This weekend, our Instagram feeds are going to be overflowing with images of free-spirited beauties attending Dubai’s Red Bull Music Academy, with musical acts Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, and Princess Nokia. Across the pond, Coachella kicks off in sunny California, playing host to thousands of festival-goers offering standout makeup inspiration all weekend long. Whichever music festival you’re attending, there’s plenty of ways to look Instagram-ready. After all, a music festival is the perfect opportunity to test-drive new products and experiment with bold beauty looks.
A wash of high-impact gold across lids, or a swiping of electric colorful mascara will really make eyes stand out. Beauty risk-takers can mix and match different shades on the top and bottom lashes for a scene-stealing effect. Charcoal mascara works best against a backdrop of rich, teal eyeliner.
Glitter is a universal outdoor-festival beauty staple – apply silver and pink pigments on the highest points of your cheekbones, inner eyes, or on your lids. Swap the flower crown for shimmering hair embellishments by taking handfuls of glitter stars and applying liberally along your parting.
The radiant, sun-kissed skin of days spent lounging in front of the main stage is a must. Apply a slick of russet bronzer across the hollows of your cheekbones, and pair with a matte lipstick, which calls for less touch-ups throughout the day. Just don’t forget to pack on the sunscreen – choose a lightweight multitasking formula that offers protection plus coverage from our edit here.