16 Fresh Makeup Looks to Inspire Your Summer Festival Face
If there's one thing we love most about the music festival beauty scene, it's that anything goes. Truly — you can throw on lime green eye shadow and bubblegum pink lips and it looks fresh, inspired, and free. Or you can go mascara-free, draw on a smattering or sweet freckles, smear glitter across your forehead, or create the sickest smoky eye of your life. We challenge you to let creativity win when prepping for your upcoming music festivals! For some inspiration, check out these 16 fresh makeup looks.
Wherever she goes, Janelle Monáe dials the beauty factor to 11. This midnight blue shimmery lid and classic red lip is equal parts modern and retro fab.
This festival-goer's peach and pink eyelids legit look like a sunset. Perfectly placed highlighter and an MLBB lip make this look *muah* perfection!
Glittery hair and eyes are to be expected at a Summer music festival, but glittery brows are a whole other story. Use a clear brow gel and disposable spoolie dipped in glitter to apply.
Try an ultrarich emerald smoky eye a la social media influencer Yasmin Maya. We love that she paired it with a glittery part and neutral lip.
White Under-Eye Liner
Your selfies will look so festival-chic wearing this white under-eye liner, a la the Ulla Johnson NYFW FW18 runway. Pair it with bold brows and your favorite lip color.
Here's a striking makeup look that takes less than two minutes to complete. Simply apply a luminous sunscreen — such as Volition's Prismatic Luminzing Shield SPF 50 ($35) — and then add a bit of pink shadow or blush to your lids.
Elongated Splashy Eye
We're obsessed with this soft lavender lid and soft brick red lip worn by Bella Thorne. When re-creating, spread the color out a good half-inch beyond your eyes to create a similar effect.
This alien-esque/sci-fi/'80s look that hit the Jeremy Scott NYFW runway is for the truly bold among us. Makeup artists created the look by painting plastic triangles and securing with eyelash glue.
We're getting major Barbie vibes from Priyanka Chopra's blue and purple lids paired with pink lips. Opt for an identical color scheme for a moody look or lighten the hues ever so slightly for a less intense, more "punk-pop" look.
For another easy festival makeup look, spread gold eye shadow across your lids, add a bit of mascara, and finish with a glossy lip.
Chic Smoky Eye
We've got actual goosebumps from the level of chicness model Ava Capra is throwing our way with this soft smoky eye and glossy pale lip.
Music festival season is loaded with pastel hues (which we adore). However, if you really want to stand out in a crowd of attendees, opt for the opposite. This unapologetically witchy, vampy look served by Shay Mitchell is everything.
Reverse Cat Eye
Turn the standard cat eye on its head by inverting it and smudging black liner in an upward angle starting at mideye to your outer corners. What makes this look even more striking is that model Leah Rodl kept her blond brows bare.
Olivia Culpo is serving it with this glossy gal look. Think chiseled cheekbones, strong brows, glowing skin, and perfectly pink lips.
Bedazzled Pastel Princess
When you think of music festivals, this '70s-inspired bedazzled princess look is exactly what comes to mind. We love the commitment to that freestyle glamour.
Take your festival makeup cue from Tibi's FW18 runway, which featured mixed-and-matched color on the top and bottom of each eye. We're partial to the purple and blue, but also try red and orange, yellow and blue, or pink and purple.