Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My (20 Minute) Memorial Day Look

The best part of summer is definitely the holidays. Between Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, we truly have reasons to celebrate our wonderful country and the people who have defended it. This celebration usually comes in the form of BBQs, beach houses or pool parties. Either way, chances are you'll be outside enjoying the beautiful and HOT weather!

This is why I knew that for Memorial Day, I needed an easy, low maintenance and totally festive look! 

My Memorial Day Look
The lipstick may look pinkish in the picture, but I promise you, it was bright red!!
Let's first start with the hair. Humidity and wind does not mix well with my hair so I decided to go with big and messy! All I used was a straightening iron and hairspray to get this volatilized, tousled do. Check out this great tutorial by The Style Blog and learn how to get this hair for yourself!

As for makeup-- sunshine and high temperatures usually mean sweat! Which is obviously not fun and not so makeup friendly. So, I stuck with the basics. Foundation with SPF and eyeliner first. Then came the holiday fun! Sticking with the patriotic theme, I added my favorite Royal Blue mascara and some summery 24 hour Red Lip Color. This makeup was quick and easy to apply and really lasted all day, through drinking, eating and maybe just a little sweating!

Maybelline Royal Blue Masccara
Covergirl 24 hour lipstick

The whole thing really only took about 20 minutes and as I said, it lasted all day long! I'll definitely be rocking this look all summer long! 

What look did you pull off for Memorial Day?

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