Red High Heel Club Makeup Tips

Red, White, and You!


Even though it falls mid-week this year, Independence Day still invites patriotic revelry, and our great city is famous for doing it up with 4th of July style.

MAC Hey Sailor! Throw Me a LineThis year, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular celebrates its 39th show, with over a half-million visitors coming from all over New England and around the world. Whether you’re enjoying the festivities from home or on the Esplanade with 500,000 of your closest friends- celebrate your red, white, and blue with, well, red, white and blue!

MAC Cosmetics Senior Artist Gina Bettelli offers some color suggestions that take cues from Old Glory:

“Patriotic in hue with unexpected flair, long wear, and stylish pairings. It’s all about a sexy smoky eye with a power red lip and runway white nail tips.”

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Throw Me a Line!
Transfer-proof lip pencil with extended wear in a bright true red.

Apply MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Throw Me a Line! all over lip shape for an anchored perfect red lip. Use lip brush #318 for a crisp balanced shape.

MAC Beth or GloryShade & Smoke Shadow/Liner in Beth or Glory
Dual ended pencil with Eye Shadow and Greasepaint Liner pairing for the perfect smoky eye.

Define the eyes in MAC Cosmetics Beth or Glory Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner using the earthy-brown greasepaint stick right along the top lash line. Blend out edges using MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush. Line lower lash line generously with the nautical-blue end of Beth or Glory taking the color to the length of the lower lashes. Flip over MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush and buff out edges into a smoldering smoky eye. Apply two coats of MAC Cosmetics False Lashes mascara to top and bottom lashes for a finished look.

MAC Cosmetics Ruffian Manicure in Spectator
Cream nail with black half-moon, black French tip, and black Ruffian insignia on one nail.

Dress up your tips with MAC Cosmetics Ruffian Manicure in Spectator in under 5 minutes! Simply stick on the cream & black nails to clean, natural nails.

Here are some other suggestions to help you sport your patriotic red, white and blue:

  • Benefit’s Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15 has a clear, red tint.
  • Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel features a bright red in Red Carpet.NARS Outremer
  • Geisha Kiss, Colorful Mono Eyeshadow from Sephora, is a matte brick red.
  • Yeyo is a dynamic metallic white eyeliner from Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil collection.
  • Dior’s 1-Colour Ultra-Smoothing High Impact Eyeshadow in Crystal White is a shiny, glimmering white.
  • Beam White, Shiseido’s Luminizing Satin Face Color, highlights with its pearly white sheen.
  • NARS Single Eye Shadow in Outremer is a bright, true blue.
  • Smashbox’s Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Navy Blue is a dark royal blue.
  • Buxom Lash Mascara Special Effects Blue Noir is a bright blue mascara.

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