Sunday, July 01, 2007

American Beauty

Independence Day is almost here. And while you could celebrate with fireworks, sparklers, hot dogs and s'mores, why not take a more beautiful approach this year?

Ditch the tacky stars and stripes Mom sweaters (you know what I'm talking about!) and instead put your best face forward with one of these three summery makeup palettes:
  • Summer Sunset Color Story and BeautySaver from American Beauty, $25 at Kohl's. This set will help you create a pretty summer glow with the help of an anti-aging face cream, an eyeshadow duo in Sunny Honey, some bronzing powder, and a long-wearing lipcolor in a patriotic gingery-red.
  • Desert Island Essentials from Laura Geller, $45 at Sephora. Declare your Independence from time-sucking makeup application with this limited edition set. This will get you geared up for the summer and the 4th with minimal ease. The bronze and brighten will give you a beachy look which will be a great base for orange and brown-tinted lipgloss, mascara and eyeliner.
  • Love Lisa Battle Box from Too Faced, $32.50 at Ulta. Inspired by Lisa Blandino, Too Faced creator Jerrod Blandino's sister, who is battling skin cancer comes this beauty kit. Included are a collection of four eye shadows, two lip glosses and one duo face shimmer all in shades of pink and gold. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation, so you can look good and help others at the same time. Retail philanthropy is sooo American!
I only have two things to beg of all of you this 4th:
  1. Be sure to wear plenty of sunblock.
  2. For the love of god, please, please, please don't paint American flags on your fingernails!! Resist the temptation!! Trust me on this.
Have a fun and safe 4th!

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