Hi guys! It’s officially festival season – I had some serious Glasto envy earlier this year and have made a vow to register for tickets for next year. I did manage to catch some of the coverage on TV though, and as well as watching all the awesome bands I loved looking at all the crazy outfits and make-up worn by festival goers. Festivals are a time when you can really go crazy with your make-up. Glitter, UV paint, crazy colours in your hair – anything goes!
This week, I’ve enlisted the help of top make-up artist Daniel Sandler! Daniel’s taken inspiration from make-up seen on Pixie Lott and Vanessa Hudgens to create my floral festival-themed face. This happy-go-lucky hippy style look will take you from day to night whether you’ll be rocking out at Reading or raving it up in Creamfields.
Here’s how we did it…
Step 1 – A Bronzed Base
The last thing you want to be doing at a festival is cementing layers of thick foundation onto your skin. So this Stila Stay All Day 10 in 1 HD Beauty Balm in Bronzing was the perfect product to use as a base – as well as providing breathable coverage, this BB cream adds a subtle bronze glow to the skin. Daniel applied the balm all over my face with a foundation brush. He brushed it over the jaw line, down the neck and over the chest, blending well to avoid those pesky tide-marks.
Step 2 – Powder in Place
To set my base, Daniel rubbed his Invisible Veil Powder into his hands and applied it to my face with his fingers. This powder gives a real airbrushed, flawless finish to the face without looking or feeling caked on, and sets make-up perfectly so you don’t have to worry about it sweating off in the heat.
Step 3 – Shimmering Shadow
Next, Daniel moved onto defining my eyes, using the Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palettes in Rosewood and Violet. He applied some of the pearly pink shade from the Rosewood palette all over my lids to give them a subtle iridescent glow, followed by the lilac colour from the Violet palette just below the outer corners of my eyes. This created a pretty, shimmering effect – we didn’t want anything too heavy. Finally, he dabbed some of the bright white shade from the Violet palette to the inner corners of my eyes to make them pop, as well as stroking some under the eyebrow to highlight the brow bone.
Step 4 – Funky Flowers
Now for the fun part… Daniel grabbed his Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in Green Velvet and began drawing a floral stem design to the side of one of my eyes. He then dabbed a small brush into a melted down version of his Luxury Matte Lipstick in Gigi and used this to draw on some flower petals. For the centres of the flowers, he used the shimmering golden shade from his Eyeshadow Quad in Beyond Sunset. You don’t have to be too neat when painting on a design like this – just be spontaneous and let your creativity flow! Festivals are all about having fun and you can get away with much more daring looks than you can on a day-to-day basis, so feel free to go as crazy as you like with colours and patterns.
Step 5 – Crazy Eyelashes
These gorgeous Paperself False Eyelashes in Peonies are ideal for a festival when you’re entitled to go a little mad with your look, and their intricate floral design perfectly complements the flower pattern Daniel drew onto my face earlier. He snipped a portion off the false lashes and ran eyelash glue along their edge. He then waited until the glue was tacky before carefully applying them across my upper lash line. Applying false eyelashes can be a bit tricky, so practise in your room at home before doing it in your tent!
Step 6 – A Two-Tone Lip
For a vibrant night-time look, Daniel created this amazing two-tone lip. He patted his Luxury Matte Lipstick in the bright fuschia shade Gigi onto my upper lip with his fingers, then did the same on my lower lip using the same lipstick in blood-orange shade Marilyn. I then gently pressed my lips together to slightly blend the colours for a smudged effect.
And there you have it – the perfect boho-chic floral festival make-up look. Thanks Daniel! Drop me a comment and let me know what you think. Are you off to any festivals this year? Let’s keep our fingers crossed the sun stays out…