3 Low-Key Festival Makeup Ideas Worth Trying in 2018
It may not be summer quite yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start dreaming about all the fun festivals that will fill your calendar in the months to come. So, while it may not quite be time to slip into a pair of bedazzled cut-offs and crop tops, there’s no time like the present to start perfecting the most important part of your festival look: your face. Festival makeup can range from a smattering of subtle highlighter to all-out sparkly eye makeup and untraditional lipstick shades. Whatever your vibe may be, ahead we share three low-key makeup looks you can’t go wrong with. Ready to give it a go? Follow the step-by-step instructions of following three low maintenance makeup looks, and you’ll be well on your way to perfecting some of the season’s most festival-ready makeup trends.
Step 1: Prime your face. As with any face makeup look, your first step should be applying primer, as this can help create a smooth base for the rest of your makeup application.
Step 2: Begin creating your glow. Instead of reaching for a heavier foundation that will likely melt off during all the dancing and high temps, work with what you’ve got and accentuate your natural skin tone with a highlighter lotion. Simple squeeze some onto a makeup blender and stipple it into your face for a light-handed, natural look.
Step 3: Chisel your cheekbones. While strobing is definitely a makeup trend in and of itself, one of our favorite contouring approaches is to use a glowing bronzer powder. Use a fan brush to dust some bronzer into the hollows of your cheek to really define your cheekbones. If you want to accentuate your bone structure further, dust a bit more bronzer along the upper edge of your forehead, down the ridges of your nose, and along the outermost edge of your jawbone. Blend, blend, blend!
Step 4: Add additional glow. There’s no such thing as too much highlighter at a music festival. Using the same fan brush as with your bronzer (just be sure to wipe off any extra product), dust some of powder highlighter along your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose. From there, use a fluffy eye shadow brush to dust some of the lightest color into the inner circles of your eyes.
Step 5: Accentuate your eyes. Sometimes when you get your glow on it can be difficult to focus attention on any other part of a face. To help your eyes tie into the look, line them with black eyeliner and swipe on a few coats of mascara. The best part about this ultra-eye catching eye makeup look? It won’t sweat off or budge when you tear up your because you're so pumped to see your favorite performer live. Yep, defintely a necessity.
style="text-align:center;"Step 1: Prime your lids. Dab a little bit of eye makeup primer onto your lids to help ensure your makeup goes on smoothly and wears evenly.
Step 2: Apply rose gold eye shadow. Use a fluffy eye shadow brush to dust some metallic rose gold eye shadow all over your lid and up a centimeter or so above your crease. Be sure to blend in tiny circles to avoid any harsh lines of demarcation.
Step 3: Highlight you lids. To make your eye makeup really pop, dust some light matte eye shadow onto the center of each lid. Again, be sure to blend.
Step 4: Accentuate your eyes. Since this is a high-shimmer look, you’ll want to help your eye shape stand out with a thin line of black eyeliner. To get the look, trace eyeliner across your upper lash line, flicking it out ever so slightly at the edges for a kitten tip. Top if off with a few swipes of waterproof mascara and flutter away.
Step 5: Define your brows. Frame your pretty rose gold lid look with well-manicured brows. For your boldest arches ever, comb your brows and swipe on some brow mascara. From there, highlight the bottom edge of your full brow and upper edge of your tails using a concealer-highlighter duo.