Festival Beauty Must-Haves!

While full-on glamour is a definite no-no at most festivals, most of us still want to look our best despite the probability of rain, mud and limited washing facilities. I have put together my favourite product recommendations and top tips to ensure you stay looking fresh at your festival. This is my fail safe festival beauty kit list.

Painting your nails before you go is a must, not only will you look good but it will finger nails that may end up looking a bit grubby! I would recommend opting for a nude shade like this polish from Wild About Beauty. Nude nails help to elongate the look of your fingers and this shade is really on trend. Nude will go with everything, so this shade will compliment any outfit changes. This Wild about beauty polish offers streak free application and a long lasting finish.

Wild about beauty- A?9.00


If you donai??i??t have the time to opt for a spray tan before you go, I highly recommend Airbrush fake tan from Fakebake. This tan in a can is so quick and easy to apply. It leaves the skin with a guide colour so it darkens your skin in a flash. Once applied Airbrush dries really quickly, but also develops into a natural looking deepertan that will last for days. It is also water resistant which is handy in our variable summer weather!

Fakebake Airbrush- Currently on offer A?19.60


When you are squashed together dancing in a mosh pit or sleeping in a tent with your friends it is vital you stay smelling fresh. Travelling light is also essential so rather than bringing your favourite fragrance with you, decanter a small amount into the clever Fragrance on the move travel perfume atomiser and spritz away whenever required.

Fragrance on the move -A?16.00



To achieve a natural looking radiant glow apply MAC Strobe cream underneath your make-up or on its own to highlight cheekbones, brow bones and to give a sheen to shoulders. You can also use a small amount along the centre of the arms and legs to elongate your limbs and leave them feeling hydrated. This is an amazing multi-tasking beauty buy!Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, it makes dull and tired skin look glowy and gorgeous.

MAC Strobe Cream- A?23.50


We hope the sun shines for you, but whatever the weather its important to protect your skin from any UV damage. Opt for a foundation or make-up base containing SPF.If you want to achieve a natural look and avoid anything too heavy, I recommendEstee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Make-up. It is lightweight, oil free and easy to apply with your fingers tips and best of all it contains SPF30. Available in a range of shades for all skintones.

Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup – A?29.00

S_196628740_50_20140502Save space in your make-up bag by combining your lippy and blusher. The Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks comes in a fab range of fresh-faced shades for every skin tone.

Available in 10 colours

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge – A?19.00


Waterproof mascara is a good idea in sweaty festival conditions. Diorshow Waterproof mascara is loved by make-up artists and helps give eyes star status in one sweep. Lashes are instantly thickened, lengthened and seductively curved, while Dior`s exclusive Aquastop water-resistant technology ensures that they stay perfect in any circumstance, so you can party to your hearts content without the risk of mascara drama.

Diorshow Waterproof mascara in Black – A?24.50


Festival conditions can take their toll on your hair, too much sun can really dry hair out and cause your colour to fade. To ensure hair is protected I recommend Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil. This light-weight, water resistant UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours.Ai?? This also contains a special blend of green tea extract, certified organic sunflower seed oil and vitamin E helps protect against free radicals. Certified organic shea butter, coconut and palm oils condition and detangle.

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil – A?21.50


Have a great time at your festival! For more beauty tips follow me on twitter @hayleysparkes or visit my website www.hayleysparkes.co.uk

Bianca Matley

My name's Bianca, Menswear Editor. Contrary to belief, I love Eastenders but wasn't named after the character... heyday of hoops and ponytail quickly erased from memory. Times have changed (thankfully) and although I love beauty, I equally love a good men's oxford shirt and jacket or two, for myself of course. You'll now find me flicking through men's magazine pages and my favourites list is increasingly becoming male dominated. Dare I say, there's a lot to learn from their style...

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