When it comes to festival-inspired makeup looks, we subscribe to the mantra “The bolder the better.” You want your look to make a statement and have a dramatic party-ready element to it that will hold up right to the very last set and be camera-ready the whole time.
The ’80s brought with it electric blue eyeshadow, and we think it’s the perfect colour palette to create a show-stopping festival-ready look. For an updated version, no need to go rummaging through your mom’s old makeup stash (in fact, you should probably tell her to give it a good clean-out); we’ve got the arsenal of makeup products you need to create this look.
This festival look can have a rocker-chic vibe or a flower-crown-wearing boho feel, depending on what kind of blue eye makeup you choose. No matter which blues you go with, they will stand out. For an edgier look, reach for the more vibrant electric or cobalt blues; they’ll add a punchy pop to your overall vibe. To soften your look, reach for a periwinkle-blue-inspired palette instead.
PRO TIP: Love the blue eye makeup look but not sure where to start? First, find a palette that suits your eye colour. The best eyeshadow for blue eyes should be complementary and more of a true blue. The best eyeshadow for brown eyes can still be blue, but it should have a warmer undertone, veering slightly into the blue-purple section of the colour wheel. This will complement both chocolate and hazel eyes.
The beauty arsenal
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Liquid Liner in Electric Blue: This long-wearing eye makeup must-have will add a bold punch of colour and is the star of your makeup show. Whether you wear it over eyeshadow or solo, this liner has a precision felt tip that will give you an exaggerated line adding drama to your festival-ready look.
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Cobalt: What’s a fun way to add more colour to your look beyond the usual eyeshadow palette? A colourful mascara. This mascara will not only add a touch of cobalt blue to your lashes but the formula builds volume while simultaneously separating for super-thick, clump-free lashes. Plus, the formula also protects and conditions your lashes, so you can feel good about rocking this cobalt hue and nourishing your lashes at the same time.
L’Oréal Paris Pro Matte Foundation: No heat-induced shine or oil allowed with this foundation. You want your look to last until the very end, and this foundation will keep your skin looking flawless and camera-ready the whole time.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep and Lock: All-day shine control? Check. Soft-focus matte finish? Check. Makeup-locking technology. Double check! This lightweight translucent powder will ensure your makeup stays put, no matter what the day throws at you, and will never look cakey or fade.
Ready to hit the festival season circuit? Here’s how to get the cobalt blue eye makeup look:
Step 1: Prep your face using L’Oréal Paris Pro Matte Foundation
Step 2: Use Infallible Paints Liquid Liner in Electric Blue L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Liquid Liner in Electric Blue to line the eyes.
Step 3: Prime the lashes with L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer.
Step 4: Finish the look with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Liquid Liner in Electric Blue.
Step 5: Set your look by sweeping L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep and Lock all over your face to stay shine-free all day.
Once you’ve created the cobalt blue eye makeup look, you’re almost ready. To complete the festival vibe, create soft waves in your hair that will feel effortless in the heat, or put your hair up in a loose bun so you’ll be comfortable when your favourite band appears onstage and you really start dancing. Now all you need is a flower crown and your festival outfit and you’re ready to rock.