Festival season is upon as and every good festival goer knows you needs an arsenal of beauty essentials that will help make attending a breeze! Whether you’re jetting off to an international festival or getting glam right here at home, i’ve rounded up all the best beauty essentials that are perfect for festivals – whether you’re glamping or not.
From dry shampoo and biodegradable body glitter to must-have makeup and not forgetting Tik Tok’s viral glowing face mist. Here’s 20 products you need right now!
KVD Beauty Dazzle Vegan Eyeshadow Stick, £20
See the sparkle with this unique formula which features a 36% water base with a cool, refreshing feel. (perfect in that festival heat!) As the water evaporates, the formula dries down to a smooth and lustrous finish, locking beautiful, prismatic pearl colour onto lids, no cleanup needed. These pigment-packed, vegan eyeshadow sticks deliver rich, opaque colour.
Glow Hub Defend Yourself Face Sunscreen SPF 30 £12.00
Duck & Dry in salon Braiding Service from £30
Get festival ready with an on-trend braided hairstyle. Duck & Dry favourites include Double Dutch, Bold & Brazen, and Braided Twist. A braid is the perfect festival hairstyle for those who want to stay chic without your locks getting in the way of the fun.
Opting for a different look? Refresh your hairstyle or inject instant volume into your hair on-the-go with cult favourite OOMPH! Dry Volume & Texture Spray. £20
KVD Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, £19
The KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner is a must-have in every festival beauty bag. The award-winning, waterproof liquid eyeliner, that was inspired by the tattoo industry, is perfect for creating ultra-precise lines or designs which last all day and all night. Available in shades Trooper Black & Mad Max Brown.
TIK TOK Made Me – The Beauty Crop UK Oui Cherie Mist £12
This ultra-fine dual-phase mist skin gives your skin an instant boost of hydration and helps lock in and refresh your makeup look. The lightweight formula leaves the complexion with a glowing, long-lasting freshness throughout the day. Enriched with antioxidant hero ingredient Cherry Extract & Vitamin C and soothing Chamomile, this gentle mist helps hydrate skin and minimize your pores. The perfect mist for all skin types or for anyone who wants to achieve the ultimate dewy glow.
NUDESTIX Magnetic Lip Plush Paints £24
Weightless and velvety, this soft cream formula pairs rich colour with long-wear coverage, just what you need on Festival days. Suitable for lavishing over lips, cheeks and eyelids, this non-drying formula is enriched with eight natural extracts for a skin-soothing finish: from rose water to green tea, chamomile and aloe extracts, these calming botanicals complement the blurring, watercolour pigments for an ultra-smooth payoff.
Available in six richly pigmented finishes, from a burst of clementine Fresh Fiji, cocoa Tahiti Hottie, brick red Hot Paprika, wax seal red Sweet Sangria, coral nude Waikiki Rose and deep rose Bahama Mama.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol 2 £68
With its wonderfully bright wardrobe of shades, make space in your make up collection for Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol II – a swathe of bright, powerhouse pigments that look just as good on your lids as they do in the pan. Created for artists but perfect for those who love making a statement, this is the ultimate palette for an eyeshadow addict. Boasting buttery mattes, silky shimmers and shade-shifting, foil-effect hues.
Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Foundation Balm, £32
The foundation balm that took TikTok by a storm, is a beauty must-have and the packaging is entirely recyclable. Long-lasting with good-for-skin ingredients (infused with apple extract and sodium hyaluronate to keep the skin hydrated), the Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Foundation Balm gives a natural finish to allow skin to look like skin as well as minimizing the look of pores for that smooth, healthy look.
Philip Kingsley One More Day Refreshing Dry Shampoo £23
Philip Kingsley One More Day Refreshing Dry Shampoo is freshly washed hair in a can, no need to add water. Perfect for those morning after non-shower festival days! With an award-winning formula, this dry shampoo soothes irritation while cleaning away unwanted oil, dirt and odours. It’s suitable for all hair types and even reduces flakiness while maintaining natural texture. Coming to your rescue when you need it the most, you’ll be free to enjoy just one more day in effortless style.
LH Cosmetics Infinity bronzer £25.50
SOS Lip £14.99
SOS Lip is a nourishing and mattifying all-year-round lip protection balm with broad spectrum SPF 30, that helps to moisturise and protect lips against the harsh effects of the cold, wind and sun. A unique blend of botanical extracts including Pea Extract & Mistletoe Extract deliver lasting hydration whilst helping to repair & soothe damaged skin.
Pink Halo Bio-Degradeable Glitter Kit £34.99
Every Festival look needs glitter but more importantly, it’s needs an environmentally safe glitter. Pink Halo’s Biodegradable Glitter Kit is the ultimate multi-purpose Glitter Kit! Safe for your face, body and hair. The Kit comes with 6 Glitters, Aloe Vera Base Gel and a customisable pink pouch.
The glitter is based on biodegradable film made from eucalyptus trees and is environmentally sourced from responsibly managed plantations. Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and is allergen free.
Conserving Beauty Instamelt Day Dissolver Wipes £12
I’m not a huge fan of make-up wipes and stopped using them a while ago. Thankfully, The InstaMelt Day Dissolver Wipes (includes 30 wipes) effortlessly remove dirt, impurities, make up and instantly dissolves in water, leaving behind zero waste. So, whether you’re in need of a quick change of look in between acts or just need a freshen up these portable wipes are just the thing. The best part? They’re 100% biodegradable and 100% fulfill our guilt-free beauty desires.
Philip Kingsley Vented Paddle Brush £25
This large paddle brush is great for detangling thick, long hair and is ideal for blow drying straighter styles. The vented Paddle Brush allows heat to disperse quickly which dries hair quicker, ensuring as little heat damage as possible.
Georganics Mineral Toothtablets – Peppermint
Waterless oralcare, is a godsend on Festival mornings! A clean way of brushing your teeth, are these Mineral Toothtablets which are made with mineral-rich powders like Calcium Carbonate and Kaolin Clay. Used as a replacement for traditional toothpaste, these cleansing and plaque reducing tablets save you from sending approx 8 plastic tubes to landfill, in a year. Flavoured with organic Peppermint oil for its cooling aroma and antibacterial properties.
PUMP’D UP Festival Wash Kit 3 Piece Set £6.99
who would have thought that washing without water could even be a thing! This Pump’d up kit contains a Towel Off Body Wash Foam (70ml), a Towel Off Shampoo (70ml) and an alcohol free, vegan friendly sanitiser (70ml). Pump’d Up is a pioneer in cruelty free cleansing and offers a brilliant range of products.
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP GLITTER PRIMER £8
This easy-to-use and lightweight primer is the ultimate partner for your glitter make up. It holds your glitter in place so you can let you make up sparkle with minimal stress. With glowing reviews from NYX Professional Makeup customers (who dub it “glitter glue”), it feels supremely comfortable to wear too. Essential for big nights out and festival season, we advise stocking up now.
Benefit GoGo Tint Bright Cherry Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain £16
With a smudge-proof, transfer-proof and kiss-proof water-like formula, this sheer stain bestows a beautiful blush to your lips and cheeks with a juicy cherry-red flush. Fabulous on faces and luscious on lips, try applying this vibrant tint directly on cheeks and lips with the precise doe foot applicator, then smudge out with your fingers or a brush. If you prefer a natural look, just a little of this tint will give you a subtle wash of colour — or layer up for a more vibrant, head-turning hue. The hydrating formula will stop dryness in its tracks and allow all-day-wear that will look as healthy and radiant as the moment you applied it.
Pink Sands Perfect Palette Self-tan Mousse £24
Infused with a tropical fragrance, made with natural, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients, making it an eco-friendly and ethical choice. Designed to provide a smooth, even application, with no streaks or orange tones. It’s easy to use and dries quickly.
ASOS FESTIVAL BEAUTY BOX £12
Get your Festival mode on with this Festival Edit Beauty Box. Also makes the ideal festival gift for your BFF’s! Includes a mixture of six makeup and body care products, featuring Barry M, Revolution, NUXE, L’Oreal Paris, Megababe and Sun Bum. The Revolution palette – colours may vary.