My 4th of July Face Of The Day

Yesterday in the US we celebrated one of my favorite holidays- Independence Day. For me, any kind of holiday is not only an occasion to relax, spend time with family and friends and eat some delicious food, but it’s also a great excuse to get creative with my makeup.

Yesterday was also a perfect time to put my new Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette to use with its gorgeous reds. abhI used Venetian Red all over my lid, combined with a matte brown Cyprus Umber in the crease and Vermeer for highlighting. For my lower eyelid I used a dark blue shadow from Buxom called Backstage Pass. A glossy black liner and lots of mascara complete the eye look. a1

Of course, 4th of July calls for red lips as well! On mine I used Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruellaagata blog

After my makeup was done, all I had to do was to put on my Star Spangled Banner top and I was ready for some Independence Day celebrations! agata4th

What about you? How did you celebrate 4th of July? Does your country celebrate Independence Day in any particular way? Do you like creating special themed looks for holidays? 

the founder and editor of Her and Makeup.


  1. Natasja says:

    You looked great, Agata! In the Netherlands there isn’t an Independence Day, but I guess we have Kingsday. A national holiday to celebrate the King and Dutchness, I suppose. Then there’s liberation day to commemorate the freedom of the Dutch from nazi Germany, but that’s not really celebrated.. Just remembered. Or maybe it is celebrated and I just never partake in it lol. Also a viable possibility. I hardly partake in national holidays, anyways. I hope you hand a great time ^^ and euhhh, happy belated birthday to captain America :p

    • Agata says:

      That’s the main reason why I love Independence Day in America so much, because it’s a happy holiday. Polish Independence Day is an extremely solemn, serious and political holiday so I have never cared much for it either.

  2. Kwmechelle says:

    Very festive look! And I’m soooo partial to that lippie. It’s a statement red if ever there was one. How are you liking the palette? Is is crazy pigmented? The color selection seems to work well. Curious to know your thoughts 🙂

    • Agata says:

      I am still not sure how much I like red lipstick on me but I think that red works. The palette is fantastic, I will be reviewing it soon (I have so much stuff to go through and review!). But even the reds are so wearable!

  3. Lulle.Beaumiroir says:

    I know that this palette is very successful, but unfortunately reds and berries don’t play well with my skin tone and dark circles. I would probably buy it considering everyone praises the quality of the shadows, but I don’t think I can pull off any of the red-based shades, and there are quite a few in there…


    • Agata says:

      Hi Lulle, there is a lot of reds in this palette but they are really wearable. I just pair them with a black liner for a bit of a contrast. And I have seen so many people on IG and Twitter wear this palette that I think you could totally pull it off. Either way, I will be posting my review of this palette and swatches soon!

  4. carolinapage says:

    I really like the look of this palette, but I’m trying to resist it because I’m on a tight budget at the moment.
    I love the makeup you created, that red shadow is gorgeous!
    I hope you had a nice celebration. Independence Day is the only holiday I’ve never spent in the US, but I’d so love to! Hopefully someday!

    • Agata says:

      Hi Carolina, I know how being on a tight budget feels, so hang in there and sorry for all the temptations! The palette is gorgeous!

      I also hope one day you will be in the US for the 4th of July!

  5. k r i s t e n says:

    I LOVE this look! You look gorgeous, Agata! This is one of my favorite palettes in a looooong time. The reds are just stunning and the quality of every shadow is fabulous. We had a pool party cookout and had some friends over for the 4th and it was wonderful! Much love!

    • Agata says:

      The palette is amazing, the quality and the selection of shades is just perfect! I don’t want to wear anything else since I got that palette!

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