Beauties get ready, our nation’s most famous outdoorsy events (think Big Day Out, Aussie Tennis Open and various summer festivals) are kicking off around Australia! All-day-activity fever has definitely hit, especially within the beautyheaven forums with everyone seeking out the best tips and tricks for make-up looks that’ll go the distance. And with such impassioned pleas I couldn’t very well ignore it, so here you have it – my adaptable-to-any-event guide to make-up that’ll last as long as you do!
First up: Before you even start forming the word ‘foundation’, the first thing you need to consider is sun protection. Opt for an ultra high SPF with a water-resistant formula (we like Le Tan SPF 30+ Lotion) and don’t forget to reapply every few hours!
Skin: A natural, fresh-looking face is totally festival sexy. Thick, caked on foundation is not. In saying this though, the last thing you’ll want is make-up that’s melting off by midday, so your best bet is something mineral-based that’s long-wear yet lightweight (yes they do exist!). Try Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Amazing Base Loose Minerals SPF 20). Once your base is sorted, ensure its immovability and impart a healthy summer glow with a light all-over dusting of bronzing powder. Next, sweep a rosy-toned blush across the apples of your cheeks or, for extra longevity, first smooth on a cream-based blush of a similar shade before setting in with your powder version. I love Bloom Sheer Colour Cream.
Eyes: Your best bet is to create a look that can be quickly transformed from day to night. For easy daytime appeal, line your upper lashes with a black liquid liner (it’s guaranteed to last for hours), sweep a neutral-hued eyeshadow across your lids and finish with a slick of waterproof mascara (COVERGIRL VolumeExact Waterproof Mascara is one of my faves). Take a darker shadow and small brush with you to the festival and, just before the sun sets, pop to the loo and blend it into your liner and around your lower lashes, smudging it slightly – instant sultry appeal will be yours!
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