July 4, 2018

Shine On: Festival Beauty Trends For 2018

Festival season is all about ~making a statement~ no matter how small. It’s also the perfect time to try that cool new hair trend you’ve been eyeing or head-turning optical illusion eye makeup.

So put your regular black eyeliner down, ditch the flower crown (we beg you) and opt for some pops of bold and bright! To get you *inspired* for you next festival look, here are some of this year’s top festival beauty trends for summer.


Beauty is definitely having a holographic moment right now, and festival season is prime time to turn up the ~prismatic~ factor with iridescent eyes.

[Cover FX Drops, $52], [Velour Lashes, $26],  [Milk Makeup Holographic Stick, $28]



Nothing says festival beauty quite like a bold pout *glistening* in the festival sunlight. This year, liven up your smoocher with glitter! The sparkle will draw attention clear across the concert venue, while the thickness of the glitter will ensure the colour doesn’t bleed out past your lip line.

[Pat Mcgrath Labs Lip Gloss, $36], [ Fenty Beauty Cosmic Gloss, $24]



Under eye accents are a great way to get that festival *glow* without covering yourself in head-to-toe glitter. Keep it confined to a flick on the lower lash line in bright blues, orangey pinks, and glittery purples. Not only is it a fun, statement-making look, but it’ll also work like a secret, sparkly concealer hiding any under-eye circles (you’re welcome).

[Milk Makeup Tattoo Stamp, $15], [Stila Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $29], [Milk Makeup Kush Mascara, $24]



This season it’s all about the temporary face tattoos around the forehead, temple, and cheekbones. A temporary metallic tattoo is an easy way to wear highlighter without all the mess that comes from wearing makeup in a *hot* environment. If metallics aren’t your thing, go for simple rhinestones or try a bold floral design instead.

[Sephora Collection Metallic Temporary Tattoos, $10]



Festival season is the perfect occasion to try as many fun looks as possible—even all at the same time! If you can’t decide which eye shadow to go with, choose both! Pick two complimenting shades for your lids to add an electric, colour blocking pop to any look.

[Artis Fluenta Oval 3, $65], [ Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette, $59] , [Sephora Pro Editorial Palette, $85]



If you’ve styled your hair but feel like it could use a little more ~oomph~ add some holographic shine to your roots with either glitter or temporary colour. Use one that easily washes out so you can change it up with every day (and outfit) of your festival weekend. Take cue from Much Digital Creator Tasha Leelyn.

[MAC Glitter, $22]



You’ll most likely be sweating up a storm in the festival heat, so why not embrace the inevitable shine by going glo$$y? Gloss has an ~angelic~ effect, plus it’s one of the easiest looks to create. All you need is some clear lip gloss and a gel-based moisturizer to get that dewy glow and natural highlight.

[Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, $44] [Glossier Lip Gloss, $17] [ Fenty Beauty Fairy Bomb, $52]


By: Brooklyn Neustaeter

Posted by Brooklyn Neustaeter in Beauty
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