4.22.2017

Tutorial: Festival Make Up - No Cultural Appropriation - Juvia's Place Masquerade Palette

So I was perusing YouTube and Instagram for some inspiration for festival make up looks. I'm going to Lovebox festival again this year and I love love love using it as an excuse to wear some bright, wild ass make up looks. Whilst I was looking I just kept finding looks that had some form of cultural appropriation in them. GUYS, it's 2017?! Why are people still doing make up looks that are culturally appropriative and you're not batting an eyelid? There is no way in heck that you can be like 'oh, I had no idea' when there is article upon article, video upon video of PoC speaking out about their culture being used as a fashion accessory. Lemme just give you some common examples: bindis, Indigenous headdresses, dots along the eyebrows, lines on the centre of your bottom lip, general ~tribal~ make up...all of this is Not Cool. If you're ever unsure, just google it - google the style of make up or accessory you're about to use and just double check. There is no harm in just taking that extra 5 minutes to ensure you're not going to insult someone and an entire culture of people. Ask your friends, your gran, your teacher, there is bound to be at least one person to educate you or at least tell you N O P E.



Okay, now I've gotten that disclaimer out of the way I decided to do a look that involved some nice bright colours, is simple and involves (ALL TOGETHER NOW) no cultural appropriation. For this look I used the Juvia's Place Masquerade palette for the entire eye look and it did not fail me. I did a review and swatches of this palette when I first received it as a gift and I'm still thoroughly in love with it. You can catch it here if you missed it! Some super bright shades which really made this look pop. I'm gonna do a step by step and add in some tips for making it last on your face for a long time and in hot weather.

I started off with my base - after moisturiser I used a primer, I decided to use Angel Veil by NYX. It's great for pore minimising and helps my make up stay on all day - foundation sits really well over this primer too. Once my primer had set I lightly dusted a setting powder over my face before putting on foundation. This may seem weird but it's a great base for liquid foundation and makes your skin smooth, seamless and adds extra staying powder. This could potentially make you look cakey hence only the light dusting of the powder!

For my foundation I used Estee Lauder Double Wear - this is a great full coverage foundation which sits in place all day and is a really nice even toned coverage. I then used an LA Girl Pro Concealer for under my eyes and for any blemishes. I usually let it sit under my eyes a little longer to almost let it set and get a bit tacky before blending it in. This prevents any creasing and provides great coverage. Once blended I dusted a setting powder over the top to set everything in place - I used the Sacha Buttercup Powder and a damp sponge to set everything.

Next I did my brows first priming them using the Eylure Brow Tame & Define Wax and then using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and a dark matte brown eyeshadow to set it all in place. This triple threat combo works great to prevent my brows from melting away without making them hard and crunchy.

Onto the eyes! So I started off with a primer, I used the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - an amazing eye primer that doesn't make blending shadows a mission and helps with the pigmentation and longevity of the shadows. All of the eyeshadows I used are from the Juvia's Place Masquerade palette - you can catch my review and swatches here! I started off with Burkina in the crease as it's a nice neutral brown shade on my skin tone which would help transition the brighter shades. Next I buffed Chi into the crease which is a beautiful shimmery dark royal blue and mixed it in with Makeda a bright shimmery purple.


On the lid I used Zola on the centre and Dalia on the inner corner of the lid. These are both beautiful shimmery blue shades Zola more of a turquoise and Dalia more of a royal blue. I blended both of these shades together and then added more of the purple Makeda shade to my crease to make it all seamless.




For my lash line I used Bori which is a pretty hot pink shade with some gold glitter running through it. I buffed this onto my lower lash line using a short shader brush. For my inner corner highlight I used one of my favourite ever highlight shades Giza. It's a beautiful shimmery pearly shade which looks great for inner corner and brow bone highlight. And that's it for the eyeshadows!



To finish the look I added some liquid black eyeliner and did a thick wing using the Bourjois Clubber Liner in Ultra Black, and some black pencil eyeliner to my lower lash line. I added some thick lashes - I used the Eylure Luxe Bauble lashes and a couple of coats of mascara. I did a light contour, added some coral blush and a tonne of pink based highlighter. For lips I decided to go all out and go for a dark black lip using Black Velvet by Limecrime. You could also use a black eyeliner to line and fill the entirety of your lips as I know Limecrime are a problematic brand.



To complete the entire look I added a faux septum ring and choker that I picked up from Lamoda. I'm a big fan of this look as it's simple and quick but bright and punchy enough for a festival. You could even add some glitter to the eyelids or on your face or under your eyes to really shine!

If you don't have the Juvia's Place Masquerade palette firstly please do yourself a favour and invest in it as it's a beautiful and diverse palette but you could also use bright eyeshadow palettes like the Urban Decay Electric palette (I did  review and swatches of that palette here!) or the Sleek I-Divine Ultra Mattes V1 palette  - both of these palettes are great quality shadows with a wide range of bright shades which you could definitely use for this look too.

Are you going to try this look? What's your festival look this year?

If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to drop me a comment!

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