Packing for a festival is quite a daunting task, even though you may be knee high in mud dancing to Outkast on the main stage at Splendour in the Grass this weekend it doesn't mean you need to be looking like a hot mess. Here are a few festival beauty essentials and tips to get you through 3 days of bands, mud, no sleeping whilst still looking fresh as a daisy.
Lady Jane Bobby Pins $3.99, Lady Jane Hair Ties $6.99, Kleenex Handy Pack Tissues $2.99 all available from www.priceline.com.au
Your handbag need 3 things : Hair ties, bobby pins and tissues. Lets get it out of the way and talk about porter-loo's which are the worst part about being at a festival. My best advice is to be prepared and carry at least one packet of travel tissues with you at all times, because you will be in the line for the loo and 3 drunk girls are going to ask you for a tissue. Festival hair is really all about keeping it up and out of your face, my go to style is always milk maid braids which last a full day whilst dancing in a muddy field to your favourite band and they look even better when slept in and messy.
Lush Flowers Burrow Perfume $20.00 available from www.lush.com.au , Kester Black Glitter Nail Polish in 'Nebula' $20.00 available from www.kesterblack.com.au , Rimmel BB Cream Matt SPF 15 $12.95 available from www.priceline.com, Benefit They're Real Mascara $38.00 available from www.myer.com.au, Topshop Gloss Ink Lip Stains in Smitten and Sugar Rush $12.00 available from www.topshop.com
Festival makeup is all about keeping it simple, you will probably be applying it in a tent with a tiny mirror and so liner of any kind is out of the question. Don't pack your expensive holy grail products, they will easily go missing or get stepped on in the tent - bring some budget friendly backups instead. A fuss free base like a BB Cream is best, teamed with a waterproof mascara and budge proof lip stain will have you looking put together without feeling like a total mess. Take long wearing products, because ain't nobody got time to reply when you are running from stage to stage to see bands.
Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse Wipes $23.00 & Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 $62.00 available from www.dermalogica.com.au, Lush Toothy Toothpaste Tabs $2.95 www.lush.com.au, Dr. Bronners Rose Organic Liquid Soap $4.95 available from www.lateralfood.com.au, Paul Mitchell Dry Wash $21.00 available from www.myhaircare.com.au, Nivea Pearl & Beauty anti-persperant $3.99 available from www.priceline.com.au , Sukin Rose Hip Oil $19.99 available from www.priceline.com.au
If you are camping at a festival, you wont be having an actual shower for a couple of days so your toiletries need to be able to multi-task. Face wipes on a day to day basis are a big no no but are a definite must have at any campsite. You need to get your make up off and whatever dirt that you have collected throughout the off and a face wipe is super easy, no bathroom needed. Travel sized toiletries are best, Dr Bronners Liquid Soap can be used as a body wash shampoo and conditioner! Rose Hip oil is also an amazing multi-tasker, it will take your makeup off, moisturise day and night. Deodorant and dry shampoo are obvious necessities. Also be sure to apply SPF even if it is a cloudy day because you will be outside for a full day and the last thing you want to happen is to wake up in an airless smelly tent with a sun burnt face.
FOR EVERYONE GOING TO SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND, HAVE THE BEST TIME EVER!
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