Festival season is well and truly upon us, and although I have just about got over my Glastonbury blues, I am excited to see what else is in-store for the summer months. I am a huge lover of music and love to attend festivals whether it is a day event or a weekend in a tent. So I thought that I would throw together my typical festival makeup go-to look. 

Festival Makeup Picks

When I go to festivals, again whether it is a day event or a weekend away, I like to keep my makeup fairly simple and low maintenance. I feel that if I apply a light and natural base, I can either keep my makeup looking fresh with little or no top ups needed, or I can easily add to the look using glitter, transfers or by styling my hair. 

So to begin I used the Exuviance Day Cream with 30 SPF, which is important because even if the sun isn’t shinning, you can still get sun damage from being outside all day. I then applied a light layer of Nars Sheer Glow foundation all over my face. I think this is a great festival base as it is full coverage and doesn’t budge so I can apply it on a morning and know that I am sorted for the rest of the day. 

I then applied Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer for an all over sun-kissed glow, Nars Orgasm Blush for a natural flush of pink on the cheeks, and the Mac Mineralise Skin Finish in Lighscapade on my temples, forehead, the bridge of my nose and my chin, for a soft and subtle glow. For my brows I used my trusty Brow-zings kit by Benefit to create a fuller yet natural look, which is again simple and very low maintenance. 

When it comes to my eyes I used a soft, light base from the No7 Stay Perfected eyeshadow range that I got in my Christmas advent Calendar last year. I then used a darker colour from the same range, in the crease of my lids to create a little definition. I finished off the eyes with a flick of Benefit’s Push Up Liner and lashings of Soap & Glory’s Thick & Fast Lash Mascara. 

To complete the simple, low maintenance look, I applied one of the NYX Matte Lip Colours. I love the shade Cannes and because it lasts forever it hardly needs to be topped up throughout the day, which is ideal for a festival environment. 

 Favourite Makeup Trends

I think that once you have a good base of makeup that is pretty natural and low key, it is much easier to apply some festival beauty trends to complete your look. After attending Glastonbury a few weeks ago, I have seen and been inspired by lots of different looks, here are a few of my favourites; 

Transfer Tattoos  - I am in love with the metallic glittery transfer tattoos that seem to be leading the way, and they are a fantastic addition to any festival outfit. 

Glitter Eyes – This is potentially considered a ‘typical’ or ‘cliché’ festival beauty trends, but I love the ‘C’ shape of glitter starting just above the brow and finishing just below the eye at the top of the cheekbone. It looks really cute and is a great way to transform a summer outfit into a festival ready look. 

Mermaid Colour Scheme – It is this beautiful pink, blue, purple and silver colour pallet that is so universal and can be applied to hair, nails, makeup, jewellery and fashion.  

Space Buns - Not only is the Space Bun hair style extremely practical during the summer months or at a festival as it keeps your hair off your face and out of the way, but it also one of the most popular ways of styling your hair whilst at a festival. 

Bright Nails - Anything goes when it comes to festival nails, but it looks really cute to wear the brightest of the brightest nail varnishes to finish off your festival look. Not only is it really summery, but it is really fun and universal too. 

What are your favourite festival beauty trends?


Follow me on BloglovinInstagramTwitter and YouTube

Part of this post was originally written by Madolyn Blackburn and published on The Closet