Fourth Of July Makeup
Fourth of July Makeup
Celebrate in Style 4th of July in Red, White and Blue Makeup
In the mood to break out the hot red lips? Create a Fourth of July daytime makeup look by opting for a sheer, dewy red lipstick (it's fresh and youthful looking) rather than a matte red, which is more appropriate for evening. As a general rule of thumb, you want to keep your eye makeup on the light side when rocking a bright red pout. A bit of eyeliner and mascara is all you need. Pack some smoky eye shadows and an all-purpose eye makeup brush in your bag if you want to change up your look after dusk, just in time for a sultry fireworks show.
Bouts of eyelash envy are bound to strike during Fourth of July pool parties—usually in the company of women who were born with lush fringe and like to flaunt it by being the first to dive into the water without makeup. Fake equally luscious lashes with a semi-permanent lash tint made to linger for 24 hours or more. One application should withstand swimming, showering and partying better than most mascaras. It’s a must for occasions when you’re spending the night at his place. Try these: Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain, Jemma Kidd Lasting Tint Semi-Permanent Waterproof Lash Color.
Red, white and blue makeup is fun to rock on the 4th of July, but other bright makeup colors have a place in your makeup bag too (don’t forget to pack them in your purse for touch-ups). Go for bold in seaweed green eyeliner or indigo mascara instead of the usual brown and black. A hot pink eye shadow can make your eyes look bright and beautiful (caution: too much on your lower lashline and you could wind up looking like you have seasonal allergies). Blending bright colors on the back of your hand before applying them to your lids will prevent them from overpowering your face. Try these: Mac Eye Shadow in Passionate, Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Moiré in Emerald Reflection, Urban Decay Big Fatty Colored Mascara in Indigo.
To create a sexy Fourth of July mood with your hair, create low, luscious pig tails. Gather the hair on each side of your head, creating an even part down the back (use a fine tooth comb). Take a large barrel curling iron to 2-inch wide sections of hair to create bounce and fullness. Tie the pigtails with red, white or blue ribbon for a festive effect. --Stephanie Simons
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