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Everything You Need to Know About Festival Makeup

Everything You Need to Know About Festival Makeup
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Whether you're going with bright pigments or intense glitter, festival makeup can be what makes or breaks your weekend experience. If your liner's on point, your cheeks are all sparkles, but you're as red as a tomato you're not going to feel so hot and we don't mean that literally.

Skincare first, beauty second. If your skin has a natural glow, it makes it THAT much easier to achieve the festival makeup look you're going for. To keep your look in tip-top shape this festival season, here are our favorite tips for getting enviable glam and glow.

Double-duty products win every time

When you're out and about all day long, the last thing you want is a train-case full of products to carry around in case you need a touch-up, right? Include products in your makeup look that serve more than one purpose. A blusher stick that can be used on your cheeks and lips? Win. A foundation that doubles as a concealer? Double-win!

  • LOréal Paris Infallible Paint Chubby Blush (Various Shades)

    LOréal Paris Infallible Paint Chubby Blush (Various Shades)

  • 37 Actives Performance Anti-Aging Treatment Foundation Medium

    37 Actives Performance Anti-Aging Treatment Foundation Medium

  • Perricone MD No Blush Blush (10ml)

    Perricone MD No Blush Blush (10ml)

Play with color and be proud of it

The thing with festival makeup is, it's not always what you would find yourself wearing to class, or the office, or anywhere else for that matter. This is your excuse to be as out there as you want with your makeup look. Colored mascaras, bright pigments, crazy color combinations. Own it, and you'll fit right in.

  • Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow 5ml (Various Shades)

    Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow 5ml (Various Shades)

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  • Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Duo Chrome - Sunset Cove

    Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Duo Chrome - Sunset Cove

  • Lottie London 12 Piece Eyeshadow Palette - The Rainbows 12g

    Lottie London 12 Piece Eyeshadow Palette - The Rainbows 12g

Get your glow on

Did we mention it is perfectly and totally appropriate to glow so much you put the sun to shame? Sporting a radiant, healthy, gorgeous glow is a mandatory staple of any festival look!

  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer Highlighter

    RMS Beauty Living Luminizer Highlighter

  • NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow! Liquid Illuminator (Various Shades)

    NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow! Liquid Illuminator (Various Shades)

  • Illamasqua Beyond Powder - Deity

    Illamasqua Beyond Powder - Deity

  • NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads - Sensitive 80ml

    NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads - Sensitive 80ml

A highlighter isn't the only way to glow. Give your skin a healthy, daily exfoliation with Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads to give your complexion a natural, radiant glow. Healthy skin is happy skin!

It's all in the lips

We would be doing you a disservice if we didn't tell you lips can be a big part of your festival makeup look. Depending on what you do with your lips can either make you stand out or keep you blending in.

  • L'Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Paint 8ml (Various Shades)

    L'Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Paint 8ml (Various Shades)

  • theBalm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain – Beauty Queen

    theBalm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain – Beauty Queen

  • Bellápierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain (5g)

    Bellápierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain (5g)

Pair a pinky neutral with a smoky-eye, or go wild with a bright red and a heart-shaped lip. The sky is the limit!

However you decide to wear your look, don't forget the sunscreen! You can have the best makeup look in the world, but if you're fried to a crisp you'll feel as bad as your sunburn looks!

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