Day-to-Night: July Fourth Beauty Hacks

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Day-to-Night: July Fourth Beauty Hacks

Fourth of July is the holiday that marks our independence. And we like to celebrate such a day with patriotic festivities like beach picnics and BBQs. Copious amounts of rosé, lots of indulgent food, and plenty of time in the sun can melt any makeup look quite quickly no matter how on-point it is.  If you expect your celebrations to enter well into the evening hours (who would want to miss the fireworks?!), you’ll need a game plan to transition your beauty look from day-to-night.  Here’s how:

Freshen up: It will inevitably be hot, so a late afternoon refreshing cleanse is not a bad idea.  These Ursa Major Face Wipes ($24) are individually packed for an on-the-go refreshing face treat.

Contour and highlight: If you’re feeling puffy or just drab from an eventful day, rely on Nudestix Sculpting Pencil ($24) to sculpt and highlight your features.  The matte formula is ideal for hot days.

Add a pop of color: The fastest and easiest way to transition your look is with a warming pop of color.  Wander Beauty Beach Balm ($22) is a universally flattering balm formula that can be applied to lips and cheeks for a perfect berry flush.

Powder your nose: Heat can wreak havoc on even drier skin types.  If you want to avoid looking greasy, try treStiQue Magic Mattifying Balm & Blotting Sheet Duo ($34). it won’t mess up your pretty makeup application, either.

Curl your lashes: Even the best mascara formulas can start to fall a bit flat after a few hours.  The Surratt Lash Curler ($30) instantly opens eyes back up, but is gentle enough to use even when you’re already wearing mascara.

Swipe on colored eyeliner: It wouldn’t be the fourth without some festivity, and applying  L’Oreal Infallible Paints Eyeliner ($10) in electric blue will achieve just that.

-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com

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