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Festival Beauty Essentials

Festival Beauty Essentials

Got a jam-packed summer of festivals lined up? Whilst letting loose and embracing the dirt is all part of the festival experience, a few days of minimal showering and little sleep doesn’t exactly make for the best look. But fear not as we’ve got the solution to all your festival beauty troubles.

The key for a fresh-faced and fuss-free weekend is to pack light, look after your skin and keep to multitasking makeup in your beauty bag. Here we’ve created your go-to checklist to get you festival-ready.

Sun Protection

Of course we’re always hoping the sun shines for our festivals, but the truth is, whatever the forecast, protection from the sun’s radiation is an essential.  You’ll want to choose a broad-spectrum high SPF sun cream, preferably with a full-body coverage spray. We recommend Lancaster Sun Beauty Oil-Free Milky Spray SPF30, which helps protect your skin against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays during sun exposure. A quick spritz in the morning and you’re good to go.

Cleansing wipes

After a long day soaking up the festival vibes, all you’ll want to do when you get back to the tent is remove your makeup—and the many layers of dirt and grime. Cleansing wipes are the perfect tool to leave you feeling as fresh as a daisy—or near enough! We recommend butter LONDON Scrubbers make up remover wipes. These beauties are individually wrapped, alcohol-free and are loaded with sunflower seed oils and jojoba oils, plus vitamin E and rice bran extract to keep your skin hydrated and radiant.

3 in 1 Colour

Now this is a great space-saving beauty hack.  Instead of bringing multiple makeup products with you that are likely to be lost under the sheer chaos in the tent, try using one or two cosmetics that can double up as other products. To get you started, why not opt for a cream blusher, such as Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick Face Colour or L.A Girl Velvet Blush Contour Stick, and dab across the lips and eyelids as well for a multitasking pop of colour.


Dancing around in the sunshine all day long means you’ll require a reliable, high-performing deodorant. Biotherm Deo Pure Anti-Perspirant Stick is ideal for all type of skins, even the sensitive ones as it minimizes risk of allergy or skin discomfort—perfect for when you’re in a field and out of your comfort zone!

Tinted Moisturiser

Ensuring we’ve got an even coverage of foundation whilst sat in the depths of the tent each morning is too much of a faff for us to bare. Instead, a tinted moisturiser is easier to apply and maintain, plus has all the benefits of keeping your skin hydrated and radiant. Try NUXE Creme Prodigieuse DD Cream SPF30 which as well as having anti-pollution properties also immediately illuminates, evens out, smooths and enhances the complexion for a flawless skin result.

Glitter and Shine

It goes without saying that glitter is a festival staple, and the trend is set to remain strong this summer having covered the SS18 runways during Fashion Week, too. Apply NYX Cosmetics Glitter Mania and Glitter Cream Palette to the eyelids and cheekbones for a fun, festival sparkle or, if you’d rather a more subtle look, stick to illuminating creams and highlighters such as theBalm Manizer Highlighter, Shadow & Shimmer.

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