LOTW: A Little Independence Day Glam

Let's have some red, white and blue (and gold) fun!
Publish date:
July 2, 2015
glitter, red lipstick, Independence Day, blue eyeliner, winged liner, July 4th

Here in the US, we're getting ready to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, and while that means a lot of things to a lot of different people, my fondest memories of July 4th always involve grilling outside and watching my dad set off a plethora of fireworks. You seriously haven’t seen pure joy until you’ve seen my dad with a firework on the ground and a lighter in his hand.

So, in honor of my country’s independence, I’m adding a touch of the good ol’ red, white and blue to my look of the week.

Although I enjoy all of the variety of colored fireworks, the gold, glittery kind have always been my favorite. I used to watch those fireworks spread in the sky like golden sunbursts and just be completely in awe. I wanted to add a bit of that golden fun to this look so I took an angled brush and applied a golden cream shadow to my upper lash line.

Once I had the sparkling situation handled, I traced along the outer third of my upper lash line with blue liquid liner extending into a wing.

I added a dash of white to the underside of that wing and smudged it softly along my lower lash line with a q-tip.

I started out the whole look with my base and brows already done so I finished the eyes first with a healthy dose of black mascara on my upper lashes and secondly with a little bit of blue mascara over the top.

For the lips I added NARS Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella and layered CoverGirl Lip Lava in Live Love Lava over the top for some added sparkle and shine.

I finished the look by applying matte bronzer as a blush.

Here are my favorite looks from last week:

How do you celebrate Independence Day (for those in the US)? What are your favorite Independence Day memories? Let me know and drop me your pictures in the comments below, or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Don’t forget to @xovain and #xoLOTW!