Artistry 101

How To Make Your Festival Makeup Last

Mar 6, 2024

3 min read

Music festival season is a whirlwind of dancing, your favorite bands, pool parties, and too many selfies to count. But amidst the fun, sun, sweat, and possible mosh pits, your festival makeup can soon be seen streaking or melting down your face.

You don’t have to look like a festival mess, of course, if you’re prepped and ready with the right products. You can stay living your festival goddess lifestyle while your look stays intact. We’ll show you how to create an eye-catching look that doesn’t budge, so you can focus on the vibes.

35Y Aurascape


Artistry Palette

Mattifying Setting Spray


Setting Spray

Power Up

Choose long-wearing, sweat-proof, and waterproof festival makeup formulations to ensure your look stays vibrant throughout the day. Here are our faves.

Lightform Extended Hydration Foundation is not only weightless and long-wearing, but it delivers a lit-from-within glow perfect for festival makeup looks.

Filter Effect Soft Radiance Concealer brightens and conceals, even after the latest of nights. Enjoy its medium coverage and ability to hide the darkest of dark circles.

Aurascape 35Y Artistry Palette was basically created for festival season, with its
35 dialed-up pastels, shimmers, and reflective finishes. You have endless options for iconic festival eye makeup looks.

Make It Big Brush-Tip Liquid Liner not only boasts 16 hours of wear, which will get you through every party you RSVPed to but is water-resistant and smudge-proof.

Morphe 2 Perk Up Cheek & Lip Color deliver a sheer wash of color for your cheeks and lips, so even if you do need a touch-up, this little wonder is portable, packable, and a breeze to pop on.

Setting the Stage

Once you've applied your festival makeup, it's crucial to set it properly for maximum longevity:

Loose Setting Powder: Apply a light dusting of Morphe Bake & Set Soft Focus Setting Powder to your entire face, focusing on areas prone to shine like the T-zone. This helps absorb excess oil and keeps your makeup in place.

Setting Spray: Finish your look with a generous mist of setting spray. As you know, Morphe is known for this – choose from our original Continuous Setting Mist, our Continuous Prep & Set Mist+, our Mattifying Setting Spray, Luminous Setting Spray, our SPF Sunsetter Spray to protect your skin from the harsh festival season sun.

Festival-Proofing Tips

Some extra tips and tricks so you have a blast while looking your best.

Blotting Papers: Keep blotting papers handy to absorb excess oil throughout the day without disturbing your makeup.

Waterproof Products: Consider using waterproof mascara, eyeliner, and brow products for extra staying power, especially if you're prone to sweating.

Minimize Touch-Ups: Avoid over-applying makeup throughout the day, as this can lead to cakey buildup. Instead, use blotting papers and a small face brush to reapply powder only to areas that need it.

Embrace the Glitter and Face Gems:
Festivals are all about embracing bold and creative looks. Don't shy away from adding a touch of glitter or face gems to your eyes, cheeks, or even hair. Opt for loose glitter with a setting spray or glitter glue to ensure it stays put.

DRINK WATER. There’s nothing cute about dehydration.

"Music festival season is a whirlwind of dancing, your favorite bands, pool parties, and too many selfies to count."

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