Exit the stage, pack up the tents, and drive the long way home as we wrap up this year’s banging festival season. Before we hit the sleek pavement of the concrete jungle, let’s reminisce on the good ol’ days of dancing ‘til the stars come up while rocking makeup looks we dare not wear elsewhere.
From graphic liners to face jewels, peep through the best festival makeup trends as seen and worn this summer.
Abstract Not Obstruct
Turn your face into a modern art canvas with colorful outlines on around your features. For a subtle nod to the greatest artists of our time, start off by incorporating tiny geometric details to your eye makeup. Instead of your go-to eyeliner routine, grab that neon liner that’s been sitting on your vanity for way too long and draw some shapes around your eye.
For a full-on face look good enough for that hip art gallery to do a solo exhibit on, Gogh all out and play up your favorite features with geometric designs. A pro-tip: complement the look with a bare face and leave the clown face to Bozo.
Cheek it out and dot your face with these celestial sparklers—cheek stars. Strew them randomly across your cheeks for a playful look or wear your star sign for a unique look that’s written in the stars.
Make them star-gaze on your face and form constellations on your cheeks instead. Make sure to invest in the peel-off ones to save yourself some time messing with glue. Pack on the moisturizer after removal for supple skin worthy of a five-star rating.
What’s a music festival without festival face gems? Pack on the sparkle and adorn your face with festival face jewels. With the color combination and design already pre-picked for you, choose among a bevy of pre-set, pre-cut body gems. The wide range of design allows you to pack on the sparks so you can just stick them on and go.
For a more playful take on highlighters, you can play up your best features with face gems and jewels. The wide range of design allows you to mix and match different cuts and designs to go with your festival OOTD.
Go Glitter Girl
Take your blinding highlighter up a notch by bathing yourself in this season’s shining star—festival glitter makeup. For festival glitter beginners, start off with some subtle touches. Add some sparkle to your usual eye makeup using glitter liners. For the more daring ones, play around with loose pigments for that popping glow.
Festival face glitter? Have glitter hair, there, and everywhere and get your hair in the glitter game! Hide your roots by brushing on some glitter gel along your part to deflect the haters. Set your eyebrows with a mix of loose cosmetic-grade glitter and hairspray then apply with a spoolie for slick eyebrows on fleek.
The amazing trace makes a comeback this year in full graphic detail. Leave your basic graphic eye in the city where it belongs and play around with bold, fun details. Forget steady hands as you rim your eyes in black liquid and go crazy with unexpected hues in unconventional shapes.
A runway staple this season, swipe your liners in unusual areas—around the crease or a single line under the eye—not making it so exact. Eye dare you to go full graphic and experiment with funky geometric designs—catch that stud on the stage’s eye.
Let your bright personality and neon makeup look light up the after-dark activities this festival season. This 80s staple makes a blinding comeback this season in the form of liners, lipsticks, and shadows. Wear your stripes and choose a bright streak of neon on your eyes or kiss the haters goodbye with your cheeky neon lips.
Balance everything out with a bare face and play up one feature at a time and blind them with your outstanding, glow-in-the dark look.