Festival season is around the corner and the most important accessory (besides a water bottle) is your makeup. That means it's the time of year we start scouring our Instagram and Pinterest feeds for inspiration on what fun festival hair and sweat-proof makeup to wear while we jump around in the crowd during our favourite artists' sets. (You can find us front and center at Ariana Grande's stage at Coachella.)
Between all of the unforgettable performances at last year's Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza, we were struck by the lineup of creative beauty looks, which included lime-green eye shadow, bubblegum-pink lips, and drawn-on freckles. We've tried to re-create Priyanka Chopra's Barbie look, with her blue and purple lids paired with bright pink lips, and couldn't stop staring at Bella Thorne's elongated splashy eye made from a soft lavender shadow and paired with a soft brick-red lip.
This season, expect to see the same electric eye shadows — our favourite makeup brands have already come out with the tools to create striking shocks of colour on our eyes and cheeks — updated versions of last year's "freckles" (they are made from sequins and chunky glitters now), ornate brows, and floral designs painted across faces in the crowd. And don't be afraid to accessorise with rhinestone decals like the Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Face Gems ($3), metallic temporary tattoos like the Sephora Collection Shine Beautifully Metallic Temporary Tattoos ($5, originally $8), 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 favourite festival makeup ideas for inspiration all weekend long.