You’ve packed your tent, you’ve ordered every possible outfit online to fit in your rucksack. Now you’re onto the fun part, your festival beauty essentials. Call me modest, but looking and feeling your best when you’re covered in mud and sweat isn’t always a top priority. However, I can assure you that with the below essentials you will definitely defy the curse of festival grunge, for the first act at least.
Whether you like to let your hair down in the field, or you’re partial to a touch of festival snobbery, I’m sure we can all agree that festival beauty needs to be efficient, lightweight and as colourful as possible. So if you think you were all packed, think again. Your festival essentials await…
Weatherproof Your Look
Waterproofing your makeup is essential, especially when the heavens start to open, you need your makeup to last until the headliner. What I love about the Aqua XL Color Paint formula is that it was designed to last until you want it to come off. Apply to your lips, dot the colours around your eyes or create pretty patterns on your body, you can have confidence that your creativity will last with the Color Paints. I used the shades M-72, M-40 and M-16 to create the flowered eyeliner look for my above festival look.
A new hair colour is always fun, especially when the colours are anything but ordinary. Festivals are a time to be bold with your style, choose between Ice, Blue Steel, Jade Green and Strawberry to transform your hair, ready for some festival fun. The application is so easy! All you do is spray the colour in, blow-dry your hair, then watch your colour change – it’s incredible and speaking from experience, the colour will last around 3-4 washes.
Let’s get rid of the stigma around wipes. For the festival season, they’re a must-have. The Sensibio Wipes fit into the ‘good wipes’ category, infused with powerful micelle technology to remove all traces of makeup, you can use them on your eyes, face and body. There’s no need to lug around your cleanser, toner and cotton pads with these. Just remember, access to sinks are limited, therefore a pack of Sensibio Wipes in your backpack will be hugely appreciated by your need to feel clean after a spending the day in the field.
Accessorize Your Look
If there was ever a time to cover your face in jewels, it’s definitely at a festival. Whether you want to dress up your brows, eyes or cheekbones… you can get completely creative with these bedazzling makeup accessories. They’re fun, they’re creative and, they’re completely reusable, so just remember to keep them safe in their pot, ready for your next event.
Make Good Hair Days A Thing
It’s a given, you won’t be able to wash your hair as often as you’d like, so you’re going to need the Klorane Dry Shampoo to boost and beautify the bounce of your hair. A combination of rain, sweat and dirt isn’t the best mix for great tresses, so opt for the mini 50ml Oatmilk Spray for extra space in your backpack. Top Tip: Spray your kirby grips with dry shampoo to lock your style in place for longer.
Protect Your Skin
I know festivals are famous for their rain, but trust me when I say, this SPF50 will be your saviour. Out in the field all day, you’re skin is going to need protecting from the elements, whether that be rain or shine. Simply spritz over your face, body and hands for complete protection whilst you dance the day away.
Keeping fresh doesn’t have to be complicated. Especially when you can travel with a deodorant that lasts up to 48 hours. Designed to keep body odour at bay, without blocking your pores, you can rave the day and night away knowing that your armpits are safely protected from perspiration – phew!