[fashion magazine] – beauty panel #7: coachella makeup tutorial

When I think of a music festival like Coachella, three things instantly comes to mind: large crowds, sweating bodies and partying all day long. This means that my makeup needs to be comfortable and lasts even after the sun has set. I can’t stand being in the hot sun and the feeling when my makeup literally melts off of my face. So my aim for this look is to not only keep it natural but to make it foolproof for the entire event.

The first thing is sun-protection! If you opt out on wearing sun screen, this can result in really nasty burns in the end. It’s called the most important rule of all for a reason! Wear your sunscreen! I personally prefer something that has a higher SPF so this sunscreen by Neutrogena with SPF 60 is perfect for me. Not to mention that it’s really suitable for the face because it’s not oily at all.

Next step is to prime! Here I’m using my favourite primer by Givenchy. It mattifies my skin and ensures that my makeup will stay put. I don’t want to be sweating and have heavy face makeup. So I decide to skip out on foundation this time and opt for this Hydreane bb cream by La Roche Posay because it’s much more lightweight than a foundation. Now, if you are like me and need the extra coverage, I suggest using your favourite concealer to dot on those imperfections.

My eyes are very simple. I combine an Essence 3D Duo eye shadow and a brown pencil for lining my eyes. The false lashes in this look are very short, thus, making them not as heavy and more natural. I added a natural coloured blush on my cheeks just for an extra glow. I choose to use a tinted lip-balm with SPF instead of a lipstick because not only will it keeps my lips from drying out but I also need something that will not be as noticeable when it fades (I’ll probably be eating and drinking throughout the day). Finally to finish the look off, I use some shimmering body powder to “shine bright like a diamond”.

Products Used:
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen (Buy here)
Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer (Buy here)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Buy here)
La Roche Posay Hydreane BB Creme in Medium (Available at Shoppers)
Almay Smart Shade Anti-aging Concealer in Light Medium (Buy here)
Red Cherry Lash in #747XS (Buy here)
Essence 3D Duo Eyeshadow in Irresistible Mermaid Kiss (Buy here)
Essence STAYS No Matter What Waterproof pencil (Buy here)
M.A.C Blush in Well Dressed (Buy here)
L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Pink Satin (Buy here)
Essence Cherry Blossom Girl Shimmering Body Powder

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