How I Found Crazy Self-Confidence From “Festival Beauty”


I have never considered myself a “festival person.” In fact, the last time I tried to go to one (EDC Los Angeles in 2010), I ended up heading home before I even made it into the event. But despite the fact that the actual act of standing in a field and listening to EDM has never appealed to me, I have always been fascinated by festival beauty. I’m one of those people who loves all things sparkly and over-the-top (my laptop has a pink glitter case on it, and I’m currently wearing a pair of rhinestone-encrusted sandals, just to paint a picture for you), so I’ve always secretly envied the women on social media expressing themselves so freely with their makeup and hair. Festival goers somehow seem so carefree and confident.

So, when Sephora invited me to check out their beauty tent at the Panorama Festival in New York City last weekend (an event I’d admittedly never even heard of before they emailed me), I responded reluctantly.

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