Marisa Petrarca Mar 12, 2018

Beauty lovers were born to attend music festivals. It’s your chance to be the most extra version of yourself with absolutely no reservations. You can finally go overboard with glitter, color, sequins and flower crowns to your heart’s content — channeling your inner beauty vlogger while documenting the final look on your Insta feed. Plus, your upcoming bold makeup debut makes for an awfully good reason to justify your next Ulta beauty haul.

Ahead, check out five festival makeup tutorials we love, ranging from a look created with just affordable, drugstore makeup products by Shani Grimmond to an all-out rainbow look from Kristen Leanne. Whether you have a week’s worth of festivals lined up already or need to find the perfect look for your one-day event, we have a feeling one of these unique looks will inspire you.

For the drugstore makeup enthusiast…

Beauty vlogger Shani Grimmond walks us through the steps to create a glittery festival makeup look using all drugstore products. You might already have some of the products she uses in the tutorial, like Maybelline Fit Me Concealer or the NYX Highlight & Contour Palette.


For the queen who wants to be seen from more than a mile away…

If you’ve ever dreamed of bathing in glitter, chances are this is as close as you’re gonna get. Tiana of TianaCosmetics created this in-depth tutorial using the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette as well as a ton of gold glitter — on your face, hair, neck and chest.


For an easy festival makeup look feat. sequins...

Shayla — known as MakeupShayla to the beauty world — shares her easy festival makeup tutorial, featuring copper, shimmery eyelids, blue eyeliner, falsies and sequins. If you want to be festive without going too crazy, this one’s for you.


For the gal who loves everything unicorn-themed…

Perhaps the unicorn emoji is your favorite of all time or you’re sold as soon as you run into a new makeup product that’s unicorn inspired. This festival makeup tutorial by Solange Nicole is inspired by everyone’s favorite unicorn vibes and even includes fun faux freckles. For hair, style loose waves and wear your fave unicorn flower crown.


For the festival goer who needs to be the most colorful…

Kristen Leanne is the queen of color, so it’s only right for her to come up with a fun, wearable rainbow festival look. Pair the bold look with L'Oréal Paris Semi-Permanent Hair Color and a flower crown to stand out amongst the crowd.



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About the Author:Marisa is an assistant beauty editor at where she's responsible for creating content that inspires, informs and influences readers. She's obsessed with trying new beauty products, hoards a crazy amount of lipstick and her second love (besides makeup) is food. Her work has also appeared in Domino Magazine, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest and Jeannine Morris Media.

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