10 Makeup Picks That Are Ready For 4th of July
Whether you're heading to the beach or munching on barbecue this Fourth of July weekend, we have picks that will have you looking good in red, white, and blue. You can go classic with a red lip, or get a little funky with a blue highlight. If you're not into bold makeup, we still have you covered. Consider painting your nails the color of the American flag or getting sun-kissed with a starry bronzer.
Get ready to don some sparkles, paint on your blue mascara, and show off your American pride.
NCLA Born on the Fourth
The NCLA Born on the Fourth ($16) looks like fireworks in a bottle. It's packed with red, white, and blue glitter, so your tips can look patriotic this Fourth of July. The polish is created in California and is vegan and cruelty-free. It's also "7-free," meaning it never contains the seven dangerous ingredients often included in polish, such as formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in American Doll
Anastasia Beverly Hills is famous for its pigmented, long-lasting liquid lipsticks. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in American Doll ($20) goes on matte in one swipe, and won't bleed or smear as you're munching on burgers. The classic blue-red hue will suit many skin tones and the comfortable wear makes it perfect to wear all weekend long.
Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Honeymoon
Experiment with colorful highlighters for a unique beauty look this holiday. For a subtle bit of blue in your makeup, apply Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Honeymoon ($8) to cheekbones, the tip of your nose, and above your cupid's bow. The sheer opalescent blue hue contains violet glitter that will make you look stunning, and the creme powder formula is easy to blend.
Forever 21 Star Shape Face Jewels
Holidays are a great time to add some extra details to your beauty routine. These Forever 21 Star Shape Face Jewels ($5) are an easy way to add some stars to your face, even if you lack artistic talent. Simply peel and stick for a red-, white-, and blue-adorned face your friends will love. For an even more original look, try arranging the stars across your face to look like patriotic freckles. The stickers are way easier than trying to draw them on yourself.
Urban Decay 'Moondust' Eyeshadow - Cosmic
Don't forget to incorporate some white into your beauty look! The Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Cosmic ($21) will look beautiful washed over your lids. The white shadow contains a ton of sparkle, without chunky, messy glitter. The formula will stay on your lids and won't fall to your face, and the highly reflective look is sure to get noticed.
Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner
Afraid of going too bold with your look? Try switching your regular black eyeliner for the Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner ($7) in Midnight Blue. The pigmented formula will glide on the eyes easily, and the self-sharpening tip ensures you get a precise line every time. Plus, the affordable option makes it a good pick if you don't plan on wearing the hue frequently.
Givenchy Healthy Glow Bronzer
Achieve a perfectly sun-kissed glow with the Givenchy Healthy Glow Bronzer ($53). The gel-to-powder formula looks incredibly natural on your skin and can be easily layered for a deeper tan. The stars make this option festive and fun, while the chic packaging make it perfect for your vanity. This luxe pick is worth the investment.
Nyx Professional Makeup Color Mascara in Blue
Try an unexpected pop of color by coating your lashes in a colored mascara. The Nyx Professional Makeup Color Mascara in Blue ($7) is a vibrant option to show off your American pride. You won't be able to stop looking in the mirror to see your other-worldly lashes.
Nars Bush in Exhibit A
Don't be intimidated by a red blush. The Nars Bush in Exhibit A ($30) is surprisingly wearable. Apply the product with a large, fluffy, brush to give a sheer wash of color to your cheeks. Since suntans naturally are a little red, this hue mimics the natural flush we get during the Summer months. Add a little to the bridge of your nose to make it look even more tanned and natural.
Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor Lipstick
If you're afraid of blue lipstick, don't fret! The Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor Lipstick ($25) goes on a sheer berry hue even though it looks blue in the tube. Not only is this pick cruelty-free, but it's packed with nourishing ingredients like shea butter, vitamin E, and mango seed oil to keep your lips soft all season long.