Forget dodgy flower garlands and sticky glitter, 2015's festival makeup is all about keeping things cool with an injection of colour and subtle silver embellishment. Rimmel London spokesperson Kirstin Piggott showed us how…
The Patchwork Lip
No one wants to be carrying around a bulging make-up bag at Glasto. Festival chic calls for a big scale back on the product front - but how do you look rock-star hot? Cue the striking 'patchwork' pout (spotted at the Eudon Choi show) which just needs a few stubs of bright lippy to achieve the look and doesn't call for much else at all on the make-up front.
Kirstin says, 'This multi-tone lip is as effortless as it looks but it still feels a bit fun and different to a normal bright mouth. Keep everything else super-pared back (I simply added a bit of gloss to the lids then use a red lip pencil to lightly define the edges of the lips before filling it in with three different hues of long-lasting lipstick. My top tip is to add a bit of eyeshadow and blusher over the top of each colour to set it.'
The Metallic Eye
Metallic eyes were made for festivals. Ramp them up to Pyramid Stage levels by adding some silver rhinestones. Kirstin says, 'Start by taking some silver eyeshadow and wetting it before you apply it to the lid as this will make it last longer. I went for a slightly triangular shape, pulling it out at the corners of the eyes and smudging it underneath the bottom lash line before adding my crystals. The key to any facial embellishment is to keep the skin as clean as possible so that they stay put for longer.'
The Sunset Eye
A festival is one place where you know you can get away with rainbow shades on your eyes. Kirstin says, 'We decided to opt for colours that you wouldn't always go for in everyday life but that's the beauty of festival makeup. For such statement colours, you want the skin to look super clean and fresh so I'd always start by using a primer as it will help to even everything out without looking caked in makeup.'
Check out the rest of Laura's awesome festival beauty looks in our July issue, out now!