If you have ever been to a concert, no matter what genre the band may fall under, it's always hard to decide what your makeup and beauty routine should be. Sometimes the concert can be held outdoors in an amphitheater or inside in a climate controlled environment. No matter the location or band there certain beauty tips that everyone can use for all concert occasions, rock concert or not.
Get Ready to Rock
Your skin should always be in the best condition possible in order for your makeup to wear well, plus if your skin is good then you will need less makeup. So needless to say, if you are not the best at taking care of your skin on a daily basis then at least begin nurturing it 2-4 weeks before the show. Great skincare beauty tips include: washing your face or at least removing makeup nightly followed by a simple splash of water on your face in the morning, a good moisturizer for both day and night (day time should have an SPF), and either a mask or exfoliation product that can be used no less than once a week. Those are the "necessities" so you can build your regimen from there if you are in need of an eye cream or specialty product.
Now that your face is covered, don't forget the rest of your skin. If you are pale and don't like to tan but want to have some color then begin a gradual self tanner that you can apply daily. Also, don't forget to exfoliate and moisturize any of the rough areas first (knees, elbows, etc). Personally, I don't mind being pale so I don't self tan that often. As you can tell from the photo I try to keep my skin looking as good as possible, especially since flaws are more noticeable on lighter skin tones.
Add Your Color
When the time comes to get ready for the concert, the last thing you want to worry about is your makeup looking good, keeping it in place, and wondering how many times you will need to touch-up and reapply lip color. So instead of worrying, simplify everything and finish your look with an "insurance" policy so to speak.
As an example, here is what I wore to a Creed concert in 2009 and 2010. The 2009 concert was indoors so I didn't have to worry about humidity and the sun, but I did want to make sure that my makeup stayed in place through the pyrotechnics and heat from the people surrounding me in the "pit" area of the concert floor. The concert in 2010 was at an amphitheater, so the heat was definitely on during that venue.
Once your makeup is finished and you look fabulous yet not overly made-up, then you need to focus on keeping your hard work in place. My new favorite product line to help keep my makeup on during different occasions is called Skindinavia. For both Creed concerts I used the Skindinavia Cool Flash Makeup Finish (Compare Prices), which is a heat resistant weightless mist that helps to hold your makeup in place while leaving your skin looking fresh and beautiful.
Once you set your makeup don’t forget a nice light yet pretty perfume. You don't want to wear something heavy, since you will be in a crowd and too much fragrance can cause headaches. One of my favorite lightweight perfumes is Ageless Fantasy by Harvey Prince (Compare Prices). It's actually formulated to make you "smell" younger. I don't know if it actually does the job or not, but I really like how light it is yet it seems to stay throughout the day without being too overpowering.
If you are wondering why I skipped fragranced body creams or shimmers, well this is because they are not needed and frankly shimmer shouldn't be used in certain situations. Imagine being at a concert, while covered in a beautiful bronzing body shimmer, when the spot lights hit you and you light up the room like a bon fire. Shimmer is nice to use at certain clubs and various events, but leave it in the container when it comes to concerts. As for fragranced body creams, the same rule applies here as with a heavy perfume. If you think to a time when you were somewhere in a crowd, or sometimes in a regular setting, where you could smell nothing but one person's perfume then you should know not to be that person. I have had incidents where I could almost taste the perfume because it was so heavy, so don't be that one annoying person in the crowd.
With the final spray of your perfume and the slight smoothing of your hair, you should be ready to rock and roll. Since you used a long wearing lip product that works almost like a stain, you can rest easy that your lip color will last for hours. My extra tip would be to carry a small tube of pinkish-clear gloss to add moisture every now and then. And since you used a makeup mist, the rest of the color on your face should make it through the evening into the early hours of the morning without having to carry a compact for touch-ups. So go, have fun, and focus on the concert instead of the way you look!