The Best Festival Makeup Looks for 2020


We love a natural eyeshadow and neutral lipstick look as much as the next girl, but when festival season comes around, everything is fair game! While you might play it safe the rest of the year, all of that changes once it’s time to head to the desert. The fashion, the hairstyles and, most importantly, the makeup are all about making the boldest statement possible.

Whether you’re a festival vet or you’re prepping for your first festival ever, we’re here to help! Wherever the music takes you this year, we’re talking all things festival makeup so you can be prepped and ready just in time for the big event. From face glitter to bedazzled brows, these are the festival looks and trends you need to know about for the 2020 season.

What Are the Best Makeup Looks for Music Fests?

All-Neon Everything

Neon makeup is one of the biggest makeup trends this spring. If amped-up makeup is your vibe, try incorporating neon hues throughout your musical festival makeup look! Not sure where to start? Pop on a vibrant Lip Gloss shade like Flame or Papaya or create a neon eye look using NORVINA Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1.

Glitter Brows

Here at ABH, we know a good brow trend when we see one, and if there’s one Coachella makeup look we’ve been obsessed with for years, it’s glitter brows. Glitter brows are eye-catching, unexpected and make quite the statement on your Instagram feed!

If you want your glitter makeup to stay put, be sure to start with Glitter Adhesive. Apply a thin layer of the Glitter Adhesive to your brows using the included brush applicator. Then, use a flat synthetic brush like A4 Pro Brush to press Loose Glitter into the adhesive.

Sunset Eyeshadow

Don’t just watch the sunset on a fabulous festival weekend. Channel one of nature’s most beautiful views into an eye look that everyone will be talking about! Before you create any eyeshadow look, always base out the lid with Eye Primer. Then, use A6 Pro Brush to pack a vibrant yellow eyeshadow from the inner corner of your eye to the center of your lid. Bring this shade down to your lower lash line.

Then, use the same brush to apply a bright orange shadow onto your outer corner. Use a blending brush like A25 Pro Brush to make sure the two shades are seamlessly blended where they meet. Bring the bright orange shade down to your lower lash line. Pick up a hot pink eyeshadow shade with A26 Pro Brush and blend the shade into your crease. Bring this shade down to your lower lash line. Go back in with A6 Pro Brush to make sure all of the shadows are blended together. Complete your eye look with a dramatic set of False Lashes.

Embellished Eyes

Whether you opt for gems, crystals or glitter, embellished eyes are the epitome of festival makeup. If you’re looking for an easy way to try out the embellished eye trend, use A14 Pro Brush to apply Loose Pigment to the outer corner of your eye and above and below your brow bone. This shimmering loose powder delivers a pearlescent metallic finish that will make your eyes sparkle.

Contrasting Colors

In another nod to spring 2020 beauty trends, try playing with contrasting warm and cool hues for a look that’s unexpected and eye-catching. With our NORVINA® Eyeshadow Palette, use A16 Pro Brush to blend the shade Love all over your lid and into your crease. Then, use A14 Pro Brush to buff the shade Soul across your lower lash line.

Sun-Kissed Glow

If you want a sun-kissed glow from head to toe, we have great news for you: You don’t need to bake in the sun for hours! Load up on SPF and use makeup to get the sun-kissed complexion you’re after. Start by bronzing up with the perfect Powder Bronzer shade for your skin tone. Then, use A6 Pro Brush to apply a golden shade of Liquid Glow to the high points of your face.

Once your facial glow is perfected, it’s time to move on to your body. Apply a few spritzes of Shimmer Body Oil to your neckline, collarbones and shoulders, allowing a few minutes for the formula to fully dry.

One Vivid Eye Color

You don’t need a ton of different hues to create a high-impact festival look. If you want all of the attention to be on your eyes, sweep a vibrant blue eyeshadow like our Eyeshadow Singles shade Star Cobalt all over your lid, crease and lower lash line.

Ultra-Glossy Lip

Matte Lipstick is our everyday go-to; but for festival season, we’re all about gloss! Pack your favorite Lip Gloss (or a few) to add a touch of mirror-like shine to any look.

Holographic Highlight

Let’s face it: If there’s one festival trend that we’ll never get tired of seeing year after year, it’s all-things holographic. If you’ve got iridescent hair and out-of-this-world eye makeup, you’ll need the perfect highlighter to top off your entire look. Our Moonchild Glow Kit features six holographic frosted-pastel hues with transparent, multidimensional reflect and a metallic-lustre finish. For an intense glow, use A23 Pro Brush to apply the product to the high points of the face using a stippling motion.

Colored Mascara

Colored mascara is having a serious moment right now, and what better time to test out the daring trend than during festival season? Whether you opt for a bright yellow, a cobalt blue or a hot pink formula, there are tons of ways to make the trend work for you (and coordinate it with your outfit)!

How Can I Make My Makeup Last at a Festival?

Festivalgoers: If there’s one thing that can put a serious damper on your festival experience, it’s your makeup running down your face half-way through the day. While you (sadly) can’t take your entire makeup routine with you to the big event, there are a few products you should absolutely throw in your backpack for touch-ups to keep your makeup looking fresh and festival-ready.

If oil starts to peek through your foundation after a few hours in the sun, apply Loose Setting Powder with our A23 Pro Brush for a quick on-the-go touch-up. This lightweight, superfine powder formula goes on smoothly as it absorbs oil, minimizes shine and leaves you with a flawless matte finish.

For long-lasting makeup, setting spray is essential. Before you head out the door, apply a few spritzes of Dewy Set Setting Spray all over your face to lock in your look. This coconut-vanilla-scented setting spray seamlessly blends products together as it sets makeup with a dewy (never oily), radiant finish. If your skin tends to get dry, we recommend keeping this product on you to refresh your look throughout the day.

Searching for a way to keep your brows in check? Set them in place with Clear Brow Gel. This lightweight, clear formula works universally to set any brow color and hold brow hairs in place for a clean, polished look.

Now that you know all about the best festival makeup looks of 2020, you’re ready to decide which desert-ready look is right for you.

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