As Lollapalooza is fast approaching the city of Chicago, we’ve started to prepare our summer concert festival makeup and hair looks in anticipation. We teamed up with Stylisted stylist, Elizabeth York, and our lovely model/designer/filmmaker, Taylor Banasik, on a summer concert festival makeup look that’s fun, yet still guaranteed to last through every set – even in Chicago heat. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions and photos so you can get the look for yourself!
Drawing on inspiration from the boldest summer trend – blue makeup – we’ve put together a look that is fresh-faced, glowing, and has a strong blue cat eye, with an equally strong coral lip to balance it out. Who said you had to follow the makeup rules and just choose eyes or lips anyway?
Step 1: Start with a bare face and apply foundation and concealer. Elizabeth chose a creamy, yet light foundation that still allowed Taylor’s freckles to peek through. She spot-concealed under her eyes and around any other redness on the face.
Step 2: Select blush and bronzer and apply to the face. Elizabeth chose a dusty rose colored blush (applied with a stippling brush) and mid-tone bronzer (applied with a fan brush) to give Taylor’s face a bit of color.
Step 3: Grab your shadows. Elizabeth used a mix of her deepest blue shades with a liquid sealant to create her own navy liner that would stay in place all day (more on this magic to come soon!). She lined Taylor’s eyes with an angled eyeliner brush and used a makeup wedge to help get the wing just right.
Step 4: Next, Elizabeth applied the piece that ties it all together – Taylor’s coral lip!
Step 5: Finally, Elizabeth added her favorite waterproof mascara and lightly touched up Taylor’s brows.
Want more summer concert festival inspiration? Check out our braid tutorials with Christa Brittany and Peyton List!