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    Fourth of July Makeup

    • 2 min read

    BY CHELSEA SIMMONS

    To celebrate the Fourth of July, here are some basic makeup tips featuring our favorite patriotic Pencils. For a beautiful take on this summer's sheer red lip trend, start with a layer of LipDrink Lip Balm, and line and fill your lips with Earth Red Lip Pencil. Follow your natural lip shape, and don't worry about being too precise. Scribble the color in and press/blend into lips for easy-going glamour. I love to finish the look with Glimmer Gold PurePressed Eye Shadow and a little bit of Basic Black Eye Pencil in the inner rim, and a flick of black mascara (Black Ice Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara is my favorite). Midnight Eye Pencil is a wonderful eyeliner on it's own. It adds intrigue to the eye, because it is neutral yet subtly different. This particular shade of blue works well with any eye color, even green eyes. To add a punch of color without going too crazy, try lining the lower lash line with Midnight, and then spritzing your Detail Brush with Hydration Spray and dipping it in a nice bright color like the teal from the Azure PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple, Blue Moon, Wine and Roses, or Emerald. The Midnight Eye Pencil adds great depth and even a bit of opalescence to the colored eye shadow, while creating a nice base for the powder shadow to grab onto. Keep the lid shadow neutral, and don't line the top lash line. Of course, add plenty of Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara. White Eye Pencil has so many uses, I don't know how anyone does without it. Here are my top three:
    1. Line the inner rim of the eyes to add sparkle and look awake and refreshed. If you have a lot of redness around the eyes, line the lower lash line as well, and blend gently.
    2. Make tiny Xs or slashes in the darkest part of dark under-eye circles and blend concealer or foundation over.
    3. Blend a bit of White Eye Pencil into the Cupid's bow of the upper lip and into the center of lower lip before applying lip color or gloss. This will create a full, pillowy look.
    Of course, you can just use the pencils to draw stars and stripes on your (or your children's) cheeks for the Fourth of July parade. At least you know since it is jane iredale, you won't break out! ;) Do you have any pictures of your Fourth of July celebrations you'd like to share? Please post them on our page on Facebook!
    Chelsea Simmons

    Chelsea Simmons

    Chelsea began her beauty journey in 2010 as a fashion and beauty freelancer at Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. There she had the chance to test and review hundreds of products while quickly falling for the benefits the clean makeup she tried. After leaving the magazine industry, she worked as a publicist for international fragrance and beauty brands until 2016 when she landed at jane iredale. Here, she has discovered liquid eyeliner doesn’t have to burn her eyes, foundation doesn’t have to feel heavy, and that the jane iredale Global Educators truly have the best beauty hacks. Since then, she’s shared her 10+ years of experience with you on The Good Glow Blog.