11 Patriotic Beauty Looks You'll Still Want To Wear After The 4th Of July

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Remember the epic Fourth of July party T. Swift threw for her squad last year? There were matching swimsuits, perfectly orchestrated fireworks, and lots of very famous, beautiful people (like Tom Hiddleston in a t-shirt that would make headlines for days).
The whole spectacle made our plans look pretty damn boring in comparison. But this year, we're making sure there's no chance of having a ho-hum holiday. Whether we're frolicking in the ocean or eating hot dogs in the backyard with our dog, we're going big in the beauty department with glitter, metallics, and lipsticks so long-wearing they'll withstand a push in the water.
Ahead, find the prettiest, most patriotic beauty looks — all made for Instagram, of course. You're on your own when it comes to getting Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively to stop by, though.
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It's clear that sunset-inspired shades are super on-trend right now. At this year's Met Gala, Selena Gomez stunned with a dusty red shadow. With simple lips and easy hair, the look becomes surprisingly wearable — especially on the holiday.
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Shay Mitchell is on fire with matte red lipstick, a thick line of bright blue color smudged along the lower lash line, and an unreal highlight.
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For the iconic Fast Times at Ridgemont High just-out-of-the-pool look, skip the blowout and just run some high-shine serum or gel through wet strands, then go wild with cream bronzer and highlighter.
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Try a strip of cellophane, or just really, really metallic liner, to copy the actress' style. You're on your own when it comes to finding that A+ selfie lighting, though...
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Red not your color? Decking yourself in shades of blue like Emily Ratajkowski did is just as patriotic. Pro tip: Don't forget to add a touch of bright highlighter to the inner corners of eyes to lighten things up enough for a daytime bbq.
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Lily Collins offers up more evidence of the power of wearing sparkle all the way to the (ridiculously amazing) brows.
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Go with waterproof liner and liquid lipstick that won't budge if you'll be hanging in the heat all day. And SPF, obviously.
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When the sun sets and the fireworks begin, you can be sure you'll still be shining and getting all the attention if you rock a metallic blue lip like Lupita Nyong'o's. Bonus points if you do chrome on the lids, too.
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Glitter doesn't need to be reserved for the lids: Suki Waterhouse's unexpected under-eye shadow is perfect for those who know they're going to get a little bit messy ahead of time.
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If you're not feeling Taylor Swift-red lips and bright sparkle, go dark and moody with the theme. Our inspiration? Gigi Hadid on the Anna Sui runway.
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Or just sprinkle in some stars. Delicate, romantic, and patriotic, you can't go wrong here — especially because you're paying homage to the flag.
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