Oh, the dilemma of the summer music festival. On one hand, we ladies try very hard to look cute walking around those muddy fields in our cowboy boots and cut-offs. On the other hand, we want to look like we really didn't try at all and just rolled out of bed looking this way. Personally, I don't think I pull off this look as well as many people I know, but over the weekend at Lollapalooza 2012, I did my best to play the part.
In preparation for the the Saturday lineup (Franz Ferdinand, LP, Bloc Party, Red Hot Chili Peppers...), I paired my Diesel dress, vintage boots, and Guess aviators with very simple, messy rock 'n' roll hair. For makeup, I started with L'Oréal Hydra-Renewal cream, which has an SPF of 15—necessary for the summer sun. Next came my usual L'Oréal True Match foundation in Porcelain (adding another layer of SPF), partnered with the Quo Colour Corrector palette, which I used to custom-mix a color to cover up a few pimples and blemishes (all that bad food and hot, sweaty sunshine and you're bound to break out!). After that I went with the Sephora Colorful Palette in Matte Madness 15, used as eyeliner. I opted for brown, as it's usually better for a day look, and doesn't look quite as severe as a true black, out in the sun. A little personal trick: apply brown eyeliner throughout the day and then just add a little black over the top for a night look. And to finish it all off, a few swipes of my go-to Rimmel blush in Pink Sorbet and a dash of Revlon Super Lustrous Siren lipstick.
After all that, I was ready to go out, be super cool at the concert, and act like I hadn't done anything to my face at all.