11 Fourth of July Makeup Looks We’re Not Bold Enough to Try
5:30 pm, July 3rd | by
Tomorrow is a big day for ‘Murica and, as a woman, my makeup needs to reflect that. I have no experience whatsoever with themed makeup looks, so I decided to draw inspiration from some lovely, Google-able ladies who were nice enough to put their Fourth of July makeup tutorials online for the world to see. Join me on my journey to find the perfect patriotic look for tomorrow. (And probably the whole weekend because if I’m going to put that much effort into my makeup, there’s no way I’m going to wash my face that same night.) Do it for America.
So this woman decided to get really into it this year. Good for her! I really hope she had fun not eating or drinking or talking all day in order to preserve her perfect pout. I'm not willing to make that same sacrifice, so this look isn't for me.
Yes, this is more like it — a little more toned down, no star-halo, an easy lipstick re-application if I decided to, you know, move my mouth or something. But she clearly struggled with the big white star here, so maybe I'll try something with smaller stars.
No, no. This is not what I meant. The stars are smaller, I guess, but the flag is waaay too detailed for my hand-eye coordination. And do you see that black thing?! THOSE ARE HER EYELASHES. WE ARE LOOKING AT A CLOSED EYE HERE, PEOPLE. Forget what I said before about not eating or drinking; if I came to a party with this makeup I would literally have to keep my eyes shut the whole time to preserve the look. NO. Next.
Okay, better. I would actually be able to open my eyes with this one. The makeup looks cool in this picture but I'm sure two red, pointy, angry eyebrows would be too intense (read: devilish?) in real life. Devil = unAmerican!
I like how the eye makeup has been simplified a bit (i.e. not trying to draw stars and stripes on my face), yet this is still too complicated. And, girl, you need to take your finger or your fancy brush and BLENNNDDD that whole thing out. Blend it. Do it.
THIS is what I'm talking about. This girl is the queen of blending. She's so good at blending that she's actually kind of mad about it. She looks upset that I would even consider copying her makeup tomorrow, so I should probably just move along.
Okay, so this girl actually looks flawless. But, unfortunately I'm not blessed with stunning baby blues; red would not look patriotic surrounding my dark brown eyeholes. People would probably come up to me all day asking if I'd had an allergic reaction to the blueberry-strawberry fruit skewers.
Oh yeah, that makeup looks perfect for a naked 4th of July pool party. Won't smudge at all. Good call.
LOL can you imagine if I accidentally painted the wrong dripping flag off my lips?
Maybe I should take some cues from other celebrities, preferably some American ones. Like Jennifer Lawrence, my "hooded-eye" spirit guide...
... or Ke$ha, showing off a more natural look. SO MANY OPTIONS.
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