Top Festival Make-up Tips

Use a compact face powder in favour of liquid foundation as the powder sits just on top of the skin reducing the appearance of blemishes without giving you the waxy look of liquid foundation especially if it’s a hot day (fingers crossed!). There’s nothing worse than getting tagged in a photo with greasy skin. Liquid foundation also tends to block pores encouraging spots and blemishes to appear – not what you want at a festival. Whilst a face powder gives effective coverage with a matte finish leaving you spot-less for carefree festival fun. I recommend a middle-of-the-road priced powder from The Body Shop as their products tend to be good to your skin and won’t set you back too much.
Bright lippy! Make an impact with a bright lipstick at festivals. Kate Moss’ range for Rimmel London from £5.49 are available from Boots and Superdrug stores in 11 different shades. Apply a matching pencil lip liner before for an extra-long lasting and defined finish so you won’t have to keep re-applying throughout the day.
Bronzer is an absolute essential during the summer and at a festival you have license to wear far more than you would normally during the day time. Enhance your cheek bones by sweeping a shimmery bronzer along the hallow part of your cheek. Then apply on either side of your forehead, your chin and from the bridge of your nose to the tip. This technique known as contouring has a slimming, face-defining effect in pictures so no need to fear the next time you get tagged on Facebook. Make-up brand, 17, have a great four-toned shimmer bronzer, a steal at just £5 it’s great value for money as it’s long-lasting and shows up really well. Apply all over your face liberally, after all it needs to last you all day.
Face paint is a fun way of getting into the festival spirit. At most festivals there are stalls where you can pay for a professional artist to paint your face but it’s much more fun to do it when you’re getting ready with friends. Chose luminous of UV paints so when the light shows start at night your design will light up and look extra cool.
Go for the natural look. If you dare to be a bare-faced beauty simply opt for a moisturiser with a SPF to protect against the sun’s harmful rays. Apply a tinted lip balm and lashings of liquid eyeliner to complete the look which stays put much longer than pencil eyeliners do. So you can lose yourself in the music without worrying about your make-up smudging.


Don’t forget to check out our article ‘top 10 festival fashion must haves for 2013’ to make sure you are bang on trend this festival season.

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