The Beauty Beat: Let’s Get Patriotic

There are only a few days out of the year (okay, just one) when you can get away with rocking all red, white and blue – at least without attracting questionable stares. We’ve rounded up some of the best tips on the web for looking gorgeously festive on the fourth.

Lips
A crimson lip is always a flattering – and dramatic – move. Blogger Keiko Lynn gives a great step-by-step tutorial on how she achieves her perfect bright red pout.

Eyes
Feel like playing up your eyes instead of your lips? (Outside of Halloween, do one or the other, not both.) Glamour.com’s beauty blogger Beth Shapouri created a pinboard of 20 subtly patriotic blue eyeliner looks.

Nails
If you’re aiming for something a little less attention-grabbing, try a patriotic manicure. We love all of these designs, found on Pinterest.

- By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

Did we miss any July 4th beauty tips? Leave them in the comments or tweet them to @RueLaLa.

July 3, 2012