When it comes to beauty, festivals are a playground for the imagination. Jump outside the everyday, go wild, and embrace a whirlwind of colour and decorative madness, says Aisling O’Grady.
Eyeliner can do much more than define – it can recreate, add drama and give new meaning to the term “eye-catching”. The SS17 catwalk trends saw liner experiments abound, whether this was an extreme cat-eye with elongated corners; a strong, thickly lined stripe of colour; or a full surround of the eye and up through the crease in a minimalist take on Edie Sedgwick’s classic look. Experiment with shapes and lines and take advantage of the multi-use pen liners, like Guerlain’s Eyeliner in Noir Ebène, using them to draw around the eye and down the cheek – small hearts and flowers are so easy to create and when done by hand, the design is individual to the wearer. Make it your own!
Not only does it hide grown-out roots, but a sprinkling of glitter makes the festival fairies swoon. Mix some In Your Dreams Glitter with a few drops of hair gel and apply, or pick up a bottle of Jerome Russell Hair & Body Glitter Spray, above, for ¢3.67.
The art of floral appliqué has moved from clothes to skin, and it looks incredible. Hannah Webb has the look covered, with her Pretty Pansies Temporary Festival Face Flowers. These ready-to-order flower-filled envelopes are conveniently posted right to your door from wildthing.com, and the small blooms are easily applied with lash adhesive.
A metallic lippie will add another (futuristic) dimension to any look. Like the one above, Too Faced Melted Metal Lipstick In Peony, ¢23.
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This article originally appeared in the June issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.