Catwalk Beauty Trend: Festival Girl
The look: sun-kissed & natural
Colour story: bronzed complexion, glowing skin, nude eye makeup, a hint of gloss on the lips
Catwalk Appearances: New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017, Paris Pret-a-Porter SS17, Milan Fashion Week SS17
Fashion runways: Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, Cornejo, Fetherston
New natural: This Millennial beauty look is unfussy and relaxed. Think tinted moisturizers with a sweep of bronzer. The makeup is carefully edited but good quality.
Fashion look: Boho styling & surf-inspired outfits
Muse: Dree Hemmingway
The quote: “I’d rather be surfing along the Mexico coast right now.” – Dree Hemingway
Music Festivals: Bonnaroo, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Desert Trip, Lollapalooza, Panorama Festival, Lovebox
The look: “Nothing looks labored or forced. And it should never look like it took you more than five minutes to do.” – MAC Cosmetics
The quote: “You want to project realness when what you see all around you is unreality,” says Pro Makeup Artist Alex Box. “Authenticity is fashion’s reply to the perfectionism prevalent in social media. So, studied idealism and heaviness is out: gestural, individual, weightless, unselfconscious and experimental is in.”
The quote: “True beauty is all about style, not physical perfection.” Pro makeup artist Terry Barber.
Pro-tip: “I describe this look as next to nothing, but not literally nothing,” says MAC’s Gordon Espinet. He says it is about carefully selecting a few key items that work for the carefree summer season.
Pro-tip: The best multi-tasking moisturizer for this look is MAC’s Strobe Cream which both hydrates and illuminates skin.
Pro-tip: Concealer and foundation is only applied sparingly to spot correct any imperfections.
Pro-tip: Since humidity levels and temperatures can be sky high this month, be sure to use waterproof mascaras and liners.
Pro-tip: Feel free to use bronzer as eyeshadow. It will give you that bronzed look without appearing too nude.
Pro-tip: Broad spectrum sunscreen is essential this month. Use it even if the sky is overcast.
Pro-tip: Oil blotting papers are an effective way to control excess sebum.
Festival Girl Essentials:
Shiseido Sports BB Wetforce, $48
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint in Melon, $42
Bobbi Brown Eye Gloss in beach nude, island pink & nude, $32 each
Lancome Blush & Bronze Belle de Teint, $60
Lancome Liquid Shadow in Or Farniente, $30
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Spray, $55
Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm in Sweet Rose, $25
Dior HydraLIFE Lotion to Foam Cleanser, $49
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Golden Sand, $43
Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo in Panorama, $45
Clarins Summer 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette, $45
Clarins Eye Pencil in copper, $27
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Tonic Bronzing Palette, $63
YSL Bronzing Stone Palette, $63
Elizabeth Arden Dare to Bare Bronzing Oil, $45
Giorgio Armani Sunrise Face Palette, $95
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, $55
Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Mineral Defence, $46
MAC Strobe Cream, $40
All of these festival girl beauty picks are available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com