Everything you’ll need to beat your face this Mardi Gras
Beat for the gods, darling
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Content Producer / March 04 2022
Mardi Gras is the perfect time to let loose with all your squirrel friends, celebrate love and the LGBTQIA community.
And ensuring your costume and makeup is festival ready is of paramount importance.
Bulk buy the glitter by the truckload, embrace a rainbow’s worth of colour choices and get ready to celebrate gay Christmas.
Here’s everything you’ll need to beat your face for the gods this Mardi Gras – let’s get stunning!
GUCCI ROUGE A LEVRES LUNAISON Glitter Lipstick
There are only two times of the year when glitter lipstick is truly deemed acceptable: Mardi Gras and Christmas. Considering Santa’s retired back to the North pole until December rolls around, we’d say the time is right to coat your pout with this fuschia pink formula before Mardi Gras hits this weekend.
$59 at MYER
WET N WILD Bretman Rock Shadow Palette
Why not enjoy a palette full of rich and vibrant brights and metallics while supporting one of the girls? Queer content creator Bretman Rock created this bold eyeshadow palette alongside Wet N Wild to honour his home of Hawaii. Rock has brought us a yassified interpretation of the sunny tropics and we love him for it.
was $24.95 now $14.97 at Priceline
REVOLUTION Highlight Reloaded
Gleaming like a disco ball is a must for gay Christmas. Forget subtle formulas, because as far as highlighter is concerned, we’re amping up the blinding factor with reflective-level picks like this budget-friendly option from Revolution.
$10 at Priceline
ARDELL Extension FX D-Curl Lashes
We love a costume set of false eyelashes as much as the next queen but if we’re dancing all night to Loreen’s “Euphoria”, we need something that can hold up to the pressure. This set is lightweight with a stunning lift and curl for an eye-opening effect.
$12.99 at Priceline
Rimmel 60 Second Nail Polish in 719 Mermaid Fin
We always seem to be in a rush to get out the door to get festivities started, so we really appreciate a fast-drying nail polish formula. The fact that this quick-drying pick is easy to apply on the go while making nails look like mermaid scales is just a bonus.
$5.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Sportsgirl Gems & Jewels Mini Set
Mardi Gras is nothing without an abundance of face jewels. Get creative with placement and enhance your eye makeup or dot a few over your limbs for a reflective look that’s sure to turn a few heads on the dancefloor.
$9.95 at Sportsgirl
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Metallic Glitter
Rainbow glitter? Duh. This is a no-brainer as far as Mardi Gras is concerned. If you don’t already have any, you better get your hands on some stat before someone revokes your cool card. You’ve been warned.
$11.95 at Priceline
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and beautyheaven.