Summer Music Festival Guide + Beauty Looks

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Our fab creative director @mayatable getting festive with some Indian inspired dots along her sister at this year’s Formation tour!

If you are a music fan in the biggest of ways, then you’re a sucker for a music festival. If it’s in your city or not , you’re always willing to make a trip! There are so many different people to meet and artists to listen to along the way. You probably don’t even know half of the lineup and just want to see your favorite artist. Whatever your situation, we have the guide of all guides and beauty looks to match. Talk about convenient! Bust your piggy banks open and round up the squad we’re heading to the best music festivals 2016 has to offer in style!

ROOTS PICNIC 2016, June 4

The 9th Annual Roots Picnic is coming up sooner than you think on Saturday June 4th. But it’s not too late for you and the homies to schedule a spontaneous road trip to Philly to see artist like Future, short hair stunner Kehlani, Migos, and of course THE ROOTS! Take it easy on your hair and go out in style with a headwrap or turban headband. Use Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lipglosses for neutral shades and tap into your roots with white graphics on top!


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BONNAROO 2016, June 9–12

Local southerners and out of towners, it’s time to get lit in Manchester, Tennessee! Festival dates are scheduled for June 9-12 for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Ladies what’s Bonnaroo without a bomb highlighter? Use Makeup Revolution Highlighter to give you late summer glow. Make heads turn with Ardell Professional Color Lashes and don’t be afraid to experiment with bright colors.


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ESSENCE FEST 2016, June 30–July 3

Head down to NOLA, baby, to catch one of the most popular festivals of the year. The dates are set for June 30-July 3rd, and you’ll get to see old favorites such as Mariah Carey and new school artists like The Internet. Have some fun with a simple flawless everyday look using Iman’s Skin Tone Evener BB Creme and adding festive Indian inspired dots using NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil. Wear your hair natural with the help of Shea Moisture’s Enhancing Smoothie.

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AFROPUNK 2016, August 27–28

You probably teared up when you saw Afropunk’s line up for their Brooklyn 2016 festival. See artists like Flying Lotus, Tyler The Creator, Thundercat, Angel Haze and Earl Sweatshirt during the show this 27th & 28th of August. The musically aware cool girl always has the perfect cat eye with Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner and a sexy lip using MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in shades in the family Candy Yum Yum & Ruby Woo. Get effortless waves testing out new techniques with your favorite flat iron.




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LOLLAPALOOZA 2016, July 28–31

“The good life, it feel like Atlanta It feel like L.A., it feel like Miami It feel like N.Y., summertime Chi,ahh!” Lollapalooza is making it’s way to Chicago July 28-31st and so are we! There will be musical guest set to perform like J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Radiohead, ASAP Ferg, and the list goes on. Literally. Get bold with Katy Kat Matte Lipstick and have with your hair & try some festive braids out.


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Hey bud! Are you are you going to Budweiser’s Made In America Festival? If you aren’t going to be in Philly for it September 3rd and 4th then you’re sleep. Rock your hair slick back in a bob using Paul Mitchell’s Sculpting Foam. Since your face will be center stage experiment bright eyeliners like Maybelline’s Gel Pencil in the color lustrous sapphire or glossy emerald.


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Which festival are you the most excited about? Let me know in the comments below!


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