Our Best Festival Makeup Ideas

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If you’re planning on heading to a festival, it’s time to start planning the makeup looks you’ll be flaunting while watching your favorite bands and artists. But where to start? Well, here are our best festival makeup ideas.

With a few extra little touches, you’ll have created an easy festival makeup look in no time.

1. Festival Eye Makeup: Be Bold and Brave

When it comes to festival eyeshadow, we believe the bolder the better!

But, if you’re anything like us, we don’t go all-out with our everyday makeup, so, don’t worry and ease yourself in – you don’t have to go for lots of different products to create your look.

Choose a palette with a variety of different, colorful shades that you can mix and match to create your own masterpiece. Whether you opt for pretty pinks or icy blues – anything goes!

2. Festival Eyeliner: Go Graphic

If you’ve always fancied getting graphic with your eyeliner but have never had the confidence – a festival is the place to do it!

From brightly colored double winged eyeliner to abstract shapes lining your crease – festival eyeliner is one of the best ways to take your look to the next level.

If you want to keep things simple, adding a pop of blue eyeliner could create just the right amount of impact. Our Revolution Felt & Kohl Eyeliner in shade ‘Blue’ is the perfect choice for a gorgeous aqua kick to make your eyes pop.

3. Glitter Festival Makeup

It wouldn’t be a festival without glitter!

Whether you use a sprinkling as a shadow topper or to replace your highlighter – now is the time to glisten!

How to do Festival Glitter Makeup:

Tip 1:

For a subtle shimmer, pop some glitter on the inner corners of your eyes and on the center of your lid to add brightness.

Tip 2:

If you’re going big and bold, why not cover your lid with your glitter shadow? Blend outwards to create a glitzy smokey eye.

Tip 3:

For the ultimate glitter festival makeup, apply a little shine to the tops of your cheeks, bringing it up and around to frame your eye. It’s a bold look, no question about it – but for a festival, we think anything goes!

Here are some of our favorite glitters:

4. Gem Makeup Ideas

Now, call us extra, but we’re taking the glitz and glamour up a notch with our festival makeup this year. We’re talking face jewels and gemstone accents to stand out against the crowd!

A product like our Artist Collection Embellishment Kit will suit every look – whether that’s incorporated into your glitter festival makeup or paired with a stripped-back makeup to let the gems do all the talking.

Festival Makeup Tips: How to Make Your Festival Makeup Last all Day

We love glitters and shimmers for a festival makeup look, but we’ve got our top four essential products that are must-haves in your festival makeup kit to keep you looking flawless all day.

1. Long-Lasting Makeup Primer

First thing is first – primer! This product is an essential in any festival makeup kit, as the last thing you want is to spend ages on your killer festival makeup, only for it to melt away before the headline act.

For the best long-lasting festival makeup, we recommend using a face primer alongside a dedicated eye primer.

How to Use: Use as the first step in your makeup routine, applying after you moisturiser. Place under makeup for a bright, dewy finish, or simply wear it on its own!

Oh, and don’t forget to add an eye primer to your makeup bag – as well as holding your festival eye makeup in place, it helps the pigment pop, providing that all-important WOW-factor!

2. Waterproof Mascara

One thing we can’t always rely on is the weather.

Should showers be heading your way this festival season, we recommend getting equipped with a trusty waterproof mascara.

Why not choose a volumizing formula to ensure maximum impact from your lashes – perfect for festival makeup!

3. Hydrated Lips

Festivals consist of long days and often continue far into the night, so it’s essential to keep those lips moisturized!

For the ultimate hydration with a pop of color, we recommend carrying a lip oil with you at all times!

Not only will it help to leave your pout feeling plump and nourished, but it could also add a subtle tint, allowing the rest of your festival makeup to do the talking!

4. Setting Spray

Reaching for products that will keep your makeup looking flawless all day is a must, and you can’t go wrong with a hard-working setting spray.

Opting for a budge-proof product like our IRL All Day Filter Fixing Spray could help to provide an ultra-matte, shine-free finish for long-lasting festival makeup. Enriched with aloe and vitamin E, this setting spray helps to soothe the skin and provide a weightless hold.


And that’s all for our festival makeup ideas! Ultimately, festivals are all about self-expression, so make your stamp on your makeup look and go wild with the glitter, because why not? Festivals are the perfect setting to have fun with your makeup look!

For more festival makeup inspo check out our TikTok and Instagram @makeuprevolution, this summer!

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