Who knew that celebrating Labor Day could be done with a few swipes of silver and blue shadow and a juicy red pout? That’s right — we’re serving you some patriotic makeup just in time for your end-of-summer festivities. Head to that BBQ with this subtle look and you’ll be the talk of the town (or at least the backyard).
Step 1: Grand Old Primer
Apply a coat of eyelid primer across your entire lid to just above the crease. This is especially important if you’re wearing a glittery shadow! I’m using Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. If you don’t have a primer, substitute concealer.
Step 2: Of Silver I Sing
Once your primer has dried, apply your silver (or white) shadow. I’m using Revolt from Urban Decay’s Electric palette. To build color, pat your shadow brush onto your eye instead of swiping it across your lids.
Step 3: Blue Crush
Grab an eyeliner brush and slightly wet it. Dip the damp brush into your bright blue shadow (I’m using Chaos from the Electric palette). Draw a fine line from the inner corner of your eye and extend it just past the outer corner. Also apply a the liner along the inner lower corners of your eyes for even more impact. Note that you can use a blue liquid or pencil eyeliner if you prefer.
Step 4: Red Lips Forever
To really make this look patriotic, apply a generous coat of red lipstick to your lips. I’m using Rimmel Show Off Lacquer in Big Bang, a liquid-y blue-red that really pops.To make your lip color last longer, use a primer and liner before applying lipstick. Oh, and don’t forget your mascara.