Milk Makeup's New Glitter Stick Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month in the Best Way

Kicking off every June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, LGBTQ+ Pride Month means something different to everyone. But no matter what you choose to do, you usually join crowds decked out in a glittery riot of colors repping the rainbow flag—if there’s any time to go all out and embrace what makes you unique, it’s Pride. The flag stands for people of all stripes coming together as one, and glitter means just as much—something Milk Makeup says it created its all-new Glitter Stick to celebrate, along with its connotations of individuality, bravery, and joy.

And YUP, it’s as good as you hope it is. The brand partnered with Manhattan’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (known as The Center) on the limited-edition Glitter Stick for Pride 2017, a mango butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil-based stick packed with rainbow specks, with campaign images shot by Lia Clay at The Center.


The Center’s youth program vogueing group, SNAP!!!, debuted the Glitter Stick with an “empowering dance session” alongside Milk Makeup Creative Director and Co-founder Georgie Greville. Community member Third says the Glitter Stick—and glitter overall—go back to the principles of Pride itself: “Glitter for pride is something that we historically identify with Pride Month or Pride in general. Something so flamboyant, and celebratory.” SNAP!!! member Joseph adds, “Pride reminds me of glitter—it’s a time where everybody is sparkling and shining together on the same journey. We all shine as individuals and we all shine as a community, and that’s what makes us powerful.”