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The Festival Makeup Essentials That Everyone Needs This Summer

Tamzin Meyer June 21, 2022

It’s finally festival season! That not only means that we’ll be hearing loads of feel good tunes this summer but it also means that we’ll be striving for those Instagrammable pics too! No festival look is complete without colourful and glittery makeup with this list of essentials guaranteeing to be a crowd favourite.

Face Gems

Face gems are a super fun way to completely transform your look. They come in tons of different colours and formations and are really affordable. If you are looking to make your festival makeup extra special then stick a large gem centrepiece on your head for real WOW factor because… let’s face it… it’s not everyday you can wear one of these is it?

Face SPF

Face SPF is a must but sometimes it’s just so easy to forget. You probably remember to put sunscreen on your body without even thinking but when it comes to your face it can easily slip your mind when you have other things like makeup to apply. Over-makeup SPF sprays are a great way of staying protected from the sun whilst not messing up your makeup at the same time, just spray over the top of your makeup, as you would a setting spray, and you’re good to go!

Festival Glitter

Festival glitter can be a little messy but no festival would be complete without it. Glue a bit… or a lot… of glitter onto your cheeks or eyelids to instantly sparkle your way through those festival fields, shining like the star that you are.

Bright Eyeshadow

Go bold or go home. Festival looks are all about standing out so of course bold and colourful eyeshadow just has to make an appearance. I’m all for high pigmented rainbow palettes that provide you with a variety of different colours to experiment with, complimenting your outfit each day. Taking a multi coloured palette with you also means that you have every colour you need without having to bring fifty individual shadows with you so it’s a win win!

Face Paint

Face paint is cool but do you know what’s even cooler? UV Glow Paint! This paint will literally have you glowing with neon colours activated by the sunlight. If you’re lucky, the weather will hold out for you and work wonders for your makeup. Just enjoy the music and let the power of the sun do it’s thing.

Temporary Tattoos

Temporary tattoos are no longer just pictures of Spiderman you find in kids candy… believe it or not they can actually be pretty cool. If you are after a boho look that is both elegant and edgy then metallic, temporary tattoos are a great opportunity to achieve just that. Just stick them all over your face and body and then scrub them off once the festival is over!

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I am an English and History student at The University of Birmingham with a strong passion for writing about entertainment and lifestyle.