Flow Festival 2019 Makeup Look

I feel like Fall is here. The much anticipated Flow Festival (a big, hipster music festival in Helsinki) is now over, it’s cloudy, gets dark quickly outside and the forecast promises rain for most of the week. I do like Fall, but my July was amazing and I don’t like to see the Summer to end. Today I’m typing a casual post and quickly showing you my hair and makeup from last Sunday!

*Products marked with asterisk were gifted for consideration.

Flow Festival Makeup Inspiration | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Flow Festival Makeup Inspiration

This was the first time I attended a proper music festival (I think I’ve went to see one band when I was a teen) and I loved it! On Saturday I wore a cliché girly look with lots of pink blush and glitter on my cheeks, but since the Cure was playing on Sunday I wanted to have a more bold, gothic look with some 80’s vibes. I tried to make the look more modern by using only a lip tint and a nude blush. I rarely take my eyeshadow so close to the brow bone, but in this look I did for impact.

The hair I kept very simple, I just let it air dry 75% and used a blow dryer with TangleTeezer’s round brush*. I added some glossy serum and sprayed a little bit of hair spray from a distance.

Main Products

Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation, some Bobbi Brown corrector and NARS Matte concealer, powdered with MAC Prep+Prime powder*. I used a stippling brush for the powder and a wet BeautyBlender* for under eye powder.

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow 36

SUQQU Glow Touch Eyes 102

Tom Ford Cream shadow in Caviar

Tom Ford Cream and Powder duo in Azure Sun (used only the glitter top coat)

A generous coating of SUQQU eyeshadow base* and mascara*.

Eyelure lash trios (two trios of medium, one trio of small for each eye)

Eyelure lash glue and pearl stickers

Hourglass Arch brow pencil + SUQQU eyebrow gel in khaki

SUQQU Pure Color Blush 09 Ayakagerou  

Lancome Matte Shaker lip tint in in Kiss Me Cherie

Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo 01 in Moodlight

Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder in Medium

KICKS ‘Matte’ setting spray*

Flow Festival Makeup Inspiration | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Flow Festival Makeup Inspiration | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

How the Makeup Lasted

I could do a whole post about tips for long-lasting makeup and hair for festivals, clubbing, weddings and whatnot. Meanwhile, check out my post for a long-lasting lip color. I think on this rainy Sunday the most important to was to really press products into the skin, tints and liquids that set and finally mist your face with a setting spray.

Some makeup did fade from my inner/outer corner as my eyes watered a lot this weekend. But for this look it added an element of grunge haha. Towards the end I could’ve used an eye gloss on the top and let it all smear, but it didn’t come to my mind. In my bag I carried an eyelash glue, lip tint, lip balm and some blotting paper for touchups, but I only needed reapply lip tint.

I hope you enjoyed this mini post! Sometimes you just have a nice makeup day and want to share the look, you know? Have you gone to any festivals lately? How did you do your beauty routine? x

5 Best Tips for Long-Lasting Lip Color

"That's pretty, but will it stain or fade if I kiss?" This year I've noticed that my lip color preferences have been taken over by longevity. While I do enjoy a creamy lipstick, a shiny gloss or a strong full coverage matte lip - if it's a date night I'm more drawn to a long-lasting formula than wiping off stains from my boyfriend's cheek. Here are my tips for a long-lasting lip color and a couple of product favorites.

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Exfoliate!

No lip color, especially matte or liquid lipsticks, look good if your lips are very chapped or parched. One of my favorite ways to exfoliate my lips is by mixing sugar with thick lip balm (such as Nuxe Reve de Miel) and scrub away. Lazy girl’s version is by using BYBI Beauty’s lip Buffer*, which also conditions the lips. It’s not very abrasive scrub so I rub vigorously before removing with a tissue. The Plumper* is a balm with a minty feel, but I the plumping effect is from natural moisturization instead of tingling. In Finland BYBI is available on Jolie.fi* and Twistbe.fi - who also have a super cute set*.

No Lip Balm Underneath

Lip balm - as much as we love it - is the devil when you want a long-lasting lip color. Add the balm when you start out your makeup routine, but make sure to rub it off with a tissue before adding any color. This slight rubbing not only removes the extra slip of the lip balm, but the last bits of dead skin - giving you even smoother canvas!

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The Lip Liner Trick

Classic, obvious, but so good. You don’t only line the outside of your lips for the perfect shape, but color your entire lips with either 1) “my lips but better (MLBB) shade” or 2) something closely matching your lipstick color. This matte and even surface makes your lipstick glide nicely on the top, but also gives something to stick to. When your glossy lipstick fades, you still have something underneath and there will be no color left on the cracks of your lips. Here I’m using the trusty ol’ Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner in Pillow Talk* and lipstick in Stoned Rose* I shop at Cult Beauty.

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Double Blot

You apply lipstick, then either press a tissue against your lips or bite a tissue. Apply some more lipstick, just one layer and blot again. This layering technique works for a variety of lipsticks, making them last longer and a bit more matte looking.

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Dab lip stains, tints and Jumbo Pencils

Lip tints are my best friend when it comes to a long-lasting lip look. I especially love the Lancome Matte shakers (available in Finland at Kicks.fi, Sokos, Stockmann), but unfortunately we have a very limited shade range in Europe. This lip color leaves a nice stain after the majority of the color wears off. If you’re not into the Lancome shades, look into Korean lip tints and tint waters, but not liquid lipsticks - they can be too drying.

I’ve noticed that jumbo lip colors tend to be created for all-evening wear. Also try dabbing a matte lipstick with a finger to your lips for that diffused, modern, hazy look. My favorite formulas are by ADDICTION and ‘Crushed’ formula by Bobbi Brown, which leaves a ting to the lips as well.

Did you learn any new tricks? Are you a lipstick or a lip balm person?

*BYBI Beauty products were kindly gifted for consideration.
My thoughts are honest and my own.