Your Ultimate Festival Guide : The Makeup

16 July 2016

I am wearing clothes btw! I promise...
Festivals are all about fun, socialising, spending quality time with friends and having a new experience. Today I've got an exciting festival-inspired makeup look to share with you - one that I've tried to relate to all the products used to what you love about going to a festival. Fortunately, I was able to team up with Lily from Lily Rose Richards and Abigail from Lady Hunter Blog to give you the ULTIMATE FESTIVAL GUIDE. As I'm covering the beauty side of things, Lily will be telling you all the vital essentials you will need whilst travelling and attending a festival, and Abi will be using her incredible fashion skills to master up the perfect festival attire. I will leave their links at the end of the post so you can go check out their festival themed posts too!


Eyes were going to be my main focus for this look. I am such a wimp and never go all out on the eyes, unless glitter is involved. I just don't think I can pull off qwerky, vibrant colours. However, I decided to bite the bullet and go for BLUE. Festivals are all about stepping out of your comfort zone and having a new experience so why not take the opportunity to experiment with your makeup collection? 

As I was going to be using dark colours and glitter, I thought it would be best to start this look with the eyes so no fallout would destroy my face makeup. I began by applying my NYX shadow stick in Milk - this is a pure, block white, making the perfect base for my shadow as it was going to help the colours on top POP! For eyeshadow, I decided to solely use my Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette as it contained just what I needed to re-create my mind's conjured image. Firstly, I placed STARK in the crease and blended like crazy; this was my transition colour and enabled the darker colours I used later on to blend like a dreaaaaam! I then built up the crease by applying small doses of ZONE followed by PUNK in the outer V of my eyelid. After blending away, it was time to use the heart of the eyeshadow look...DANGER! This is a metallic, navy blue with packed blue sparkle. With a flat shadow brush, I packed a hell of a lot over my entire eyelid, making sure the middle was the most pigmented. Finally, I took BLACKOUT in the outer V (only a little bit) to darken the shadow and help ease the colour transition from earlier. To complete the eyes, I added the Barry M Dazzle Dust in 13, a duck egg blue, to my inner corner, a thin line of L'Oreal's Super Liner, Danger under my bottom lashes and two thick coats of Rimmel's Super Curler 24Hr mascara. 


Due to my eye makeup and lips being intense, I decided to lay off the face makeup, pretty much sticking to my everyday routine. If you are at a festival dancing around, you are most likely to get sweaty so thick, heavy face makeup is NOT going to feel great. Therefore, I went with a medium coverage foundation - L'Oreal Infaillable in Ivory - to create a light base that covered all of my redness. After blending the foundation in with a wet beauty blender, I applied the YSL Touche Eclat Concealer in 01, to brighten my under eyes and highlight my T Zone. Although I have dry skin, I would definitely set my under eyes and face with my Rimmel Stay Matte powder as my makeup would inevitably run like crazy in a festival atmosphere! To give my face definition, I contoured my cheek bones with the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess and highlighted my face with the cool-toned Mary Lou Manizer on my cheekbones, nose and cupid's bow. For this makeup look, I decided to avoid blush as the shades I used were very cool-based and wouldn't work out. 


To bring the look together, I thought nothing would be more appropriate than intense lipstick. I chose my mattifying Cailyn Cosmetics Purple lipstick, as I knew it would stay on for the entirety of a festival. To prevent the dryness, I popped some lipbalm over the top alongside MUA's Lilac Belle to great a gradient effect. When it comes to glitter, I cannot control myself, so I placed some more of the Barry M Dazzle Dust I used earlier in the centre of my lips to define. Oh, I also popped my hair into space buns and put glitter in my parting to make the look even crazier! I loooove the festival vibes.

Lily's Twitter - @bloglilyrose
Lily's Instagram - @bloglilyrose

Abi's Twitter - @ladyhunterblog
Abi's Instagram - @ladyhunterblog

What did you think of this look? Are you going/have been to a festival this year?

Lots of love


  1. I love experimenting with makeup for festivals that i wouldn't normally have the courage to wear out! This is such a gorgeous look <3 x

    1. Me too - I would definitely have to be having a confident day haha <3 Thank you very much xx

  2. Amazing! Thank you for completing this collaboration with me, your post is lovely! xx

    1. Thank you beautiful, I'm glad you invited me. Your post was amazing too xx

  3. You look so pretty! Hope your week is amazing xx

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    1. Thank you gorgeous!! I hope you have a fabulous week too xx


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