4th Of July Looks

Happy birthday America! I sure am proud to be an American! I will be celebrating 21 years of living out my dream life in this beautiful country! Thankful to all that have made sacrifices for our freedom in this country. My life would’ve looked very differently if my family hadn’t moved us halfway across the world for better opportunities. I am beyond grateful to be pursuing and living out the lifestyle I’ve always dreamed of!

What a better way to celebrate the holiday by being in theme! I know makeup can be tough to recreate so I’ve kept these looks very simple and easy to follow. Check out the 5 looks down below for inspiration and enjoy Independence Day weekend! Stay safe!

KEEP CALM AND SPARKLE ON

Grab a bottle of star shaped sequins or red/white/blue glitter, add a layer of lip gloss and drench your lips with it so that it sticks! You can find glitter and sequins at your local Michael’s for less than $4. 

RED, WINE & BLUE

Change up your usual natural eye makeup! Apply on your black eyeliner as the base and add another blue line on top for a subtle pop of color on your eyelids. This gives you a festive look without being over the top. Pair it with any red clothing and that’s it!

BORN TO SPARKLE

Go all out and cover yourself with sparkles!!! Perfect way to demonstrate your pride and love for our country! Dip the stars in a bit of eyelash glue (not too much) and pop the stars on your cheeks! 

U.S of YAY

Don’t want to go all out with makeup? I got you! Do your normal eye look with a natural lip and buy star shaped stickers and add a couple different sizes right next to your eyes and call it a day. Instantly makes you festive without any effort! How easy!!!

MADE IN THE USA

This look is for you if don’t want to be the center of attention. It’s a classic look that can be rocked for so many occasions. Pop on a bold red lip, put on a headband (you can find on Amazon, Claire’s or TJ Maxx) and you’re ready to party in the USA! My favorite red lipstick is by MAC in the color A10 Red with a Satin finish.

5 Holiday Makeup Look Ideas!

The holidays are here and we’re all back in some form of a lockdown…Let’s all continue to keep one another safe by staying at home as much as possible. Large gathering’s should be put on hold for this year, BUT that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating with family & friends. Since Zoom only sees the top half of your body, I decided to create 5 easy and diverse “holiday themed” looks that you can all easily recreate at home!

The Classic Look
Tarte
Shape Tape Concealer in Light Neutral
L’oreal Flash Cat Eyeliner in Black
Nars Matte Lipstick in Intrigue
Ardell Lashes in Demi Wispies
The Angelic Look
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation in Light Sand
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Peaceful
Bite Beauty Yaysayer Lip Plumping Gloss in Guava Puff
The Naughty Look
Pixi Eyeshadow Palette in ItsEyeTime
Benefit Bronzer in Hoola
Benefit Blush in Rockateur
L’Oreal Lipstick in Bold Bordeaux
Velour Lashes in Can’t Be Tamed
The Themed Look
Dior
BB Creme in 020
Nuview Cosmetics Fall In Love Palette
NYX Glitter Primer
Recollections Fine Glitter in Cherry & Snow

The Evergreen Look
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Fenty Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in 10 Money
Becca Cosmetics Blush in Flowerchild
Mac Lipliner in Whirl
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul

HALLOWEEN: Candy Corn Makeup

The classic, go-to treat for Halloween- CANDY CORN! This look was inspired by the colors of candy corn. I love that Halloween is a good excuse to get a bit dramatic with makeup looks. Every year, I transform into something new, and this year I wanted to look a bit more subtle and wearable.  

I know Halloween may be canceled this year, but you can still get in the spirit as if it’s happening! Check out my YouTube video for the beginning to end tutorial on how I came up with this look! Xo, Sophie

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape
  • Foundation: DiorSnow BB Cream
  • Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent
  • Bronzer: Benefit Cosmetics
  • Blush: BECCA Cosmetics X Chrissy Teigan
  • Eyeshadow: Nuview Cosmetics in Fall In Love Palette
  • Lip: Crystal Hearts

My Favorite Highlighter

Introducing the holy grail highlighter that I use religiously! The one and only, Becca Cosmetics’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter- it lives up to its hype.

I don’t even experiment with other highlighters because this one has worked so well for me. I have it in both the pressed powder and liquid version, and recently misplaced my powder so this complimentary gift came at the perfect time!

It truly does give you the most luminous glow without looking too over the top.The formula is buildable and does not ever get chalky on top of your makeup. It glides onto your skin seamlessly and it’s very pigmented, so a little goes a long way!

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the shade Champagne Pop (their best seller), however for my skin tone, I prefer the shade Moonstone. The color is a pale golden sheen that’s perfect if your skin tone is more on the fair-light side. I apply it on the high points of my cheeks, inner corners of my eyes, bridge of my nose, and the cupid’s bow (top curve of my upper lip) 

I highly recommend this product and feel free to follow along on my Instagram for more daily content!

Xoxo, Soph

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post- it was sent complimentary by Becca Cosmetics.