Summer may be over in the Philippines, but music and art festivals happen year-round. Whether you’re heading to the US or Europe to attend the likes of Coachella or are just staying home to soak up whatever’s left of the perennial tropical weather, here are five fun ways to up your festival OOTDs.
1. Metallic Tatts
Glittery temporary tattoos are best for those who don’t want to wear layers upon layers of colorful accessories. There are plenty of boho and tribal designs to choose from. For tips on applying and caring for your flash tatts, read my article here.
2. Body Art
A more colorful alternative to henna tatts and metallic tatts, body art is a fun way to express your inner artist. No need to buy body paint. I recently discovered Make Up For Ever’s Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick from their Aqua Collection. It’s a waterproof glide-on eyeshadow stick that I used to draw fun tribal designs on my arm during my recent resort trip. Just how waterproof is this product? You can seriously go swimming with it and the makeup won’t budge!
3. Colored Eyeliner
When attending outdoor festivals, I avoid wearing thick foundation and lipstick, and instead opt for just one statement in my look–colored eyeliner. Because the sun and tropical weather can easily melt my #MOTD, I make sure my eyeliner is waterproof. Here are my latest smudge-free obsessions: Max Factor X Excess Intensity Eyeliner, Revlon Photoready Kajal Intense Eyeliner, shu uemura Drawing Pencil, and Make Up For Ever Aqua Collection Waterproof Glide-On Eyeshadow.
4. Tribal Hair
Hippie headbands and floral crowns have been part of my signature style since 2001, but sadly this look has been overplayed—from weddings to magazine editorials. While we give this trend a long break, try other creative ways to play with your hair—messy and infused braids, statement clips, and when you’re having a bad hair day, hats.
5. Arm Candy
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If, like me, you’ve collected all sorts of friendship bracelets and arm trinkets from your travels, then wear them loud and proud to your next outdoor festival. They make great icebreakers or conversation pieces. People often ask me, “What does that stand for?” or “Where did you get that bracelet?” when they see my layers of tribal pieces.