Face Painting: Fun Or Faux Pas?
After we posted Little Boots’ comments on the wrongs of summer festival beauty, i.e., using the frequently muddy music extravaganzas as an excuse to “go all tribal,” this picture of Drew Barrymore enjoying sets by Bon Iver, Yeasayer, and MGMT at Bonnaroo surfaced like clockwork. An actual conversation about the beauty guidelines for face painting followed shortly thereafter between me and a fashion editor friend, who surmised that only certain celebs, namely Drew, Zooey Deschanel, and Kirsten Dunst, could pull off the look without looking “played,” as she put it. I felt the need to add Bat for Lashes, a.k.a. Natasha Khan, to the list since she has inspired many a festivalgoer to experiment with the full potential of eye shadows and lipsticks. Thoughts on playing Picasso with your face?