The popularity of music festivals has emerged into outdoor events synonymous with daring and often bohemian-esque makeup and fashion looks. From Woodstock revival hippie hair, to edgy and grungy, and now, colourful and cosmic inspired makeup, it's nice to see that beauty enthusiasts have a space to swap out the neutral makeup for bolder looks. And as always, the beauty gurus on YouTube are quick to take notice, encouraging viewers to step outside their comfort zones and have fun with makeup by demonstrating how to achieve these seemingly complex trends all by yourself.
COSMIC MAKEUP: COLOURFUL + GLITTERY
Festival makeup has evolved a great deal from muted makeup, tousled hair, flower crowns, and bejewelled hair pieces. The new, up and coming look is almost futuristic and involves, blue-green tones and gold and silver star decals that makes us think of aliens in outer space. The emphasis is on the eyes, with a natural face and neutral, pink lip so you don't have to worry as much about your lipstick wearing away throughout the day.
HOW TO: GET THE LOOK AT HOME
Apply your foundation as usual, keeping in mind that the less coverage you apply, the better. You want to keep makeup minimal so it doesn't melt off your face in the heat or clog up your pores. Stick to a tinted moisturizer or BB cream and powder as necessary. The focus of the look is the eye area, but there's no need to worry about making things look symmetrical. Try and use an assortment of cream, liquid, and powder products as this will add dimension to the look. Pro Tip: You can use professional makeup glitter or you can find an assortment of sparkles, decals, and confetti at your craft store and use an eyelash glue to apply. When it comes to colours, sticking within the same family generally helps you achieve a look that won't look theatrical or costume-like.