Music festival season is now upon us and with it comes an overabundance of glitter by the truckload. I can already picture fuschia bindies slipping down sweaty foreheads and bold lip choices being abandoned by the far-too-tempting array of foods. I am definitely not one to criticise my fellow beauty enthusiasts as I have made some tragic decisions in my festival-goer history – which is why I have come up with four makeup looks for some festival inspiration that’s a little different from the mainstream and hopefully a bit easier too!
Look No. 1
This is definitely the most basic of all the looks but DO NOT underestimate the impact of a soft pink eyeshadow with a well-drawn cat eye. I added a dusting of tiny star freckles for some sparkle and voila we have it. The magic of this look is in its simplicity. Make sure you pick up a strong eyelash glue for the stars (or whatever sequin you want to use). A lip tint is a great way to assure you won’t unintentionally resemble the Joker by the end of the night.
Look No. 2
I love being inspired by different eras and this look was brought into being by a goddess from the 60s – Twiggy. First, you want to warm up the face with lots of bronzing on the cheeks and a burnt orange eye. I tried to replicate the classic Twiggy eyeliner with her signature bottom ‘lashes’ which are a tad trickier than they look. To top it all off I put on a matte liquid lip in a nude shade to keep the focus on the eye. To add a bit of shi-bam try adding freckles across the bridge of your nose or colourful shapes on the cheekbone.
Look No. 3
Albeit this look is a little trickier than the others but it’s still easily recreated inside a dark tent after a few mojitos – trust me. The main components for this look are a waterproof facepaint and a fabulous cosmetic glitter. If you only have a water based face paint available then a setting spray can be used to prevent bleeding (but it’s still more likely to smudge). I also dusted some gold eyeshadow on my lips for some pizazz because a little gold is never enough darling. Tip: If you tap the glitter onto the wet paint then in acts as a rather convenient glue.
Look No. 4
The last look was inspired by a trip to the cosmetic shop to by some colourful eyeliners. I found this gorgeous one from Nyx and I am in love. I used a blue cream shadow behind it because the more colour the better – in my opinion. This is a really great look to make everyone think that you put in a lot more effort than you actually did. Do yourself a favour and buy a waterproof mascara because in between sporadic downpour and tears of joy after watching your favourite band – you’ll thank me.