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.