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11 Fourth Of July Makeup Items That'll Give You A Patriotic Excuse To Hit The Beauty Counter

There are many ways to express your patriotism on the Fourth Of July. Some choose to barbecue, others settle in to watch the fireworks, and those particularly beauty-obsessed revelers channel their adoration of the U.S.A into their cosmetic choices. Instead of sporting a staid stars-and-stripes tee or frock, why not celebrate the birth of the nation by applying a crimson lipstick so saturated it could be mistaken for the stripes on the flag, or a metallic manicure whose sparkle evokes the festive fireworks? If you wish to embrace the holiday wholeheartedly this year, scroll through for 11 pieces of Fourth Of July makeup to honor the United States.

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Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Trafalgar

Embrace your inner patriot with a swipe of crimson lipstick by Dior.

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Trafalgar, $35, shop.nordstrom.com

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée

Add a rosy glow to your complexion by dabbing on a swirl of Josie Maran’s cherry-hued Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Getaway Red.

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Getaway Red, $22, sephora.com

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Rouge Nail Polish in Bleu Majorelle

Salute the flag in a richly pigmented, cobalt manicure inspired by the stars and stripes.

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Rouge Nail Polish in Bleu Majorelle, $27, saksfifthavenue.com

MAC Eyeshadow in Electric Eel

Dive into MAC’s deep blue eyeshadow in Electric Eel for a seaside celebration.

MAC Eyeshadow in Electric Eel, $16, maccosmetics.com

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Rouge Pur Couture The Mats' Lipstick in Rouge Rock

Give your pout the Hollywood screen siren treatment with a swipe of matte red lipstick by Yves Saint Laurent Beaute.

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Rouge Pur Couture The Mats’ Lipstick in Rouge Rock, $36, bergdorfgoodman.com

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Chaos

Give your gaze a patriotic twist by lining lids in electric blue liner.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Chaos, $20, shop.nordstrom.com

NYX Cosmetics Color Mascara in Blue Dream

Bestow extra lift on your lashes with a coat of blue mascara.

NYX Cosmetics Color Mascara in Blue Dream, $6.99, ulta.com

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate

Who needs a raspberry snow cone when you can stain your lips with Bite Beauty’s matte, red pencil?

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate, $24, sephora.com

Eve Snow Nail Polish in Gigi Roux

Demonstrate your national pride by sporting brilliant rouge tips manicured in Eve Snow’s Gigi Roux Nail Polish.

Eve Snow Nail Polish in Gigi Roux, $16, net-a-porter.com

Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Moist Glow in Patrice

Lend the apples of your cheeks a saturated flush with Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Moist Glow in Patrice, a deep, brick-red shade.

Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Moist Glow in Patrice, $26, neimanmarcus.com

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Stronger

Channel Fourth of July fireworks by layering a coat of Deborah Lippmann’s brilliant Nail Polish in Stronger onto your tips.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Stronger, $10, deborahlippmann.com

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