Tips for Keeping Cool This Music Festival Season
Look refreshed even when it’s blazing hot!
We all know that music festivals are places to see and be seen, but the issue is that no girl wants to be seen after every ounce of makeup has melted off of her face. After all, it’s hard for anyone to stay looking cool as the temperatures rise and bodies get hot. So, the question is, how do you keep your look in tact for the duration of a day of music? Whether you’re headed to Coachella, Glastonbury, Stage Coach or any other outdoor concert series, here’s your guide to festival hair and makeup that goes the distance.
Start with sunscreen
You’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again. Sunscreen is vital whether you want to bask in the sun all day or kick back on a blanket in the shade. You’re bound to catch some rays at some point and want to be protected. Make sure to reapply sunscreen throughout the day for added protection from the sun’s aging and burning rays.
Next up, tinted moisturizer
Apply and keep the bottle on hand for reapplication as needed later. This will cover any minor flaws and give you a polished – albeit not made up – appearance. It works on its own, but also makes a great primer should you decide to add foundation for a more elaborate look. But before we go there, remember:
The eyes (and eyebrows) have it!
First, fill in and shape your eyebrows, then set them with eyebrow gel. Next, apply your favorite mascara and then curl your eyelashes to frame your eyes and keep them bright. To further emphasize your eyes, consider tightlining, which is a high impact, yet durable way to give them a boost of brightness. Also, when it comes to your lids, a little sparkle goes a long way, so…
Embrace the glow
For a more made up look than a tinted moisturizer provides, steer clear of a matte finish and aim for a dewy glow. To achieve this look, first use a highlighter along your cheekbones and jawline and down the bridge of your nose with a light dusting of bronzer in the hollows of your cheeks to accentuate your bone structure and keep you camera ready. Bonus: this will also transition well if you start sweating. On that same note, a reminder:
Luscious lips last on trips
Always have a moisturizing balm on hand, and then add your favorite shade of lipstick, stain or gloss. This way you’ll have lips that stay soft and have major color-staying power. And finally –
Set it and forget it
Finish your music festival beauty prep with a spritz of finishing spray and voilà, you’re ready to enjoy hours in the heat with an easy-to-maintain updated look!