The products that put in the graft, taking you from tent to Instagram-enviable festi-inspo
Shake up your makeup
‘Festivals are all about expressing yourself and doing things you wouldn’t normally dare,’ says Barry M makeup artist Adam Burrell. So release your inner glitter goddess and don’t scrimp on the sparkle. Pair The Gypsy Shrine Unicorn Crown Face Gems, £10, with a dusting of Barry M Pick ‘n’ Glitz Glitter in Lit, £4.99, under your eyes and up onto your cheekbones. Adam tells us to ‘keep your base light underneath the sparkle’. Revolution Pro Foundation Drops, £7, are perfect for this. Keep eyes simple. Use B. Matte Bronzer in Dark, £7.99, to define your crease – and you can also use this to contour/bronze. Finish with B. Pro Duo Liner in Black, £6.99, and you’re good to go.
Skin for the win
A festival ticket calls for your shortest shorts and tiniest crops, and with those limbs on show, they need to be prepped to perfection. Slather on Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sun Lotion, £7.50, from top to toe and allow it to sink in before you go out into the sun. When you head back to your tent after an all-day sesh of music and partying, have Solait Shimmering After Sun Oil Spray, £3.49, to hand to keep skin soft and smooth. The shimmer lends itself perfectly to your surroundings. It’s hard to bank on the sun here, so pack HiGlow High Intensity by Rochelle Humes Radiance Glow Body Cream, £7.99, and St Tropez Self Tan Purity Face Mist, £21.99, for a quick-fix glow.
HIT the mane stage
If there’s one thing that came outta Coachella, it was the huge variety of grid-worthy hair inspo. ‘Glitter, hair jewellery and fun-coloured hair… everyone’s going all out at festivals to be creative as possible,’ says TREsemmé ambassador and celeb hairstylist Aaron Carlo. And if he had to pick one hair trend to festi-mise this summer? ‘Braids are the answer because they’re so effortless to maintain.’ The most Instagram-friendly way to braid is with a long French plait or colourful boxer braids, so don’t forget to pack Superdrug Poly Hair Bands, £2.19, to keep them in place. Amp up the look with Barry M Fine Glitter Dust in Pink, £4.59, and Superdrug Blue Blast Instant Colour Hairspray, £2.99. And what else do you need in your festival kit? ‘Dry shampoo and TREsemmé Biotin+ Repair 7 Primer Protection Spray, £6.10,’ says Aaron. GOTCHA.
Meds to go
You’ve got your tent, your emergency food supply is packed, and you’ve sorted your looks for the big weekend. But before you head off, there are a few health buys you can’t forget – cue ‘mum mode’! The first two rules: drink lots of water and make sure you have the medicines you need. If you have an onset of headache, Superdrug Paracetamol 500mg Capsules, 32s, £1.15, may help with relief. Feeling exhausted in the morning after dancing all night? Berocca Orange Energy Vitamins, £4.89, help release energy. Talking of release, we tend to lose our inhibitions at festivals, and it’s better to be safe than sorry. Make sure you take ONE Mixed Pleasures Condoms 12 Pack, £9.99, to help protect yourself from STIs and avoid any Bridget Jones’s Baby-esque scares. And if you’re affected by a high pollen count, hay fever tablets could help. Try Superdrug One-A-Day Hayfever & Allergy Tablets, 30s, £6.29, to help keep sneezes and streaming eyes at bay.
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