With just 5 days to go until the big day, let's get creative! You may have seen our Americana 4th July look, or even our patriotic DIY Flower crown tutorial ... well, today we are back with this beautiful Red,White&Blue look, perfect for those Barbecues, firework shows and Independence day parties alike!
We're going to start with the skin for this look, aiming for a flawless, glowing appearance. So, lets apply a primer. We're working the Benefit Porefessional Pearl Primer over the face with our hands, this will even out the skin and create a strong base for our makeup.
Next, we're going to go in with our foundation; we're using a full coverage one, mixed in with a little luminizer for that radiant glow. Using our Bella&Bear jaguar angled kabuki we are working a mix of Estee Lauder Diouble Wear foundation and Jelly Pong pong All Over Glow over the face and down the neck slightly. Work in downward and outward motions for a streak free, smooth application.
Now, to disguise any pesky blemishes or dark spots we are going in with our concealer. We're applying some Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer over those problem areas and we blending it into our foundation using our Bella&Bear Ocelot Large concealer brush for a seamless finish.
We want to keep this look soft and dewy, so we are simply going to powder over our concealer now using some ELF Studio HD powder and our Bella&Bear Tiger brush. But, if you prefer to have a matte finish, or if your skin is particularly oily, you may wish to dust the whole face with your powder.
Finish by spritzing the face with a setting spray to lock that base in place. Our fave right now is the Revolution Makeup Oil Control fixing spray.
For a flush of healthy colour to the skin lets go over with some bronzer. Taking a matte bronzer such as the Laura Mercier Matte Bronze, we are dusting the hollows of the cheeks, the temples and hair line and the jawline with our famous Bella&Bear Bobcat blush brush (psst, have you picked it up in our brand new Spring design?!). We are also working a small amount of bronzer down the sides of the nose using our Bella&Bear Margay Cat brush for a defined look.
Now let's create some strong, defined brows. We are starting by brushing through the hairs using the spoolie end of our Bella&Bear Iberian Lynx brow brush to tame them and create a rough shape. Then, using the brush end we are working some ABH dipbrow pomade through the brows to fill in any sparse areas and give a more defined shape! You can also go through the hairs with your spoolie again to disperse any excess product for a softer finish. We finished by lightly working some clear brow gel through the brows to make them bulletproof, our fave is the MAC Brow Set.
Now for our favourite part - the eyes! We're all about packing in those patriotic colours for this look, but first we need a killer primer to keep them vibrant and flake-free! So, were applying some Stay Dont Stray primer by Benefit to our lids using our ring finger.
Then, taking our Bella&Bear sand cat brush and a bold blue shadow we are working it all over our right lid, up to the crease. We then spritzed our brush with some daily brush cleanser and repeated on our left eye with a red shadow. We love the MorpheXJaclyn Hill palette for this look, its bursting with bright shadows, just perfect for looks like this one.
We then used our Bella&Bear Bornean Bay Cat brush to blur the edges of our shadows for a softer effect - be sure to cleanse your brush each time you switch eyes so your colours don't mix and turn muddy.
We want to make the eyes pop so we are also working those colours along the lower lash line using our Bella&Bear Marbled Cat brush, again softening the edges
Next, lets get linin' and definin'. Using our amazing Bella&Bear Serval angled liner brush we are creating a sharp wing along the upper lash line. You could use gel, cream, liquid or pencil product but our current fave is the Essence cushion liner.
For killer lashes were going to start by going in with our Bella&Bear Eye and Mighty Lash curler to give us a fanned our super curled lash look, holding for arond 20 seconds on each eye.
Then, we're locking that curl in with a coat of mascara; our weapon of choice is Benefit They're Real mascara.
Let's go back and light up that skin. We're now going to pick up our Bella&Bear Cheetah Duo Fiber Powder brush and were dusting the high points of the face with some I Heart Revolution Iced Hearts powder highlight ;the cheek bones, the brow bones, the centre of the nose and the cupids bow. We also used our Bella&Bear Caracal Brush to work some of that highlight into the inner corner of the eyes.
As a final touch to the skin we're going to add some stars! No 4th look would be complete without them! We're cutting out a small star from paper and holding it steady on the left cheekbone using our Bella&Bear pointed tweezers, then with our other hand we are working some more blue shadow around the edge of the star, using it as a stencil to create negative space. You can do as many of these as you like. We also embellished our design with some cute white star confetti, placing them onto the skin using our Bella&Bear pointed tweezers for precision.
And, of course we want a statement red lip! We're prepping the lips by lining them with some Rimmel 1000 kisses liner in 'Red Dynamite' and we're then using our Bella&Bear Rusty Spotted Cat Lip Brush to fill the lips in with some gorgeous MUA Velvet liquid lipstick in 'Reckless'!
You can then spritz the skin with your setting spray again to lock all that work in place!
For our hair, we're brushing it all through using our Bella&Bear 'Brush on You' detangling brush to remove those pesky knots and tangles. We're then popping on our fave silver wig to let our colourful makeup do the talking, and we're finishing everything off with our beautiful hand made flower crown (find the tutorial on our blog here).
However you are celebrating Independence day this year, we hope you have a happy and safe one, and be sure to share your selfies with us on Insta! You can shop all of the Bella&Bear tools used here in our online store right now - sign up to our club for exclusive discounts!