New LBGTQIA+ Split Cakes and One Strokes

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by | Apr 21, 2021 | Uncategorised

Hello Painters!

 We are super excited to introduce you guys to our new BodyArt range supporting our LGBTQIA+ community, introducing the New Pride Flag, Bi Flag and Trans Flag Split Cakes and One Strokes!

In addition to being 3 beautiful new colour combinations, it is so important for us to be a company focusing on visibility, inclusivity and support, which is why we are partnering with the fabulous Minus18 for this launch.

Minus 18 is a charity working to change the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth in Australia, building social inclusion, and advocating for an Australia where all young people are safe, empowered, and surrounded by people that support them.

We are donating a percentage of all profits from the sale of our new flag Split Cakes and One Strokesto Minus18 along with sponsoring events with face and body paints to help get the party started.

New Pride Flag

The first of our new trio is the New Pride Flag, which contains all of the original pride colours: Red, Orange, Yellow, Fresh Green, Fresh Blue and Purple and also the inclusion of Brown and Black, representative of POC and the spirit of acceptance and inclusivity that the Pride flag represented in the first place.

Trans Flag

Secondly, we have the Trans flag, the flag’s design represents the transgender community, and consists of five horizontal stripes: two Baby Blue, two Candy Pink, and one White in the centre. Flag creator Monica Helms describes the flag design meaning as “The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional colour for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional colour for baby girls. The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender.”

Bi Flag

And the final new style the Bi Flag, made up of our Candy Pink, Purple and Fresh Blue. The concept behind this design, lies in the representation of the pink triangle, which has been synonymous with queer culture since the 1930’s, crossing over with a blue triangle, representing straight ally-ship, and when the colours blend or pixelate together they give you the purple or lavender section In the middle, much like people who identify as Bi, blend and sit into both the gay/lesbian and straight communities.

Although these additions might seem like only a small step in the right direction, the idea that people will see themselves represented where before they were not, is so hugely important.  When it comes to times of the year like our Sydney Mardi Gras or World Pride where people are celebrating their identity and political acceptance with costume, glitter makeup and body paint, how amazing will it be to know that you can wear you tribe’s colours on your arm, body or face with one simple swish of a onestroke-or splitcake which really represents so much more.

These new Split Cakes and One Strokesare so much fun, so culturally important and are helping a great cause (from an artistry perspective they are also all very beautiful and create unique One Stoke and Split Cake designs) supporting LGBTQIA+ youth. Check them out on our website, or ask your local Global Colours retailer for more info. I am personally so proud of this project, and with your help and support I’m so excited to see it grow.

To donate to Minus18 and the wonderful work they do directly, please visit: 

https://www.minus18.org.au/donate

Get Painting!

By Emma Court

By Emma Court

Emma-Lee Court is a Sydney-based makeup artist & body painter who has owned and operated The Makeup Wardrobe for 9 years. With over 18 years experience creating looks for individuals, events, brands, theatre, fashion, film, TV, media and print publications, Emma can help your makeup dream become reality! Amongst a galaxy of performers, photographers, productions and individuals who come to Emma to help create their vision, Emma is also a fully-qualified makeup educator, with over 7 years experience teaching students makeup, hair, special FX & body painting.

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