Warning: You Might Blind Your Friends with Your Sparkling Coachella Look (But Who Cares, It’s Worth It!)
Looking for the perfect Coachella makeup look?
Well, you’re in luck because nothing screams, “I’m ready to take on the desert heat,” quite like smearing glitter, rhinestones, and feathers all over your face.
You heard that right; boho chic makeup is about looking like a walking, talking, music festival disco ball.
So, leave your subtlety at home and get ready to sparkle brighter than the sun itself because it’s time to channel your inner hippie and let your makeup do all the talking!
Here are some boho chic makeup ideas for festivals:
- Glittery Eyes: Apply a shimmery or glittery eyeshadow in earthy tones like bronze, gold, or copper to create a bohemian vibe.
- Bold Lips: Choose a bright and bold lip color, like red, coral, or pink, to make your lips stand out.
- Floral Accents: Add floral accents to your makeup by applying a small flower or petal on your cheekbones or around your eyes.
- Feathered Lashes: Use false lashes with a feather-like texture to add a natural, boho vibe to your look.
- Metallic Eyeliner: Line your eyes with metallic eyeliner in shades of bronze or gold to create a subtle but chic look.
- Sun-Kissed Skin: Create a natural, sun-kissed glow by applying bronzer or highlighter to your cheekbones and forehead.
- Henna Tattoos: Apply temporary henna tattoos to your hands, arms, or feet to add a boho chic vibe to your overall look.
- Glitter Freckles: Use glitter to create freckles on your face and add a playful touch to your look.
- Bold Brows: Use a brow pencil or powder to create bold, defined brows that frame your face.
- Pastel Hair: Experiment with temporary pastel hair color to add a fun and playful touch to your look.
- Rhinestones on your eyelids: Sparkles are a great addition to a boho chic makeup look! You can apply them using eyelash glue or a specialized adhesive for rhinestones.
Here’s how you can create the look:
- Apply a neutral eyeshadow to your eyelids as a base.
- Use a small brush or a precision applicator to apply eyelash glue or rhinestone adhesive to the desired areas on your eyelids.
- Carefully place the rhinestones onto the adhesive, gently pressing them down to secure them.
- You can use a mix of different sizes and colors of rhinestones to create a unique and eye-catching look.
- Finish off the look with a coat of mascara and natural lip color to balance out the sparkle on your eyelids.
TIP: Just be cautious when applying rhinestones near your eyes, and remove them carefully at the end of the day to avoid any irritation or damage to your skin.
Did you know?
Another interesting fact is that the popularity of boho chic makeup at Coachella has given rise to a new trend called “festival makeup.” This trend involves creating bold and creative makeup for music festivals and other outdoor events.
Festival makeup often incorporates boho chic elements, such as glitter, rhinestones, and feathered accents, but it can also include more avant-garde elements like neon colors and graphic designs. Many makeup artists now specialize in festival makeup, and even dedicated beauty brands create products specifically for this trend.
A little history:
Boho chic makeup is that it draws inspiration from the bohemian style of the 1960s and 70s–the term “boho” is short for “bohemian,” a term initially used to describe people who lived unconventional, artistic lifestyles in Europe during the 19th century.
The bohemian style of dress and makeup became popular in the US during the 1960s and 70s as part of the hippie counterculture movement. With its focus on music, art, and self-expression, Coachella has become a modern-day celebration of this bohemian spirit.
Current boho chic makeup looks popular at the festival are a nod to this heritage and free spirits who like to adventure and not fit into the norm.