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The Festival Beauty Survival Kit 

I love love love a summer music festival, I just don’t get the opportunity to go as often as I’d like. Crazy I know especially when I live in the same town that plays host to one of the countries biggest music festivals.

Still I’ve been to enough festivals and concerts over the years (V 2000 was my first) to have developed my own little beauty survival kit.

I’m talking stripped bare, only essentials allowed, nobody’s got time for carting round a huge bag. I thought given that festival season is upon us again it would be fun to share what beauty products make the cut.


Make-up I keep very basic, for various reasons.

  1. It usually rains so I don’t see the point of risking looking like a panda.
  2. Access to mirrors is limited anyway.
  3. I don’t want to risk loosing anything expensive or hard to replace.


Dead Sea Spa Magik BB cream £13.50 Holland & Barrett

This doubles as a moisturiser and provides a good level of complexion evening coverage. It also has an SPF which is essential when you know you are going to be spending all day in the sun.

Saturated Colour Multi Tasker Pencil Gingerbread – £3.50

This is such a handy little pencil. It can be used as an eyeliner, lip liner and as I’m a brunette used sparingly it works well as a brow pencil. If the shade gingerbread is to warm for you they do a lighter taupe shade called cookie dough.

Various Natural Collection products – All £1.99

The WaterGuard Mascara is very buidable and most importantly stays put. We’ve got any sudden rain showers covered, no panda eyes for me.!

The tinted lip balms are super moisturising, conveniently packaging to use straight from the tube and provide a hint of colour without the need for a mirror.

Lastly if my make-up is this minimal then I want to balance it out with some super bright nail polish. This shade of Hibiscus ticks that box and wears really well.

I got three days out of this mani before It started chipping.

The next couple of items are a convienient way of meeting those hygiene needs when your faced with a 2hr queue for a shower and stinky portaloos.

Im not a fan of face wipes. When it comes to festivals though I’m the first in line to be nabbing some. Those Face wipes are not just for your face either, nope in times of need you now have a wet flannel for those underarms, make-up remover and toilet roll. Ta dah!

A mini can of Batiste dry shampoo not only instantly freshening up your hair but Is also a great way of adding volume to it. Batiste comes in a range of pretty scents as well so is another way of combatting that dirty festival pong.

Talking of bad smells I like to keep a can of So..? Sexy in my bag. Priced from just £0.98 when on offer (which it frequently is in superdrug) this is a great inexpensive fragrance as an alternative to running the risk of losing your favourite perfume. It also doubles as an air freshener should you find yourself faced with a very stinky loo.

Last but not least don’t set foot inside a festival without some antibacterial handgel. I don’t need to explain this one!!

Is there anything you think I’m missing from my festival beauty survival kit? Let me know in the comments section.

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