Festival Beauty Essentials

If you’re going to a festival this summer I can’t promise you sun, or guarantee that the Headliners will show up, but when it comes to beauty must-haves i’ve got your back with a selection of products that will help your weekend go smoothly. So whether you’re heading to Latitute this weekend, Leeds Festival later in the month, or any other outdoor event, check out my list of beauty essentials!


I’m not a massive fan of using wipes for regular cleansing but I do think they have a place and a festival is definitely one of those times when you can be forgiven for using them. Yes To Cucumber Wipes (£3.99) remove makeup effortlessly and leave your face feeling so fresh, whilst being kind to skin. For stubborn eye makeup Quickies Eye Makeup Remover Pads (£2.49)* are also great, removing even waterproof mascara, and one pad is enough to do both eyes.


With so much fun to be had washing your hair, even if there are facilities, is probably going to be the least of your priorities. If hats aren’t your thing then Colab Dry Shampoo (£2.49) will be your best friend; refreshing your hair and leaving it beautifully scented in an instant. And if you want to go with the unkempt theme and make it look deliberate a Salt Spray such as Parlor Moisturising Sea Salt Spray by Jeff Chastain (£17) will give you that tousled, beach-hair look.


You should never skimp on sun protection so a decent, long lasting SPF for your face is a must. Eucerin Mattifying Sun Fluid SPF30 is great for oilier skin, whilst the Sun Creme SPF30 (£16) is suited to drier skin types. Either way, both offer high-level, water resistant sun protection combined with the skincare benefits of a regular moisturiser.


If you’re anything like me, my skin plays havoc in the heat and I suffer with more frequent breakouts. A blemish stick like Australian Body Care Tea Tree Oil Blemish Stick (£5.99, full review here) is ideal for zapping those zits before they erupt and it also calms insects bites, making it doubly useful. Another great all-rounder is the facial mist, cooling and refreshing you whilst treating the skin to a much needed burst of hydration, and nutrient-rich Caudalie Beauty Elixir (£11.50) fits the bill perfectly. Finally to keep lips happy is the ever trusty Burt’s Bees Lip Balm (£3.49), which is 100% natural, comes in a range of lovely flavours and is chocful of skin-friendly ingredients to hydrate, nourish and heal.

So that concludes my guide to what beauty products I think are festival essentials! Do you agree? What items would you pack for a festival or camping trip?

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5 thoughts on “Festival Beauty Essentials

  1. Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty says:

    Love your list of beauty essential for festivals esp. Caudalie and Blemish stick!

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

  2. Paula says:

    Great blog tips 😀 I’m not a fan of the Cucumber wipes but agree that at a festival they would be ideal. I have been using another Eucerin product this week – Eucerin Sun Cream 50 Tinted Face. And I am in love with it as a foundation! – its a tinted face cream. I really don’t want to be using it everyday as it is SPF 50…….I do need some Vitamin D! But it gives an super light coverage, wonderful colour and glow. And lasted all day. I would add this to my Festival Bag. I really didn’t think this would compare with my regular foundations but its a gem for the summer especially when out for the whole day in the sun – look great and be protected.

    • Helen says:

      Thanks, I’ll have to look out for that one 🙂 I’m noticing that with nearly all my foundations and BB Creams containing at least SPF15 that my face is stupidly white even though the rest of me is tanned. I’m trying to tan my face at the moment because from the neck upwards I’m a completely different colour!

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