The Makeup: Company Magazine Festival Feature

Today I have some very exciting news, so stop what ever you’re currently doing and take a seat (maybe grab a cuppa – this could get wordy!). Company Magazine is out this week and if you take a casual flip through you might see a few familiar faces – including mine (cue girly squeal). I was asked to take a few photos for the festival hair feature back in March, but I never really thought anything would happen (I’m secretly a glass half empty kinda girl), but it did! I may have run to the till with no less than 5 copies yesterday…

The hair is pretty simple – a fishtail plait, Halo braid and high pony tail – which actually has a french plait running up the back. Perfect for festivals. The makeup? Not so much. However it’s quite an accurate representation of my festival makeup as I’ve vowed to only do singular days or stay in hotels after the horror that was Reading 2010. That swamp on the corner of green zone, just before purple zone – yeup, that was us. So if you’re a one day festival go-er like myself, or you just enjoy lugging around masses of makeup remover with you then keep reading…

For a natural and (surprisingly) very festival appropriate base, I smoothed on the Origins Vita Zing Moisturiser. It’s pretty low coverage, so I buffed in a little concealer in the form of the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand where I had some serious redness and used the Collection Illuminating Touch concealer in 03 Glow to highlight. I then concealed my dark under eye circles with the Origins Plantscrition Concealer – if there ever was a late night saviour then this is it – perfect for festivals. I’m aware I’m completely concealer mental, but considering where these photos were going, I think that’s okay.

For eyes I did a little contouring using my naked basics palette and then did a pretty hefty bit a winged eyeliner using the Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner – it’s actually pretty handy at festivals, as you can whip this stuff off using water and a cotton bud! Next I layered on a generous amount of the L’Oreal Teloscopic Waterproof Mascara – don’t take this one to a festival unless you have about a gallon of Bioderma with you – for every day wear this really holds a curl and looks lovely without any accompanying eyeliner or shadow. To finish off I did my eyebrows with my Rimmel Professional Pencil – nothing new there – and switched between two lipsticks: MAC Ruby Woo and MAC Patisserie with  dab of the Clarins Lip Perfector for good measure.

So, three concealers, two lipsticks, three eye products, a tinted moisturiser, gloss and eyebrow pencil went into my company magazine face. I had a lot of fun thinking of the different hairstyles for the feature and actually shot five! These were actually taken the same weekend I went to Center Parcs and what you can’t see is that I’m actually standing ankle deep in snow! Despite the obstacles I think I can officially call Operation Festival Feature a success.  Now I just need to pick a festival and put these hairstyles into practice..

46 Comments

  1. 08 May 2013 / 1:10 pm

    The fishtail plait is gorgeous x

  2. 08 May 2013 / 1:11 pm

    Ahh I love both of these looks! You look gorgeous! Love the fish plait hair too, I need to learn how to do this xoxo

  3. 08 May 2013 / 2:02 pm

    I picked up a copy today, congrats! Have super hair envy, can barely manage a regular plait!

  4. 08 May 2013 / 2:12 pm

    That's so cool! Love your makeup in both photos x

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  5. 08 May 2013 / 2:16 pm

    your hair is so nice, love the fishtail plait! well done for being on company thats SO COOOOOL!! xx

  6. 08 May 2013 / 2:52 pm

    I love that fishtail plait! I'll definitely be having a go at it soon! x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  7. 08 May 2013 / 3:04 pm

    You look gorgeous, I love a good fishtail plait! Love the lipstick too xo

  8. 08 May 2013 / 3:09 pm

    congrats, love the second look! πŸ™‚

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    B xx

  9. 08 May 2013 / 3:31 pm

    Ahhh I got asked to do this but couldn't make it to London – total bummer! You look amaaaazing – so beautiful! Xx.

  10. 08 May 2013 / 3:34 pm

    Congratulations, you look amazing (as per usual)! Will pick up a copy ASAP x

  11. 08 May 2013 / 3:38 pm

    I saw this feature last week congrats! Loving the hair especially the fishtail braid x

  12. 08 May 2013 / 3:43 pm

    You look stunning in the second image hun – love the look xx

  13. 08 May 2013 / 3:59 pm

    You look AMAZING! LOVE the red lippy!

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  14. 08 May 2013 / 4:11 pm

    You look so pretty! Love the second picture :)xo

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  15. 08 May 2013 / 4:29 pm

    Love the fishtail plait, you look stunning in both the photos! xxx
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  16. 08 May 2013 / 5:07 pm

    Great hair and makeup!
    Katie xx
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  17. 08 May 2013 / 6:08 pm

    I love the red lipstick, it really does suit you πŸ™‚

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  18. 08 May 2013 / 6:10 pm

    You look stunning! xox

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  19. 08 May 2013 / 6:27 pm

    ruby woo looks really good on you.
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  20. 08 May 2013 / 7:02 pm

    Congratulations that is so exciting! Both looks look amazing on you.

  21. 08 May 2013 / 7:26 pm

    This is amazing congrats!
    Love both your looks
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    S xx

  22. 08 May 2013 / 7:34 pm

    Love both looks the natural one looks the best on you πŸ™‚ ohh and go you πŸ™‚

    Pipp xx
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  23. 08 May 2013 / 8:09 pm

    Your make-up in the photos is just perfection! You so pretty πŸ™‚

    Sian
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  24. 08 May 2013 / 8:12 pm

    I love the way you look on the first picture, so pretty πŸ™‚

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  25. 08 May 2013 / 8:43 pm

    You look gorgeous, I love your hair in that fishtail plait! I'll keep an eye out for you in the magazine!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

  26. 08 May 2013 / 8:51 pm

    Congrats, that's so exciting! Love the first look for festivals, the good thing is a red lip won't completely melt off your face like foundation (learnt the hard way at Big Day Out this year). Gorgeous!

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  27. 08 May 2013 / 9:16 pm

    Aww you look lovely here and congratulations in being in the magazine, how exciting!

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  28. 08 May 2013 / 10:01 pm

    I got a copy on my lunch and spotted you in there! Well done! πŸ™‚

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  29. 09 May 2013 / 12:55 am

    You look amazing, your make up and hair are spot on.
    Well done on the Company mag feature πŸ™‚ x

  30. 09 May 2013 / 8:08 am

    Both looks are amazing, you look really gorgeous πŸ™‚ xx

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  32. 09 May 2013 / 3:11 pm

    The red looks absolutely gorgeous on you xx

  33. 10 May 2013 / 3:39 pm

    Gorgeous as always! Mac Ruby Woo is one of my all time favourites. X

  34. 12 May 2013 / 9:04 am

    Gorgeous make-up hun you look lovely. Holly xx

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  35. 19 May 2013 / 11:15 am

    you are stunning! xx

  36. 29 May 2013 / 5:07 pm

    I love the two mac lipsticks

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