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Festival Makeup Tips & Inspiration

Festival Makeup Tips & Inspiration

Festivals are 99% about the music, but that 1% is all about the festival makeup looks and the photos you’re taking for the ‘gram. This is all the festival makeup inspiration you need to bookmark for later, whether you’re headed to Primavera or Parklife.

Festival Makeup Looks

Take these glitter makeup products with you, whenever your festival season starts.

A golden glow from head to toe

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We’re not always interested in subtle, but when it comes to head to toe shimmer we’re going to opt for something a little more lowkey.

Our go-to will always be the Nuxe dry oil which leaves your skin moisturised and with a subtle shimmer, however we’ve dropped our fave alternatives below for you to pick from too.

We love these dry oils as they’re great multi-tasking beauty products. Although they’re perfect for adding a glow to your legs and arms, they’re also great for moisturising your hair (just run a tiny amount through ends) and work as a facial moisturiser too. If you’re planning to pack light, this is a winner.

Shimmer Eyeshadow

If you’re looking for festival makeup inspiration which is a solid 7/10 on the glitter front, then look for glitter eyeshadows.

Manny MUA uses our fave Stila eyeshadows for a dreamy festival makeup look. A blended out cut crease is completed with a few layers of the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow, adding a lil bit of sparkle to a smokey eye.

If you wanna mix things up, use your glitter eyeshadow as an eyeliner for a subtle sparkle. We also love adding glitter to the tips of our lashes after our mascara has dried for a lil shimmer, perfect for any festival makeup look.

All out glitter goals

Lookin’ to go all out? There’s no better place to do it. Our Pinterest is full of festival makeup ideas that feature super sassy gals head to toe in glitter, and we totally plan to rock their look this season too.

The key to wearing festival glitter is to make sure you build up the intensity, rather than going straight in with all the glitter. Start by marking out the space with a minimal amount of glitter, and slowly build up to create the festival makeup looks you’ve seen on Pinterest.

We love the brand NYX Professional Makeup for this. Their finely milled pigments are totally buildable, and will help you to create the vibe you’re after.


What festival makeup looks are you planning to rock this season?

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Amy

Amy

#NOTD

I'm often referred to as 'the nail girl' because I love nail art - I have over 200 bottles of nail polish at home! But I love all things beauty; especially anything neon bright or packed with glitter. Growing up, I was a bit of a nerdy kid, so playing with colourful makeup or wacky hairstyles became my creative outlet - so it's great that this has become my job! You'll spot me at the bar, probably wearing sequins, drinking a Singapore Sling.


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