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Your Fourth of July fun fact! — aerial fireworks go by several different names, many of which are botanically themed…like peony, dahlia and chrysanthemum.

Coincidentally, I was thinking about vibrant, dynamic peonies when I did this eye look.

As each boom radiates outward, the circumference of each colorful circle has a defined shape, but as it expands, each individual point of light trails off ever so slightly until it disappears.

For the eye, I tried to convey the radiating roundness with the half-moon shape, and then spread the bronze and ruby red glitters outward.

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For the lips, I experimented with two different styles — one, an opaque, editorial (a.k.a. “artsy-fartsy”) matte red; and the other a sheer raspberry, which I think is slightly more wearable.

Um…is red glitter ever wearable, though? DISCUSS. 😁

  • EYES
    Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Stonewall and Volume, and MAC Ruby Glitter (worn as eyeshadow); It Cosmetics Brow Power Micro in Universal Taupe, MAC Teddy Liner, Chanel Dimensions de Chanel Mascara
  • BASE
    MAC 24HR Studio Fix Concealer (worn as foundation), Benefit Boing Hydrating Concealer in No. 3 and No. 4 (as under eye concealer), MAC Pro Palette Bright Blush (red and pink mixed together) and MAC Hush Cream Colour Base (highlight)
  • LIPS
    MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick (matte red lips), Honest Beauty Sheer Raspberry (sheer red lips)

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urban decay stonewall honest beauty sheer raspberry

honest beauty sheer raspberry

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Oh, and here’s a rather morbid factoid I heard from a nurse friend in HIIT class this week… She said that the patients at her hospital who are waiting on organs for transplants are aware that around the Fourth of July there’s a lot of people drinking and more traffic accidents, and it can improve a donor’s chances of receiving a donor organ.

Sad but true.

Please be careful out there, and have a happy, and very safe, Fourth of July, friend.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Sorry about that last part… Didn’t mean to end on a dark note. I hope you’re doing something fun today. Talk to you soon! 😊

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