So this weekend is the Coachella Music and Arts festival in California, which marks the start of the festival ‘season’ so what better way to celebrate than to do an inspired Make Up and Hair look! I love the idea of a festival in the sunshine, cool tunes and a laid back feel and not have to wear wellies!
Keep it simple, we want that undone, smokey lived in undone look…..here’s how I can show you how!
Break it down in to three areas;
- Eyes – As my base and main colour on the eyes I used Mac Pro Long Wear Paint Pot in Constructivist, this is a blendable cream eye shadow and lasts for HOURS! I blended this up to the socket line and then also along the bottom lash line. A slick of brown eye liner on the water line, as I didn’t want a harsh line, again to keep it soft and a little lived in and then lashings of mascara….my ultimate fave for brides and myself is Max Factor’s Masterpiece in waterproof black. To add a further dimension…I used my Golden Goddess eye shadow palette from Charlotte Tilbury with the highligher colour (top left in the palette) on the inner corner of the eye to make the eyes pop! Instead of the Mac Paint Pot you could use any mixture of these colours to create the same smokey look.
- Base – I use Illamasqua’s Skin Base on a lot of my bridal clients, as it has a matt feel but gives a little luminosity to the skin at the same time, giving us that youthful, healthy glow. I used colour 07 all over into a sheer coverage, as I still wanted my freckles to show and then a concealer under the eyes and then secured with a little loose powder.
- Cheeks – Daniel Sandler’s Sculpt & Slim Effect Contour Face Powder has been in my kit for a number of years. I used the darker shade to ‘contour’ my cheeks a little (I don’t like too much) and then the highlighter on the top of the cheeks, brow bone and cupids bow.
Finally, for the brows I used a little brown eye shadow powder to fill in the arch and tail of the brows and on the lips I applied a slick of Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in No 4 and a nude gloss over the top.
For the hair, I roughly dried my hair and collected random sections and with the straightening irons, going towards the face and then away from the face, leaving out the ends, so it didn’t look to ‘done’. Finished with my number 1 hair product; Label M Texturising Volume Spray at the roots, then a little all over and tousled the hair with my fingers, et voila and you are festival ready!
I’d love to see you on recreating this look on yourself and they can be sent via my social media outlets or the hashtag #victoriafarr
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See you next time!
p.s. Don’t forget your sunnies and your floppy hat!