What to Pack in Your Festival Beauty Bag

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Posted by Liz Earle Beauty Co. August 2, 2016 | 2 min read

Festival season is in full swing! Around this time of year, there’s just about one every weekend – from big-ticket events like Bestival, V Festival and Wilderness to smaller, more boutique shows like End of the Road. Sure, they’re good for a dance, but the searing heat, muddy grounds and humidity can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Keep yourself looking and feeling fresh – despite the porta potties – with these festival beauty essentials.


Frizz control

While we love the hot, humid months of summer, it can turn hair into a dry, frizzy mess. Easy, festival-friendly ‘dos such as fishtail braids or a topknot can help contain hair when humidity is high, calming some of that frizz. Or to instantly tame, apply a few drops of Botanical Shine™ Nourishing Hair Oil to dry hair.

Outdoor essentials

When going to a music festival, your beauty bag should be a fraction of the size it usually is. Remember, you’re going to have to lug it to the campsite, so keep those heavy bottles and jars at home. Can’t be bothered decanting? Our Essentials Try-Me Kit has everything you need. There’s Cleanse & Polish™, to remove festival make up and face paints; Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic, to give that much-needed feeling of freshness; Skin Repair™ Moisturiser, to rehydrate skin after long days partying; and Eyebright™ Soothing Eye Lotion, to wake up and refresh tired-looking eyes after a late night dancing.

Flower power

Flower crowns? Yawn. If you’re a fan of florals, try a fresh and fragrant spritz of Botanical Essence™ No. 100, featuring sweetly scented notes of freesia, Indian jasmine and gardenia – it’s the perfect thing to pick you up when you’re feeling a bit, well, wilted.

Perfect coverage

Chances are you’ll be getting ready in a cramped tent with no sink and not much natural light, so you’ll want to keep your make up as fool-proof as possible.
Try our lightweight Sheer Skin Tint™ SPF 15, with in-built mineral UV protection and just the right amount of natural-looking coverage.

Touch ups

What is it about festivals? The weather changes from minute-to-minute, so you don’t want to waste precious time on a beauty routine. Keep it simple with a few swipes of Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara, which is water-resistant, flake-free and long-lasting, and our new Sheer Skin Tint™ Bronzing Fluid, which can be dabbed onto cheekbones, browbones and anywhere the sun would naturally hit for a flattering sun-kissed glow.

The Liz Earle Beauty Team x