Holidays/Occasions

Balanced Beauty for a Fierce Fourth of July

Between loud, bright fireworks and a bold color combination of red, white, and blue, it’s easy to go overboard when incorporating the Fourth of July theme into your holiday beauty and fashion. This beauty checklist will help you have a fun Independence Day minus the visual violations and embarrassment.

 The American flag appears on only one element of my look. Sure, it can be fun to find how many ways you can work the American flag into your clothing, accessories, hair, and makeup. But a single flag (or multiple flags that appear in one place, like your nails) has way more punch. If you’ve created American flags over your eyelids, save that flag shirt for next year.

 I did not use face paint (or makeup as face paint). You can look patriotic without looking like you’re going to a costume party.

 I am not wearing a body suit or flag dress. (Need we mention costume party again?)

 I have a fresh, festive manicure. If there’s a side of you that wants to go crazy with glitz and glitter, the nails are an acceptable place to release that energy. Combine all the American colors if you’d like, or go with a solid red. We love bright manis for the Summer.

 My makeup features either a bold, red lip, or an extra pop of color on the eyes, like mermaid blue eyeliner – or neither (not both). The pop of color on your eyes doesn’t have to be a patriotic color; try to make a smart choice that complements your entire outfit (which doesn’t necessarily mean an exact color match).

 I have consciously selected accessories that balance my outfit. If you’ve gone with a red, white, and blue theme that runs through your clothing, jewelry, and maybe even your makeup, why not add something a little different but still summery, like a stylish straw hat?

Do you have your entire Fourth of July look planned out already? Leave a comment and let us know what you’re thinking. Or why not post a pic to Twitter and tag @BrillianceNY so we can see? We hope you enjoy the holiday!

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