

The Wear

The one downside of lip oils is they typically don’t last long, but I was pleasantly surprised to see I got a few hours of wear out of this one thanks to the lasting color and it was super easy to touch up even without a mirror handy, making it the perfect travel lip product. This new lip oil really couldn’t have found a spot in my handbag at a better time.

I just want to say the seven colors I have tried are beautiful but I do notice the colors darken on my lips. However lot of stains in general tend to darken or shift in color on me once they set and these look darker on me compared to what I’ve seen on anyone else.

The Verdict

I have to say, thanks to Selena we can end the great lip product debate once and for all. If you want the color and long wear of lipstick, the shine of a gloss, and the moisturizing element of lip oil, then you can find everything you are looking for in one convenient tube of Rare Beauty lip oil. 

If you’re looking for a go-to lippie to wear all spring and summer long, add a tube (or two, or three, or four) to your Sephora cart ASAP because I predict this will be the it-product of the season and will sell out FAST every time.

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Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time. 

Rare Beauty Lip Tinted Oils YouTube Review:

Rare Beauty Lip Tinted Oils TikTok Review:


#stitch with @selenagomez the new Rare Beauty Lip Oil Review!! Should i do a 24 hour wear test 👀? I did the transfer test and it left this gorgeous stain on my lips 😍 #rarebeauty #rarebeautylipoil #rarebeautyblush #rarebeautybyselena #rarebeautysoftpinchtintedlipoil #makeuptok #selenagomez #blackgirltiktok

♬ Rare (Instrumental Version) [Originally Performed by Selena Gomez]wav – Elliot Van Coup

Trying ALL the shades of the NEW Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil 💕 of course have to show you my tip on how to make it last. If you’re wondering the difference between a lip oil & a lip…hunnie lemme show you! Thank you so much @rarebeauty !!! 💕🥹🤗 #makeupwithjaleesa #darkskinmakeup #rarebeauty #softpinchtintedlipoil #rarebeautylipoil #lipoil #softpinch #selenagomez #softpinchtintedlipoil  #glossylipstain #liptint #beautytips #makeuptips #darkskinmakeupartist #prettyblackgirltiktok🤎  

♬ original sound – Jaleesa Jaikaran Pro MUA

Replying to @Sheeza 💖💖💖 almost all of them LOL! @Rare Beauty Shades in Order: (I hope it’s accurate lmao a lot of them are so close). – Delight – fave!! – Affection – fave!! – Happy – Joy – Serenity – fave!! – Honesty – fave!! – Wonder – fave!! – Hope – fave!! #rarebeautylipoil #rarebeautytintedlipoil #rarebeautyswatch #darkskininfluencers

♬ Tell Me It’s Over – Jacquees & Summer Walker & 6LACK

SO excited for you all to try our newest member of @rarebeauty ps there are 8 shades!

♬ Rare (Instrumental Version) [Originally Performed by Selena Gomez]wav – Elliot Van Coup