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I’m very excited to officially announce that The Wild & Free Blog will be covering Symbiosis Gathering next weekend! Symbiosis is a music and arts festival that I’ve yet to attend but have heard endless amazing stories about. I’m under the impression that upon returning home I’ll have a head full of new knowledge and surges of inspiration pulsing through my veins.

In honor of this recent news, I decided to do a blog post dedicated to festival makeup. Now, I’m no makeup professional, but I do know a thing or two about glitter and metallic stars from using them countless times throughout the years. Below you’ll find a few tips on achieving this fairy dusted, space queen look, and in case you feel like joining the festivities, check out more on Symbiosis HERE and listen to their recently released playlist of featured artists HERE.


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I usually purchase mine from Michaels, but you can also find them all over online. Tip: Try Amazon or eBay for buying in bulk. Search “star confetti”

Typically the ultra fine glitter works best, but it’s also nice to mix a few sizes and add some dimension to the sparkle. Again, Michaels is my go to spot. If you don’t have a store nearby, you can browse their glitter selection HERE.

I’ve found that this is the best way to adhere the stars to your face. Make sure you get the kind with a brush attached for easier application.

Adding a liquid highlight after you’ve applied your regular foundation gives your skin a little moisture for the glitter to stick. Simply apply the glitter with your fingertips after applying the highlight to your cheekbones and/or eyelids.
Tip: Try Feeling Younger Skin Tint by Lush for a natural cosmetic you can count on being free of harmful chemicals. Or, if highlight isn’t your thing, try Burt’s Bees Radiance Body Lotion – another natural product that is super convenient for applying glitter to your body as well. 

That’s it! It’s all super easy and so fun for festivals. The best part is you can do this with virtually any color. The possibilities are endless!



Before I head out, I just want to leave all of you with a few more pieces of info! First, the next drop of Embellished Denim is happening on Sunday! There will be a handful of pieces including this dreamy number below ➸

Wild & Free Embellished Elephant Denim

Second, the two gold mermaid crowns I mentioned I designed, are now available on Etsy and the website! Introducing ….

The Galaxy Mermaid Crown
Starry Eyed Mermaid Crown


The Casting Spells Mermaid Crown in Goldimg_4850

Sending lots of love to all of you. May you have dreams of mermaids and fairy dust tonight.