4.29.2017

Tutorial: Festival Make Up - No Cultural Appropriation - Imagic Flash Color Case

So if you caught my most recent festival make up tutorial (you can catch it here!) then you would have already read my little rant/disclaimer about cultural appropriation being more and more common for fun/party/festival make up looks. Cultural appropriation is never okay and I wanted to give some festival make up inspo but with no appropriation!

I did a really fun, easy and messy look that is super simple and long wearing but is very vibrant and fun and perfect for a music festival!


Just like my last post I'm going to do a step by step tutorial and add in some tips on making your make up last all day, especially in hot weather. I decided to double this with using my Imagic Flash Colour Case which is a dupe for the Make Up Forever Flash palette. You an see my review and swatches of this flash palette here!


I started off with my base of moisturiser, primer, setting powder, foundation, concealer and setting it all with setting powder. I then did my eyebrows with a brow wax, brow pomade and then a matte brown eyeshadow to set it all in place. For details on the specific products and the process you can read it all here!

After the base I used the red shade from the Flash Color Case and stippled it onto the side of my face - I only did it over my eyebrows and blended it onto the tops of my cheeks.


Next I stippled over the yellow shade in the Flash Color Case and blended it in some parts with the red so it made a nice orange shade. I kept it pretty messy and unrefined which was the look I was going for.


To set all the cream shades in place I went over them with a pink, orange and yellow eyeshadow to blend in the colours and to ensure it was set and didn't slide all over my face.


I repeated this process over my eyelid and went as high as my eyebrow so it was all seamless and blended into the rest of the colours really nicely.



I added some of the gold shade in the Flash Color Case and stippled it over the whole look. I aimed mainly for the tops of my cheekbones, above and below my brow bone. I wanted the gold to act as a highlighter as it has a slight shimmer to it so wanted it to catch the light. To set the gold I used a gold shimmery eyeshadow which set it all in place and really highlighted the shimmery aspect to it. And that's all for the Flash Color Case!


Voila! To finish the look I added a light contour just under the colours I had used, a black winged eyeliner using the Bourjois Clubber Eyeliner in Ultra Black and black pencil eyeliner on the lower lashline. I also used some wispy elongated lashes and opted for the Ardell Demi Wispies in 118 Black.


For the lips I opted for half lips so for my bottom half used Kat Von D's liquid lipstick in Backstage Bambi (I did a review and swatches for these liquid lipsticks here!) and on the top half of the lips I used a Sleek Eau La La Liner in Pumpkin and pressed some matte orange eyeshadow (I used Orange by Mac) over the top of it. Half lips are a really fun and easy to way to make a make up look that extra bit special and interesting.



As much as I loved the look as it is I thought it was missing a bit of va va voom so decided to add some glitter over it too. I used a Claire's Glitter Stack which had a mixture of colours so I opted for the orange/peach glitter to dab over the top. I did this over my brows, under my brows and at the tops of my cheekbones then dusted it lightly everywhere else. I wanted the glitter to act as my highlight which ironically is probably a subtle highlight for me....



This was a super fun and easy look to do and it probably took me around 20 minutes from start to finish. It's also really good for my fellow make up lovers who may have disabilities and can't keep their hands steady for long periods of time - it's a messy and simple look!


Due to the bright colours and glitter I decided to tone it down on jewellery and teamed this look with a black mesh bodysuit, black jeans and a cute floral satin bralet underneath it.

I really love this look and I think it's great for festivals! You could even use more colours or stick to a different combo of colours too - the possibilities are endless!

I did a little time lapse of the tutorial over on my instagram (@_ohram) so head over there if you're interested in having a look at how I achieved this look LIVE.

Do you think you'll try out this look? What look are you going for for festival season?

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

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