Nude & Free-Spirited (Style, That Is)

It’s here, Benebabes! Festival season has arrived and of course all we’re dreaming about is sunshine, music and how we’ll be spending every weekend outdoors from here until October. Thanks A LOT!

Festivals of all kinds present us with the best opportunity to perfect our natural beauty & free-spirited fashion. It’s our go-to look for any event where sunshine, bands & multiple cocktails are involved.

We also like to look at this as a challenge; how can we choose our favorite beauty & style essentials AND fit them all in our small, but manageable, weekend bag (we mean that)?!


Our dreamy, daring beauty inspiration from BCBGMAXAZRIA

Once we spotted this BCBG look (above), there was no turning back. It captures that moment of flawless sun-kissed perfection & the ideal combination of natural beauty & fashion cojones. Where we’re not afraid to rock flowy patterns, minimal makeup or head jewelry (finally!). This photo instantly inspired us for, what we think is, the perfect festival appearance.

Let’s go through the steps to achieve your ‘gorgeous, but effortless’ natural beauty look:

Step 1:  Prime & moisturize! For airbrushed social media pics (selfies!) & to combat shine, apply the POREfessional from the center of the face outward by patting lightly with fingertips. Dab on our triple performing facial emulsion with a dime-size of you rebel for moisture, complexion coverage & SPF. (Note: the desert, or anywhere there is sunlight, is NO place to be caught without SPF, especially when it comes to your face!)

Step 2: Prime your eyelids with stay don’t stray for all-day shadow staying power (you’ll need it!), bust out your big beautiful eyes contour kit in a natural pink alabaster & cocoa palette. Then, make sure to be generous with your top liner to widen the look of your eye.


Get a shimmery, nude eye with the big beautiful eyes palette.

Step 3: BROWS! No festival look is complete without a bold brow. Brow zings will be your lifesaver here… well that & water (stay hydrated, gorgeous!).


Bold, structured brows for that wow factor.

Step 4: Nude lips! Rub your boi-ing concealer (you can use the one in your big beautiful eyes kit to save space) on your top and bottom lip; pair with a nude gloss like hoola and viola!

Step 5: Layer those lashes with they’re real and add a little watt’s up above your cheek bones for an extra glow.

The nude beauty look: check. Cleopatra-inspired head jewelry: check. Now all you need is a bag full of festival swag! Luckily, we’ve partnered with BCBGMAXAZRIA to give away a dozen music fest essentials! Enter HERE by 4/14/13.

See you in the desert!