12 Easy Festival Makeup Looks We Can't Wait to Re-Create This Summer

If you enjoy being creative when it comes to fashion and beauty, then festival season is probably one of your favourite times of year for that reason—it gives us ample opportunity to be bold and experimental with both our outfit choices and our makeup looks

While laid-back neutrals or classic smokey eye looks might be our go-tos for every day, festival season is the perfect time to have fun with colour and texture. From neon brights and shimmering metallics through to glitter eye looks and statement lips, festival makeup is all about being expressive and eye-catching.


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Ahead, we've rounded up 12 of the best festival makeup looks that will give you major inspiration for summer 2024.

12 of the Best Festival Makeup Ideas

1. Face Gems


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Adding face gems to your festival makeup look will take things to the next level. Place the gems randomly to create dimension, and keep the rest of your makeup minimal (but luminous) so they stand out.

2. Colourful Eyeliner

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Using a colourful eyeliner is such a fun and easy way to elevate your festival makeup look, and I love this sunshine yellow shade on Hailey Bieber.

3. Smokey Metallic


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Smokey metallic makeup gives major backstage vibes, and since grunge-inspired beauty is big news for 2024, this is right on trend. We love how this look combines a soft brown and cool-toned grey with a pop of gold-flecked green.

4. Blue Stars


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Festivals offer a prime opportunity to be creative and have fun with your makeup. If you're feeling really adventurous, take inspiration from this bold and eye-catching look—it sees small stars sketched into the inner corner of each eye (use an eyeliner for ease), with a touch of glitter added for a shooting-star effect.

5. Extended Wings


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If colourful eye makeup really isn't your thing, wing it with a dramatic extended liner look in classic black. The perfectly-groomed brows, sculpted contour and glossy lips keep this simple look sleek.

6. Lime Green Lids


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Bright, bold eyeshadow is ideal when you want to make a statement or create a festival makeup look that ties in with your outfit. Lime green looks good on everyone.

7. Pastel Ombré


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Popular pastel colourways can be easily incorporated into your festival makeup look. Choose two shades and blend them together for a fun contrast.

8. Neon Brights


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Neon colours are a go-to for festival season, so if the occasion has you feeling especially creative, go all out with a slick of neon colour across your lids. This look is both quick and easy to achieve, and requires zero makeup skills. Top tip: Keep the rest of your makeup neutral to ensure the neon colour stands out.

9. Bold Lips


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Not really an eye makeup kind of person? Don't worry, you can still make a statement with your lips. Go bright and bold with a vibrant red shade and be sure to choose a long-wearing formula.

10. Glitter Lids


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No festival makeup roundup would be complete without a touch of glitter. To copy this look, prep lids with a priming base before packing on the glitter in multiple sheer layers. Once complete, frame the outline with a black liner and add false lashes for extra drama.

11. Watercolour Eyes


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We love how this look incorporates colour without making a statement—perfect for those who prefer a subtle eye look but still want to experiment for festival season. Don't feel pressure to keep this look too neat and tidy.

12. Inner-Corner Colour


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Here's proof that you can be creative even if you only have one eyeshadow colour in your makeup bag. Apply the colour to the inner corners of your eyes and blend it softly towards the centre of your lids for a fun take on a monochrome look.

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