These are my three beauty and hair tips when choosing my makeup and hair for a festival:
- Prime/Set/Fix – You will be hot and sweaty and dancing your little (or big) booty all day. You need that face to stay in place. Prime your face, set your foundation and fix that face with a setting spray. I don’t feel like a dewy look is really the best for a festival in my opinion. You will look awesome for the first couple of hours and then you will be a sweaty mess. Not ok. So for me, it’s a powdered, matte face and some kind of long lasting lipstick. Oh, and make sure you use a good mascara and an eye primer too. You don’t want to end up with most of it on your cheeks. In terms of hair, if it’s up you need ALL of the bobby pins. All of them. I also recommend having textured hair as well, if it’s too clean then it will fall out. Hair spray is your new best friend.
- Sun Protection – Get your self a good, non-sticky, non-greasy sunscreen, especially for your face. You do not want to ruin your skin regardless of how much fun you’re having. Yes, cheap sunscreen is so tempting, no one wants to spend money on that, it’s boring! But do it. It’s worth it. Get your self something that sinks in fast. Theres nothing worse than feeling sticky as festivals can be gross enough as they are. And sunscreen your whole body, please. Nothing worse then getting burnt.
- Functionality – Just like with my fashion tips, don’t choose something solely based on the way it looks. Experiment, do something different but I don’t recommend trying a new product for the first time. There’s nothing worse then wandering into the toilet and seeing that your new blue mascara has flaked off into blue freckles all over your cheeks or that seriously cool plum lipstick has smudged into looking like you’ve acquired some kind of facial hair. Try it out before the day. This is true for any special occasion, test it out first.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my three tips! What are yours?
Thanks for reading!