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The ultimate festival survival kit

The ultimate festival survival kit
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer3 years ago
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With freedom day upon us, we're getting ready to dust off our trusty raving boots and rediscover our love affair with glitter - just in time for festival season! If you’re looking to get your groove on in a field this summer, but are feeling a little out of practice, we’ve put together a roundup of the festival essentials you need in your beauty kit to keep you dancing from dusk until dawn. Scroll down to discover the ultimate festival survival guide. 


Face by Skinny Tan Moisturising Oil Drops 

Give yourself a natural glow-on-the-go for your festival fun with the Face by Skinny Tan Moisturising Oil Drops. With its non-sticky, fast-absorbing formula, these radiance boosting drops can be easily added to your morning moisturiser or suncream to give your visage an enviable glow; ideal for a fuss-free tanning regime whilst you’re living from a tent! 


Bondi Sands Pure Gradual Tanning Milk 

For a transfer-free, buildable bronze that will take you through your festival streak-free, try the Bondi Sands Pure Gradual Tanning Milk. A hybrid of skincare and tanning, this Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E infused formula quenches skin to keep it moisturised and protected from environmental aggressors all day long, whilst creating a natural glow.  


CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser 

We all know washing facilities are limited during a festival, but keeping on top of your skincare is key to ensure you don’t breakout after your weekend of late nights, dusty fields and sweaty dancing. Stick to using a simple cleanser in the morning such as the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser to wash away impurities, glitter and makeup from the night before, leaving you fresh faced and ready to hit up the main stage again!  


NYX Professional Makeup Metallic Glitter

Festivals are one of the best places to express yourself through makeup, and to try looks you have never done before. Using glitter pigment is one of the easiest and most exciting ways to create a show-stopping look that will get heads turning in the crowd! Try packing on some NYX Professional Makeup Metallic Glitter pigment on your lids to create a pop of colour that will shine under the stage lights, or why not add the NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeliner for that extra touch of glam? 


Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo 

Not everyone is lucky enough to take the glamping route on their festival weekend, meaning showers are off limits. Keep your tresses looking bouncy, fresh and full all weekend long with the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo. This weightless formula absorbs oil and odour without leaving a powdery residue on the scalp, meaning your locks can look good as new from dawn until dusk.  


Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Doll-Size Mascara  

Nobody wants to suffer a makeup malfunction in the crowd, so wearing products that stay put all day is essential. Create fluttery, voluminous lashes that stay put rain or shine with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Doll-Size Mascara. Housed in a handy mini bottle that fits in your bum bag, this best-selling waterproof formula coats and conditions lashes to leave them looking gorgeous all day long.  


La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Sun Cream  

Don’t let excruciating sunburn be your lasting memory of your festival weekend. Wearing SPF is essential all days of the year, but even more so during a festival where you are exposed to the sun for long periods of time! Top up regularly with the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Sun Cream on your face to ensure it stays protected, and for your body, try a refreshing SPF mist such as the Ambre Solaire Dry Mist Fast Absorbing Sun Cream Spray SPF30. 

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Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!