This beautiful All-American look focuses on a fresh and natural complexion (to let your skin breathe during the summertime) and soft eye makeup with just a pop of color. And of course, we will be using some great Red Apple Lipstick products for this tutorial. This is a great look that can be done for all those daytime summer activities like picnics and barbecues, or those summer backyard parties and gatherings, or simply for just hanging out with friends. It can also be worn for nighttime fun and games – from casual, low-key classic t-shirt and jeans red lip to glam gala dress with classic red lip. Same look works for SO MANY occasions. Let’s get started!
Products You Will Need:
Prime Time Eye Shadow Primer– helps color correct and prime the eyelids, eliminating eyeshadow creasing and tired-looking eyes.
Porcelain Eyeshadow– a light, matte, off-white, creamy nude eyeshadow that has a slightly pinkish, peachy yellow tint to it. Works great as an eyeshadow base and helps to neutralize discoloration on the lids. You would use whatever YOUR base shade is that’s similar to your skintone and maybe a tad lighter to create a blank canvas.
Blondeshell Eyeshadow– a honey blonde matte eyeshadow- perfect blend of light brown and blonde. Great to use as an eyelid color or transition shade. This would be any medium (still light but darker than your base shade) that works for YOUR eyes. If you need suggestions for where to start for your eye color (which is the best way to choose eyeshadows – check out our palettes for your eye color for a starting place).
Heirloom Eyeshadow– a light yellow shade. Makes a great base color.
Hush Hush Eyeshadow– matte, light peach shade.
Tip Taupe Eyeshadow– light grayish-brown matte shade.
The Lash Project Mascara– a hypoallergenic mascara & lash conditioner in one that is classic and timeless in satin black. Gives lashes a weightless, soft feathery look all while defining and strengthening them.
Sundrop Bronzer– warm matte bronzer. Perfect for all skin tones because it is buildable and natural-looking.
Rallye Balm– a gluten-free lip balm that helps treat and prevent dry, cracked lips. Completely odorless and tasteless.
Scarlet Red Lip Liner – a classic true red lip pencil – can be used to line lips or fill them in completely!
Red Apple Red Lipstick– a classic signature bright red lipstick with a soft pink undertone. Wear it bold for an attention-grabbing red lip, or apply it softer for a subtle pinky-red stain. If you haven’t found YOUR perfect red lipstick, go here to find the best red lipstick for your skintone.
We will start with the eyes first and then move on to the face makeup, but whichever order you like to do it is just fine. You can start with the face makeup first if you prefer and then the eyes.
Step 1- Prime the Lids
To get started with the eye makeup, let’s prime the eyelids. Apply a tiny amount of the Prime Time Eye Shadow Primer on the entire eyelid, all the way to the brow bone. Give it a minute or two to dry down. You can fill in your brows while you wait for it to dry if this is part of your makeup routine and you have already applied your foundation. (If you have not, we suggest waiting until after you do to prevent getting any foundation on your already filled-in brows. Remember to keep the brows as natural-looking as possible.) Once the primer has dried, you can take the extra step of setting it with a bit of setting powder if you would like to do so.
Step 2- Base Color
You now want to apply a base color to the lids. Apply Porcelain eyeshadow using the Wet/Dry Eye Brush, or a brush similar to it, all over the lid taking it up to the brow bone. (If Porcelain eyeshadow is too light for you, feel free to use another eyeshadow shade that is closer to your skin color.)
Step 3- Lid and Crease Shade
Next, apply Blondeshell eyeshadow on lids using the Wet/Dry Eye Brush. Then take the Crease and Blend Brush, or a brush similar to it, to blend it into the crease (into the folded area above the eyelid where a literal crease forms) using windshield-wiping motions.
Step 4- Transition Shade
Now, with the same Crease and Blend Brush, apply Heirloom eyeshadow onto the area just above the crease (transition area). Using windshield-wiping motions, blend onto the edges of Blondeshell.
Step 5- Bottom Lash Line/Lid and Highlight
Using the Crease and Blend Brush, apply Blondeshell eyeshadow across the bottom lash line. Blend that out with Heirloom eyeshadow, using windshield-wiping motions. Then softly highlight the eyes by applying Hush Hush eyeshadow on the brow bone and the inner corner of the eyes.
Step 6- Line the Eyes Softly
line the eyes to darken the lash line. Using the Angled Eye Brush, apply Tip Taupe eyeshadow on the lash line.
Step 7- Mascara
To finish the eyes, apply a couple of coats of The Lash Project Mascara to the lashes. Since we are going for a softer more natural look, I only applied two coats of mascara. You can play around and apply more coats if you need to.
Step 1- Base
Apply the base of your choosing as you would normally do. We do suggest something lightweight, either a light coverage foundation or something like a tinted moisturizer. For this look, I applied a luminous face primer and then applied a light layer of a light coverage foundation. I then set only the under-eye area with a bit of setting powder.
Step 2- Bronzer
Add some warmth to the complexion by lightly bronzing your face. Apply Sundrop Bronzer using the Blush Brush to the areas where the sun would naturally hit- across the forehead, cheekbones, nose, and chin.
Step 3- Blush
To add a natural pop of color, apply a bit of blush to the cheeks. Use the Blush Brush to apply Coy blush on the apples of the cheeks, blending outwards towards the ears being very careful not to over-apply. If Coy does not work for your skin tone, choose another blush shade that better suits your skin tone. Gotta Glow and Dolly are also great shades for this kind of look.
*Step 4 (optional)- Setting Spray/ Face Mist
You may choose to set your finished face look with a setting spray to help keep everything in place and help your makeup stay looking fresh longer. Or you can also use a face mist instead, which is what I used for this look. Using a face mist helps powder products melt into the skin, giving a more natural, skin-like finish to your makeup look. This is optional, so you do not have to do this if you do not want to or need to.
Step 1- Prep the Lips
Make sure your lips are well moisturized by prepping them with a light coat of the Rallye Balm. Let that soak in for a couple of minutes before moving on to lip color.
Step 2- Lip Color
You now want to first line the lips using Scarlet Red lip liner. Then, apply Red Apple Red lipstick to complete this look. If Red Apple Red is too bright for your liking, you can choose a different shade of red that is not so bright. Appley Ever After and Rebel are great red lipstick options that are not too bright. Strawberry Lips is a great shade for this look if you do not want a super red lip, but a more subtle red.
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and of course, we would love to hear all your thoughts! Share in the comments below and let us know if you will be trying this look for any of your summer outings.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What does All-American beauty mean?
In this context, we mean classic red lip, natural makeup everywhere else. A confident woman, who’s kind and brave with a great smile. Letting your natural beauty shine through and using red lips to enhance that gorgeous smile and give a pep to your step.
2. How to achieve an All American Beauty look?
The All-American beauty includes fresh, natural, healthy glowing skin, rosy lips, and even free-flowing hair. When going for this All-American makeup look, go with that more natural makeup look. Go with makeup products such as a lightweight coverage foundation/tinted moisturizer, a bit of bronzer with a touch of blush, soft eyeshadow colors with some mascara, and a natural bright lip color to achieve this beautiful look.