Whilst elaborate and intricate festival makeup tutorials float around the internet in the midst of festival season, promising the perfect festival aesthetic for those crucial instagram pics, I sit here thinking to myself, ‘who would want to do 90 minutes of makeup in a soggy tent at their favourite festival and, more importantly, who wants to bring a whole suitcase of makeup with them to a field?’
Even if you’re glamping, no one wants to spend their entire, hungover morning perfecting their makeup, especially in the not-so-great lighting of a tent. I’ve put together some festival makeup looks that are super quick(ish) and easy instead.
I picked up this Lottie London gem set for just £2.99 from Superdrug and they are really effective for festival glam. Keep eyeshadow simple with silver on the lid, but match the lower lashline and lashes by using blue mascara and eyeshadow or eyeliner. Keep your face pretty neutral and finish the look off with a line of blue or silver (you can use a wet brush and the same eyeshadow as on your eyes) down the centre of your bottom lip. I used the Eyes Like Angels palette for this look, and I have a review of it here.
Grab a pigmented glitter shadow, loose glitter or glitter pigment (like this one from Barry M) and follow the bottom of your brows. Keep everything else simple, except for your lips, which you can match to your eyes by using the same shadow dabbed over lipbalm or lipstick, or contrast with a completely different colour like me – I’ve used the Pixie Kisses lip topper from Primark (which is a Unicorn Tears dupe).
Find a neon or incredibly bright eyeshadow or eyeliner and do a thick sweep of colour over your crease and wing it out. You don’t need to be neat or cover the entire eyelid with this! Again, keep the rest of your face as simple as you want it to be (or not, depending on what you prefer!) and go for something that clashes on the lips (green with pink, orange with green, or yellow with purple are some examples). This would be suited for a festival with more of a rave-vibe. I’ve used the Makeup Revolution Acid Brights palette, which is just £4! I have a review of it here.
What festivals are you heading to this summer? Or have you already been to one? Let me know!