EASY FESTIVAL MAKEUP LOOK (STEP-BY-STEP + PRODUCTS I USED)
This week for Beauty Wednesday, we’re talking about festival makeup. More specifically, this festival makeup look. If you’re interested in festival beauty, you can also check out this Monday’s post about my festival beauty essentials.
So I get a lot of questions about doing more elaborate makeup looks, and I felt like this was a great opportunity to tell you guys how I do my signature smokey eye, with a little extra sparkle for festival season.
These pictures don’t really do it justice, but IRL, this look was sparkly AF and the perfect level of purple darkness to compliment this edgy outfit.
I linked some of the items I used below, but here’s the complete list of everything I used on my face:
Primer: Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick Primer - This is my current fave, and it’s perfect for festival makeup, because it makes makeup last flawlessly for ever, and it adds just a subtle level of glow to the entire face.
Foundation: Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Foundation + Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer - I like to mix both of these (2 parts foundation/1 part moisturizer) for a more dewy, glowing look, once again perfect for festival makeup. I also love that with all the dirt and dryness of the desert, the moisturizer mixed with foundation really helps my skin.
Setting Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - This is the powder I use every day to bake, and I need it for a music festival, because I want to look dewy and glowy… Not oily.
Bronzer: Benefit Hoola - This is the bronzer I use on a daily basis, because I love how it’s not orange at all, and it’s super buildable.
Highlighter: Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit - This is also something I use on the daily, but it’s perfect for a festival look because it’s really a blinding highlight!
Glitter: Pixi Beauty Glitter-y Eye Quad Gold Lava - This is pure sparkle that doesn’t fade or crease, and it’s super saturated. You rub your finger on it once, and it’s covered with glitter… No sparse little glitter here, it’s a major showstopper. This is my new all-time fave for any glittery look, and it performs better than a lot of way more expensive products I’ve tried.
Eyeshadow: Too Faced Dream Queen Eyeshadow Palette - That palette is now sold out, but you can use any light pink, dark purple and black eyeshadow for this look. The Then & Now Palette, also by Too Faced, has all 3 shades you’ll need to recreate this dark smokey eye look.
Eyeliner: Milk Makeup Long Wear Gel Eyeliner - I love that this liner lasts a super long time, and since it’s gel, it’s also easy to smudge on the lower lash line, for the lived-in look that I love.
Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara - This is my new favourite mascara and it gives you a full, long and gorgeous lash look. Nothing more to say other than this is the best mascara!
Eyebrows: Revlon Colorstay Brow Pencil + Sephora Collection Tinted Brow Freeze - I love both these products together because they make my brows last for super long and they stay in place with the brow freeze.
Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray - The best setting spray of all times, and (in my book) a MUST for any festival or event, because it keeps your makeup in place for EVER and it makes it look so much more smooth and blended.
Lipgloss: Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer - One of my new favourite lip glosses, it’s a beautiful pink that packs a lot of beautiful glitters. I could have gone for a crazier gloss, but I wanted to keep the focus on the eyes. This one is not sticky and super hydrating so it’s perfect for the desert.
Face Crystals: 8pcs Face & Body Crystal Stickers - I love these stickers for the face because they’re super affordable and there’s a great variety available.
For the most part, this makeup look is pretty similar to my regular photoshoot makeup. Here is a complete step-by-step:
1- I always start with my face, applying primer all over, and following up with my foundation, that I mix 70/30 with my Glamglow moisturizer. I apply that mix with a wet beauty blender.
2- I then apply loose powder (with the powder puff) on my forehead, under my eyes, on my nose and chin, and on the most central parts of my cheeks (on each side of my nose, basically), where I tend to get oily or where foundation creases. I let that bake while I do my eye makeup.
3- To create this eye look, I applied pale pink eyeshadow on my entire lid, with some purple on the outer corner. I then blended some black in my crease, and smoothed it out with more purple over it, that I blended with a fat blending brush.
4- Time for glitter! I covered my entire lid (everything under the crease) with some silver glitter (the lighter shade of my glitter quad) and really packed it on, using my finger.
5- I added a fine line of eyeliner right above my lash line and in my waterline, and smudged it on my lower lash line with the sponge on the other end of the liner, to give it a more lived-in, campy effect.
6- I then finished my eyes with some dark purple shadow on under my lower lash line, and some highlight in my inner corner and under my brow bone.
7- My brows are my least favourite part of my makeup, probably because that’s what I’m the least talented at. I usually just draw an approximate shape with my brow pencil after brushing them up with the spoolie, and then I add a few strokes of the brow freeze wax pencil so they stay in place, before brushing them up again.
8- I wipe off my bake, and contour with my bronzer, in the most hollow part of my cheek, under my bottom lip, in my hairline and on my jaw line. I blend as much as possible with a kabuki brush.
9- I used the pink and white shades of my Glow Kit mixed together to highlight, and I put that on the highest point of my cheekbones, on the tip of my nose, on the highest part on the bridge of my nose (like riiiight below the point between my eyes) a little above in between my eyebrows and on my chin, and on my cupid’s bow.
10- I then added more glitter from my glitter quad on my cheekbones, on top of the highlighter.
11- I applied gloss on my lips and finished the makeup with some setting spray.
12- The final step, I applied my face gems on my forehead and on the side of my eyes, and added more silver glitter around the forehead piece.
That’s it you guys. I hope you enjoyed this makeup tutorial, and once again, I’m working on a way to bring you these via video, just because I know it’s much easier that way when it comes to makeup tutorials.
Did you guys enjoy this tutorial? I hope it inspired you to create your own festival makeup look, and I cannot wait to share the ones I’ll create for the official festival later this month!
Love you guys!