It’s time to dig out your wellies and pac-a-macs as the festival season is on the horizon.
Living in a field can be tough for girls and can really mess up your beauty routine. Beauty experts at Hairtrade.com have festival style covered and have shared their top ten tips to look festival fabulous.
1. Salt spray
The best tip for festival hair is to keep it looking natural. Add texture and mattify your hair with a sea salt spray.
Simply spritz the spray all over your hair for a wavy, effortless look.
2. Gel nails
Bright nails make a playful statement at festivals but they can look a mess when they start to chip. Switch your usual nail paint for a nail gel. Gel nails have been proven to last up to two weeks without chipping so they should stay looking perfect for the entire weekend.
Book an appointment in the salon the day before the festival or do it yourself with an LED nail lamp, some gel nail polish and a sealer to achieve a salon professional look.
Gel nails are available in a range of colours. Try a coral shade for some summer fun or be bold in black for a rock chick look.
3. Dry shampoo
Going to a festival can mean spending five days in a field without a shower. Dry shampoo will absorb the grease in your hair and add volume to the roots so there will be no need for you to join the mile-long queue for the shower.
Simply spray the shampoo on your roots, wait for around 30 seconds and rub it off.
4. Waterproof mascara
Where there is a festival, there is usually rain so a waterproof mascara is advisable to prevent panda eyes.
Waterproof mascara does not run so your lashes will stay looking luscious for longer.
Wearing a headband or bandana will not only make you look festival ready but it will also hide a bad hair day.
Try a floral bandana for the day and mix it up with a metallic headscarf at night.
6. Tinted lip balm
Chapped lips are a common festival problem. Spending all of your time outdoors partying and enjoying the sun is bound to leave them dehydrated and dry.
A tinted lip balm will moisturize your lips while adding a dash of colour to brighten up your makeup look.
7. SPF Foundation
We all hope for hot summer weather when at a festival and if you’re fortunate enough to have a weekend in the heat, sun protection is essential.
A foundation with an SPF is a festival must. It will not only make your skin look flawless but will also double up as sun tan lotion for your face. There are lots of foundations with an added SPF at the moment and the higher the factor, the better it will be for your skin.
Shorts are a popular look for a festival but how can you still wear them when it gets to day three? The answer is wax.
Before you go to a festival book yourself in for a wax to get rid of any unwanted body hair. That way, you will not have to worry about having to dry shave any hair after just a few days of fun.
Alternatively, grab yourself a DIY wax kit. This will save you money and you will still get a smooth long lasting finish.
9. Sun protection for hair
Sun can make your hair dry and discoloured. The best way to tackle this is by using sun protecting hair products.
The specially formulated hair care products have protecting and restoring formulas that keep your hair looking healthy and full of shine. Try a spray for quick application and apply a replenishing masque for a deep treatment after the festival.
10. Eye shadow
Festivals are a time to get creative – anything goes. Experiment with some bright eye shadow. A thin line under the lower lashes will add a flash of colour, or if you are feeling daring blend two colours over your eyelids to make your eyes stand out from the crowd.
*courtesy of London PR