August 29 2014

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Things We Learned From Bonnaroo


Bonnaroo 2011 is officially in the books and while the Eminem, Arcade Fire and Black Keys-fronted outdoor camping extravaganza didn’t bring out the kind of celebrity sightings we’ve come to expect from the annual music and arts festival (a face-painted, Indian headdress-wearing Drew Barrymore was sorely missed this year), we still managed to glean a few beauty tips from the talent onstage (and their backstage hangers-on).  Here, three lessons learned form the Tennessee valley:

1. Flowers, Not Feathers
Karen Elson passed on plumage and embraced petals instead, sporting a gigantic, bejeweled ginger
bloom behind her ear.

2. Don’t Forget Your Statement Lip
The day of the strong pout, on the other hand, is far from over, as Amber Rose demonstrated with a bright pink mouth backstage during new beau, Wiz Khalifa’s set.  Wiz is no Kanye, but we’re glad to see that Rose is keeping up her fashion savvy after splitting from the front-row fixture.

3. When In Doubt, Wear Waterproof
Musicians are are no strangers to the smoky eye, but Sleigh Bells front woman Alexis Krauss worked the sultry look with impressive ease even when swinging her head back and forth and working up an on-stage sweat. That, dear readers, is the power of a good waterproof shadow like Make Up For Ever
Aqua Cream
, which stays put even when the hard rocking ensues.

Photo: Getty Images

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