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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!