Summer Festival Makeup Looks To Smolder In From Morning To Sun-Down

June 22, 2017

We’ve officially entered summer with its long stretches of sunshine, balmy breezes, and, to the joy of many a music lover, summer music festivals. Although scorching temps may throw a few beauty challenges our way (melting SPF, anyone?), we’re undaunted in our love for summer festival makeup. Whether or not you’re actually attending a festival this summer, we hope you’re inspired by these festival makeup ideas (they work for backyard parties and evenings on the town, too!). (P.S. All of the makeup featured here is vegan and cruelty-free and free of major body care toxins.)

Have fun with bronzer à la beauty Shay Mitchell.

Summer Festival Makeup Ideas To Smolder In From Morning to Sun-Down

There’s no need to bake in the sun to get a great sun-kissed glow. Summer is not the time to feel shy with bronzer. The key is just applying bronzer where the sun naturally tans your face (top of forehead, cheekbones, bridge of nose, and chin).

Summer Festival Makeup Ideas To Smolder In From Morning to Sun-Down

Try it: Lily Lolo Bondo Bronzer and Shimmer

Don’t be afraid to highlight. See this subtle, summery look created by celeb makeup artist Lisa Eldridge!

Summer Festival Makeup Ideas To Smolder In From Morning to Sun-Down

While summer sun may give you a natural “glisten,” a little strategically applied highlighter can still go a long way. Target the inner corners of your eyes, cupid’s bow, and the apples of your cheeks. Remember that a little goes a long way.

Summer Festival Makeup Ideas To Smolder In From Morning to Sun-Down

Try it: Kani Galaxy Milk—Illuminating Beauty Oil

Embrace earth tones inspired by this stunning look on former Miss USA Olivia Culpo.

Summer Festival Makeup Ideas To Smolder In From Morning to Sun-Down

Take a cue from nature and opt for an earthy lips and eyes palette. These tones tend to be flattering and easy to work with—plus they look great when paired with bronzer!

Summer Festival Makeup Ideas To Smolder In From Morning to Sun-Down

Try it: Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette; Red Apple Lipstick in “Beachside”

Or opt for statement color like supermodel Taylor Hill.

Summer Festival Makeup Ideas To Smolder In From Morning to Sun-Down

A single wash of a bold eyeshadow can make a pretty statement. For the best results, keep the rest of your look simple.

Summer Festival Makeup Ideas To Smolder In From Morning to Sun-Down

Try it: Modern Minerals Eyeshadow in “Lotus”

Rock a smoldering eye during the day.This playful cat eye is so cute on Gigi Hadid!

Summer Festival Makeup Ideas To Smolder In From Morning to Sun-Down

Festival makeup doesn’t need to be delicate. Heavy eyeliner, a smoky eye, or a creative cat eye are all fair game.

Summer Festival Makeup Ideas To Smolder In From Morning to Sun-Down

Try it: Eye of Hours Liquid Define Eyeliner

What’s your favorite festival makeup look?

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Photo: Patrick Ta via Instagram (bronzer), Lisa Eldridge via Instagram (highlighter and statement color), CTilburyMakeup via Instagram (earth tones); Gigi Hadid via Instagram; Makeup: Respective Brands

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Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.

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