Red, White & Blue Beauty


So instead of doing some patriotic-themed makeup or nail look, I am just going to babble incessantly about my favorite red, white, and blue beauty products. Because honestly, I like favorites posts better than any other posts. And I didn’t do a June favorites. So. Yeah. Hi!



There are few things in the beauty world that evoke such a response as the classic, iconic red lip. I don’t wear them that often, but when I do they really pack a punch! My favorite red lips are: Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple, MAC Rocker & Hot Tahiti lipsticks, Tarte LipSurgence in Moody, and Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge #8.


Red blush can seem intimidating, but I promise if ya blend it well it looks gorgeous on! My favorite red blushes are Mehron L.I.P. Creme in Velvet Rose (yes, it’s a lip product, but it’s brilliant on the cheeks too), and NYX blush in Desert Rose. Honorable mention goes to NARS Exhibit A because I’ve seen it look amazing on other people but have never had the chance to play with it personally. I also really like Milani Cherry on Top but it’s been discontinued for ages and ages. :( You might be able to find it on Ebay or something though.

Nail Polishes

No post about color would be complete without mentioning NAILS! What are your favorite red nail polishes? I don’t do my nails red very often, but I do have some favorites. My favorite red nails are: Essie Forever Young, Essie Geranium (kind of an orangey red), and China Glaze City Siren. Honorable mentions go to Zoya Sooki and China Glaze Ruby Pumps!



I am really glad that there are such products as Face Atelier Zero Minus. What is that? It’s a pure white foundation that you can add to other foundations to lighten them up! Perfect for pale peeps like myself. Other brands do make them though; you can get pure white foundation from MAC, Koh Gen Doh, and I’m sure there are theatre makeup brands that do them too.

Also, lets talk highlighters for a second. They’re not pure white, but it’s my blog so I’m taking license here. I love TheBalm’s Mary Loumanizer, NARS Albatross, and MAC Vanilla pigment to highlight. All of these look pretty white to me! ;)


A good white eye shadow isn’t always easy to find. A matte white can be a total chalky mess at times. A non-matte can turn into a frosty hell. So what are the good ones? Mehron E.Y.E Powder in Snow White, for one! This shadow is beautiful. Not an ounce of chalkiness.

And no post about white eye products is complete without mentioning NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, one of probably THE most beloved white beauty products ever. A lot of people also like white kohl liner for brightening the waterline, but I find that really harsh. I use a MAC pencil called Gilded White that is a white with a golden sheen. I am pretty sure it’s either discontinued or was limited though. If you like the pure white look though, grab MAC kohl in Fascinating.


A good white nail polish is a staple in everyone’s stash. They’re essential for nail art, and French tips. I’m happy to report that my very favorite white polish is Wet ‘n Wild White Creme! It’s PERFECT and it’s just $2. A close second is OPI Alpine Snow, which is only inferior because it costs more. For a more wearable take on white, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls is the perfect slightly grey-tinged white. Or for something really elegant and fun, try OPI She’s Golden, a white shimmer that reflects gold.



This is probably the hardest category to pick favorites in! I love blue. For a simple navy eyeliner, I love Rimmel’s ScandalEyes in Navy. For eye shadow, god you could go SO many directions. Over this past weekend I tried some AMAZING blue eye shadows from Morphé. I was also shocked to find out they’re only $2 apiece! The pans are the same size as MAC, too. The shades from Morphé I’m loving are ES46 Electric Blue and ES49 Cobalt Blue.

Also, do you like blue mascara? It can make the whites of your eyes look more white. Maybelline Great Lash makes a really cool blue mascara that I really like. It’s inexpensive enough that you can get it just to play with, too!


By far the hardest thing for me to choose. I love blue nail polish. It was easier to just make a list of my favorites:

– Zoya Breezi
– Zoya Phoebe
– OCC Something
– OCC Pool Boy
– China Glaze For Audrey
– China Glaze Aqua Baby
– Julep Claire
– Julep Eloise
– Essie Midnight Cami
– Essie Smooth Sailing
– Essie Mesmerize
– Orly Lunar Eclipse

Anyone have any favorite blue polishes to recommend? I’m obsessed…

What are your favorite red, white, and blue beauty products?!

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