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:
- 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.
- Make tiny Xs or slashes in the darkest part of dark under-eye circles and blend concealer or foundation over.
- 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.