Festival makeup is one of those things that can either go really right (cue: Coachella queen Alessandra Ambrosio) or really wrong.
We're all about making festival makeup magic and with a few great products and simple tricks, it's totally achievable.
With the festival calendar officially kicking off at Summer:Fest on 2nd December, we thought we'd share a few tricks to help you create a Coachella-worthy makeup look.
Turn up the base
Every fresh-looking festival face starts with a good base. We love True Match Minerals Foundation by L’Oréal Paris for its SPF20 factor and all-day coverage. This foundation favourite has been reformulated with 95% sea minerals, including zinc and kaolin which help to clear any breakouts, all while feeling like you're wearing nothing at all. Plus, the mattifying formula manages any greasiness which might show up after a long dance tent session! Bonus: Finish the look with the True Match Translucent Mattifying Powder for shine control that lasts all day. RRP: $34.99
Get your bronze on
Natural looking, sun-kissed skin is a festival beauty staple. A dusting of Glam Bronze La Terra by L’Oréal Paris across your cheekbones will give you that covetable dewy look without making it look like you've spent too much time in the sun. RRP: $37.99
Highlight, highlight, highlight!
The trick with highlighter is to apply it where the sun would naturally hit your face. The best spots are the top of your cheekbones, under the brow bone, the bridge of your nose, and the centre of your skin. We love True Match Highlight which is available in both Golden and Rose shades for cool and warm skin tones to get your festival fierce glow on. RRP $19.99
Rock n' roll eyes
Choosing the right mascara is imperative when you're going to be spending the entire day in the elements. L’Oréal Paris’ Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara gives you an instant lash lift with a formula that holds up the curl for a lasting effect. With a volumising mega curl roller brush that thickens each lash from root to tip, this mascara is a festival makeup must-have for long, thick, va-va-voom lashes. Our hot tip? Try the Indigo shade for the ultimate festie vibes. You can thank us later… RRP: $25.99
Not exactly office-appropriate, loud eyeshadow colours such as sunset orange and tropical pink are totally acceptable (read: encouraged) when it comes to festival makeup. Keep the rest of your makeup dewy and clean and let those eyes pop! Not up for a mega bright look? Add a daub of glitter on your lids for a chic-but-fun look.
Let your lips do the talking
With bright eyes and glitter going on, keeping your lips nude and matte is the way to go this festival season. L’Oréal Paris’ Matte Lip Paints are available in four new nude shades and offer a velvety matte finish which lasts up to eight hours - perfect for long days of festival fun. The slanted teardrop shaped applicator makes precise application a breeze and ultra-saturated pigments mean there's no flaking, caking or drying out over the course of the day. RRP: $23.99
Whether you use a little or a lot, glitter is a festival face staple. Add it to your eyeshadow for a subtle sparkly look or sprinkle it around your cheekbones for an all-over glitter bomb look. Not keen for a full-on glittery-faced look? Add a little glitter hairspray to your locks for shimmery tresses instead.
Need more inspiration? We've collated our all-time favourite festival looks for you to copy.
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