Now that we're in the summertime and light and delicate ethereal vibes take over, let's take a look at some fairy-esque look ideas. Forest fairies are our favorite mythical creatures which come from medieval European folklore. These beautiful fairy makeup looks will inspire you to try out new trends and color palettes and make you feel like a child of the forest.

While we all don't have a fairy godmother for magical transformations, unfortunately we'll have to put in a bit of effort to look fairy-esque.


There's so many variations of a mythical fairy and whilst some of these looks aren't full on fairy transformations, we've included fairy elements such as freckles, glitter tears, floral embellishments and of course the fairy glow!


The original fairy was glowing head to toe so no fairy look can be complete without a heavenly, celestial like glow!


Summertime is the perfect time to amp up your glow and mermaid highlighters will give you an intense glow with an almost frost like sheen. Layer on different colors to pack on the intensity for a mandatory fairy glow! Draw on faux freckles for an on-trend look.

Lovely Fairy

If you love faux freckles, try multi-colored freckles! They add a really fun element and are great for summer festivals and parties. Play around with different textures such as metallic and glitter and layer over highlighted cheekbones for a multi-faceted look!

Glitter Freckles


If you're looking for something that's a bit more wearable, you can still pack on the glow with so many different ways to achieve glowy skin. Use highlighter shades in champagne and rose gold for a more wearable glow and if you're up for it, add a pop of color with a bold ombre lip. A fun colored wig will really get you in the fairy element.

Hearts & Highlight


Fairies aren't only blessed with a celestial glow but also are showered with flowers as they frolic in the forest.


Take inspiration from the floral fairy and incorporate flower themed look ideas this summer.

Flora Fairy

Whether you decide to create a flower crown or pin faux flowers to your hair, you will be flourishing with a natural ambiance and a pop of color, too!


For festival vibes, play with graphic dots with a colorful palette. Gold flakes and a mint green gradient wig complete the magical floral fairy makeup. So sweet and unique! Compliment the look with a beautiful floral wreath.

Summer Field Fairy 

If you're lovin' the glossy lids trend, take them to next level by combining trends with glitter tears and embellishing them with flowers. Flowers might not be practical IRL (in real life) but are perfect for the 'gram! 

If floral crowns aren't your thing and your feeling a bit artsy, you can create elaborate works of art by freehanding flowers across the lids or even along the temples. Total summer vibesright?


Most fairytale and mythical creatures live in a world where at night, all life exhibits bioluminescent glowing qualities and everything seemingly glows in the dark. Okay, so we might be thinking of Pandora from Avatar but we're still picturing the same mythical type realm here.


Get inspired by the glow in the dark elements of the enchanted forest and take your glow to a whole 'nother level with face and body paint!

You can get really creative with what you create here and the look ideas are endless.

Glow In the Dark

 If you don't want to paint your entire face and body in bright glowing paint, we hear  ya! Instead, go for eccentric yellow and neon green shades for a totally fun summer look! After all, this was Tinker Bell's color palette - we're taking notes, here!

Eye Glow


Everyone gets sad, even forest fairies feel a little melancholy. We'd like to believe when they are upset they cry glitter tears. This look creates a very interesting and eye-catching effect.

Glitter Tears

All you need to create dramatic glitter tears is to apply glitter primer or adhesive under the eyes and softly press glitter on a top of the glue. Of course you're best bet would be glitter liner which would make this look so effortless! This makeup technique will create an illusion of sparkly tears running down your face.

Glitter Tears

Embellish the glitter tears with stars, rhinestones, multi-colored beads and pearls - you can really make this look your own here! If you're using color on the lids, try keeping the look semi-matte so the glitter tears remain the focal point of the look.

Glitter Eyes Makeup 


Did you know that some fairies can be evil?

A popular music video Viva Forever by the Spice Girls still give us the creeps!


Embrace the dark side with this gothic fairy makeup look. It still incorporates a floral wreath crown and glitter tears yet the cool toned taupe makeup definitely has a dark vibe to it. Long lashes, black winged eyeliner and dark lips will help you add drama to your makeup look. 

Glitter Tears Wood Fairy Makeup 

Illuminate and brighten the eyes with bold pops of white for fairy-esque vibes. Create a cut crease in a dark color palette to add that edgy element to the look. Complete the look with a flawless and radiant complexion.

Smokey, smoldering graphic eyes combined with dark lips will really take you on the dark side. Skip the ethereal floral crown and wrap a fancy headband around the forehead for the finishing touch.


Bring out your inner forest fairy with shades of green. Create a bright eyed spotlight halo with yellow, lime green and dark green. Add a contrasting lip in lilac and complete the look with faux freckles.

Insane Wood Fairy

Create a monochrome palette in forest green paired with bronzer, peach blush and for that enchanting vibe, embellish the look with metallic gold. Accessorize with your choice of headpiece.

Forest Vibes 

For an avant garde look, grab your favorite green color palette and a create a pair of butterfly wings across the lids. Create negative space leaves or petals to with the forest theme. For the finishing touches, embellish with rhinestones and beads and add a set of theatrical lashes to make your butterfly wings come to life!

Forest Nymph Makeup

For a glam forest fairy vibes, opt for a green cut crease. If you're feeling bright, go for a green gradient look and for something more wearable, go for a deep green look paired with neutrals. Complete the look with leaves! These can be actual leaves, faux leaves or hand-drawn or painted on leaves! Try layering metallic liners for an embossed leaf look.


You can easily turn your everyday manicure into charming fairy nails by decorating them with dry flowers, flower petals or hand drawing little green leaves.

Dry Flowers Nail Art 

Embellish your flowers with small beads to add a nice shiny element!

French Manicure With Floral Twist 

Create a gorgeous cherry blossom manicure, as it's easy to achieve yet has that enchanting feel to it.

Blooming Trees Nails 

Of course, add lots of sparkles and glitter to complete your fairy-esque nail art and play around with rhinestones, charms and nail art decorations!

Cherry Blossom

We hope you enjoyed this post and are feeling inspired to try out a fairy-esque look. Sending magical fairy dust your way!


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