The Hottest Festival Makeup Trends Of The Season

The Hottest Festival Makeup Trends Of The Season

Some friends, a few drinks, good music, dancing and a bit of sunshine – these things are the ingredients for a good festival. 

When it comes to festival makeup, anything goes. Coachella is one of the first big music festivals that sets the scene for the makeup trends of the summer. This year the Coachella catwalk screamed glitter (and lots of it) and edgy, creative styles that followed no rules. It’s all the inspiration you need to guide your festival makeup this summer.

We’ve put together some of our favourite Instagram-worthy looks of the season and how to recreate them yourself. Feel free to mix things up and add your own spin – after all, festival season is all about embracing your imagination. 


Back to basics

You need to create a canvas to ensure that your makeup masterpiece stays in place. Start with a primer to smooth and hydrate your skin whilst helping your makeup stay put all day long. 

Then apply a sheer foundation or BB cream for a fresh-faced look. SPF is an added bonus – it will keep you protected from the sun’s rays so that sun-creaming your face is the least of your worries whilst you party the weekend away.

The last thing you want during a festival is to be reapplying mascara that’s smudged. Mascara Amplified by Blinc is totally festival-proof – it won’t budge with water or even from rubbing your eyes. It won’t run, smudge or flake, so your flawless festival makeup will stay put all day.  

A good pair of brows will give your look an edge this festival season. Give them a bit of attention with Blinc Eyebrow Mousse. It’s a 4-in-1 product (perfect to slip into your makeup bag for the trip) that fills, shapes and defines the brows.


Eyes that dazzle 

Glitter is a staple for your festival makeup bag. For an eye look that turns heads, start with a coloured eyeshadow. The brighter the better. Choose hues of purple, orange or pink for a look that really stands out. Build the colour from light on the inside of the lid to dark on the outside, with emphasis on the lid’s crease. 

Apply glitter to the lid and along the upper lash line. Extend outwards in a line for a festival twist on the classic cat eye. Apply more glitter liberally underneath the bottom lash, tapering into a downwards point.

This Body Glitter by BeautyBLVD comes with binding gel and an applicator brush, so you can easily create stunning glitter looks that last all day. Choose one colour or enhance your look with multicoloured glitter. Finish the look with the thick and wispy #9 Lashes from Lash Unlimited, and you’ve got a festival look that’s on point. 



Face glitter is everything for a festival and the more glitter the better. Apply glitter generously along the cheek bones and extend around the brow bone. Use BeautyBLVD’s Body Glitter for a gorgeous highlighted look that makes a statement. 

Give your look a complete glitter overhaul by applying glitter to your lips, eyebrows and even along your collarbones. 

For added drama, apply glitter to your hair parting. We love the space buns look: split your hair down the middle with a zig zag parting, tie hair into two space buns and apply glitter liberally down the roots. 


Faux freckles, festival style

Faux freckles are all the rage, especially when the summer months roll around. For a festival take on the trend, use chunky face glitter to add a sprinkling of faux freckles across the nose and cheeks. 

For rainbow freckles, use brightly coloured face paint instead, applying small dots in multicolour. This look goes perfectly with bright, striking eyeshadow and is the epitome of festival style.  


A new take on florals 

Turn the floral trend upside down with this new take on florals for your festival makeup.

Invest in some face paints and brushes and take to your face with delicate flower chains. Along the cheek bones and brow bones work perfectly for an effortlessly defined bone structure.

Adorn your florals with painted dots, leaves and even a sprinkling or two of glitter. Make your face a hybrid of dainty and edge – perfect for festival season. 


Festivals give you the opportunity to experiment – your imagination is the limit. Make the most of colour, glitter and your creativity to get some Instagram-worthy looks. Express yourself and get in the mood to dance your nights away this festival season.

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