Grab your day pass, your sunglasses and your best friends: festival season is finally here. It’s time to put real life on hold and head to a field of dreams where nothing matters but the joy of life – after a long wait it’s cool girl summer and you’re ready to access all areas. The new KIKO MILANO Festival Glow Collection captures the spirit of the moment, delivering a metallic finish lineup of party-proof looks fit for the main stage and guaranteed to make sure you stand out.
Earthy tones mingle with accent shades, all offset by glow-giving desert golds, building a look that will take you right through the day. The collection packaging delivers turquoise and gold patterns straight from a vintage hippy charm so the products you take with you will perfectly match your festival fit. From the excitement of hearing those first few tunes to an anthemic ending right in the heart of the crowd, you’re going to look and feel like a headliner.
Begin by reaching for the all-important SPF – a day in the sun means protection is paramount, so apply Perfecting Face Fluid SPF 50 UVA liberally over your face and neck, paying special attention to your nose, forehead and cheekbones. As well as providing defence from the elements, it acts as a skin smoother underneath make up, and creating the perfect canvas for your face base. Apply a slick of smoothing Crystal Lip Balm SPF 50 UVA to your lips, too.
Next, pick up Shine Bright Body Fluid and smooth it across your shoulders, collarbone and the fronts of your shins. Its nourishing, pearly fluid will glow, glow, glow.
Get your base right and you’ll feel like a VIP all day long, whether you’re dancing in the sun or feeling the vibes in a busy, messy crowd. Begin by using the Double
Ended Face Brush to apply Fresh Feel Foundation SPF 30, which offers a long lasting perfect for festival conditions. Proven it’s hardworking but super lightweight on skin, delivering a refreshed, radiant finish. Next, layer on Powder Foundation SPF 50 to really lock in your base. It’s water and sweat resistant and has a matte finish so it’s your ally for keeping shine at bay as the day wears on. Drop it in your bag and use it wet or dry when you have time for a touch up later in the day.
Now it’s time to bring some colour and contour to your face to really enhance your sunshine glow. Begin by dusting 3D Blush to the apples of your cheeks, letting the finely milled texture bring luminescence to your face, then enhance your tan by applying Baked Bronzer to your temples, nose and lower cheekbones as contouring– all the places that will be sunkissed while you’re out enjoying yourself. Finish by picking out the high points of your face with Baked Highlighter to double down on the glow factor before applying Golden Star Cushion Highlighter for added shimmer, showing off your best features. The cushion applicator makes it easy to blend and will help you contour the places on your face that will look good bathed in light, plus it will be easy to take with you and apply on the go.
Take the opportunity to get creative and try out a playful eye look with an edge. Start by choosing your shadow shade, building depth with the different metallic tones in the Back On Stage Eyeshadow Palette. Add more intensity with Metallic Loose Eyeshadow, packing on the highly pigmented colour on the centre of your lid for a stunning colour release. Next, accentuate your lash line with an eyeliner, choosing Long Lasting Eyeliner & Kajal for a smudgy, metallic rock n roll vibe that lasts up to 10 hours or Waterproof Eye Marker for a sharp, graphic style with plenty of definition and a waterproof finish. Apply Volume & Care Mascara for long-lasting volumized and lengthened lashes effects with intense dark pigmentation. This mascara is enriched with vegetable extracts with protective properties to take care of your lashes while you have fun. Define your brows with highly pigmented Water Resistant Eyebrow Definer, using the super precise applicator for a natural, full finish.
Seal the look with a spritz of Keep Shining Make Up Fixer, adding a little more glow with a hint of golden glitter.
Decide whether a matte or creamy lips works with your festival look. If matte is the look you’re choosing, apply No Transfer Lipstick, with a high payoff, rich base that won’t transfer or smudge no matter how much you dance or sing..To achieve the perfect finish continue by lining your lips with Waterproof Lip Liner offering high precision and a water-resistant formula that lasts the course, matching colours with your No Transfer Lipstick shades for the perfect lip finish. If you’d prefer a creamy finish, grab Make Me Queen Lipstick, which provides full coverage, one stroke application and a formula enriched with hyaluronic acid for a super hydrated feeling. Both lipstick bullets are enhanced with decorative motifs. Finish with a slick of Precious Lipgloss, infused with golden flakes to add an eye-catching metallic finish and boost the colour even further.
The finishing touches
Now your face is finished, it’s time to think about your manicure. You’re going to have your hands in the air so take the opportunity to choose a vibrant colour that will stand out as you get lost in the music. Apply two coats of Nail Lacquer for a full colour, uniform finish, then add a layer of Sparkle Top Coat. Versatile and easy to apply, it contains flecks of glitter that will match perfectly with your main nail shade.
The final touch is the most exciting: Wild & Free Body Tattoos to temporary decorate your arms, shoulders, back or hands – wherever you choose. Easy to apply and remove, they’re the perfect way to experiment for the day.
Now you have your festival look down, it’s time to escape reality and dive into a world of fun and frolicking. Freedom awaits…