With the festival season now well underway, girls across the country can be found packing away their wardrobe, wellies and warpaint in preparation for their weekend.
However, the rational approach is often cast aside with bags overspilling with unnecessary items. In fact when it comes to cosmetics only a handful of essentials are required.
So whether you’re bragging about Bestival, gaga for Global or vying for V, here are the make-up indispensables that will ensure you’re anything but an unprepared festival goer on the field.
3 in 1 make-up wipes
No matter the time of day, make-up removal should be a firm fixture in your daily activities. By investing in some good quality 3 in 1 facial wipes, you can satisfy your typical skin regime in the comfort of your pop-up tent, cleansing, toning and moisturising in one single sweep. Boot’s Vitamin E enriched wipes are a cert for hydrated skin, as are Johnson’s.
Defy the effects of the sun, wind and/or rain with a few coats of a trusty waterproof mascara. Set lashes high with volume aplenty and proceed to bat them at the bands. Splash out on a good name to ensure the mascara satisfies its promises (YSL’s waterproof mascara continues to receive rave reviews and is available in a variety of hues).
A reliable travel-sized moisturiser will secure glowing skin throughout the sleep-deprived period, counteracting the results of heavy drinking and raving until the early hours. MAC’s brand new Sized to Go collection offers a miniature version of their popular Studio Moisture Cream that will leave your skin feeling and looking top notch.
Oil-free foundation & blotting sheets
When you’re front-of-stage there’s nothing worse than feeling your foundation slip in response to the sweaty proximity with other ravers. Make sure your face stays put with an oil-free foundation; drier skin types should opt for liquid-based formulas, such as Barbara Daly’s foundation (a snip at £6.75), while those prone to excess oil should reach for mineral powders, such as ELF’s range. To remove unwanted greasiness in an instant, oil blotting sheets could be your saviour, clearing skin and maintaining personal freshness wherever you may be.
Alternatively brave bare-faced chic for an entirely hassle-free canvas from day to night.
Embrace the extravagance of festival season by going OTT with your make-up palette. A bright lipstick can transform your festival look from one of a demure introvert to that of a loud-and-proud extrovert. Check out Barry M’s bold lip colours – think Vibrant Pink, Robot Blue or take Jessie J’s lead with a gothic, yet statement, Black. Complement your chosen colour with lashings of face paint and body art.