With the lack of showers and camping on your typical British festival grounds, it can be difficult to look fresh faced and glamorous. These are the all important festival beauty tips and tricks you’ll need to keep you looking like a new arrival all weekend.
Styles And Products For Dirty Hair
Festival hair should be relaxed and low maintenance. Avoid over working your locks with products that will leave it dull and greasy.
Dry shampoo is an absolute essential to slow down the process of hair becoming greasy and frazzled. Batiste has a range of dry shampoos for different hair types that are available in a variety of fragrances, which will keep your hair smelling and looking fabulous.
Style your hair into loose plaits, which prevent locks from looking greasier. They can also be kept in all weekend or taken out to create loose waves.
Putting your hair in a high bun also works well on hair suffering from festival fatigue. Simple hairstyles will make your locks easier to manage and you’ll only need a couple of hair bands and Kirby grips to tame wild manes.
Tip: A bowler hat or a straw trilby will hide any oily roots and keep you looking effortlessly cool.
Fuss Free Make-Up
A few well-chosen items in your make-up bag will keep your skin glowing and make application fuss free so you’ll have more time to enjoy the music.
A tinted moisturiser will give your face an even skin tone and disguise the tell-tale signs of the previous late night. Olay with a touch of Max Factor and SPF15 also protects skin from sun damage. Add colour to your cheeks using a splash of a multi-purpose product like Bobbi Brown pot rouge for lips and cheeks, which will also save space in your make-up bag.
With the likelihood of downpours the last thing you’ll want is panda eyes. A waterproof mascara such as Rimmel Max Volume removes the risk of any smudging or smearing.
Any festival look would not be complete without a swipe of glitter and a splash of lipstick to add to the festival fun. Have an eye shadow palette on hand so that you can experiment with clashing colours; or go dramatic with full-on smokey eyes.
Finish your look off with a sweep of Urban Decay heavy metal glitter eyeliner for a striking effect. Get your lips to stand out from the crowd with Stila after glow lip colour in electric pink. The colour glows in ultra violet light so you’ll literally be glowing in the dark.
Tip: Avoid chipped nails by applying nail wraps before the festival. They last up to ten days so you won’t have to fuss over re-application.
Sun Cream And Skin Care
Ensure your skin is kept squeaky clean by having a pack of Simple cleansing wipes on hand to wipe away grime and keep skin fresh. Gentle and fragrance-free, they can even double up as wet wipes when showers aren’t available.
British weather is often unpredictable, so always pack the sunscreen. Getting burnt is never a good look! Soltan once spray provides 8 hours of protection, so spritz yourself first thing and you’re ready for the day.
The devil of all festivals has to be the dreaded portaloo; and the likelihood is that soap will be a hard to come by luxury. Therefore, make sure you have the Body Shop’s mango hand cleanse gel at the ready. Not only will it strip your skin of dirt and festival grime; but you’ll smell sweetly of summer.
Tip: Feel more confident in festival bikini and crop top attire by using Triactol bust serum for a natural breast enhancement.
What’s your festival beauty regime?
Imogen is a seasonal festival goer. Look out for her amongst the muddy crowds at Glastonbury this year. She recommends Triactol.