The ultimate beauty guide for music festivals

This year, your makeup game will be on point for festival season.

This year, your makeup game will be on point for festival season.

Festival season is just around the corner, and while you’re probably getting ready by securing your flights, figuring out what friends you’ll meet up with and how much money you want to bring, don’t forget one of the most important parts – your makeup regimen. Dancing to the hypnotic beats of your favorite house, rock or synth-pop stars is exhilarating, but all of that jumping around makes primping seem tantalizing. Well, not this year. You’re going to be the star of the show and look hella fresh from the moment you step off the plane.

Your makeup loves you, it loves you not
The shock sets in for many festival attendees when they find out a porta-potty is their main place to get ready. Not you, party-goer. You’ve come prepared with an arsenal of beauty tools wise beyond your years. The selection of must-haves includes an indestructible compact mirror, enough dry shampoo to bathe a small army and a magical moisturizer. You’ll also be wearing your BABY-G BA112-1A watch, because it will not only keep you on track to see your favorite artists, but it won’t die once you bust out some sweaty dance moves.

Now, that’s just the basics – enough to keep you smelling fresh. You’ve still got to bring your A-game when it comes to your makeup selection. When you’re packing your suitcase, prune your cosmetics bag. You won’t be needing all of that stuff. Ditch any foundations and eyeliners that aren’t waterproof and pick just a handful of lip shades – the more outrageous the better. Make room for fun and frisky face paint above all else.

The best part about getting ready for a music festival is that there are no rules. You could paint your body blue like a Smurf, and people would line up to have their pictures taken with you. If you think you’re going too big, you’re probably not.

Picking the right colors
The festival scene is the place to unleash your inner boho-goddess that’s been locked away like a princess in a tower all winter long. Head to costume stores to score hair chalk and colored paint for your face and body. When it comes to picking and choosing eyeshadows, beauty expert Daniel Sandler told Elle magazine that ladies should pick one and really “go for it.”

He explained that a good technique is to put a line of color just below the bottom eyelashes, then bring the look together with some mascara. Cut down on the number of items in your carry-on luggage by using some cosmetics as multipurpose items. For example, Sandler told the source that mascara is a great substitute for eyebrow color and gel. Dab the wand on the side of the tube to remove an excess, then run it over your brows and you’re good to go!

How to get the ‘boho’ look
Of course, the flawless festival look is so much more than just your face makeup. It comprises of perfectly braided locks, a radiant glow, dotted lines and arrows around the eyes and beaucoup outfit swag.

As imitation is the best form of flattery, look no further than your favorite celebs to create a festival style that’s in vogue and completely you. Glamour magazine highlighted some stars who really outdid themselves for past festivals. These looks included long ombre hair that’s brown at the roots, blonde in the middle and pink at the ends.

Finally, don’t neglect your wild wardrobe. Bring a wide assortment of tribal crop tops, frayed short shorts, funky sunglasses, hot red lips and even a head dress. Debut your most outrageous Halloween accessories and wardrobe pieces. Leave no flowered headpiece behind. This year, you’re in the know.


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