Your ultimate festival beauty survival Guide

by Temitope Beesley

 How to look good even during festival season

Festival season is fast approaching now that the weather is finally warming up. Whether it’s Wireless, Glasto or The Isle Of Wight, culturally festival get up is very lively, bright colours, beachy tousled hair and bold lips.

Lots of glitters around the face, youthful full eyebrows, rhinestones, temporary flash tattoos are a great way to vibe up your look without the commitment.

So keep it simple with the hair. Loose waves or curls or a short tapered cut is great for festivals and hotter seasons.


You’ll hardly have time to get your hair properly sorted while you’re out in the middle of nowhere, so you’ll need a quick fix that is not only easy to carry around, but also does a satisfactory job of keeping your hair presentable. If you’ve got natural hair, I recommend the Mahogany Naturals daily moisturising leave in treatment £20 to keep hair moisturised and protect hair from the sun.

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For braids or weaves, try Tommy Guns Weather Protect Dew Drops Serum £6.50 from John Lewis to keep the stray strands at bay and ensure your hair retains it’s glistening glory.

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For lips try Charlotte Tilbury velvet matt lipsticks £23. Or Fashion fair ole orange £14 .


They are creamy, long lasting and vibrant. If you haven’t got time for a lippy, this Pixi Shea butter Lipbalm £8 from ASOS, will keep your lips well moisturised for at least 8 hours.




With so many late nights come the inevitable tired, puffy eyes. Brighten up tired eyes with DHC’s Eye Bright cucumber infused under eye serum £14.50


You’ll also need your eye make up to last all day so I’d recommend Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Pencils £19. They are highly pigmented and stay in place, followed by a waterproof mascara of your choice.




This L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche glitter nail polish will add a bit of glam to your festival get up £4.99

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Not being able to stick to your usual beauty routines while in the outdoors can leave skin feeling a bit unloved. Try Bryt Essential Serum to keep your skin looking as fresh as it normally is. £15 from John Lewis.



To flash tattoo there are lots on ebay at an affordable price. You can adorne your body for about £10.

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Don’t be afraid to go bold. This is the best time to experiment with texture and colours. For cheaper drug store eyeshadow alternatives, try MUA or Revolution eyeshadow palletes £4. They are highly pigmented, work almost as good as the more expensive ones and won’t break the bank.


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