Hair & Beauty

Your Music Festival Beauty Survival Kit

By Sophia McMeekin
23rd Jul 2014

Surviving a music festival, and looking good while you're doing it, is about more than showering and using deodorant (although this is important, let's be honest). The festival is the rare occasion where grown women can get away with wearing blue mascara, glitter, or (gulp) fluro, but that doesn't mean you should. Hopefully you've learnt by now to bring dry-shampoo, wear sunscreen, and avoid ironic Indian headdresses at all costs (don't even get us started on bindis).

These are the music festival beauty essentials that will see you through the weekend like a totally fine trooper, minus the flower crown.

Go-To Skincare | Exfoliating Swipeys 

Dirt in your pores is to be expected when you've been in the pit all day. Using chemical exfoliation (which means no awkward rubbing and scrubbing at your face in a tent) and essential oils, these disposable miracle pads hydrate and exfoliate at the same time.

$45.95 at Go-To Skincare

MCQ Alexander McQueen | Leopard Print Modal Scarf 

Dry shampoo can only do so much. When your hair starts to develop its own eco-system, wrap it in a head scarf and forget about it. You'll look good, and no one will be the wiser to the oil slick happening topside.

$261 at Net-a-Porter 

Kit Cosmetics Nail Polish | New Bridezilla

Before you coat your fingertips and toes in bright colours, take a moment to consider how damn cool you'll look in UV lighting with white on your tips. This Kit formula won't chip, and will keep all eyes on you when the glow sticks come out.

$15.95 at Kit Cosmetics

Yves Saint Laurent | Baby Doll Kiss and Blush

While we usually avoid anything labelled 'baby doll' with a ten-foot pole, this multi-tasking mousse for cheeks and lips has a soft finish, stains for hours (aka survives mosh-pit sweat sessions), and renders half your makeup arsenal obsolete. 

$59 at Mecca Cosmetics 

Perricone MD | No Sun Tanner 

Chances are you'll be spending more time in denim cut-offs than would normally be advisable in winter, so best get your gams ready for all that air time with a good self tanner. We like Perricone MD's because the colour customises to your skin tone, while hydrating and firming.

$99 at Mecca Cosmetica 

MAC Cosmetics Lustre Drops | Sun Rush

You've hit the tequila too hard on day one, and now you've got to get up and do it all again. (Aren't festivals just the best?) It's time to look perky. This water-based bronzer is like sun in a bottle, and will effortlessly disguise the fact that you've had 3 hours sleep. The formula provides natural-looking illumination and bronzation (yep, it's a word), and can be applied with fingers in the back of a moving car. 

$40 at Mac Cosmetica

Aesop | Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash

This pocket rocket kills germs, moisturises hands, soothes your inner-hygiene freak, and works without water. Buy two.

$10 at Aesop

Image credit: Refinery 29

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