It’s that time of year when festivals are in full swing, and for newbie festival goers, it can be a job to know what to bring beauty wise. For me, I like to keep it to the bare minimum. I mean let’s be honest, no one has the time (or space in a tent) to do their whole beauty routine. As well as this, there are some essentials that you need to bring, some that are easy to forget or what you would never think to pack.
Bobby Pins and Hairbands // There’s nothing worse than having greasy festival hair, and not having a hair band to chuck it up with. Bobby pins are also a must. Great if you want to boho up your hair with a couple of braids. Simply pin them in place.
Deodorant // You don’t really want to forget this. All that dancing + no deodorant = nightmare.
Face Wipes // Face wipes are probably the no.1 essential, and festivals are the only real place where you’re allowed to use them (apart from the odd lazy night).
Body Spray // Most festivals won’t allow you to bring in aerosols or perfumes (because of the glass bottle), hence why I’ve picked the Soap and Glory body spray. It’s a water based spray and comes in a plastic bottle so you’ll have no trouble bringing it. It also smells amazing and is so convenient!
Hand Sanitiser // I’m a huge germ freak, so I always have a little bottle of hand sanitiser in my bag. But for festivals, I feel like you need some. Germs everywhere, and no sinks to wash your hands!!!
Dry Shampoo // Again, you’re not allowed aerosols, so normal dry shampoo is out. But Lush do their No Drought dry shampoo that comes in a small shake bottle. It smells great and does a great job of soaking up any excess oils.
Wax Strips // Probably not one many people think of. But if like me, and you have horrendously hairy legs that seem to grow back the next day after shaving, then this is vital. No point in bringing a razor as chances are, there will be no showers. That’s why I wax my legs before I go and bring a couple of wax strips along in my bag incase I need a few touch ups. So easy to do in your tent and you can throw them away after!
Keep it simple. No one’s going to pay attention to your flawless base or perfectly contoured cheekbones. I’ve narrowed it down to 5 products that honestly, all you really need.
Foundation // I say go for a lightweight foundation. Something like the Bourjois Healthy mix Serum is perfect. It has a plastic bottle and gives the skins a lovely dewy finish. It also looks great in photos.
Concealer // This is a must for me especially, as I have dark bags as it is, let alone after 3 or 4 nights in a tent. Also good for covering the odd blemish (probably caused by your changed skincare routine).
Palette // Take a palette for your shadows. I would also go for one with a couple of matte shades in there, something that you can use on your brows as well..we all love a good 2 in 1.
Waterproof Mascara // This won’t budge through all the sweating and humidity throughout the day and night. Just make sure your makeup wipes can remove waterproof mascara.
Lipstick // Again, another 2 in 1. As well as using on your lips, you can also dab a little of your lipstick on your cheeks as a cream blush. I like to take a bold lip like a red and a nude so i’m covered.
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