You’ve got your tickets and you’ve got your tent, that’s all you need for festival season, right? Wrong! If you’re going to make it through a festival in style, you’re going to need our handy guide to the ultimate beauty tips and essentials for festival fashionistas.
The Perfect Preparation
The easiest way to enjoy a festival is to get in plenty of pre-preparation. Before you go, make sure you’re primed so that you only need to take a small amount of top up products to the festival. Start with home waxing so that you don’t have to worry about shaving when you get there, then finish off with a good fake tan to compliment all those summery outfits. If you’re going to paint your nails, go for a product like Gellux or CND Vinylux as these super-tough lacquers will withstand a weekend of partying.
The Essentials Kit
There’s a very specific recipe for the perfect festival look and it includes fluttery eyelashes, a golden glow and beachy waves. When packing your essentials kit, make sure you include false lashes for that doe-eyed hippie look, a good bronzer to warm up a tired face and give a sun-kissed glow, a good concealer in case of flare-ups (a likely occurrence over a heavy weekend!) and a bright long-lasting lip tint for a special splash of summery colour. Don’t forget that taking off your makeup is as important as putting it on too, so makeup wipes and a good soothing cleanser are also key. Lastly, make sure your hair stays fresh with a dry shampoo and a salt spray for those perfect festival waves.
Handy Hints and Tips to Remember
1. Drink plenty of water! It’ll help with hangovers and to keep your skin fresh and hydrated.
2. Double up on products. To keep packing light, try to find products that can have more than one use; blushers mixed with moisturiser can work as a lipstain while a foundation such as Max Factor’s Facefinity works as a foundation, primer and a concealer so you only have to pack one product instead of three!
3. Don’t forget sunscreen. Trying to sleep in a tent when you’re sunburned is not fun so keep that suntan lotion topped up. If you think you’ll forget, opt for cosmetics that already contain SPF protection.