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Memorial Day Makeup To Look Festive, Even At Home

MIRA BEAUTY
August 21, 2020

Get pretty and patriotic with these Memorial Day makeup looks.

Memorial Day will look quite a bit different in 2020, with less barbecues and lounging poolside and more Netflix and online shopping. But even a global pandemic can’t stop the beauty sales (seriously, get on that) and creative Memorial Day makeup looks that come with this festive holiday. Even in quarantine, you can still create cute and patriotic looks to lift your spirits and put you in a festive mood.

Even if you’re more of a neutral shadow type of person, it’s hard not to get inspired by all the red, white, and blue beauty looks all over the ‘Gram. You don’t need to go all out with flawless lip and/or eye art, just a bit of color will do. And even if you can’t show off your Memorial Day makeup at the beach this year, you can still social distance in style and see red (and white, and blue) in the best way with these Memorial’s Day makeup looks.



Blue eyeliner and red lips

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Make it a blue-tiful day with this bright and patriotic Memorial Day makeup look. Bright blue liner is bold enough to stand out without looking too OTT, especially when paired with a classic red lip, and you can even add highlighter or a few dabs of glitter around your eyes for a little sparkle and Memorial Day pride.

Red and blue glitter

Face & Body Glitter by NYX, $6

NYX Face and Body Glitter
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Glitter. That’s the look. As any sparkle lover knows, there are countless ways to use glitter on your eyes, cheeks, nails, or even hair. Use a bit of the Face & Body Glitter in Sapphire Blue to add an inner corner shimmer to your eyes, or pack the White Opal or Ruby Shades on your nails or the center of your halo eye for a Memorial Day makeup look that’s bright and beautiful. When in quarantine, a little sparkle in your beauty routine can make all the difference!

Sunkissed glow

Hoola Bronzer by Benefit, $30

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer
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Memorial Day is basically the unofficial start of summer, and no look defines this season more than a sunkissed, bronzey glow. Especially when you’re stuck inside and probably won’t be tanning at the beach much. If you’re not in the mood for red, white, and blue eye art, keep it simple with a sweep of bronzer to add warmth to your face and define your features. We recommend the cult favorite Hoola Bronzer by Benefit, or the Matte Bronzer by NYX for an affordable dupe that creates a subtle glam Memorial Day makeup look.

Patriotic cut crease

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While this Memorial Day makeup look is a bit more complex, it’s ideal for those who have been inside for too long and just want to express their creative side. Blend, blend, and blend some more as you create a cut crease with blue on the lid, red as the transition shade - or vice versa, your choice - and add a bit of white shimmer to the inner corners for the perfect tribute to Memorial Day.

Colored mascara

Bad Gal Bang Blue Volumizing Mascara, $25

Source: Benefit Cosmetics

Mascara is the go-to beauty product for those who want to look beautifully put together with minimal effort, and it certainly won’t fail you when it comes to Memorial Day makeup. The Bad Gal Bang mascara from Benefit comes in blue to swipe on your lashes in seconds for a festive pop of patriotic pride, without looking too obvious or extra.


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