The beauty must-haves to survive festival season
Think fresh, long-lasting and multi-purpose.
You may be at a festival, but you still want even-toned, fresh-looking skin – like yours, but better and entirely fuss-free. Enter the Natural Satin foundation, a lightweight, multi-tasking formula for both the face and body. Sheer and breathable, you’ll have a satin-smooth, dewy finish in no time, especially when you apply it with your fingers. Just remember: always start with a small amount and build up if necessary.
QUICK TIP: Liquid foundation can also work as concealer! Place a small dot on the area, wait a few minutes for the formula to thicken and set a bit, then lightly blend it out, being careful not to rub it away.
EYE SHADOW PENCIL
While you want to keep the makeup bag minimal at a festival, your look doesn’t have to be. That’s why this double-duty jumbo eye pencil will be your beauty BFF. Apply all over your lid as eyeshadow or just closer to your lash line as eyeliner. The texture is creamy and blendable so there’s no snagging along the delicate skin around the eyes, while the water-resistant formula means it won’t budge for hours, even if you get caught in a downpour.
QUICK TIP: Forget packing brushes! If you need to blend or smudge your eye makeup, just use your fingers. And if you choose a neutral shade, you’ll be able to go mirror-free, too.
Sure, dry shampoo is the ubiquitous choice for any festival-goer, but travelling with an aerosol spray is not always possible. Luckily, a powder formula (with an invigorating peppermint scent and certified organic potato starch) is here to save the day. Simultaneously cleansing, refreshing and magnifying, simply shake the bottle well and then dust onto dry roots. Massage into your scalp first and then brush any excess product out.
QUICK TIP: You can also use the dry shampoo powder along the lengths of your hair as a texturiser and volumiser. Perfect when you want a little more grip for an up-do or some added oomph to your locks.
SPRAY TRAVEL BOTTLE
A travel-sized spray bottle (100ml so plane-friendly) filled with your favourite face mist is such a dependable and versatile beauty companion, you’ll never know how you ever did without it! Use the spray to set your makeup, get an extra boost of hydration during your skincare routine, relieve skin irritation from the sun or simply refresh your look during the day, especially if you’re outdoors for most of the time.
QUICK TIP: To make your own soothing face mist, fill the bottle halfway with water, add a few drops of lavender oil and a tablespoon of rosehip oil and then fill the rest of the bottle up with aloe vera. Shake before use.
This summer, whether you’re listening to your favourite band with hundreds of other people or grooving to the biggest DJ on the planet, you do not want your makeup to let you down. Which means a long-lasting yet comfortable liquid lipstick. With just a few velvety swipes, you’ll have super-matte, high-coverage colour that you won’t have to think about for hours and hours. That’s right: no worrying about fading, feathering or bleeding here!
QUICK TIP: The finish of the Velvet Lip Cream can be revived later by simply applying a little lip balm over the top. Which will leave you more time for dancing, not checking on your lippie.
There’s no two ways about it, between the elements and lack of your usual conveniences, festivals can zap the moisture out of your skin. The solution? Take a multi-purpose balm and kiss that dull-looking face, parched lips or dry hands goodbye. With a rich blend of hydrating oils and waxes (such as certified organic sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil, beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter and rosemary seed extract), you can moisturise your face and body in a flash.
QUICK TIP: A little goes a long way here. Warm a small amount between your fingers and then apply to your face or lips. The balm can also be used to define the ends of your hair in a pinch!
The undisputed hero product during festival season: cleansing wipes. These soft-to-touch wipes will gently remove makeup and any impurities, plus leave your skin feeling refreshed. But the best part? They’re completely alcohol-free, which means they’re kind to your skin and won’t dry it out. Fold the wipe in half for easier use and wipe the eyes first, then use the other side to take away dirt and makeup.
QUICK TIP: Before you dispose of your cleansing wipe, take the corners and scrub away any grime that has unfortunately accumulated under your fingernails and around your cuticles.