With summer beginning to pop its head around the corner (yes, we promise..it’s here!), now might be a good time for those of you going field-tripping in the not so distant future to get festival-make-up savvy. This Saturday, Slane kicks off with the Foo Fighters, as well as the Forbidden Fruit festival, and what promises to be an important date in the calendar for indie music lovers will also bring out a new wave of boho beauty trends.
Here at VIP, we’ve uncovered the best of this year’s festival beauty looks to get you sorted.
Last year saw the reintroduction of the braid in all its bohemian glory. 2015 continues this trend but adds an element of glamour to what was previously messy or grunge-inspired. One way to update a braided look is to have simple, smaller braids in a symmetrical design in the hair. Another idea is to thread lace or satin through the braid, giving the look a more textured and artsy design. Celebrities such as Una Foden and Amy Huberman are huge fans of this summer-loving hairstyle, and will no doubt be seen out and about sporting the like. Keep your eyes peeled!
Another trend ready and waiting for festival season to commence are rounded-sunglasses. These shades, although reminiscent of a fantastical version of Willy Wonka, are all over the highstreet right now and are growing more and more popular everyday with the young and the fabulous. Depending on how they’re worn, sunglasses like these which are very striking in comparison to the typical aviator or feline, and can either appear retro like something Paul McCartney would give a thumbs up to or can evoke back-alley high fashion of the late 80’s/early 90’s. It’s inevitable both will make an appearance this summer and we’re really excited about it.
Depending on how they’re worn, sunglasses like these which are very striking in comparison to the typical aviator or feline, and can either appear retro like something Paul McCartney would give a thumbs up to or can evoke back-alley high fashion of the late 80’s/early 90’s.
Body art and tattoos have been a favourite with festival goers for years. This year sees a turn for the classic with the almost abandonment of over-the-top and colourful hennas with far more simplistic and readily accessible gold and black hues. A more old-school approach is undeniably underway as most celebrities are showing favour for colour-blocking and metallics in terms of make-up and clothes for all seasons. Of course, you still have those supporting MAC’s annual introduction of neon green, yellow and blue eye-shadows which go down a treat with music festivals. But you’ll find much of this look is springing back from a 2003 era, loaded with glittering flamboyancy which we loved but have (mostly) moved on from.
Make-up should be fresh-faced and clean. No longer will you have to worry about your Russian Red smudging down your chin or your deep contour fading into your eyebrows, as simple and sweet is the way to go. Try a mineral or matte foundation to keep the shine at bay and pair it with a touch of blush and gloss (then go to town with the stick-on face jewels and sequence, by all means!)
No longer will you have to worry about your Russian Red smudging down your chin or your deep contour fading into your eyebrows, as simple and sweet is the way to go.
As is clear from current beauty trends, festival inspired make-up is essentially becoming un-festivalized. Sophistication is pushing its way to the fore, leaving grunge and gloomy make-up somewhere way back along the timeline of beauty ideals. It makes sense really, seeing as Irish celebrities are showing off their more chic sides on and off the red carpet, so the infiltration is inevitable, and if you approve or not is up to you. Whether you want to take the resemblance of a woodland fairy or a Vogue Fashion Editor, we’re sure they’ll let you in the gates…