This Parade Brought Out The Best Beauty Looks In Brooklyn

Photo: Kevin Hagen/AP Photo.
For the rest of America, Labor Day weekend means lounging by the pool or huddling around the grill for one last summertime hurrah. But in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, revelers from Jamaica, Trinidad, Haiti, Grenada, Barbados, and other Caribbean islands head to Eastern Parkway to rep their respective flags at the West Indian Day Parade.
What started as Harlem's Trinidad Carnival Pageant in 1947 has become an annual parade that brings together thousands in New York. And while this gathering has been marred by unfortunate sideshows of violence in the past (including some incidents this year), it’s important not to lose sight of what it’s really about: a celebration of culture and heritage.
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The feathered headdresses and color combinations are a tribute to the attendees' native lands. And they also happen to look downright captivating on camera, too. Take a peek at some of the best and brightest looks, ahead.
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Photo: Courtesy of Brandon Gates.
Haiti's flag colors are blue and red, but this beauty repped in almost every hue imaginable.
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Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images.
Everyone at the parade wore glitter, even the youngest revelers.
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Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images.
We never thought to pair head-to-toe body glitter with berry lips, but this might just change our minds.
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Photo: Courtesy of Brandon Gates.
What goes with electric blue liner? Electric blue lips, duh.
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Photo: Courtesy of Brandon Gates.
This blonde bob is angled to perfection.
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We'll be trying to recreate this reveler's metallic cut crease for days.
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Photo: Courtesy of Brandon Gates.
Sometimes you've got to let your eyeshadow (and everything else) do its thang and rock a nude lip.
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Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.
Body shimmer goals.
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Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images.
Good luck finding any blue glitter in Brooklyn this weekend — the stock's been wiped clean.
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