Festival Makeup Must Haves

With Splendour in the Grass right around the corner, I thought now would be the perfect time to whip out the festival makeup picks and discuss what I think are some must have items to be taken along to the festivities with you! Admittedly, I’ve never been to a festival, however when I think of festival makeup I think of three words – statement yet easy. While elaborate tutorials made by beauty gurus are gorgeous, realistically if you’re camping at a festival for three days and want something quick and easy to achieve, packing and applying over 20 makeup products is a tad out of the question. Here I’ve gathered the bold items that pack a punch, but are easy enough to use to create a fuss free look that won’t slow you (and your squad) down from getting amongst the action and will stay on in the sweatiest of mosh pits! If you enjoy this post please give it a “like” so I know and let’s jump into it!

The Base and Lips That Won’t Budge

Starting with the base, my go-to foundation for a festival would be one that has the best staying power, and Revlon Colourstay ticks that box! It’s high coverage, breathable, doesn’t crease on my skin or sink into any fine lines, stays on until you decide to take it off, is basically waterproof, and blends easily and quickly. This foundation just does it all! Plus it leans more towards the affordable side and Revlon has a tone of shades with a variety of undertones to them, so I think there’s something for everyone.


If you want your lipstick to stay put during a festival then a liquid lipstick is a great option. Going on in a liquid form and drying matte, basically every brand as brought out a range of liquid lipsticks! Today I’m recommending the Sugarpill Cosmetics Liquid Lip Colour in the shade Trinket because it’s a gorgeous, universally flattering pinky mauve shade that has flecks of gold glitter through it! It looks incredible and looks absolutely stunning in the sun, so it’s the perfect option!

Colourful and Metallic Eyes

Anything goes fashion and style wise at festivals, so take it as a chance to be adventurous! To me, going wild is adding some unconventional colours to my usual look, and the Chi Chi Rich Gems palette is my go-to when I want a pop of colour. Affordable, study and lightweight (which means it’s perfect for travel), the Chi Chi palettes are full of heaps of shades with incredible pigmentation! The Chi Chi palettes are apparently hit or miss, but I own three and all of them have always impressed me! What I love about this specific palette from Chi Chi is that while the shades are colourful, they’re not neon and really wearable on the eyes. Plus, the range of shades within the different colour families means it’s really easy to create a blended look!


When I want an eyeshadow with out of this world metallic pigmentation for special events, I reach for two brands – Australis or ColourPop. The middle shade in the black packaging above is the Australis Metallix shadow in the shade Pearl Jammin’ and it is WONDERFUL on the eyes. It’s a beautiful, almost liquid rose gold shade that looks incredible on the eyes. Apply it using your finger and you’ll be good to go! It’s the same story with ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadows. This formula is super pigmented and has incredible staying power. Swirl your finger on the shadow and apply it directly to your eyes and you’ll get the most amazing colour payoff! Above are my favourite shades from them, Kathleen Lights (the gold) and Game On (the darker orange).

All That Glitters

What festival look would be complete without a slight (or heavy) dusting of some much needed sparkle? It’s a case of the more the merrier, and here are three options to get your glow on. Firstly, a usual highlighter is a must have to achieve that ‘lit from within’ look. My current favourite that is super pigmented and metallic is the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette. Complete with four different highlighting shades in both powder and cream formulations, these unusually toned highlighters are perfect for a festival!


Secondly, glitter just seems logical at a festival. Get a colour you like and dust it on your cheekbones and anywhere else on your body and watch yourself sparkle in the sun! If you decide to put glitter on your eyelids, please make sure the glitter is eye safe. Eye safe glitter is glitter that has been cut a certain way. Glitter that shouldn’t be placed anywhere near your eyes will have sharp edges and can and will scratch your eyes, so be safe! Finally, a couple stickers of your choice is never a bad idea to help finish it all off!

So there you have it, those are my festival makeup must haves, with some glitter and stickers thrown in for that much needed extra sparkle! Are you going to any festivals this year, like Splendour? Leave me a comment below, I would love to know your thoughts and what makeup items you pack!

Also, if you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to give it a “like” so I know!

All the love,

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18 thoughts

  1. I love ColourPop’s eyeshadows. They are amazing, especially that they are so affordable! I also want to try the Revlon’s foundation, i read so many good reviews about it! Great post ☺️

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