Hello lovelies, today I’m collaborating with Emma from Out of the Dark and Into the Beauty. We’ll be writing about our top festival beauty essentials – you can check out Emma’s blog post here. She’s such a lovely girl and I’m so excited to be collab-ing with her!
Firstly, and I think this is mostly everybody’s festival staple, is glitter. I feel like even though glitter is such a popular make-up choice anyway, for a glam night out or just when you want to spice up your look, its popularity explodes around the summer/fesitval season. Eyes, lips, cheeks, hair, temples – glitter can and will be found everywhere!
The beauty of it is that there is so much you can do with it, and so many colours and consistencies to choose from. From chunky glitter to fine, and bold greens and purples, to simple whites and golds, there is something for everyone. I have a few glitters so far and I’m sure I’ll keep adding to the collection!
Next up – BB cream! Some people will be happy putting on a full face of make-up, and that’s great, but for me I love to keep things simple. It means less time applying my make-up, but also less time taking it off at night! There’s no thick, heavy duty foundation, and if I’m honest, it will probably be rained off within hours, anyway.
Sticking with BB cream is a great way to give you that even look without making too much effort. And it can be easily jazzed up with that glitter! The less make-up you bring over all, the more room you have in your suitcase. But obviously bring enough essentials to make yourself feel festival ready!
If you don’t feel like bringing make up, or you are just sticking with BB cream, but still want to seem a bit more put together, what about fake tanning before you go? Even if it ends up being bad weather (aka classic festival weather in the UK) you will still be tanned to the nines and look summery. And it means that you could forgo make up all together if you choose to!
Another staple is dry shampoo. I don’t know about you, but washing my hair at a festival seems like a right faff. Personally, I can go quite a few days without the need to wash my hair which works in my favour. But, just to give it that bit of oomph and life, a spritz of dry shampoo at the start of the day helps a lot!
Moving on to a couple of other sprays – setting spray and hair spray. If you do decide to bring make up with you, setting spray will be your holy grail, especially if you don’t plan to return to the campsite until late at night, or you are only going to a festival on a day ticket and won’t be bringing your make up bag with you to top up. Hair spray will do the same but for your hair, keeping you looking on point for the entire day!
Face wipes, baby wipes, all the wipes! Things are gonna get muddy and messy and sticky, and the best way to combat that is stocking up on a load of wipes. Some to be for taking your make-up off at the end of an evening, and others just for general clean up, or even going to the bathroom (those cubicles are NOT cute!). Need a bit of a freshen up but it doesn’t warrant a shower? More wipes!
Another make up staple – matte liquid lips. With the amount of water (*cough* booze) and food you’ll be consuming during the day, you don’t want your lipstick to smudge, so finding a good liquid lip that won’t rub off so easily will be a lifesaver. My favourite right now is the Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint – it really doesn’t budge! You can read my thoughts on it over here.
The last two items are optionally, really, but personally I’d be taking some bright nail polish and a sheet face mask with me. Both of these can either be done before you go as a little pre-festival pamper with your friends or by yourself, or they can be something to take with you so you and your pals can have a little pamper one night and look after yourselves and your skin while you’re away from home. And the next day you will wake up feeling fresh and beautiful, and ready to start another day of partying and having fun!
Do you have any festival essentials that I haven’t mentioned here? Let me know what it is in the comments!