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Hairstyle and Face Painting Ideas for Festivals

So, you have decided to get the most out of your summer and party your weekends away at a music festival. Or maybe a couple of them. Festivals usually include travelling with bags, camping and two showers for thousands of people, so elaborate outfits might not always be an option. However, you still wish to stand out of the crowd and have an impressive look; makeup and hair is the way to go! You only need to bring a small make up bag and you have everything you need to turn yourself into a diva! Here are some ideas of what you can do.

Hairstyle and Face Painting Ideas for Festivals
Hairstyle and Face Painting Ideas for Festivals

Gems and glitter

These are becoming more and more popular when it comes to festival make up. Some use it instead of eye shadow, some go out of their way and cover the majority of their face with shiny and colourful gems. Consider using glitter on your eyebrows or underneath them – your face will light up and depending on how masterfully you apply it, it might give your face a nice visual lift. Another cool thing you can do with glitter are freckles; if you weren’t blessed with a natural gift like that, no one is stopping you from having some glittery ones for a couple of days! In terms of gems, one of the most popular uses is a crown – symmetrically glued gems in a line on the forehead. It looks spectacular! If you want to go an extra mile, you can include some on your cheeks, neck or even collarbones and turn yourself into a magical princess!

Make up

Festivals are the place to experiment with looks that might seem too daring or eccentric in a casual house party. If you are a lipstick type of a person, try out some ombre lips. Don’t be afraid of weird colours! For instance, some awesome looks can be created using black and blue lipsticks and applying some highlighter in the middle! If your accent is your eyeshadow, try inner eye strobing – it will make your eyes pop like nothing else, especially if you top it off with some highlighter! Do not be afraid of neon colours, they make statements, but that’s usually what you want at a festival. If you want a more daring look, metallic face paint is always a great idea. Paint stars, lightnings, or anything else that comes to mind!

Make up
Make up

Hair

What you must take into account before you come up with elaborate hair-dos is that there might not be very good conditions for washing your hair; it might look like a mountain of poorly-maintained dreadlocks after the first night if you apply a lot of hair wax and glitter and there might be no way of fixing that. Opt out for something simple that will last the entire festival. A great go-to is tight French braids, especially because there is so much you can do with them! You can braid in some colourful strings or bands, put bows on the end, or you can apply glitter in the parting of the hair – whatever you do, experiment at home first so it doesn’t turn out completely different from what you desire when the day comes!

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