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What to pack in your festival beauty bag

Posted by Liz Earle Beauty Co.

March 2, 2021

2 min read

Festival season is officially back in full swing – hurrah! For those of you who’ve missed the beats of Isle of Wight festival or glamping your way around Glastonbury, it’s time to dust off the tent and start getting everything prepped – including your beauty bag. Because while festivals are good for a dance, it’s no secret that the searing heat (or pouring rain!), muddy grounds and humidity can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Keep yourself looking and feeling fresh – despite the portaloos – with these festival beauty essentials.

Cleanse & Polish™

Outdoor essentials

When going to a music festival, your beauty bag should be a fraction of the size it usually is, so you’ll be wanting to leave those heavy bottles and jars at home. Can’t be bothered decanting? Our Essentials Try-Me Kit has everything you need. There’s Cleanse & Polish™, to remove festival make up and face paints; Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic, to give that much-needed feeling of freshness; Skin Repair™ Moisturiser, to rehydrate skin after long days partying; and Eyebright™ Soothing Eye Cleanser, to wake up and refresh tired-looking eyes after a late night dancing.

Brightening Treatment Mask

The bright mask

Festivals are most certainly not about getting your 8 hours a night, so it’s inevitable that the lack of sleep will eventually start to show. To revitalise a tired complexion in an instant bring out our secret dull skin saviour – Brightening Treatment Mask. One pump applied to skin for one minute after cleansing and you’ll be looking bright and ready to dance another day.

Environmental Defence Cream SPF 25

Prime and protect

Even if your festival experience is an overcast one, your skin will still likely be exposed to the elements from the moment you step out of your tent to the last set of the night. Unfortunately cloud coverage doesn’t stop damaging UVA and UVB rays from reaching you, so rain or shine it’s important to make sure your skin is adequately protected. The solution however, is simple. Apply our new Environmental Defence Cream SPF 25 after moisturising and before your biodegradable glitter to protect and prime skin for the partying ahead, making sure to reapply regularly throughout the day.

Botanical Essence™ No. 100

Flower power

Flower crowns? Yawn. If you’re a fan of florals, try a fresh and fragrant spritz of Botanical Essence™ No. 100, featuring sweetly scented notes of freesia, Indian jasmine and gardenia – it’s the perfect thing to pick you up when you’re feeling a bit, well, wilted.

Botanical Shine™ Nourishing Hair Oil

Frizz control

While we love the hot, humid months of summer, it can turn hair into a dry, frizzy mess. Easy, festival-friendly ‘dos such as fishtail braids or a topknot can help contain hair when humidity is high, calming some of that frizz. Or to instantly tame, apply a few drops of Botanical Shine™ Nourishing Hair Oil to dry hair.