I’m Michelle-Louise. I’m guest posting today here on Rose Above The Thorns’ blog. (Thanks for having me, Charlee!)
Coachella may have come and gone but it’s sparked the festival vibes and since Summer is just around the corner, today’s post naturally had to be festival themed.
Part of the fun of going to a festival is the outfit and makeup planning. If you’re attending a festival, whether it’s to camp for a few days or just a day visit, it’s a good idea to plan your makeup and outfit/s ahead of time.
If you want or intend to wear makeup then I recommend experimenting a few days in advance with different looks and taking photos of each one in natural daylight so you can review them and see which you prefer. Same for outfits. That way you’ve got time to make alterations if necessary. Sure, ‘imperfect’ make up or outfits are not the end of the world but it can certainly enhance your experience if you’re prepared. The last thing you want to do is wing-it on the day, you’ll just feel rushed and stressed out. Repeat after me: Ain’t nobody got time for that.
My perfect festival outfit has to be stylish and comfortable. I’m not about that blistered, restricted, uncomfortable life.
My style combines rock chick and girly but I don’t like fringing, have a love/hate relationship with flower crowns and can’t see what’s so great about those hats.
But that’s the beauty of festivals. They celebrate individuality and just because you see so many instagrammers and celebrities sporting these items doesn’t mean you have to. No-one’s denying the practicality of wellies when the weather’s rough, though…
My outfit matched H+M’s black cut off shoulder top (be sure to wear sunscreen and take a cardie/jacket to cover up to prevent sunburn when exposing skin like this) with a black high-low flowy skirt from New Look.
I achieved rock chick status by adding chunky (but very comfortable), buckled heels from SpyLoveBuy. I protected my eyes and pretended I was cool with a pair of black cat eye sunglasses from Primark.
To prevent this from looking too one dimensional I added a splash of bright colour with a pink cross body bag by New Look. The body strap is removable so you can turn this into a stylish clutch for evening wear too!
Makeup is considerably iconic in festivals. It’s all about letting your creativity flow and of course, having fun.
Google and Pinterest images can offer an infinite amount of makeup inspo if you’re lost and have no clue where to begin.
Personally, I’m into ethereal makeup. I created a look that blends galaxy sparkles with unicorn hues. Plenty of face gems layered over a gradient fuchsia to blue base. (I used my Make Up Academy Tropical Oceana Palette for this entire look)
I used both a white pencil and white cream base to draw/fill in a half moon shape on my cheek. It took a lot of time, effort and patience to do this free hand. Next time I would definitely use a stencil to make my life easier. I got overly ambitious this time…#classicmichelle
I ran some blue shadow through my brows just to pull the look together. I created a gradient with the colour, concentrating the pigment toward the end of the brows.
My hairstyle had to be practical but cute. I braided the side sections of my hair and wrapped them around the back of my head. I completed the style by running some curls through the remaining hair.
Braids are almost an essential for festivals for this very reason. They keep your hair out of your face and disguise greasy strands whilst still looking super cute. What’s not to love?
Hope this post offered you some inspiration!
Thanks for having me, I hope this post inspired you! Head over to my blog at Michelle-Louise Make Up for more posts like this. Catch me on social media too by following my Instagram where I post daily!
Are you going to any festivals this year? Or have you been to any? Tell me in the comments. See you there!
What do you think of Michelle’s makeup look and outfit? I just adore that blue wall it totally suits the unicorn/mermaid-esque look she has with her makeup!
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