Beauty Features

Festival Beauty Trends 2019

St. Louis feels like it’s just beginning to thaw out, but make no mistake, festival season is here, and that means a new crop of beauty trends. From space buns to wigs, there is no shortage of out-of-this-world beauty. Here are some of our favorite trends to rock this season.

space buns
Forget the flower crowns and say hello to space buns. The double buns made their festival debut in 2018 and show no signs of slowing down this year. Sport them up high and embellish with a glitter middle part or gem sticker. Stylish and practical for hot weather, we predict space buns are the future of festival updos.




embellished brows
Not quite ready to make a full face commitment to glitter? Neither are we. But Instagram is popping with glitter-embellished eyebrows. The look couldn’t be easier to pull off: Just dip a Q-tip in glitter and apply as much as you want to your brows. Voila! You have your festival look without spending hours trying to look like a human unicorn.




wiggin’ out
Wacky wigs in neon green, highlighter yellow and Barbie pink: This trend may be even easier to pull off than space buns and equally as eye-catching. Like most festival trends, there are no set rules. Best of all, wigs offer a much less damaging alternative than temporarily coloring your hair.





bringing back barrettes
Barrettes are making a big comeback, and there’s no shortage of options. The Sincerely Jules x Scunci Barrette and Bobby Slides set offers the cutest metallic star hair accessory that will complete your festival and summer looks. The metallic finish and rhinestones play right into one of the hottest festival trends while the price point ($6) won’t bust your budget.




water works
Watercolor makeup is no longer reserved for ’80s music videos. If glitter or gem stickers aren’t for you, a faux watercolor effect is a less conventional alternative. Apply your blush and eyeshadow beyond the usual areas to create this look. Blush should be applied from the corners of the forehead to the collarbone. Smudge eyeshadow beyond your lids around the corner of the eye and upward to the brow line. It’s an easy technique that will leave a lasting impression.