Festival Guide - Beauty & Fashion

The festival season will soon be upon us and for a lot of people the hardest part is actually figuring out what to take. I know from experience that the task can be quite daunting so I've decided to put   together a guide for anyone who is struggling. Obviously everyone is different when it comes to style but I'm just showing you what works for me. I'm only going to focus on the beauty and fashion side of things because lets face it - you don't need me to tell you to take some baby wipes and some wellies!
For me the most important thing about festival beauty is keeping products minimal and if possible, multi-use. You don't want to be taking brushes so cream products are a great option. Aside from cleanser - you're going to need a good moisturiser. Introducing Estee Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint Release... this product is not only a moisturiser but an SPF and a tinted base all in one. It doesn't have much coverage but it does give you a healthy tanned glow all while protecting and moisturising your skin. A similar product in terms of coverage is the L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream. If like me you want that little bit more coverage then something like MAC's Face and Body (the 50ml size) is the perfect product. It's water resistant, light to medium coverage and I find it best applied with your hands. Even though I wouldn't suggest taking full coverage make-up with you to a festival, if you feel like you need more coverage then take a higher coverage concealer. Something like Collection's Lasting Perfection Concealer is brilliant as it's long lasting and covers blemishes brilliantly.

Base complete the next few products really are a matter of personal taste. I don't bother with my eyebrows at festivals, I just pop on some brow gel to keep them tamed. For my eyes I like to smudge some waterproof eyeliner (usually brown) in with my fingers and then layer lashings of waterproof mascara on for that 'slept in my make-up' look. MAC's Splashproof Lash is absolutely brilliant - aimed at swimmers you really won't budge this stuff without remover. I don't tend to bother with bronzer either but if you did want something without having to take brushes then something like a Nars Multiple is ideal. My most used festival product has to be the Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge. It's multi functional as it's for the cheeks and lips. It's compact. It's ridiculously easy to apply and looks incredible all day. There are similar products on the market so just go for whatever works best for you. I do still take another lipstick for those days where I just fancy rocking a bright lip so if you're the same take your favourite long lasting lipstick too. Oh and don't forget lip balm!
 
That's pretty much all I take. You really don't have time to sit and do your whole face every morning so my advice would be to find products that you know have longevity and have multi functional uses. Everyone is different and all of the products I've mentioned can be swapped for cheaper alternatives - they are just what work for me. The most important thing is having fun - not spending half your morning trolling on the slap.
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This is pretty much my stereotypical festival day outfit. I cannot stress how much wear I get out of my high-waisted Levi cut offs. I wear them all year round regardless but they really are essential for me at a festival. You can wear them with crop tops - band tees - jumpers - trainers - boots - sandals - literally anything. Plus if it get's a bit cold you can pop some tights underneath them. I tend to wear them bare legged with some cute boots or my vans. Last year it was my beloved Chelsea Boots and this year my aim is to take the JC Coltrane's with me. Sunglasses and a Beanie are both essentials. You really will need to cover up your three day tent hair at some point...

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Another way I like to dress at festivals is by mixing up different styles and textures. Wearing something like Dr Martens with a crochet skirt isn't for everyone but I think it adds an edge to the outfit. As most of my readers will know, I'm not the girliest of people and I understand that a lot of you are so you could of course swap the boots for something else. I think it's important to stay true to your own individual style  regardless of the occasion but I think festivals are a great way to be that bit more daring with your style.
 
 
I'm not going to go through a list of essential things you need to take because it's pretty obvious but I would suggesting investing in a good waterproof coat. You can get waterproof pac-a-parka's/macs on eBay and sometimes Topshop. These are brilliant to throw in your bag in case of unexpected rain showers especially if you're going to a festival in the UK. Also try and take clothes which can be worn with multiple things. Obviously I've shown you two outfits but I wouldn't necessarily take both pairs of boots. I personally take boots instead of wellies and also a pair of trainers but it's completely up to you what you want to take. You just have to remember that you will be carrying all of this on your back so try to keep it to a minimum.
 
I know this has been long but I hope it's been helpful in some way. I'm going to Hurricane Festival for the second time running this year which is held in Germany - the weather is usually a little bit better than in the UK so I literally cannot wait! Make sure you let me know your festival/holiday plans for this year down below and just remember the most important thing is just to have an awesome time with all your favourite people! Bring on the madness.

59 comments :

  1. The New Look tassel bag is INCREDIBLE!
    I literally want everything from those wishlists haha! :)
    I've just uploaded a tutorial on how to make your own floral headcrowns too if you're interested!
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    1. My boyfriend has just bought me it I am SO happy! Oo that sounds really interesting I'll take a look :) xx

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  2. Mannnn I wish I was going to a festival this year! I hope I end up going last minute! I love them!

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    Megan xxx

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    1. Awww yeah they are amazing! Get a sneaky day ticket if you can't get a weekend one now :) xx

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  3. I love the denim hotpants and the fringed backpack!
    Unfortunately not going to Leeds festival this year :(
    But if I was, the NARS multiple would definitely be a good multi purpose product! I'd take a cream blush that could be used on the lips too!

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    1. Aww that's crappy! I didn't end up going to Leeds fest last year because I went to Hurricane, I really wanted to do both though! xx

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  4. Completely agree that make up should be kept minimal and with little fuss! Love the blush and the bralet and lace skirt is just the perfect combination

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    1. Definitely! I could not be bothered with applying full make up everyday :) thank you hehe xx

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  5. I love festivals and I kind of go by the philosophy : less is more! Simple make up and simple outfits.

    Great post! xx

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    1. That's the only way forward for me too! Simplicity is key. Thank you. xx

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  6. Great post! :)


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  7. I can't believe I'm yet to go to my first festival, but when I do it has to be Coachella!! Loving the festival beauty picks hun, the pink blush, topshop lippy and MAC mascara are fabulous!

    Elizabeth x

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    1. Ooo I would love to go to Coachella!! Just for the weather and vibe :) ahhh yes you do need to go to a festival at some point, they really are an amazing experience! Thank you :) xx

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    1. I know! It's so lovely :) xx

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  9. Great post! I always take tons of glitter to festivals, so much fun! :)

    I'm a new follower, lovely blog!

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    1. I know, I can't wait to get glittered up at my next festival hehe! Thank you so much, really appreciate it. xx

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  10. Can not get enough of round sunglasses, these ones are amazing xx

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    1. Me either! I swear they suit all face shapes too :) xx

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  11. Brilliant post lovely!! That's exactly how I'd style and do my makeup for a festival! ((:

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    1. Aw thank you :) I will take a look now! xx

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  12. very nice..

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  13. Hey great post :) Love those Jeffery Campbell boots!

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  14. Awesome post! I really really love ur blog :)

    xx

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    1. Aw thank you :) that's really sweet! xx

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  15. you picked really nice pieces;)X


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  16. hi honey! gorgeous post! I absolutely love it !!
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  17. I looove the second outfit! This post has really helped me actually, I need to finalise my outfits but I'm a little scared my Docs will die in the mud at Glasto haha. Definitely need a cute cream skirt like this!

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    1. Aw I'm glad it's been helpful! It's really difficult decided what to take, I just take things I can mix and match all the time :)! I'm going to Hurricane in Germany so I don't have to worry about the mud as much but I'm sure your Docs will survive hehe. xx

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  18. fab post! i'm working at iow this year as an artist liason, and i'm buzzing! i'll deffo be back here to check on this post a few days before i go! xo

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    1. Aw that's really cool! I'm glad it's been helpful for you :) xx

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  19. Love the bobbi brown blush, glasses and kimono amazing guide love it ;-)

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  20. What a fab and thorough guide! I'm not going to any festivals this year but most of these products would be perfect for the Summer in general :) xx

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    1. Aw thank you, I did try to cover everything :) that's true! I definitely take on a less high maintenance look during the summer :) xx

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  21. Love love love both these festival outfits!

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  22. I love how you've gone into a lot of detail for us! we sure do appreciate it :)

    the 1st outfit is lovely! I'd defo wear that

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    1. Aw you really are welcome :) thank you for taking the time to read it! xx

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  23. I think multi-use beauty products is the best thing to carry around festivals!
    xo
    Anastasia
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  24. cool post:)

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    1. Thank you :) I really appreciate it! I will check yours out xx

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  25. I really want the headband in the second one! I have had to resort to sticking individual flowers in my hair :P I love your blog! If you have some time would you mind checking out mine? x

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    1. Haha there is nothing wrong with taking the natural approach :) thank you very much, I will do. xx

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  26. I love this post! I have been wanting a pair of glasses like those dark ones.
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    1. Aw thank you :) I know they're lovely aren't they! xx

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  27. seriously looove these sets, the floral headband makes everything seem 100 times better! love the coltranes too!
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