The only festival makeup trend you’re going to be wearing this year

Latest festival makeup trends

Get ready to sparkle

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / July 13 2018

Each year, festival makeup trends just get better and better - and for good reason. Festivals are hands-down the perfect opportunity to take your makeup look to the next level (and then some). Anything goes and the more OTT the better!

With Aussie festival Splendour in the Grass right around the corner, Pinterest is naturally getting flooded with pins, saves and searches for the ultimate festival makeup inspo. In Australia, Pinterest has seen ‘festival makeup’ trending on a whole new level, with saves up 170 per cent since last year. 

And according to Pinterest, all of the latest searches have ONE thing in common – you will be absolutely drowning in glitter. It looks like it’s officially time to ditch the subtle approach and go ALL OUT! 

While glitter is pretty synonymous with festivals already, the latest makeup looks are all about making an extra bold statement. From glitter brows to bedazzled eyes, saves for ‘glitter makeup’ ideas have jumped up by 155 per cent since last year in Australia and we are excited to see what glitter makeup looks Splendour in the Grass-goers come up with.

Keen to get in on the glitter trend? These are the top glitter makeup looks being pinned on Pinterest right now.

#1 / Face gems

Chances are you’ve probably seen this trend getting around. It’s all about mixing different textures of glitter and using stick-on gems to add dimension and frame your face for that whimsical, glam festival look.

To get the look, apply a small amount of balm (such as In Your Dreams Glitter Beauty Balm) and adhere some insta-worthy face gems just above your eyebrow arches and between your brows for some next-level sparkle. To take your look one step further, add loose glitter or glitter body gel in the spaces between the jewels.

#2 / Glitter brows

While glittery hair and eyes are to be expected at a music festival, glitter brows are a whole other story. While it started out as an Instagram fad, it’s now moved on to the festival scene in a BIG way. And it’s so damn extra.

Our tip for nailing this look? Opt for a clear brow gel such as ModelCo More Brows Eyebrow Thickening Brow Gel and, using a disposable spoolie, apply loose glitter to your brows. Woah, just look at dem brows!

#3 / Starry eyed

Nothing beats a bit of star power! Bedazzled eyes are all the rage this festival season and are an easy way to mix it up and keep the glitter game fresh.

Get on board this fun look by decorating your under-eyes/cheeks with colourful starry sparkles. Apply half along your bottom lash line and half along your upper, keeping the rest of your face understated for a subtle, yet statement look.


While glitter has become a festival essential in recent years, we suggest purchasing products designed for use on human skin. Better still, if it’s coloured with pigment rather than dye, then it won’t bleed or stain your skin. Try Glitter Heaven Cosmetic Grade.

Now that you have your festival makeup sorted, check out the latest festival hairstyle you’re going to see everywhere.

What’s your favourite festival look? Let us know in the comment section below.

Main image credit: @georgialove

Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.