Handmade: Festival Makeup
Splendour is just a few sleeps away so we are sharing a few of our favourite festival makeup and hair tips to make sure you are styled from head to toe!
1. More is More
Festivals are a chance to let out your alter ego and show off your wild side! Maybe you don’t wear makeup usually, but a festival is a great place to experiment. Throw on your favourite lip colour, add a little bronzer on the cheeks and apply colourful crystals round your eyes for a fun and easy festival look. We are also loving the faux freckle trend right now. If you aren’t lucky enough to be blessed with freckles, you can create your own with a little brown eyeliner, either a liquid or sharpened pencil. Apply a smattering across the tops of your cheeks and nose and look on-point!
2. Make it Last
It’s pretty much guaranteed that you will look less glam and more sweaty mess after shaking your groove thing to your favourite bands. We suggest using waterproof mascara and going with a matte foundation and powder to avoid the sweaty sheen that is sure to follow. Use a blotting paper to help remove it before reapplying powder. Alternatively, go with a very light bb cream instead.
3. Be Sun Smart
Check that your bb creams and foundations have some level of sun protection. Be sure to apply it to the rest of your exposed skin, even at winter festivals the sun’s rays can still burn your lovely skin which can lead to skin damage and premature ageing. Don’t forget to reapply sunscreen throughout the day to your face and body and drink plenty of water. Keeping hydrated will not only minimise headaches, it will also keep your skin looking fresh.
4. Henna Happiness
A beautiful way to adorn yourself for any celebration is henna. Prepare and place your designs on yourself the day before so that your henna tattoo will be on you skin for the duration of the festival. Alternatively bring your henna kit along and apply it at the festival, just allow for some downtime in your tent so you don’t rub it all off! If you want to create your own design, read our post on henna for beginners.
5. Make Some Waves
When it comes to festival hair, forget the straighteners. Instead, embrace your curls (or create some!) and go wild and wavy. There’s a few ways to create waves without a curling wand, perfect for the second day of the festival. Try a tight braid, starting as high as you can manage, braiding all the way down to the ends of your hair. Sleep on it overnight, remove and finger comb gently the next day. This works best on slightly damp hair. Add a little textured hair spray around the roots to give your hair a little volume. Thread a few flowers into your locks for tres bohemian vibes!
Hair & Makeup Phoebe Fever
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