Oh, festival season, where have you been hiding? We’ve watched as musos and hipsters flocked to Coachella Valley or the English plains of Glastonbury from the comfort of our living rooms and laptops. Now, finally, as Australia’s Byron Bay gears up for it’s annual music romp, Splendour in the Grass, it’s time to gather up the gumboots, felt hats and denim cut-offs again and get ready to rock.
For those considering mastering mosh-makeup with a little more glam grunge than grime, beauty notes best be taken. Whether you’re front and centre at the Outkast or rugged up hillside for Vance Joy, before you pack the poncho, consider channeling the unsung heroes that have been bouncing from musical set to backstage virtually their entire natural lives. Even before the Kate Mosses and Sienna Millers of the world first braided their hair or slipped into a pair of Hunters. After all, there is something to be said for donning a last name that’s synonymous with rock Royalty - and a rock God’s daughter is literally born to beautify the art of festival going. Come rain, mud, puddle or shine.
Who: Daughter of It-Girl Pearl Lowe and Gavin Rossdale.
What: Flyaway fringe. Try John Frieda Frizz Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist.
How: Never fear fringed friends, a few spritz of this about a forearms length away from a blow-dried and styled fringe will keep pesky flyaways at bay all day long.
Who: Daughter of Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler.
What: Blushed cheeks. Try Becca Beach Tint.
How: The ultimate nineties dream girl, Liv Tyler knew the power of a flushed, pink cheek to perk your look right up. If you’re feeling a little flat and would rather look more darling than dawn of the dead in your festival photos, touches of cream blush on the cheeks and lips will bring you back to life and freshen up your look.
Atlanta de Cadette
Who: Daughter of Amanda de Cadette and Duran Duran bass guitarist John Taylor.
What: Frizz free bed hair. Try Nicky Clarke Instant Calmer Sleek Soften Shine Balm.
How: Not only does this smell like a dream, its super light in consistency and won’t encourage any excess greasing. If you want to keep your hair in check all festival long, stick to lighter products and behold the bohemian.
Who: Daughter of Trudie Styler and Sting.
What: Ombre lined eyes. Try Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Amethyst.
How: If you’re after a subtle ombre eye that’s sleeker and slicker than most, look no further. The bluntness of the stick liner means easy reapplication on site, where good mirrors are few and far between. Smudge in the outer corners of the bottom lash line for grunge a la’ Coco.
Who: Daughter of Paula Yates and Bob Geldof.
What: A dominant lip. Try Nars Lipstick in Plum.
How: Va-va-voom is right. Speak volumes that rival the speakers at the main stage with a dominant lip, minus the smudgy drama. Pixie suits this colour perfectly, with her gamine sense of style and adorable hairpin. Pat your lips dry with pigment after application to avoid colour bleeding into the lip line.
Who: Daughter of Ali Hewson and Bono.
What: A pop-colour lip stain. Try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Stained Gloss in New Wave.
How: If you want to rock a bold lip colour minus the maintenance, a highly pigmented stain will do just the trick. Try double dabbing in the centre of your lips for a gradient effect.
Georgia May Jagger
Who: Daughter of Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger.
What: A metallic charcoal smokey eye. Try Lancome Ombre Hypnose Dazzling Eye Colour in Saphir Noir.
How: Nothing says rock n’ roller like slate and glitter. With a dense charcoal colour like this, you’ll get the smokey pigment and the high metallic sheen.
Who: Daughter of artist of Lorraine Kirke and former Bad Company Drummer Simon Kirke.
What: A killer Panama hat. Try the The Midnight Muse by Lack of Color.
How: Sun smart and oh so chic. Now, here’s where it gets tricky. If you’re going to rock a hat to a festival hat hair is a given. You need to create some texture peaking out from under that brim. Prep your hair with volumizing shampoo the night before and consider carrying a comb to avoid any matting. .
Who: Daughter of Jill Tavelman and Phil Collins.
What: Tousled rock-ready hair. Try Kevin Murphy Resort Spray.
How: Apply to damp or dry hair, scrunch from the roots as per desired and you’re good to go!
Who: Daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz.
What: A subtle glow. Try Kate Sommerville 360 Tanning Towelettes.
How: These little tanning wipes have been formulated for both face and body. Achieving an all over light and even tan the night before, ensures no unwanted streaking or residue mid-set!
Story by Ashley Ropati.