Ah, the 4th of July...
One holiday we often look forward to for the obvious perk that it occurs right in the middle of summer!
That said, many of you will be outside for the day, so before you head out to your holiday bbq, be sure to check out these fun makeup tips!
Sunscreen it up.
Most of you will be enjoying the sunshine whether you're on the beach or in a backyard or a park, you'll need to be sure to wear your sunscreen!
Apply a lightweight sunscreen before your makeup- one of my favorites is by Vichy.
One thing to keep in mind--
you must reapply!
So after getting your 4th of July makeup look on point, be sure to have some of this Sunscreen Makeup Setting Spray on hand. It smells great and is a perfect way to re-apply sunscreen without ruining your makeup!
Don't forget about the rest of you!
Be sure to apply sunscreen to your neck, chest, and anything else visible to the sun :)
Beat the Heat.
Be sure to wear lightweight makeup products! Not only will they feel better on your skin in the hot weather, but they won't melt off your face :)
Use waterproof makeup-- Liners and mascaras tend to travel in the warmer temps, so be sure to pick a good waterproof liner, like this one from Makeup Forever.
Onto the fun stuff...
Here's a fun, holiday inspired makeup idea for your July 4th bbq's!
Incorporating Red, White and Blue
One of my favorite ways to incorporate all 3 colors into my makeup routine without being too costume-y is to use small amounts of each.
The most classic and probably obvious would be to wear bold red lips!
I use small amounts of a soft white shimmer shadow as a highlight. Place on the inner corners of the eyes and maybe a touch under the brows.
Go for that classic All American look by sealing the deal with a cat eye- but use Blue liner instead! I often lean towards a navy liquid liner but you're welcome to use something a little brighter.
I just love this classic look adjusted to a very festive 4th of July color scheme.
If you have a fun and festive 4th of July look, feel free to share! Would love to see what you come up with!
Have a safe and fun 4th!