“Beauty Begins The Moment You Decide To Be Yourself.” - Coco Chanel
In a quest for liberation, equal rights and pride, the LGBTQIA+ community has traversed an awe-inspiring but exceedingly tumultuous journey while challenging notions of self expression, gender identity and the inherent need for our society to label every individual. Although this movement well transcends beyond the subcontinent, it is riveting to see the milestones that the community has managed to unlock in our nation. From the first Pride Parade that unfolded in Kolkata to the decriminalisation of article 377 in 2018—the country owes this metamorphosis to the ferocious voices that always stood tall for equality.
The community has managed to obliterate the notion “If you don’t fit the mould, you don’t belong” by leaning into artistic self-expression and have inspired millions to be confident, and vulnerable— with makeup playing a cardinal role in the discovery of self, fearlessness and social expression. From bright hued lips and intricate eye makeup to pop nail art that you are probably seeing everywhere on your Instagram feed, we’re turning to the wonderful world of makeup (that celebrates every single colours of the rainbow) to shed inhibitions, push the envelope, all with a much deeper meaning—to celebrate equality and self love.
Below, a tailored list of the top rainbow-inspired products on Nykaa (that also qualify as editor-favourites).
1. Chasing The Colours
Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette
Swiss Beauty Color Collage Eyeshadow
2. Drawing Your Attention
Nykaa Glamoreyes Colour Eye Pencil Kajal - Violet Wizard 06
L.A. Girl Shockwave Neon Eyeliner
SUGAR Eye Lit You So! Vivid Eyeliner - 02 Orange Honey
Kay Beauty Quick Dry Liquid Eyeliner
- Exotic Indigo
3. Unicorn Nails
Own It Like Masaba Nail Enamel -
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Color - Lime Treat
Nykaa Unicorn Potion Nail Enamel Polish - Mystical Mermaid 237
Faces Canada Hi-Shine Summer Collection 2020 Nail Enamel - Sunset Orange 234