Beauty Products You Must Take To A Festival

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Festival Beauty Must Haves

Seeing as I go to a lot of festivals I realised I haven’t done very many guides for them which is a bit silly. While most of you probably know what to take in regards to the actual camping aspect I find knowing what to take from my beauty and skincare routine a lot harder. I’ve had festivals where I have taken way too many beauty products, and others where I have got it spot on.

Micellar Wipes

I want to look good at festivals so still wear a normal amount of makeup but taking it off can be a nightmare. I tend to opt for micellar water at home because it’s the most effective in taking off my makeup and I don’t tend to find wipes all that effective, but these Garnier Micellar Wipes are amazing and a definite must have for festivals and travelling.

Garnier Moisture Nourish Moisturiser

You will need a really good moisturiser at festivals as your face can get quite dry when camping and it’s a good way to boost your moisture when you might not be drinking quite as much water as you usually do. I find for the price this moisturiser is amazing and because you can buy it for your particular skin type (I opted for dry/ very dry) it works a treat.

Festival Skincare

Baby wipes

These are pretty much a must have at any festival, especially when showers just aren’t an option. I tend to find I’m lucky and manage to have a shower most days at festivals but baby wipes are a nice way to tide you over. The ones I have are great because they have a proper plastic clasp at the top instead of the sticker so I know it’s always closed and the wipes aren’t going to dry out.

Dry Shampoo

I’m lucky enough that my hair dries straight so I tend to stick my head under a cold tap and wash my hair everyday at a festival (it makes me feel cleaner). But for most people dry shampoo is the holy grail which can get you looking less greasy on top. There are loads of options but I find the Batiste Brunette one the best for me as I have to worry less about the white residue.

Festival Beauty

A sheet mask

I know what you’re thinking why take a face mask to a festival but hear me out. Since sheet masks became a huge thing it’s been easy to use one without the mess and a festival is exactly when you need it. I tend to use one about half way to two-thirds of the way through a festival and it’s always great sat in your tent feeling the serum sink into your skin. When you’re drinking more alcohol, eating bad food and camping your skin will be thankful of a pick me up.

A base with an SPF

Even if it’s raining or cloudy you can still catch the sun from being outside so much of the day so I always pack a base such as the La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur which has a good built in SPF. I tend to opt for lighter bases when at a festival just because you’re outside and likely to be sweaty during the day.

Urban Decay Naked Concealer

Concealer is one of the most important things I wear at a festival. Chances are you’re not getting as much sleep as you would at home, or if you are it’s not the best sleep when you’re woken up by the sun at 6am or someone falling into your tent. Out of all of the concealers I’ve tried the Urban Decay Naked Concealer seems to be one of the longest lasting, best formulas’ around so it’s a staple everywhere I go.

Festival Make Up

Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner in Trooper

Eyeliner is one of those things I could not live without and so I always make sure I pack one when heading to festivals. I find felt pen liners easier to apply when you’re balancing a mirror in your lap and trying to apply it sat on a camp chair outside your tent. The Kat Von D liner is one of the longest lasting liners I have found, closely followed by the Sephora Fine Nib Liner. I am definitely going to be stocking up when I go away.

Glitter Sticks

You can not go wrong with glitter at a festival, I’ve actually been having slight withdrawal not wearing it since I got back from Glastonbury. I bought one of these glitter sticks which looks like a pritt stick from Claires Accessories and it is amazing. You can dot it on your eyelids as eyeshadow, you can pop it on your cheeks for a sparkle or on your lips over your lipstick. Putting glitter all over yourself is always the best option!

What would you take to a festival with you?
July 2, 2016
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  • Those Garnier micellar wipes are so so good; they’re really saturated with the stuff and I reckon they a comparable job to washing your face at home. Also, a glitter stick is 100% essential and would be the first thing in my festival make up bag… x

  • I think you’ve hit the nail on the head with everything here! Baby wipes are a definite must and those micellar wipes are so good for taking off your make up and just all the grime that amounts on your face in general at a festival x

  • I love dry shampoo, it’s great when you run out of time and don’t get around to washing your hair, it gives you an extra day :)

  • Natasha Mairs

    I would definitely take some batiste dry shampoo. I first tried it a few months ago and it is now my best friend! I haven’t tried the Garnier micellar wipes yet but I do use the Garnier Micellar cleansing water and I love it

  • fashion-mommy

    This is a perfect must pack for festivals, especially the baby wipes and micellar. I don’t get on with dry shampoo, so it would be elastic bands for me – a pony tail never fails.

  • Laura

    Totally agree with you about Batiste. Its just an absolute staple for me!! xxx

  • These are some definite must haves – Batiste is a must for me at anytime of year! x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    OOh so the glitter sticks have definitely caught my attention, how fab x

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Baby wipes are a must at a festival! I need to get some more dry shampoo now you mentioned it xx

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Great list, I would agree wit the wipes, they work wonders.

  • I’ve never been to a festival but I’m hoping to go to Download next year so this list will be handy! Weirdly I’m fine with not showering for a couple of days but the thought of not being able to remove my make-up properly is just… Urgh!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  • I’m not a big fan of festivals but do often find myself having to pack for an overnight stay with family/friends and this is very much a go-to essential kit I would find useful too!

  • I haven’t used Micellar Wipes yet but they sound amazing! Kat Von D liner is the absolute best especially for rainy, sweaty festivals.

  • Ickle Pickle

    Great post – we are going to our first festival at the end of the month. I will pass your post to my daughter! Kaz x

  • Linda Hobbis

    God, I’d love an excuse to wear glitter during the normal week. Actually, do I need an excuse? Love the sound of the Urban Decay concealer too.

  • I wish I had read this post before I went to Glastonbury! I had most of these things (and many more) but I really like the idea of a sheet face mask haha!

  • Jessica Dearnley

    Great picks. Dry shampoo is always the first thing I pack to a festival and always baby wipes.

  • Wet wipes are a great thing to take, so handy!

  • I can’t imagine doing a mask at a festival haha. Yes to wipes tho!

  • Hannah

    Great list – I completely understand the need for wet wipes and dry shampoo but a face mask is a new one. It does make a lot of sense though as alcohol really does dehydrate your body and skin.

  • Jayne

    Wipes and dry shampoo would definitely be on the top of my list too.
    And I love that glitter stick!
    Fab list :) x

  • Lots of great tips there. I have to confess that when i went to T in the Park I survived only with baby wipes and dry shampoo! :)

  • Kira L Curtis

    Yes you’ve got to have glitter sticks! I think taking one of those masks is actually a really good idea although I’d never thought of it!

  • The struggling to wash my hair would always be my worry. I do use Batiste brunette as well, but it’s more the greasy feeling than probably what it looks like. I like the idea of glitter sticks – I could use those for dancing

  • I really struggle with getting the balance of what beauty products to take right when going anywhere, let alone if I was camping! Though I don’t go to festivals, I have established from this that the requirements are not dissimilar to those needed for being a mother to very young children – baby wipes, dry shampoo & concealer! (Lucy/R is for Hoppit)

  • Yep dry shampoo is a must!! I’m lucky that when I have been to festivals I have been volunteering with access to better showers otherwise I don’t know what I’d do!

  • Dry shampoo is my ultimate favourite! I use it all the time as it is haha the face mask sounds great, I really wouldn’t have thought of it, good to know!

    Jordanne ||

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