#CBFest | Makeup with Cougar

The sun is still shining here in the UK as we make our way into September. I mean, I cannot believe we’re 3/4 of the way through 2017 already. Madness.


Cougar Beauty and CB&CO Cosmetics got in touch to celebrate the festival season and challenge bloggers to create their best festival inspired look. Now, I’ve never been to a festival so besides from seeing friends pictures, I have no experience with festival season. So I delved deep into my wardrobe and picked out an outfit that I would wear if going to a festival this Summer.

Cougar Makeup Packaging

Eyeshadow Swatches

Alongside my outfit, I had to create a Summer look with Cougar’s six shades of nude eyeshadow palette that was sent to me to review. It’s a gorgeous shimmer based palette and it creates a gorgeous summery look on the eyes. The pay off is a little intense and dipping lightly into the pan, it does create a lot of fall out. For £13 you get six shades which works out at around £2.16 per shade. Not too shabby.


So with festival looks, I tend to see a lot of loose fitted clothing, open shoulders, lots of skin showing because festivals can get pretty messy and if the sun is shining, we don’t want to be dressed up too much.

New Look Dress

Top half of dress

Top half of dress

I went for this bold, wrap style dress from New Look which has open shoulders, a plunge v-neck and short sleeves. I can always rely on New Look for when I go shopping as there’s always something in their for me.


It was on sale at the time for £9.00 which is a pretty steal for such a gorgeous dress! The eye look that I created was pretty simple, I blended the lighter base with the golden hue shade and then tucked the darkest shade into the crease of my eyelid and under my bottom lash line. My only issue with the palette is that it isn’t extremely pigmented on the skin, even when trying to build on top of it.

Close up of eyeshadow

Close up of eyeshadow

I finished off the look with these gorgeous nude coloured boots from H&M which are no longer for sale on their website but there’s still some similar versions of it in their store. They are super comfortable and are the perfect styled boots that you can wear with anything, whether that’s a dress, skirt or jeans.

Back of dress

So that’s my festival-inspired look for this Summer’s 2017 festivals. I definitely should have added some glitter to this look but unfortunately, I had none.


What do you think of this look? Let me know in the comments below.

*Disclaimer – I was gifted this eyeshadow palette in return for this festival-inspired challenge. This post also contains affiliate links.