It's summer, and that means unforgettable European holidays on the beach (or dancing on a table in a Mykonos day club!) and heading to music festivals with best friends.
Image of the Beach Glow Liquid Highlighter courtesy of: @xalexandra_26
If you've been thinking about the festival looks you'll be creating this summer, we've got a few make-up tips that you might find useful. Top of mind for your festival make-up look should be eyes, highlighting and lips.
Michelle Crossan at Coachella shot by Jack Steel
Eyes - Scroll through your Instagram feed during some of the biggest music festivals including Glastonbury and Coachella, and you'll soon realise that the majority of people have created dramatic eye looks - from smoky to bright and colourful shadow, with winged eyeliner featuring frequently as well as glitter, sequins, face paint and gems on the brows and around the eyes.
Our Eye Collection & Brow Collection feature a comprehensive selection of cruelty-free make-up products that you can use to create an array of festival eye looks. All products are made with 100% natural ingredients, and formulated without unnecessary chemicals, synthetic ingredients or preservatives often found in cosmetics.
Our Eye Collection
For your brows, the tinted Precision Brow Mascara instantly shapes, adds colour and hold for natural definition. It's easy to apply, dries quickly, is buildable and helps to create a natural frame for your face.
There are a couple of different options when it comes to eyeshadow. If you're looking for a shimmery, vibrant finish take a look at the Shimmering Sands Loose Eyeshadow containing a combination of pigments and pearls to achieve luminous eye looks. If instead you want to play around with a range of diverse colour shades, the Natural Wonders Eye Palette with its 10 versatile eyeshadows inspired by the colours of Australia is the perfect palette for you to create smoky or bolder, colourful looks.
Alternatively, you may like our Natural Illusion Eyeshadow Trios - with three different options for you to select from; Nude, Rose and Smoky. Each Trio includes three eyeshadow shades for you to create an array of professional eye looks.
Create a winged eyeliner with the Definition Eyeliner to create a bold line and intense definition. The formula goes on smoothly without smudging or feathering. Finish your festival eye with the Allure Defining Mascara - it's a vitamin enriched mascara that provides intense definition and length, naturally. The formula is buildable and the mascara conditions lashes over time.
Highlight - This is the perfect way to add dimension, radiance or luminosity to emphasise facial features. The most popular areas of the face where people use highlighting products are the cheekbones, nose, cupids bow, temple and hairline (forehead).
A selection of our Highlight Collection shot by @maxmedialab
If you're using a powder highlighting product, we recommend doing your highlighter before you create your eye look - as this will avoid the powder mixing with your mascara for example. If instead you're using a stick highlighter this can be applied before or after you've done your eyes.
For a festival vibe, we have a couple of different highlight products you'll love.
Applying the Beach Glow Liquid Highlighter
First up is the Beach Glow Liquid Highlighter. It's a multi-purpose highlighter with concentrated illuminating pigments for you to create a luminous shimmer or all-over glow. For a subtle radiance we suggest mixing a small amount into the Perfecting Primer and applying as normal, or for an all-over glow mix a small amount into your liquid foundation, and applying. If you're instead after an intense highlight, apply and blend the liquid highlighter using fingertips in a patting motion. You can also use the Beach Glow Liquid Highlighter as an eyeshadow or on your lips, plus finally for your body - mix the liquid highlighter into your favourite body moisturiser for a gorgeous glow. Now, that's a versatile make-up product!
Image of the Touch of Glow Highlight Stick courtesy of: @_sallyjo_
Our second suggestion is the Touch of Glow Highlight Stick - available in four shades. If you're new to highlighting, you'll love this easy-to-apply product. Use this product to create points of light, intense colour and luminous sheen. The glide-on cream-to-powder texture is composed of active natural ingredients, including the native Australian Kakadu Plum. Once again this highlighting product is pretty versatile. It can be used on your cheekbones, as an eyeshadow, on your cupids bow and as a lip touch up.
If you want to finish off with a touch of radiance, try our Sheer Light Pressed Illuminator. It's a light-reflecting pressed illuminator, enriched with skin nourishing ingredients and comes with a mirror compact for easy application and touch ups. If you're wanting to up the ante on your cheekbones blend the Touch of Glow Highlight Stick in with your fingertips, and then apply the Sheer Light Pressed Illuminator over the same area with a Finishing Brush.
Lips - The final touch for your make-up look is lips. Depending on the look you're creating you may be looking for a nude or bolder shade. For example if you've decided on a colourful, luminous eye, a nude lip could be a good idea for your eyes to really shine.
A selection of our 100% Natural Lip Collection shot by @designbyaikonik
All of the products in our Lip Collection are made with 100% natural ingredients such as the Australian native Kakadu Plum, Shea Butter and Tangerine Oil, and products are formulated without Carmine, Petroleum Waxes, Parabens, Silicones, Coal Tar Dyes or any synthetics. What's not to love about a 100% natural smile?
The award-winning Moisture Shine Lipstick is a colour-rich lipstick that delivers an effortless sweep of colour and luminous shine finish. It's available in 10 gorgeous shades from soft nudes through to a selection of red tones with a moisturising feel for comfortable wear. The Creamy Matte Lipstick delivers a soft-focus matte colour to the lips, has a non-drying formula and is enriched with lip nourishing ingredients. It's also available in 10 shades, with the 01 Blush Nude and 04 Peach both popular choices.
Gorgeous @briiwright_ wears the Moisture Infusion Lipgloss in 02 Peach Nude
If you're wanting to create a glossy finish for your lips the Moisture Infusion Lipgloss is a great choice for you. It smooths lips with vibrant, glossy colour and non-sticky feel. It's also a great lip product to have with you when you need to touch up during the day.
Image courtesy of @_sallyjo_ shot at Coachella
Got any other festival make-up tips to share? Happy Festival season!