Beauty Inspiration

Festival Beauty Trends 

September 29, 2015

After a long and freezing cold winter (in Cape Town, at least) the weather is finally warming up which means: Festival Season is upon us! Along with the fashion trends that Donna will discuss in a future post – there are a host of beauty trends that come with attending festivals. Because festivals are a time of self expression and absolute freedom, general “rules” are thrown out of the window – especially in terms of makeup. Here are some trends I’ve been loving:

Face Gems & Bindi’s 

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The festival staple. Don’t be scared to creative with placement.

Flawless Manicures 

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Often in strinking colours coupled with loads of rings and even flashtats

Brightly Coloured Hair


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If you’re not looking for a permanent change there are loads of temporary hair colour solutions around.

Septum Piercings 

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Real. Faux. Whatever. They’re cute.


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An undated handout of a model at the Christian Dior show. Glittery eye makeup is a look that will last beyond the holidays. (Thibaut de Saint Chamas via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH STORY SLUGGED GLITTERY EYE MAKEUP BY KAYLEEN SCHAEFER. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --

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Embrace your inner 5 year old, and prepare to find specks of it EVERYWHERE for the next month (still worth it)

Face paint

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Again with the inner 5 year old, but you’re not at a birthday party, and you usually have to do it yourself.

Bright Eye and Lip Colours



Adding  extra pops of colour to your look is a subtle (or not so subtle) way of embracing festival makeup without leaving your comfort zone.

I hope this post inspired you, and if you recognise me on some dancefloor at a party, please come say hi, we’ll have a little dance party and we an be real life friends (rather than internet friends) it would be great.

Happy Jamming and Happy Glamming

Ray xx

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