Whether or not you were lucky enough to score some coveted tix to the highly-anticipated, annual rock band bonanza that is set to go down on the scorching desert sands of So Cal’s city of Indio this April, you can still steal these star-studded, party-perfect looks using your vegan, cruelty-free Rock Candy airbrush make-up foundation and other airbrush make-up essentials.
Hey desert darlings! The upcoming festival season is the time to overstate and accentuate your unique, individual expression – especially when it comes to bold, badass beauty and fierce fashion choices. Imagine those long, sun-drenched days filled with indie art, body-baring, cute clothes, the hottest music, celeb sightings, and must-have, magical airbrush make-up that won’t have a melt-down by mid-day. This year’s festival fair, including California’s Woodstock-inspired Coachella, is already showing signs that the glitterati, confetti-like craze is not dimming anytime soon. So, get out the glitter, gals, and channel your inner flower child with these cool make-up looks that will leave you looking fab and flawless – all using your Rock Candy airbrush make-up system.
Sexy, 70s Lit-From-Within Skin with a Touch of Tint
From the sands to the street, you’re going to need make-up that can hold up against sweating (and singing) under the sweltering Cali sun. So, think barely-there, “one and done,” sun-kissed dewiness. First and foremost, prep, prime, and perfect the skin with a few, quick spritzes of the Rock Candy Finish Setting Spray, especially if your skin tends to slick up. A super-sheer, featherlight veil of your go-to Rock Candy 4K No Filter Foundation shade (or any of your tried-and-true, match-made-in-heaven color combos) is all you’re going to need to blend, blur, brighten, and beautify the skin – naturally – while still looking flawless and radiant. We’ve got tips to play up your peepers below, but your organic airbrush make-up base needs to stay simple with a single, “second-skin” spray. Next, you’ll want to lightly spray your go-to Rock Candy bronzer evenly over your entire face and top with a flush of your favorite Rock Candy airbrush blush over the apples of your cheeks for a summery, pretty pop of pigment. And, you don’t want to forget your Rock Candy illuminator. After all, Coachella and Company is all about donning that dewy, dimensional complexion and your illuminator is going to give you skin dripping with succulence – even in the hot, dry desert. So, give your skin a blast of bling! Shimmer and glimmer are set to take center stage on the fairgrounds this season, and you’ll want to make it look like you’ve been dancing and drinking on the sun-soaked desert sands from dusk to dawn, even if you’re destined to be behind a desk. Be sure to highlight and enhance your forehead, temple, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, and tops of cheekbones with your illuminator using speed 1 or 2 on your Rock Candy airbrush compressor.
Finally, seal the deal and keep your look on lockdown with a few spritzes of your Rock Candy Finish Setting Spray. You can also apply a very light dusting of Rock Candy setting powder if powder power is more your preference. This Coachella-approved setting powder is exclusively designed to not cake or crumble under pressure. The only things that should be melting are hearts – not your make-up! Now that we’ve got your Coachella-cool complexion all covered, it’s time for the fun, flirty festivities to begin! Check out these other “out-of-this-world” make-up looks for lids, lips, and hair that are sure to get put you in a galaxy all your own.
The festival party-prep has begun over at Pinterest, with the popular beauty inspo site packed with pics of bright, bubblegum-hued pouts. Worn matte or creamy or topped with a shimmer-infused gloss, bring out your inner Barbie with this fun, feminine, “candy box” color. Plus, it beautifully complements tanned, sun-kissed complexions (hello bronzer!).
Barbie Doll Make-up
Speaking of the iconic, flaxen-haired hottie, copy her look by loading up lids with bright blue and purple shadow, while lining eyes with a splash of teal or hot pink eyeliner. Complete the eye look with pink, blue, or purple -pigmented mascara for the ultimate ode to Barbie.
Ala last year, but this time specking the nose and cheeks with teeny bits of rhinestones and patches of strategically-placed glitter is the go-to trend for faking freckles.
Metallic Temporary Tattoos
Whether you’re going for glitter or galactic, you’ll shine like a star either way with these safe, non-toxic shimmering stickies. Place at the inner/outer corners of eyes, across forehead, on cheeks, on lids, on lips, or anywhere on the body! The more bling, the better!
Rainbow Bright Lids
Like Skittles, give everyone a taste of the rainbow with peepers that burst with juicy pops of delicious color. Apply by alternating red, green, and purple shades in vertical strokes. Add a twinkle to your cartoon character-inspired eye look by topping with rhinestones and/or glitter. Finish with a gobs of waterproof, sweat-proof (and sex-proof) mascara for the ultimate doll-like lashes.
Hair and There
Effortless, lived-in locks, beachy-beautiful waves for days, laid-back braids, or a pair of party-ready pigtails will be sure to take center stage under the sun this festival season. Embrace tousled, twisted tresses and 70s-inspired strands. Read: leave the hairspray back at the hotel. Here’s a hot, heatless hair hack: wear braids during one day of the festival, sleep in them, then let locks loose upon waking. You’ll have instant beachy, boho bends for the second day of the festival. No hot tools necessary! Adorn with flowered crowns and headbands for the perfect festive look. Whatever style you decide, don’t be shy. Coachella and the festival-filled summer is the time to experiment and don a daring look that wouldn’t otherwise be functional in a nine-to-five setting. So, now’s the time to try out those glittery, glistening strands or lilac locks.
Headed to the desert for the warm weather, two-weekend event? Don’t forget to show and share your favorite festival looks with the rest of the Rock Candy club using your Rock Candy pro-grade airbrush make-up, especially the flawless foundation. Use tag #RockMyLook for a chance to be featured on our InstaGLAM!
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