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If you will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this week, it is time to start thinking about your fiesta-inspired makeup look. If your beauty bag falls short in this department, I'm here to help with a handy shopping list. From one of my favorite eye treatments that is made with avocado to a long-lasting top coat for your lips, take my checklist with you and start shopping before the weekend sneaks up on you.
Party-all-night with one swipe of this topcoat that literally changes the look of your lip color. These shade shifting topcoats not only create a water-resistant barrier that seals in the color beneath the topcoat, but this innovative special effect shades will make it look like you've spent hours locking in your lip look. There are twelve shades like you've never seen before and no matter which one you choose to wear over your lip color, your look will be one of a kind. If you want to create a look perfect for Cinco de Mayo, I suggest Reverb, Regulate or Circuit.
Kiehl's created this dual hydration system of a water-in-oil emulsion that provides anti-aging support to the eye area. The treatment provides a burst of hydration that can be felt upon application - it's so cool! I tap it gently around my eye area and as I tap I feel the cream almost *burst* into water. Puffiness is immediately diminished, fine lines are filled in.
This creamy liquid lipstick goes the distance and covers my lips in one swipe with intenser than intense color — these are pigmented. There are twelve shades in all, but I like these brighter fiesta shades for Cinco de Mayo: Gelebrate, Don't be Gelly, Gellie Jelly, Gel-Ful and Even-Gel-Ical.
This palette has 18 brand new shades in LORAC's PRO-formula shadow formula in colors inspired by the film Pirates of the Caribbean sequel due out the end of the month. The marine colored shadows are perfect for both Cinco de Mayo and the rest of summer. I like that you can wear the shadows soft or smoky by using them either wet or dry.
I love the long lasting Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, but when looking to add a bright line to your makeup look for Cinco de Mayo, look at the limited edition UD Jean-Michel Basquiat collection. The eye pencil shades created for this collection are pure perfection for a party look: Vivid is a bright teal matte; Post Punk is a bright neon green; Anatomy is a bold Sienna.
You really want your eyes to take center stage when it comes to your makeup look on Cinco de Mayo. This post breaks down the hottest colorful eye makeup palettes that will do the trick.
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