Get Ready for Festival Season With These 10 Makeup Looks

March 30, 2023
Témi Adebowale
By: Témi Adebowale | by L'Oréal
A photo of a person with brunette curly hair wearing electric yellow eyeshadow with pearl appliques.

Festival season is almost here, and no matter which artists are on your summer lineup, putting a look together is one of the most important parts of festival prep. Of course, your look won't be complete without a beautifully unique and colorful makeup look. If you're feeling less than inspired or just don’t know where to start, we have some recommendations. Check out these 10 festival makeup ideas, from bold lips to glittery eyes.

10 Festival Makeup Ideas to Try in 2023

Graphic Eyeliner

If you’re all about graphic eyeliner, this look is for you. We recommend using the Maybelline New York TattooStudio Ink Pen Eyeliner to draw on your shape. Set the lines with an eyeshadow in the same color to ensure your makeup stays on all throughout the festival.

Electric Eyes

This look combines a few of our favorite festival makeup trends, including a halo eye, metallic eyeshadow and liner on the lower lashes. Try it yourself with the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Colored Liquid Eyeliner in Ghosted Green.

Embellished Pearl Eyes

Embellished eyes are still trending, and this look will perfectly complement a bright outfit. Recreate the look with a shade from the aptly named Juvia’s Place The Festival Eyeshadow Palette before applying the pearl decals above your lid, on your crease and along your eyebrows.

Bright Under-Eyes

If you think your cheeks and eyes are the only place that can benefit from a pop of color, think again. This festival makeup look lets your under-eyes be the star of the show. Try the look for yourself by applying your favorite colorful eyeshadow under your eyes and on the sides of your nose.

Rhinestone Nose Bridge

This shimmery purple look is reminiscent of a butterfly, and you can customize the color to match your festival fit. But before breaking out the rhinestones and eyeshadow, create an even base for your makeup with the YSL Beauty All Hours Foundation.

Neutral Glam

Yellow and Brown Winged Eyeshadow

Drawing on winged eyeliner can be hard on regular days, but when you’re heading to a festival, it can be even harder to focus. Instead, create a dual-colored wing with a neon yellow and brown eyeshadow. To make the colors stand out, start by prepping your lids with a white cream base, like the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.

Bold Lips and Eyes

While some people still believe that a bold eye look should be paired with a more pared-down lip look, festival makeup is all about breaking the rules. After applying your eyeshadow, reach for a bright purple lipstick, like the Urban Decay Vice Lip Bond Glossy Liquid Lipstick in No Restraints.

Squiggly Eyeliner 

This look is perfect for showing off your lashes. After applying your colored eyeliner in a squiggly pattern and using a gold eyeshadow to fill in the negative space, top off the look with the Maybelline New York The Falsies Surreal Extensions Mascara to give your lashes a boost.

Flowery Eyes

This beautiful flower-filled look will require drawing on both your eyelids and under-eyes, so it’s important to use a vibrant, fine-tip liner that won’t smudge or fade throughout the day.

Holographic Eyeshadow

Holographic eyes shine both day and night, and when paired with blue eyeliner on your lower lash line, you'll have an eye-catching and unique festival look. For a similar look, reach for the Lancôme Idôle Liner in 03 Aegean Blue.
Photo Credit:, Design: Juliana Campisi

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