While the music and headline acts are some of the most exciting parts of the festival, we all know that our glam is just as important. If you’ve been inspired by the looks at Coachella, or you’re prepping your makeup bag for We Are FSTVL or Wireless, here are some of my favourite ways to add some fun into your looks that are easy for everyone to try, whether you want to go all out or keep it subtle.
A festival is the perfect opportunity to play with makeup, even if you don’t usually dare to go bold. The easiest way to introduce colour is by switching your usual brown or black eyeliner with a colour instead. Purple looks great with green or hazel eyes, while blue and emerald tones make brown eyes pop. For blue-eyed beauties, try a gold or metallic bronze instead. You could even have fun with your liner and make it graphic by adding colourful dots under the eye. Stila has a great range of waterproof liquid eyeliners in many colours that last all day, or try Glossier Play’s new Colorslide kohl pencils.
I love glowing, dewy skin but to adapt to the festival scene, I’d switch my usual highlighter for something with a holographic tint. This adds a playful edge to your look and gives a beautiful sheen of colour in certain lights. The Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette is incredibly pigmented with super-reflective colours, or try the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dream Glow Kit. I’d even apply this over the shoulders and on limbs, too.
The first thing you think about when it comes to festivals is glitter. There are many great brands out there that do eco-friendly, biodegradable glitter such as Project Glitter, BOD and Sleek. When it comes to makeup, glitter can be difficult to wear so opt for one with a fine pigment (I love the MAC ones). For those who want to keep it more subtle, my top tip is to do your makeup as normal and using your finger, press the pigment onto the centre of your lids for a pop of shimmer and extra dimension, plus keeping it to one part of the lids is less messy.