International makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has her hand on the pulse of what’s hot in beauty through the decades spent creating unsurpassed beauty looks for her celebrity clientele. Therefore, she shared with Happi.com some color cosmetic looks for music festivals like Coachella, which kicked off this past weekend.
For example, the desert setting means dewy, creamy textures work well, rather than powder-based products which can slip off in the heat. According to Tilbury:
Music festivals are all about fringed crop-tops, and leg-baring denim cut-offs; so make like Gisele and use a moisturizing, gleam-getting, gorgeous illuminator cream to highlight your arms, legs, and décolletage. For the face, mix a high SPF with a light-reflecting illuminator like Tom Ford’s Summer Skin Illuminator for glowing protection. Build up the sheen on temples, cheeks and nose to mimic where the sun would light up the face.
Create a seductive smoky eye in seconds with a crème eye shadow pen – it can be kept in a shoulder bag. Sweep over the eyelids, smudging outwards and upwards with your finger to create a winged look. For added summer sexiness, smudge underneath the lower lash line too.
Add a pop of color to bronzed, freckled skin by using a striking stain on the lips – experiment with eye-catching coral, berry and plum tones of Becca’s Beach Tint. Cheat a smattering of freckles by painting them in using a soft, taupe eyeliner.
Lipstick is your best friend. Vamp up your ethereal maxi-dress with a crimson pout and blend a little color onto the apples of the cheeks for an effortlessly pretty, dewy glow.
Keep a little stash of pointed Q-tips, some face-wipes (festival is the only acceptable occasion to use these!) and a mini pot of moisturizer in your emergency kit.