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festival chic beauty guide Glastonbury 2008

Festival Chic Part 2 – Glamour Girl's Glastonbury

Just one more day to go until Glastonbury. So if you've got your studded, Burberry wellies at the ready, and put together your basic beauty essentials – now's the time to add a little glitz. How else are you going to catch the eyes of all those boys in bands?

For super-cool, rock chick chic, go all out with smudgy black eyeliner and more than a little glitz. Friday's lineup is the one I'm most excited about – Kings of Leon, Foals and The Gossip – so work that indie girl groupie look on the first day.

Day one can be all about impeccable makeup and head-turning hair, because you get to apply it at home. After that, the rules are there ain't no rules – so leave your makeup on overnight and just touch it up a little the next day. Smoky eyes are a no-brainer and a party girl friend of mine always swears by adding glitter to her cheekbones on day two and three, to disguise the fact she might be looking less than fresh-faced.

Here's how to rock out – beauty queen style. Just read more for my insider beauty tips

  • FACE Keep your base light so that if you do fall foul of that old beauty sin of layering base upon base, then it won't look too cakey. Go for a light but matte look on day one. Try a good quality brand like Chanel and decant a little into a small muji bottle, (£1.50), so you can touch up on the go. Festival-going models swear by Touche Eclat, (£22.50), by YSL, to keep them looking fresh and to cover up blemishes.
  • CHEEKS A light sweep of iridescent powder blush will add the illusion of wide-awake prettiness, even by day three. Try Bourjois in rose d'or, (£6.25). Adding loose glitter, such as Barry M Fine Glitter Dust in black gold, (£4.50) to your cheekbones on day two gives you a rock goddess edge – but be warned, don't try and remove it until you get home. It will look a little messy by day three, but that's just rock and roll, baby.
  • EYES A dark black eye liner can be slick and precise on day one, and then smudgy and cool on days two and three. Line eyes with BADgal eye pencil, (£12.50), by Benefit for staying power. A cheaper pencil tends not to last as long.
  • LIPS Go for a strong lipstick look with a matte red, such as Rimmel Lasting Finish Intense lipstick in Red Hot, (£3.99). This is one occasion where strong lips, dark eyes and glitter all at the same time isn't a beauty faux pas. Make the most of it.


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