A Festival Ready Makeup Look With Revolution

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Festival season is well and truly upon us, and with that is the chance to try makeup looks that are more out-there and bolder than usual. Whether that's stepping out of your comfort zone by swapping your warm neutrals palette for a more vivid alternative or going crazy with glitter and gems, anything goes! If you're looking for some inspiration, I thought I'd share with you this makeup look, which is extremely easy to create yet is funky and festival ready. Even better, I used mostly Revolution products, so you can achieve this look on a budget! This post isn't in collaboration with them, I just genuinely love using their makeup!

The first step is creating a base that will stay in place all day - with all the dancing and sweaty conditions (and inevitable rain if you're going to a UK festival), touch-ups will be the last thing on your mind. That's why I used the Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation, which is perhaps the most long-lasting base product I've tried. Not only is it lightweight and comfortable on the skin, but its demi-matte finish means it stays in place all day whilst still allowing a natural glow to creep through. I applied two layers of this just to ensure that it was full coverage and really wouldn't budge, although if you're worried about this then you can always powder it down.

After concealing my under eyes (although very little was needed as this foundation really did the trick), my next step was to bronze up the skin. Since we're well into summer now, if that tan is lacking then it's time to fake it! The Revolution Bronzer Reloaded is a gorgeous baked bronzer that is perfect for adding a slight glow on a daily basis or achieving a much more noticeable bronze, since it's so buildable. I genuinely love the warm-toned colour and slight shimmer as when applied it really looks like a natural tan.

I decided to skip blusher for this look (which you'll understand why in a minute) and moved straight onto highlighter, and for this I opted for the Ultra Contour Palette. I've had this for what feels like forever and it's probably about time that I explore some of Revolution's other face palettes, but I just can't get enough of this one. The blinding highlighter in the right-hand corner is perfect for an intense festival glow, as it is a striking frosted silver with pearlescent and gold shimmers running through it. I don't think I could get away with a shade like this on a daily basis, but if there's a time when I can pull it off then it's for a festival. Just a heads up - a little really does go a long way with this product, so apply with caution!

Onto the eyes, which is where this makeup look takes a turn for the dramatic. These days I hardly find myself applying eyeshadow, or when I do you can guarantee it'll be something neutral, so this look is definitely a step out of my comfort zone. I wanted something metallic and almost bordering on a glitter, yet when I was looking through my palettes nothing was shimmery enough. As bizarre as it sounds, I decided to use the I Heart Revolution Metallic Unicorn Liquid Lipstick in Immortal, as its intense, jewel-effect finish was perfect for this look. I packed this one the same way I would with a liquid eyeshadow and wow, the effect was simply stunning. I blended out the edges with a few matte pink and terracotta shadows, keeping it fairly simple as I wanted the gorgeous lid shade to be the centre of attention. Just like on your lips, this lasted all day on the eyes and didn't crease or flake away, whereas I know that a normal eyeshadow would've started to fade.

To transition this from simply being bold eyeshadow and into a glam festival look, I decided to draw some love hearts falling below my eyes. Not only is this in-line with the array of pinks I used on the eyes, but it also created a very bold and eye-catching look that is perfect for festival season. Since I wanted them to stand out, I used the same liquid lipstick as I did on my eyes, as well as a few complimentary eyeshadows around them to blend in the area, and whilst it's very different to anything I've ever done (and it's also incredibly tricky drawing intricate hearts!), I love the finished look.

I was going to apply false eyelashes but then decided on just layering up my mascara instead, as I figured the last thing you want while trying to enjoy a festival is to be constantly messing around with falsies that are falling off and wonky. Although I don't have a Revolution pick to share here unfortunately, I would recommend that you go for something waterproof, as you don't want to finish the day with mascara all down your face!

And that's the finished makeup look! I did apply a glossy lip balm to tie everything together, but I wanted to keep this quite neutral since the eyes are the feature of this look. Although don't let that stop you, as you could go back in with the metallic liquid lipstick for a full-on finish that'd be equally as glam.

What is your go-to festival makeup look? Let me know by leaving a comment below!


  1. I love this makeup look! I've never tried Revolution before but their products sound great. I always go for glitter when heading to a festival - you can never have too much sparkle! x


    1. You seriously need to try Revolution - some of my all-time favourite products are from them! And indeed, you can truly go all out! x

  2. Gorgeous look! It definitely would be festival appropriate x
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