The Ultimate Guide to Festival Makeup

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With festival season just around the corner, it’s time to start planning the makeup looks you’ll be flaunting while watching your favorite bands and artists! But where to start?

Check out these easy, failsafe festival makeup tips and tricks, helping you to get creative and take your looks to the max. Where else can you go wild with makeup if not at a festival?!

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1. Long Lasting Festival Makeup Primer

First things first, primer! 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.

  • For the perfect face base, choose the Makeup Revolution Superdewy Make Up Serum. Whether you’re going for a full coverage base or baring all, this versatile primer helps you rock your look with confidence. Apply under makeup for a bright, dewy finish, or simply wear it on its own!
  • For your eyes, we recommend the Revolution XX FiXX Eye Primer in Translucent. As well as holding your festival eye look in place, it helps the pigment pop, providing that all-important WOW-factor!

2. Bold Shadow

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

Whether you go monotone or for a full rainbow look, we’ve got you covered with all the festival shadow palettes you should ever need, from pops of pretty pinks to icy blues:

Throughout the summer, you can find festival makeup and shadow inspo over on our TikTok and Insta!

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3. Graphic Eyeliner

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 line, we’ve got the best range of eyeliners to take your festival makeup look to the next level!

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4. Glitter, Glitter, Glitter!

It wouldn’t be a festival without glitter!

Whether you use a sprinkling of glitter as an shadow topper or to replace your highlighter (if not at a festival, where else?!), now is the time to glisten!

  • For a subtle shimmer, pop some glitter on the inner corners of your eyes and on the center of your lid to brighten the eyes.
  • If you’re going big and bold, why not cover your lid with your glitter shadow, blending outwards to create the glitziest smokey eye?
  • For full face glitter ideas, apply glitter 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 this is a music, festival after all!

Check out some of our top glitter festival makeup essentials below:

5. Embellishment

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!

Apply your face embellishment wherever suits your look, whether that’s incorporated into your glitter festival makeup or paired with a stripped-back look to let the gems do all the talking.

6. 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.

We love the Makeup Revolution Big Lash Waterproof Volume Mascara. Offering fantastic staying power and mega volume, this mascara ensures maximum impact from your lashes, perfect for festival makeup!

7. 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 having an I Heart Revolution Tasty Peach Lip Oil with you at all times!

Not only do they leave lips feeling plump and nourished, they add a subtle tint, allowing the rest of your festival makeup to do the talking!

8. Set Your Festival Makeup in Place

And finally, it’s time to fix your festival makeup with a hardworking makeup setting spray.

The Makeup Revolution Superfix Misting Spray provides 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.

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