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Spring Beauty Must Haves for Festival Season

Spring Beauty Must Haves for Festival Season
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Warmer weather means one thing, festival season is just around the corner. The secret to looking and feeling your best as you dance the day and night away is making sure you’ve got the right spring makeup essentials on your festival packing list.

From skincare saviours to next-level nails, we’ve got all the must-have products you need this festival season.

How to curate the best festival packing list

A tent and sleeping bag might take top place on your festival packing list, but no one wants to face a post-festival breakout just because you forgot to keep up with your skincare routine.

Start by tailoring your packing list to the specifics of your festival. Will it be hot? If so, make sure to read our SPF recommendations. Packed a disposable or polaroid camera to get some photos for Instagram? You’ll need our spring makeup essentials. Are you someone who takes accessorising very seriously? Then we have just the nails for you…

Skincare essentials for festivals

Festival skincare is all about keeping it quick, efficient and easy and travel kits are a great way to ensure your backpack doesn’t get too heavy. The Caudalie Travel Essential Kit includes a foaming cleaner, hydra moisturising sorbet, shower gel and hyaluronic body oil tucked inside a stylish travel pouch, perfect for carrying into the festival showers.

Add body oil to your festival packing list to keep your skin hydrated with a subtle glow. This NUDESTIX Nudebody Sunshine Oil Body Elixir is infused with gold pigment, creating the illusion of softly sun-kissed skin and making it a festival packing list essential.

After a weekend filled with more dancing than sleeping, it can be good to give your skin a double cleanse when you get home, to remove any leftover glitter, makeup or dust. This Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter will melt away any impurities and restore a brightened glow, though we recommend pairing it with a good night’s sleep.

Best sun creams for festivals 

It can be easy to forget about your skin health when you’re having a good time at a festival, but there’s no worse feeling than trying to get to sleep in a hot tent with a heavy dose of sunburn.

Our top skincare festival essential is Ultrasun’s FACE UV Face and Scalp Mist. Not only is this product SPF50 but it is also a two-in-one product to protect your face and the top of your head, saving room in your makeup bag. Plus, the mist makes for easy application and top-ups, leaving your skin with full solar spectrum protection.

You’ll also need SPF for your body. Ultrasun Body Tinted SPF30 provides a high level of broad-spectrum UV protection in a handy spray bottle and has an adaptive natural tint that will give your skin an instant bronzed glow.

Best makeup for festival looks

Festival makeup is all about self-expression, but simple hacks like taking a good setting spray and opting for multi-use products will leave you dazzling on the dancefloor.

It wouldn’t be festival makeup without glitter. We love this Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow that comes in three bronze colours, perfect for pairing with a shimmery body oil to give you a head-to-toe glow.

For natural beauties, you can’t go wrong with Benefit Cosmetics. The Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain in Benetint Rose is a long-lasting product that works as both a lip stain and a blush to achieve the ultimate Spring makeup look.

Finish off your festival makeup with the M.A.C Prep and Prime Fix+ setting spray. Enriched with vitamins and minerals to provide some much-needed hydration to the skin, a few sprays of this product will ensure your makeup stays flawless all night long.

Top haircare picks for festi hair

Limited access to showers means that haircare can be tricky at festivals, but with these Kérastaseproducts on your festival packing list, you can lock in hydration and avoid a frizzy mess.

First, you’ll need Kérastase’s Fresh Affair Refreshing Dry Shampoo. Spray liberally, wait 30 seconds, then massage in and brush through whenever your scalp needs a refresh. This lightweight fine fragrance dry shampoo is enriched with Vitamin E and rice starch to instantly absorb excess oil leaving the hair and roots feeling clean.

Then, run a few pumps of the Kérastase Elixir Ultime L'Huile Originale: Iconic Hair Oil through your hair to seal split ends and smooth frizz, and no-one will be able to tell it’s been a few days since you saw a shower…

Festival-proof your nails

There’s no better feeling than having a fresh festival manicure. For a bold pop of colour why not opt for NAILS.INC Walker's Court Neon Nail Polish, a bright, neon orange nail colour that looks like sunshine in a bottle and is perfect for Spring.

If you’re in the market for something more sparkly, NAILS.INC Sparkle Like a Unicorn Nail Polish Duo comes in an iridescent blue or glittering gold, the perfect accompaniment to your favourite festival face gems.

More beauty this way

Ready to add your festival packing list essential to cart? Find all the products listed and so much more on our Makeup and Nails product pages.

Need more inspiration? Check out the allbeauty blog for the latest makeup and skincare tips, tricks and trends.

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