Ravers, the festival season is right around the corner! We are as pumped for the beats and the glow sticks as you are, but music festivals mean a lot of dancing and dancing means working up quite a sweat. So, how do you ensure that you makeup looks as good when you leave the venue as it did when you walked in? By completely sweat-proofing your beauty routine, of course!
Primer Is Your Best Friend
The job of this beauty product is to hold the rest of your makeup in place so it is pretty important that you prime your face before the foundation goes on. Dab small dots of primer onto your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin and then blend it in evenly, taking care to blend until your shoulders for an even finish. If you are planning on wearing eye shadow, remember to prime your eyelids too and then apply the shadow with a damp brush for a long lasting finish. Primer got over and you are running late? BB creams work equally well. Try the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream which will correct, moisturize and protect, all in one go. What more does a girl want?
Waterproof Is the Way
There are no two ways about it: when it comes to sweat-proof eye makeup, waterproof products are your best bet. We are all about the Maybelline Falsies mascara which, as the name suggests, will make your lashes infinitely thicker and longer. Plus, the price tag won’t burn a hole in your wallet! Apply two coats for extra definition. Eyeliner is optional, but if you cannot leave the house without your wings on point, then reliable waterproof eyeliner is a festival essential. Our favourite is the Stila Stay All Day® pen liner which would probably stay on for a week if we didn’t remove it. The best part is that the pen gives you a lot more control over the thickness of the line and the size of your wings.
Are you blushing?
When it comes to festive makeup, rosy cheeks are the cherry on top. Stay far away from the powdered variety which will end up looking caked after a couple of hours of dancing. We swear by liquid and cream blushes which are easy to apply and feel really light on your skin. Your search for the ultimate liquid blush will end when you try Benefit’s Benetint, which is more of a stain than a blush. The deep red shade looks ah-mazing on all skin tones and it lasts for hours on end. The best part is that you can use it on your smackers for some impromptu lip colour as well.
Powder in Your Pocket
Once you have finished applying your makeup, finish the look with mineral powder which will set the makeup in place, even out the finish and absorb any excess natural oil secreted by your skin. It is also a good idea to carry your powder and press in your handbag for occasional touch-ups between raving to absorb the sweat and keep your makeup intact.
Before you curl into bed with aching limbs and musical memories to last a lifetime, make sure that you remove all of your makeup. The combination of product with sweat will clog up your pores, leading to breakouts over the next few days.
If you’re looking for some seriously festival-worthy swimwear to rock, we have just the right fix for you. Solkissed will take you from beach to festival looking like a true boho-diva.
So dance, dance, like it’s the last, last night of your life…
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