Festival Makeup and Beauty

June 27, 2011

Daily Digest, Hair & Beauty

Festival Makeup and Beauty

In this the second instalment on festival style, we give you the lowdown on what essential toiletries to bring and how to rock like a festival queen makeup wise.

Festivals are one occasion where strong lips, dark eyes and glitter all at the same time isn’t a beauty faux pas, so make the most of the weekend that’s in it.

Day one can be all about impeccable makeup and perfectly styled hair, because you get to apply it at home.  After that, leave your makeup on overnight and just touch it up a little the next day. Smoky eyes are an obvious option and by adding glitter to your cheekbones on consecutive days, you can disguise the fact that you may be looking less fresh faced.

Eye makeup

A dark black eye liner can be correct and precise on day one, and then smudgy on days two and three. A cheaper pencil doesn’t last long, so line your eyes with BAD gal eye pencil (€14.80), by Benefit for extra staying on power.


Wear a strong, matte lipstick, such as Rimmel Lasting Finish Intense lipstick in Red Hot (€5).

No7 Quick Thinking 4 in 1 Wipes, Boots (€7.70)

When you’re short of time, use these wipes for everything from washing your face, to cleaning your hands on the go to general cleanliness.

Nivea Double Effect mini deodorant (35ml)

Get into the habit of packing light, as no one but yourself is gonna help you carry that bag of yours across the fields until you reach your camping destination!  Boots comes to the rescue with travel sized everything you need such as this mini deodorant.

James Brown dry shampoo, Boots (€2.30)

Let’s face it, the queues for the shower go on for hours, you may not make it to the shower and the Posh Wash really isn’t that posh. So the chances of you washing at all over the weekend are very slim.

If you’ve never used this product before here’s how to use dry shampoo:

Shake the can; hold 20cm away from hair and spray over, concentrating on the roots.  Leave for up to two minutes then brush out until all traces of powder are removed. Erin O’Connor is a huge fan of this when she’s travelling.

Sun protection

It’s too much to bring a whole bottle of SPF, so grab a mini sized bottle – the Suncare SPF 30 On the Go Face & Body Lotion costs just €7.00 from Marks & Spencers for 50ml.

Alternatively, bring along some Estee Lauder Anti-Aging Sun Towelettes for Body SPF15, which are small, individually wrapped sachets of sun protection which slip easily into your pocket or bag. 

Nail Polish

Festivals are the time to experiment with a new shade or some on trend colour that you don’t normally wear – have you tried this summer’s neon brights yet?  Everyone from Chanel to Marks & Spencers has a colour pop of polish in a bottle to suit your budget and fit in your bag.

Top Tip: Add drama by customising your nail colour. Whilst the varnish is still wet, sprinkle some glitter onto your nails and allow to dry for a sparkling Festie manicure!

What will you be wearing to this summer’s festivals? Share your top tip with us below.

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