I had already moisturised my face before I started filming this tutorial, so first I start off by priming my face using the Smash Box Photo Finish Primer*. This is going to be a really important step if you want to wear this look to a festival. Especially if it is a warm day, walking and dancing around in the sun is going to cause you to sweat, so to make sure your foundation doesn’t go cakey you are going to want to prime your face with a long lasting primer.
I didn’t want to feel like I was wearing a lot of product on my face, I find using a thin layer of Becca Under Eye Brightener corrector under my eyes really helps to balance out any dark circles and also means I don’t have to apply as much concealer later on which can sometimes make your under eyes look creased and heavy feeling.
Now time for foundation and for this tutorial I really wanted a glowy and slightly shimmery base for the rest of my makeup. I mix together a drop of white gold Cover FX glitter drops and their Enhancing drops in Moonlight into my Nars Sheer Glow foundation, I use the shade Gobi and blend with a Zoeva 104 buffer brush. This really gave my skin a beautiful glow and had put a light amount of glitter all over my skin, which will really compliment the glitter I will be applying later.
I have been loving the Revolution Concealer* recently, it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin but gives an amazing coverage. Using a very light colour helps to really brighten areas of your face so its great for highlighting the high points on your face. Where I put concealer around my face I blend it out using a Zoeva 122 stippling brush and then blend out my under eyes using my finger. Then for my eyelids I use the Collection concealer* then blending it out again with the same Zoeva brush, this concealer is perfect for a base for eye shadows.
Before I set my concealer and foundation I went back in with the Cover Fx glitter drops on my cheekbones and on other high points of my face. These are a really beautiful highlight and they don’t leave that annoying shadow line that some liquid highlights do when your face is shadowed. For this look I really wanted to keep it simple but have a lot of fine silver glitter on my face to keep with the festival theme. The best way to apply these is by tapping them onto your skin, I find if I use a beauty blender or brush it can move my foundation around making it look cakey.
Time to set my under eyes and foundation. My favourite setting powders recently have been the Laura Mercier secret under eye brightening powder to set my concealer – which I apply using a Zoeva 110* – and the Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to set the rest of my face using a Zoeva 106* powder brush. These too obviously work really well together, not only that but they are really fine powders so they don’t feel heavy on the skin but really do keep your makeup set well all day long.
To bronze up my face I take the Too Faced chocolate powder on a Zoeva 127*brush. This powder is perfect for us pale girls who want to add a bit of warmth to our face but don’t want it to look muddy on the skin, it also smells like hot chocolate which is a bonus.
I didn’t want my blush to be too bright on my skin as the colour combo I used was very simple. I mix the middle and darker side of the Kevyn Aucoin blush on a Zoeva 101* blush brush and blend this into my bronze colour, keeping it as natural as possible whist still giving my face a bit of colour.
Now for one of my favourite parts of makeup, highlight! For this tutorial I use the shade Luna from the Anastasia Aurora glow kit on a Zoeva 105*highlight brush, applying it over any areas I applied the cover drops to really enhance my highlight. This was a really beautiful combo and made my cheekbones so blinding. I also apply this to my brow bone, inner corner and on my cupids bow using a Zoeva 230*to make the high points of my face prominent as the makeup look itself is very simple.
Moving onto eye shadow, I first take the lightest brown shade from the Nars Wanted palette on a Zoeva 228* fluffy crease brush and blend this into my crease as my transition shade. I also blend this under my bottom lashes just to blend the eye shadow on my lid together. I then take the next slightly darker brown from the same palette and blend this into my crease. I wanted to keep the eye makeup really simple and focus it mainly on glitter so I apply the bottom left silver glitter shade using my finger and apply this all over my eyelid.
To really make the glitter pop on my eyes I use a beautiful silver eye pigment by Peaches and Cream and apply this to my eyelid, over the previous shimmer, on a Zoeva 237. I also apply this to my inner corner and a small amount under my eyes, blending it out with my finger. Because I’m extra af when it comes to highlight, I also apply a small mount to my cheekbones.
Time for the main part of this makeup look, the Aztec inspired white markings on my face. I use the NYX white liquid liner*. Its quite difficult to explain where I put all the dots in text, so the best idea would be to try and mimic my video or copy where I put them from my Instagram picture on this look.
For mascara I would recommend using or investing in a waterproof mascara when attending a festival, as you don’t want it running throughout the day. One of my favourite waterproof has been the By Terry mascara terribly, its so long lasting and really lengthens and curls your lashes. I liked how my lashes looked with this mascara I decided not to apply false lashes. For my bottom lashes I love using Max Factor great lash mascara, this really helps separate my bottom lashes – and the applicator is small so it’s easy to get right to the root of the lash.
Now the eye makeup is finished I move on to lining my lips using Nars velvet lip liner in the the shade El Agua. As usual I overdraw my lips slightly to make my lips appear bigger. I then move on to using Stila liquid lipstick in the shade Caramello. These lipsticks are so long lasting and don’t feel too dying on the lips either so would be perfect for your festival makeup bag.
To finish the makeup off, an optional option, I apply lip gloss over the top of the lipstick, it compliments the makeup nicely because the rest of your face is pretty shiny, although your lipstick may not last as long throughout the day. I love the Nars lip glosses because they don’t feel too sticky, I used the shade Chelsea Girls.
That is the finished look! I hope this inspires you when creating your festival makeup, there are a lot more festival makeup tutorials coming very shortly so keep an eye out! If you do re-create this makeup look please tag me in your photos on Instagram, I would love to see your recreations! Thanks so much for watching and supporting me!
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