If you've got a festival or two lined up this summer (lucky you!) you're going to need to pack some beauty essentials to get you through; what with late nights teamed with early mornings, lack of showers / all round general hygiene, and who could forget the wind, rain and mud. But it won't be all doom and gloom, along with the awesome music and 24 hour partying, we've got you sorted with the beauty essentials to keep you looking insane against all odds!
First things first; make sure you pack a mirror. Even a small pocket sized compact will do the job. There's nothing worse than knowing you look a bit worse for wear, stuck in the middle of a field, with no mirror - you can thank us later!
Now, take note and stock up on these festival beauty must have's:
Face Wipes These beauties will save you in more ways than one. A - taking off your make up in a flash. B - clean up any spillages. C - makeshift 'wash' of your body in desperate times. Bring a full packet, you'll need it.
B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes £1
Lip Balm Most people forget to pack a balm and go straight for the red lippy. Our advice - pack both. From being out in the open all day lips can become chapped easily, so a trusty moisturising balm is just what you need. It can also act as a glossy layer over your lipstick - win!
EOS Pomegranate Lip Balm Sphere £6.50
Nails To save the ineviatble chipping of your festival-ready home mani, opt for a standout set of stick on nails. The hard work is already done for you, choose your fave design and get gluing! A worry off your mind - at least your nails will be perfection if nothing else!
Elegant Touch X House Of Holland Nails in Foil’s Gold £8.99
Compressed Deodorant A daily essential that you can not forget! Lack of showers and emergency face wipe washes call for a heavy daily dose of deodorant. Choose a fresh scent that you love, as perfume probably isn't coming with you to the field. Plus a compressed can is a great space saver.
Dove Go Fresh Compressed Deodorant in Cucumber £2.99
Waterproof Mascara If you're festivaling here in the UK you need to be prepared for rain. Combat the panda eyes with a great waterproof mascara, and eyeliner if desired.
Maybelline Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara in Black £7.99
BB Cream I'm sure you know all about the wonders of BB cream from our previous post. You need this product in your life, especially when trying to pack light.
Dead Sea Spa Magik £13.50
Dry Shampoo Another hero product. You can go all weekend long without washing your hair and avoid greasy locks with a spritz or two of dry shampoo. It absorbs all the unwanted oil that creates grease and can smell incredible - take this tropical one for instance. Go for a standard can, if like us you use A LOT of it, or grab the handy travel sized versions for an emergency hair pick-me-up.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical 200ml £2.99 (Travel sized version £1.50)
Hand Sanitiser With so much mud and general dirt around at a festival taking a hand sanitiser is imperative. Kill off those germs and feel fresher and cleaner in an instant.
Carex Complete Aloe Vera Hand Gel 50ml £1.45
These next two are not exactly essentials BUT no festival beauty guide is complete without some optional rainbow coloured hair and of course some sparkles:
Hair Chalk Take some festvial hair inspo from the celebs and channel your inner Kylie Jenner. Pastels are a big trend this year for hair, we love these easy spray in chalk colours. They're only £3 so won't break the bank and are fuss free. Simply brush out the colour once you're done being Kylie for the day and voila, normal life can resume.
Glitter It wouldn't be right not to include glitter in this round up. A pot, or three, are exactly what you need to get festvial ready in no time. Apply anywhere and everywhere and make sure you shine like never before!
Barry M Fine Gllitter Dust £4.59
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