What to pack in your makeup bag for a festival
Here’s what has made the edit for a weekend of fun in the field, and therefore what I recommend packing for any festival weekender away.
P20 Sensitive Face SPF50, £24.99
P20 is one of those brands that has been around for years, and I feel like we’ve all taken it on holiday at some point.
The premise is a once-a-day SPF application that will last the long haul. What I do love and respect about P20, however, is that the brand advises you to use your judgement. Yes, the formula is designed to last for up to 10 hours (normal reapplication guidelines would request every 2 hours), but it encourages reapplication with heavy sweating, pool dips, or any compromising antics…
I’m going to start the day with this, and then move swiftly onto…
Ultra Violette Preen Screen Mist SPF50, £15 for travel size
…the SPF that hasn’t left my bag this summer: this mist from Ultra Violette. This is a completely clear mist, offering an SPF50 and sitting beautifully over makeup. I’m leaving my tent every morning covered in colours and gems, so I’m not going to sit around removing them to reapply my SPF every few hours – especially in the sunshine and with the chance to catch sight of legends like Lizzo.
Using this mist will be my way of knowing I’m being sensible but in a user-friendly, low-maintenance kind of way.
Half Magic Beauty Chromaddiction Paints, £23
These are just the easiest and best things I can think of to bring to Glastonbury. They’re vivid cream eyeshadows with a doe foot applicator and once they set, they’re locked in for the day. Glastonbury have asked us not to bring any non-biodegradable glitter, so instead of glitter I’ll be going for vivid colours and lots of gems.
IT Cosmetics CC Cream, £36.50
It’s this kind of environment where the IT Cosmetics CC Cream really comes into its own. This is a 7-in-1 formula, designed to merge your moisturiser, serum, primer, SPF50, full-coverage foundation, concealer and colour corrector all in one.
This will be the one and only complexion product I use, adding a bit of glow with…
Nudestix sticks, £27.88
…my nudestix bronze and blush sticks. Who has time to do their makeup at the best of times, let alone at Glasto or any other fast-paced fest?! These creamy sticks can easily be blended out with the little brush at the end.
Peaches & Cream Lip Liner, £4.50 and Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment, £16
Now for a controversial turn – I won’t be packing any vivid lips for Glastonbury. When the drinks are flowing and the sun is shining, my lips are likely to be dry. Nothing looks and feels worse than dry, flaky lips, so instead, I’m opting for neutral liners and lip balm. This is also so much less noticeable when the colour starts to fade away.
I’ll be using the Peaches and Cream liner in ‘Rosebud,’ and the Rhode lip product in ‘Watermelon Slice.’
Sculpted By Aimee My Mascara, £17 (and something to remove it all with…!)
I never usually stop harping on about tubing mascaras because they’re completely smudge free. These are the ones that remove gently just with warm water, and crumble away rather than bleeding. When you’re at home at the sink, this is super easy! But when you’re lying down in your tent and quickly want to take your makeup off before bed, this will be more of a nuisance than anything.
With this in mind, I’m going to keep it simple with the Sculpted by Aimee mascara, which is super volumising, some Garnier Micellar Water, and use reusable cotton rounds from Sali Hughes’ collection to smoosh everything off in a second.
My first-ever sleepover festival – wish me luck. I hope you have a brilliant time if you’re going along too. Maybe we will meet and become besties swapping lash glue in the loos and having a deep and meaningful chat!