10 EDC Makeup Ideas
Julia Sachs | May 16, 2024

10 EDC Makeup Ideas

With EDC approaching quickly, it’s time to get inspired with these 10 makeup ideas. Continue Reading
75 Festival Makeup Looks For 2024
Julia Sachs | March 29, 2024

75 Festival Makeup Looks For 2024

We're loving these rave makeup looks for the 2024 festival season. Continue Reading
How to Remove Glitter from Your Face & Hair
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Julia Sachs | August 30, 2021

How to Remove Glitter from Your Face & Hair

Glitter is all fun and games until you get home after a long night of raving and face the challenge of trying to get it off. It can be an absolute nightmare to take off, and if not done correctly you could be left with little glittery reminders for weeks! 

If you’re worried about turning up to your Monday morning meeting still covered in glitter [Editor's Note: glitter at iHeartRaves meetings is welcomed with open arms] then this one's for you! Here are our top tips on how to remove glitter from your face and hair properly.

Hot Water and Soap

Without a doubt, the best way to remove glitter is just by washing your face with soap under a hot shower. Use a good oil-based face wash or cleanser to get those last pesky bits of sparkle off. Simple as that!

Hot water may be hard to come by if you’re camping at a music festival so keep scrolling to find some better hacks for removing glitter when you’re not heading home right away!

You Can Always Count on Oil

Use coconut oil or olive oil to gently emulsify your makeup, leaving your skin soft and sparkle free.

Saturate a cotton pad with the oil of your choice and glide it over your skin in a sweeping motion. Depending on how much glitter you have on your face, you may have to repeat this a few times. Once you’ve removed most of the sparkle, go over your skin with a water-soaked cotton pad to get the remainder of the glitter and the oil off.

Use olive oil to wash the glitter out of your hair. Lather it all over your scalp, massage it through your hair, let it soak for 10 minutes then wash it out. Not only will your hair be glitter-free but it’ll also be smooth as silk!

Use A Spoolie Brush

Grab a package of spoolie brushes (those brushes used in mascara tubes) from the drugstore the next time you're there to use as a glitter removing tool. Dry spoolie brushes will pick up the glitter from your skin easily, and help you direct where you're removing the glitter so you can make sure it ends up in the garbage and not in our water supply or on the ground outside.

Blot Glitter Out of Your Hair with Hairspray

If glitter roots are your festival go-to, you’ll love how simple this cleansing technique is. Spray kitchen roll with hairspray until it’s sticky, then blot the sparkle out of our roots. It will lift the specks of glitter out of your scalp without pulling the hairs out of your head!

Steer Clear of Face Wipes

Face wipes can irritate your skin, leading to redness or a rash. Definitely not how you want to end a fantastic weekend at a music festival! They also tend to just move the glitter around rather than wipe it off, so in the end they don’t make much of a difference, stay away from them!

Use a Bit of Sticky Tape as a Last Resort

If you’ve got some stubborn glitter residue, you can always rely on a little bit of sticky tape. Wrap a small piece of tape around your finger with the sticky part facing the outside, then just press it gently onto your skin to remove every bit of sparkle left. But whatever you do, only use this method for your face and body, don’t try doing this on your hair!

Apply Your Glitter with a Proper Glitter Adhesive

Think ahead, if you want to wipe off your sparkle with ease, apply it on your skin with a better base coat. Using an adhesive like our Lunautics Galactic Glitter Glue will not only make the application much more seamless but also makes the removal process much easier. It’s water soluble which means you can just use water and it will melt right off!

Need some glitter makeup inspo for your next rave? Check out our top face glitter looks and get ready to embrace your inner rave glitter goddess.
How To: Wear Face Glitter Like A Pro
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Julia Sachs | August 12, 2021

How To: Wear Face Glitter Like A Pro

Glitter is an absolute must-have accessory for raves. It’s super fun to experiment with and it can take your outfit to new dazzling heights. Applying it can be tricky though if you don’t know what you’re doing. Continue Reading
How to Wear Face Glitter
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Julia Sachs | July 05, 2021

How to Wear Face Glitter

Whether you’ve a glitter newbie or a sparkle veteran, get ready to embrace your inner unicorn with our top face glitter looks! Continue Reading
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Julia Sachs | July 01, 2021

5 Festival Makeup Looks to Try

We’ve compiled a list of our top festival makeup looks that are easy to recreate and will make sure you stand out from the crowd.

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Tear drop makeup on raver
Kellie Burch | April 01, 2020

Rave Makeup: What to Wear?

Whether you’re the creative type or not, there are some basics to rave makeup that apply no matter what you’re festival fashion is or where you’re going. We’ve created the ultimate guide to rave makeup that will not only help you decide what to wear, but also explain how to make your look last all night. Continue Reading
New Year's Eve Makeup Tutorial
Kellie Burch | December 22, 2019

New Year's Eve Makeup Tutorial

We’re reaching the end of a decade, can you believe it? 2020 is just around the corner, and whether you’re spending New Year’s Eve at an event listening to the set you’ve been waiting for, or spending time with your best friends old and new, I’m here to show you how to easily put together an easy and totally doable New Year's Eve makeup look!  Continue Reading
Festival Makeup: Rainbow Crease and Smokey Eye
Kellie Burch | May 11, 2019

Festival Makeup Tutorial: Smokey Eye and Rainbow Crease Edition

A couple of my favorite additions to my festival makeup looks definitely have to be face jewels and chunky glitter! You can never go wrong with some decorative sparkly face jewels, or even a bright and dazzling glitter all over. In honor of Festival Season officially starting, I created two separate festival makeup looks using these accessories that can help elevate your rave look!

The first look is a simpler, warm smokey eye with gold chunky glitter, while the second is an elaborate rainbow cut crease with rainbow heart face jewels. Watch my tutorial to learn more!

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DIY Braids
Kellie Burch | April 29, 2019

DIY Braids for Festival Season: Rainbow Hair Edition

There are a lot of gorgeous photos out there of girls with their hair styled perfectly at festivals, but not all of us have the budget to hire someone or have super talented friends in our repertoire to do it for us. That’s why I decided to try and see if I can take on braids, one of this year’s biggest festival hair styles, and create this DIY for this festival hair trend.

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Styling a Neon Blue A-Line Wig
Kellie Burch | March 13, 2019

How to Style a Wig for a Festival

I got into wearing wigs to events because I’m pretty terrible at styling my hair. I can straighten it, and do some basic pigtails, but it always stresses me out. Wigs became a fun alternative for me and added so much fun to my looks. Here are some of my pro-tips for styling a wig at a festival or rave.  Continue Reading
Festival Makeup 101: How to Create Neon Makeup Looks
Kellie Burch | February 27, 2019

Festival Makeup 101: How to Create Neon Makeup Looks

Neon makeup and holographic makeup looks have become increasingly popular in festival makeup scene. Both these styles are my absolute favorite, so I created this tutorial to show you how to create two neon makeup looks. The first one is a neon green look, featuring a green cut crease. The second look will be another neon make up look, featuring a glow-in-the-dark-purple cut crease.  Continue Reading