Going to a music festival this summer? Here’s the perfect neutral festival makeup to wear.
Neutral Music Festival Makeup Tutorial
The closer festival season approaches, the more crocheted bags, flower crowns and high-waisted shorts fly off the shelves of local Urban Outfitters and American Apparel alike. If you have your outfit set, it’s time to choose a makeup look that will allow you to express your individuality without the hassle of mid-performance touch-ups.
With all of the Instagram pics you’re bound to post, it’s important to look fresh every second of festival weekend (or, if you’re going to Coachella, festival week). What you need is a look that will last day and night, through any weather.
Contrary to what others may think, low maintenance is the name of the game when it comes to music festival makeup.
Bear in mind: The major theme to follow is minimalism,with thin, built up layers in order to ensure minimal smearing or transfer in summer’s dull heat.
Whether you’re the kind of gal who loves walking from stage to stage or the type who likes sunbathing, you need to arrive ROCKIN’.
Step 1. Primer
Apply primer all over your face to give your makeup a fresh, smooth canvas. In this tutorial, Laura Geller Spackle Under Makeup Primer was used.
Step 2. Mac Fix + and Beauty Blender
Step 3. Foundation
Step 4. Conceal and Highlight
Apply MAC Pro Longwear Concealer under the eyes, middle of the forehead, center of your nose, above the lip, and on the chin. Blend with a Beauty Blender.
Step 5. Spot Conceal
Conceal blemishes and other imperfections with Maybelline Super Stay Concealer.
Step 6. Contour
We suggest using a cream contour for this, as it will last longer. Apply the darkest shade under the hollows of your cheekbones and blend. In this tutorial, Alison uses Coastal Scents Eclipse Palette.
Extend the contour to the temples and forehead to give the face warmth.
Step 7. Add Radiance
Using Benefit High Beam Highlighter, apply on the cheekbones to give your skin a luminous appearance.
Step 8. Keep It In Place
Using a setting powder, set all the areas where you applied concealer. Use E.L.F. HD Undereye Concealer Setting Powder.
Step 9. Fill in Your Brows
Step 10. Apply an Eye Primer
Eye primer is important as it keeps your makeup from looking greasy.
Step 11. Neutral Eye Shadow
Choose a warm shade as your transition color for your eyeshadow. Sweep it on the crease and blend a little above the crease.
The products used in this step are: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil (Ash Blonde), MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate Palette (burnt orange shade).
Then sweep a shimmery gold color on your lid.
Choose the darkest brown shade and apply it along the crease with tiny strokes. Focus on creating more depth in the outer than the inner corner.
Blend those colors together.
Step 12. Shining, Shimmering, Splendid!
First, apply Too Faced Glitter Glue. Then, take gold glitter and dab it onto your eyelids.
Step 13. Line Your Waterline
Apply a nude liner to the waterline. Alison used Illamasqua Eyeliner in Hex and Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil Shadow in Milk.
Step 14. Apply Highlighter on the Inner Corner of the Eyes
Step 15. Line Your Bottom Lash Line
Line your bottom lash line with a rusty orange shade. Extend the line from the inner to the outer corner of the eye and blend.
Smudge the lime you’ve just created with a dark brown shadow to add depth to the color.
Sweep the line upwards to create a cat eye effect. This effect will give your eyes an almond-shaped appearance.
Smudge a hint of black shadow on the outer corner of the lower lash line.
Step 16. Highlight Your Brow Bone
Step 17. Mascara
To create those voluminous lashes, Alison used Benefit They’re Real Mascara on the top lashes and Rimmel’s Glam Eyes on the bottom.
Step 18. Add Festive Details
Since you’re going to a music festival, we recommend experimenting with a variety of unique, unconventional looks. One that is huge with festival-goers is the application of dots above the eyebrows. Gigi Hadid has sported this look before. To create the white dots, take Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in White and follow the shape of your eyebrow.
Step 19. Light Contour
Take your favorite bronzer and apply it on the hollow of your cheeks for a light contour.
Step 20. Blush
For blush, opt for an earth-tone color like MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Center of the Universe.
Step 21. Lips
Use a nude lipstick to pull your festival makeup together. For this, Alison used Wet N Wild lipstick in Bare It All and Napoleon Perdis lipstick in Gamelia.
Step 22. Highlight
You know what to do here, ladies — above the cheekbones, on the cupid’s bow, down the bridge of the nose, and on the inner corner of the eyes.