It’s that time again and as anyone who has ever been to Glastonbury knows, festivals are usually more about mud than makeup. That said, festival beauty is not a lost cause and here are ten products that can make your weekend a more beautiful one.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
This product is the ultimate multi-tasker and should be a must-have on your packing list. Good for chapped skin, burns, grazes, and insect bites, Eight Hour Cream, $19.50, is also an incredible lip balm and a super glossy highlighter (perfect for getting glossy look eyes too). The new fragrance-free version lacks that medicinal smell that was the product’s only downfall.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Caught somewhere between a toner and a refresher, this ingenious spray, $18, not only refreshes and tightens the skin but it also breathes new life into your makeup. Extra benefit: the herbal mixture also smells amazing so it's the perfect mid-day refresher.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
This cult moisturizer, $41, is perfect for getting glowing, light-reflecting skin. Apply it under your foundation or on its own for a subtle, shimmery skin finish with the added benefit of SPF 25.
Blinc Kiss Me Mascara
Running mascara is inevitable with sweat, sun, and rain on the book but tubing mascaras can give you long lashes without the worry. Blinc’s tubing mascara, $24, requires water and pressure to remove it so it won't be running down your face anytime soon.
Oribe Dry Texturing Spray
Dry shampoo is ok, but what’s great about this dry texture spray, $39, is that it’s a styling product, not a shampoo alternative. Even when your hair’s lifeless and dead, this spray will pump it up and add volume and texture.
This Works 5 in 1 Cleansing Water
Anyone still using wipes to remove their makeup should stop, immediately. They do a terrible job of cleaning your skin, especially if you’re using them as a cleanser. Instead, try This Works’ Clean Skin 5 in 1 Water, $39, which effectively removes your makeup and cleanses your skin without a sink.
NARS' The Multiple
Multi-purpose products are great for de-cluttering your makeup kit so try a product such as NARS’ The Multiple, £39, which will act as a cheek color, lip color, and highlighter in one.
Dr. Jart Beauty Balm
Even though Beauty Balms, or BB Creams, are really just repackaged tinted moisturizers with an extra boost of skincare ingredients, they are perfect for festivals. This version from Dr. Jart, $39, boasts an impressive SPF45, perfect for the harsh spring sun rays.
Bliss Energizing Eye Mask
Unless you’re holed up in a luxe hotel (and that’s cheating), there’s no way you’re getting 8 hours of sleep at a festival. Fake it until you make it back to your bed with Bliss’ Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask, $54, which, in fifteen minutes, will brighten and de-puff your tired lids.
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder
Re-applying sunscreen is as important, if not more important, than applying it in the first place but many women don’t because it automatically ruins any makeup you have on already. Peter Thomas Roth’s Instant Mineral Powder SPF45, $30, is a transparent powder that not only gives you a smooth, matte complexion but also offers broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Corporate communications girl by day, beauty writer by night, London-based Sarah Joynt spends her days managing strategic partnerships and her evenings testing cosmetics, skincare, and haircare galore.