Put a Cloud of Colors Around Your Eyes, Because It's Festival Season Somewhere

Not only is this a great way to bring attention to your eyes, it’s also extremely low-maintenance.
Publish date:
September 30, 2015
eyeshadow, colorful eyeshadows, colorful eye makeup, music festivals

Musical festival season may be over in the US, but it's just warming up here in Australia, where we're in the middle of spring.

If I'm going to a festival, I want to do something cool and unusual to my face. I've browsed the internet in search of some festival makeup inspo, but all I see is girls sticking gems to their foreheads. So I've come up with a festival look that doesn’t require sticking anything to your face.

I'm going to sport a cloud of vibrant colour around my eyes. Not only is this a great way to bring attention to them, it’s also extremely low-maintenance. Who wants to worry about their makeup while enjoying good music anyway? Not me!

I started out with a hydrating base. I used a CC cream and then spot-concealed. Then, I set it with a translucent powder to avoid everything slipping and sliding around. I also did my eyebrows, and really defined them by doing the ol' concealer outline thing.

Now for the eyes.

Start by drawing a kind of rhombus shape around them using a white eyeliner or cream eyeshadow and fill it in; then blend it out. This will create a good base for the colorful eyeshadows and really make them pop.

Then, I patted on orange eyeshadow from my inner corner to about the centre of my lid, and I dragged it out diagonally. Leave the space above the inner corner and the outer corner empty for now.

Next, I took a bright magenta colour and placed it above my inner corner and blended it out, along with the orange. Take special care and time to blend, as you don’t want to look like a pop star from the ‘80s. (Unless you do?)

I placed green eyeshadow in a diagonal angle next to the top of the pink eyeshadow, and then added a blue wing to my outer and inner corners. I blended these out until the whole thing resembled a harmonised multi-coloured cotton candy cloud.

Then, I placed the bright magenta colour on the outer corner of my lower lash line, and the green colour to the inner corner of my lower lash line. I also blended these colours out to oblivion.

To finish off the look, I added winged liner to my eyes and also put heaps of mascara on my upper and lower lashes. LIKE, HEAPS.

I also highlighted the high points of my face and spritzed it with a dewy finishing spray. Then, to top it all off, I put on my favourite pink nude lipstick, Thalia by NYX. I would also wear just lip balm, since the eyes already do so much, but I thought the pink tone would complement the magenta colour on my eyes.

You could swap out these colours to complement your own eye colour, or even add some glitter using a glitter liquid liner.

I’m going to be experimenting with all kinds of colours, since my eyes are pretty much black, which goes with any colour. That’s the perk of having dark, soulless eyes I guess.

  • Did you attend any festivals this year? Maybe planning on an international one?
  • What other colors would you try this eyeshadow pattern with?