Festival makeup is my absolute fave. You can go as glam, wacky or glittery as you like and not a single person will bat an eyelid!
Personally, I like to go overkill on the glitter. I’ve been back from Tramlines since Sunday and have been finding glitter in crevices I didn’t know existed and my bath looks like a unicorn had a wash in it. That’s the only problem with glitter – it gets fucking everywhere. Totally worth it though.
I’m going to take you through the products I used to recreate my favourite festival look from Tramlines.
Benefit POREfessional Primer
Revlon Colorstay for combination/oily skin in shade Ivory
Benefit Hoola bronzer
Seventeen Bronzing Rocks
I Heart Makeup highlighter
I began by using the Benefit primer of what I describe as my ‘problem areas’. These are areas a feel my pores stand out, so on my nose and chin. This primer isn’t designed to be an ‘all-over’ primer, so it should be used just where it’s needed. I then used my beauty blender to apply my foundation. This is a really great medium-full coverage foundation that provides a smooth, matte finish and doesn’t slide off my face throughout the day.
I used Hoola to sculpt my cheeks, then used the Seventeen bronzer to add a bit of shimmer to the contour. Like I said, there can never be too much glitter. To complete the base I used the I Heart Makeup highlighter applied with a beauty blender for the biggest impact.
Natural Collection Brow Gel
Anastasia Beverley Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Auburn
I really don’t think my brow routine will ever change. I swear by these two products. Brush the gel through first to add colour and tame unruly hairs, then shape and fill with the pomade.
Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance palette in shades:
Burnt Orange, Raw Sienna and Realgar
NYX Glitter Primer
Cosmetic glitter mix
Benefit Rollerlash mascara
The great thing about festival makeup is that it doesn’t have to be overly neat. I used Burnt Orange and Raw Sienna as the base shades, then packed Realgar onto the lid. Then I used a slim brush to apply the glitter primer to my inner corners before going in with the glitter. I got this from Depop around a year ago, so unfortunately I don’t know the brand/shade but I’m sure there are similar online. I finished the look with the Benefit Rollerlash mascara, which I think is my favourite out of this, They’re Real and BadGal BANG.
Mac Lip Liner in Spice
Mac Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
My ultimate fave lip combo. Spice is one shade darker than Velvet Teddy, which provides a subtle ombre look without looking like you just walked out of the 90s. Velvet Teddy is set to be the first lippy I’ve ever finished, as I’m down to the last few millimetres!
Barry M Dream Queen face gems
PaintGlow Holographic Chunky Glitter in Rainbow Rave
The Barry M jewels have their own sticky-back on them, so are easy to apply and remove. I added a little of the cosmetic glitter around this too. In my hair I used the PaintGlow glitter, which is a gel-like formula with chunky glitter mixed in. This dries down like PVA glue would, so can be peeled off your skin with ease. I was able to peel a lot out of my hair, but a hot shower and tangle teezer got the stubborn bits out.
What are your favourite products to create festival looks with? I know from Alice’s post here that the NYX Ultimate Brights would be awesome for festivals had I have thought about it before I went to Tramlines!