Music Festival Inspired Makeup Tutorial With a Pop of Blue

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Guest Post, Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, NYX, Pixi, Too Faced

Warm bronze eye shadow with a pop of blue

Warm bronze eye shadow with a pop of blue

My social media feeds have been blowing up with cute photos and snapchats of really cool, trendy people at music festivals, so I decided I would (try to) channel my inner cool person and came up with this makeup look I’d wear if I were to go to said festivals.

I love this look so much! I can’t wait to wear it this summer. I think it makes a huge impact, but it’s totally easy to do. And you can customize it if you want to. You could switch out the bronze-y shades for taupes and the blues for some lavender.

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Mmm, that would be gorgeous!

I’m using the Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette and the Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Aquamarine Dream.

Yes, I know the Too Faced Palette has a blue shade in it, but I’ve been dying to try out the Pixi palette. The colors make my heart pitter patter.

The Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette, $49

The Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette, $49

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Aquamarine Dream

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Aquamarine Dream, $12

I wanted a really warm crease, so I put “peanut butter” (an almost orange matte brown) from the Too Faced palette in the crease and just above it. By using a really soft, fluffy brush and taking your sweet time blending, you’ll get that diffused look we all aim for.

Too Faced "peanut butter" in the crease

Too Faced “peanut butter” in the crease

Using a MAC 217 brush or something similar, blend “truffled” (a dark, warm matte brown) onto the outer half of the lid and through the outer V.

Too Faced "Truffled" in the outer V

Too Faced “Truffled” in the outer V

To add just a little bit o’ shimma, take “frosting” (a dark shimmery brown/bronze), and pat it over top of where you just put “truffled”, and blend the edges so everything blends together nicely. I’m leaving the first half of the lid blank because that’s where some of the blue is going to be.

Too Faced "Frosting" placed over top "truffled"

Too Faced “Frosting” placed over top “truffled”

To darken up the lower lash line, using a pencil brush, place a generous amount of “peanut butter” 3/4 of the way across the lower lash line, and join it up with the shadows on the upper lid.

Too Faced "Peanut butter" on the lower lash line

“Peanut butter” on the lower lash line

Now with the same pencil brush, put “frosting” on the outer 1/3 of the lower lash line.

"Frosting" on the outer part of the lower lash line

“Frosting” on the outer part of the lower lash line

I’ve learned a valuable lesson when it comes to using bright eye shadows; you NEED a white base if you want the colors to show up halfway decent. My favorite to us is the NYX White Eye Shadow Base. Using a small pencil brush, pat the white base in the inner corner and inner part of the lower lash line, and then blend it up onto the first part of the lid.

NYX White Eye Shadow Base

NYX White Eye Shadow Base

Place the NYX White Eye Shadow Base in the inner corner

Place the NYX White Eye Shadow Base in the inner corner

Now the fun part! Switching over to the Pixi palette, I’m putting the fourth shade, which is a mid-toned matte blue, on the inner 1/3 of my lower lash line.

Mid-toned matte blue from the Pixi palette on the lower lash line

Mid-toned matte blue from the Pixi palette on the lower lash line

Then using the top shade (a light shimmery blue) from the Pixi palette, slather that stuff in the inner corner, and blend into the other blue color. I took a clean blending brush and blended out the blue so it looks nice and diffused.

Use the light blue shade to put in the inner corner

Use the light blue shade to put in the inner corner

Next, add some winged liner. If you want, head over to my blog and this post here, Easy Winged Eyeliner In 4 Easy Steps!

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Add some black winged eyeliner

Add some black winged eyeliner

To pull everything together, put on some killer fake lashes and some lower lash mascara!

The finished look

The finished look

Doesn’t this look just make you so excited for warmer weather!? Ah, I can’t wait for sandals, dresses, and playing outside.

What do you think? Would you rock this look to a music festival?

Music festival inspired makeup with a pop of blue


Jen Clark


Hi, beautiful! I’m Jen from Jen Leigh Beauty. Now, rather than just talking to myself about makeup, I write it down in a blog. Besides being madly in love with anything I can smear on my face (and sharing pics on Instagram), I’m more in love with my hunky husband, my sweet 2-year-old, and my fluffy fur baby. Thank goodness they put up with the madness, because I love chatting about my favorite things with people who understand the addiction.

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  1. Kiran says:

    Great look, so warm and pretty!

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  2. You are sooooo pretty! What a great look, love it. My fingers are itching to recreate it…
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  3. Becky says:

    Love this look Jen – very wearable but totally screams summer!
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  4. Makeuplovesme says:

    such a pretty look…Makes me wanna try the same

  5. jessica says:

    That is a beautiful look and would work with any color. <3
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  6. sarah says:

    This is a lovely look, I’m doing it! Thank you for this tutorial!

  7. Lauren says:

    I’ve been so MIA due to a family emergency, but happy to be back here and see this amazing work! Girl, you are stunning! Love it!!

  8. Kwmechelle says:

    Bam! You did that! Love the look! I’ve been eyeing all the music festival pics & dreaming of being at one myself. Love the pics you included bc they’re so detailed, which makes it easy to recreate. I’m a fan 🙂

  9. Erin says:

    I like how the blue is like the exact same color as your iris but with the browns and rusty colors it doesn’t get washed out in either direction!
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  10. denise S says:

    I love a blue shadow look! You did a great job so pretty! I’ll have to check out that NYX eye shadow base.

  11. I have been really into subtle pops of color on my eyes this spring and that look is super pretty.
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  12. Chris25 says:

    I absolutely love this look! The light blue pairs perfectly with those rusty orange and brown colors.
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  13. Maria Therese says:

    Gorgeous ♥♥

  14. Linda says:

    Love it, it’s gorgeous on you and thanks for the clear tutorial…I’m going to try this!

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