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Festival Makeup Ideas and Photos

Festival Makeup Ideas For Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Beyond

Festival Makeup Ideas and Photos
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  • Planning your festival makeup can be just as fun as planning your outfit.
  • From loads of glitter to crystal eye makeup, there are countless ways to stand out.
  • We're sharing the best makeup for Coachella, Lollapalooza, and any other music festival.

After a two-year hiatus, festival season is back — and right around the corner. The most important accessory you can bring (besides your sunscreen and a water bottle) is your makeup. That means now is the time to start scouring Instagram, TikTok, and Pinterest for inspiration on what fun festival hair and sweat-proof makeup to wear while we jump around in the crowd during our favorite artists' sets. (You can find us front and center at Harry Styles's stage at Coachella.)

Between all the unforgettable performances at past years' Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza shows, we were struck by the lineup of creative beauty looks, which included neon eyeshadow, bold lips, and faux freckles. We've tried to re-create Lori Harvey's "floating" eyeliner look, and we can't stop staring at all the reverse eye makeup looks that have made it onto our feeds of late.

This season, plan your festival makeup around those same themes: electric eyeshadows (luckily, our favorite makeup brands have already come out with the tools to create striking shocks of color on our eyes and cheeks to make it easy), updated versions of "freckles" (they are made from sequins and chunky glitters now), ornate brows, and floral designs painted across faces in the crowd. Don't be afraid to sport rhinestone decals and bright lips in a classic red or bright blue, or doused in glitter. . . and more glitter.

Whether you are going for a galactic and glittery look or something more subtle, you need makeup that will last all day. Ahead, we've rounded up some of our favorite festival makeup ideas for Coachella, Lollapalooza, and every summer music show in between.

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