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The 4th of July is just around the corner—and along with the chance to show off your most spirited desserts and your best grilling skills comes the opportunity to have some fun with your makeup. Instead of applying your everyday no makeup, makeup look, why not have a little fun with patriotic colors? If you’re ready to watch this year’s fireworks display while rocking a red, white, and blue makeup look, you’re in luck—because we’ve come up with three ways to stylishly embrace the holiday’s most important shades. Follow along to find out how to master these gorgeous 4th of July makeup trends!
Let your eyes steal the show with this super-fun eye makeup look that combines red, white, and blue into a single look.
Help create a smooth base for your eye makeup application by using a primer first. If you don’t have an eye primer on hand, you can dab on a tiny bit of concealer onto your lids.
Start your statement eye look with the lightest color, since it’s easiest to blend in. Dip a fluffy eye shadow brush into the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Petite Perle and extend it just past your crease.
Trace along the contour of your lash line with a thick line of red liquid eyeliner that flicks up beyond the outer corners of the eye.
Using a densely-bristled eye shadow brush, apply red eye shadow along your crease mimicking the curve of your wing tip. Blend the eye shadow up towards your eyebrow line, nearly touching the front of your eyebrow before curving down and out under the tail, leaving room for highlighter. When applying your eye shadow, make sure to keep your lid below your crease completely clean so as to maintain the sharp cut of the statement look.
Editor’s tip: Don’t think you can manage to keep your lids clean? Clean up with a little concealer and more white eye shadow!
Dab a dot of your shimmery white eye shadow at the inner corners of your eyes and just under the arch of your eyebrows.
Next, dip a precision eye shadow brush into the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Midnight Blue to coat your lower lash line with color. Once you’ve applied a line of color, use a fluffier eye shadow brush to blend it out, creating a slight ombré effect.
Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in White Party to draw 3-4 tiny stars on top of the blended blue eye shadow beneath your eyes.
No statement eye is complete without volumizing mascara, so swipe on a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara in Mystic Black before heading out the door.
If you want to rock a statement eye while still keeping things relatively low-key, wear metallic eye shadow, one of this summer’s hottest looks. Pair with a red lip (more on that a little later) and you’ll have everyone seeing stars as soon as they glance in your direction!
Help smooth your lids by applying an eye makeup primer (or concealer) to start.
Use a fluffy eye shadow brush to blend the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallics Eye Shadow in Aluminum Foil across your upper lid and lower lid, connecting at either corner.
To add a patriotic touch, coat your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Cobalt Blue.
There’s nothing like a classic red lip to make a serious style statement. With the ability to completely transform an entire look, red lipstick should be applied with care. Here’s how:
Start by using a lip scrub to help exfoliate dead skin cells from your lip’s surface. Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub, which can be used on the face and lips. To give it a whirl, use wet fingers to massage a small amount of the scrub onto your lips. Rinse off and you’re ready to move on.
Don’t jump straight to applying your red lip. Your lips may be super smooth from exfoliating, but they aren’t necessarily ready to be coated with lipstick just yet. Before you get to that step, you’ll want to prep your lips with a lip liner. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Liner in Always Red to line around the edges of your lips, then use the same lip pencil to fill in your lips entirely.
Finally, you can put on your lipstick. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Enamel Red for an on-trend glossy lip.
Once 4th of July has passed, you’ll want to start planning for Labor Day. So, go ahead and check out Your Labor Day Beauty Travel Checklist next.