The Top 5 Festival Beauty Trends of 2018 and Our Predictions for 2019

You heard it here first.

It’s safe to say that the flower child-look usually associated with festivals is dying a slow death. Mainstream street styles are taking centre stage at festivals, even more so this year. Besides the influx of bodysuits and skinny sunnies, festival beauty trends made a big impact this year. Here are our top 5 festival trends of 2018, and a sneak peek into what to keep a lookout for next year:

1. It Was All Yellow

This is yellow eyeshadow’s moment. Festival eyes were all about OTT bright eyeshadows this year. Applied over the entire eyelid area and worked in as eyeliner as well. Test before you buy! No two yellows are the same and you don’t want to pick a shade that washes you out. The colour should be in contrast to your skin tone. Be brave and make it neon.

2. Move Over Matte, There’s a New Gloss in Town


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Gloss was all over Coachella and Daisies this year. Gloss over lids, on lips, and on cheekbones. With dewy makeup sticking around, this is a quick way to achieve those I’ve-just-done-a-sheet-mask cheeks. Add some gloss to your shadow for a bright eye or apply over the lip-kit you still have lying around. Gloss isn’t going away anytime soon, Ultra fans, this is one to remember for your look.

3. Glitz and Glitter


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Three words: liquid, glitter, liners. I mean? One of the best products to come out of 2018. Use your glitter liner to draw an exaggerated line under your eye. If eyeliner isn’t your look, then glitter-up your brows. Use your liner to fill in your brows with glitter, or put a thin layer of Vaseline on them and add some loose glitter.

4. Lumo Lips

Luscious, lumo lips! Think oranges, pinks, and even greens. Use a thin liner brush to slowly fill in your lips from the outsides in. This will give them a full, look. Spray a setting spray over if you’re prone to smudges. Keep your lipstick in your logo-ed moon bag for easy touch-ups.

5. Bejewelled Beauties

Face jewels, gems, diamonds, glitter tattoos – get them all! Festivals are the perfect place to get creative and let loose. The most utilitarian jumpsuit or monochromatic matching-set can look super festival-ish with a face shining with jewels. This trend isn’t going anywhere, so start adding these to your collection.

Keep your eyes open for…

We predict 2019 will be the festival year of colour mascaras, gilded lash lines, molten eyeshadow colours and a return of lip liner. You heard it here first.

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