Dancing, laughing, listening to your fave bands and wearing a hella lotta glitter? Yep, it’s official – there’s nothing better than a summertime festival. And this year, us DARE girls are going to three of the hottest ones out there. The dilemma? We have no clue what to pack. If it’s a beach-based festi, you’re gonna need SPF; if it’s in the big city, you’re gonna need a kick-ass beauty look, and if it’s a chilled one, it’s all about the staples. Yep, every event requires a different beauty bag. Here’s what the DARE gals are taking…

Boardmasters Festival

From fest-essentials to fragrance, it’s beachy vibes all round for junior digital writer Chloe. Nothin’ but easy breezy beauty allowed.

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Hollister Festival Vibes For Her

Fragrance might not be the first thing on your mind when packing for a festival, but I ain’t going nowhere without a fresh-smelling spritz. For strolls by the coast and nights on the beach, this one has gotta be my go-to. It’s lively and bright to start (just what you need), then dries down to a dreamy, comforting scent. I can’t wait to catch a whiff of it while sitting by a camp fire.

Hask Hawaiian Sea Salt Makin’ Waves Texture Spray

Speaking of the beach, I’m fully embracing my inner surfer gal and going for a salt spray to keep my hair texturised over the weekend.

Garnier BB Cream

As for skin, I’m anticipating a lot of sand, sea and sweat, so my tactic is to keep it light with an oil-free BB cream. Forget full coverage – when it comes to my face, I want an easy ride, so light ’n’ lovely is my motto.

Hollister Hollister Festival Vibes for Her EDP 100ml £39.00 Buy Now
Hask Hask Hawaiian Sea Salt Makin' Waves Texture Spray 175ml £6.99 Buy Now
Garnier Garnier BB Cream Oil Free Medium Tinted Moisturiser 40ml £4.89 Buy Now

Hollister Festival Vibes For Her

Fragrance might not be the first thing on your mind when packing for a festival, but I ain’t going nowhere without a fresh-smelling spritz. For strolls by the coast and nights on the beach, this one has gotta be my go-to. It’s lively and bright to start (just what you need), then dries down to a dreamy, comforting scent. I can’t wait to catch a whiff of it while sitting by a camp fire.

Hask Hawaiian Sea Salt Makin’ Waves Texture Spray

Speaking of the beach, I’m fully embracing my inner surfer gal and going for a salt spray to keep my hair texturised over the weekend.

Garnier BB Cream

As for skin, I’m anticipating a lot of sand, sea and sweat, so my tactic is to keep it light with an oil-free BB cream. Forget full coverage – when it comes to my face, I want an easy ride, so light ’n’ lovely is my motto.

SW4 Festival

It may be summertime, but that doesn’t mean editorial assistant Shannan is putting down the eyeliner. Oh no – her festival look means a smoky eye and a hella lotta glitter.

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Nivea Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Spray Black & White

With all that partying in the sun, I’m gonna be feeling the heat. Obvs, I still want to feel my best, so I’m packing this mini deodorant. The bonus? You’re only allowed small bags into SW4, and this takes up barely any room at all.

The Gypsy Shrine X Maybelline Midnight Euphoria Glitter

And finally, the festival item that we all need in our festi beauty bags – glitter. My selfies will become unbeatable when I sprinkle this iridescent glitter all over my face and collarbones.

MUA Pro Base Full Cover Matte Powder

Defeat the heat with a full-coverage face powder. Even the driest of skin can’t defy the laws of sweat, and I’ll be reapplying this throughout the day.

Nivea NIVEA Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Spray Black & White 35ml £1.50 Buy Now
The Gypsy Shrine The Gypsy Shrine X Maybelline Midnight Euphoria Glitter £6.50 Buy Now
MUA MUA Pro Base Full Cover Matte Powder 120 £2.00 Buy Now

Wilderness Festival

A laid-back vibe doesn’t equal a laid-back look for contributing beauty editor Natalie. Her festival beauty bag is anything but basic.

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Revlon Volumazing Mascara

Don’t give me spiel about how my make-up is just gonna melt off in the sun. I’m not going anywhere without a really good mascara, and this one is FIRE. It gives that wide-awake, fat- lash look without any signs of clumping. Get involved. Revlon Volumazing Mascara

EcoTools Sleep Mask

I struggle to get enough shut-eye unless it’s pitch black, so I always pack a sleep mask in my rucksack. This one keeps all the light out, won’t leave those pesky strap lines on your face that take ages to fade in the morning, and you can throw it in the wash with the rest of your clobber when you get home

Ambre Solaire Sensitive Face Sun Cream Mist SPF50

It’s not enough to slather on SPF in the morning if you’re spending a full day in the sun –especially if you’re a wrinkle worrier like me (the sun is one of the biggest causes of raisin skin, dontcha know?). The solution? This nifty little spray-on that won’t leave any tell-tale residue.

Revlon Revlon Volumazing Mascara Blackest Black £6.99 Buy Now
EcoTools EcoTools Soft Relaxing Sleep Mask £4.99 Buy Now
Garnier Ambre Solaire Ambre Solaire Sensitive Face Sun Cream Mist SPF50 75ml £9.99 Buy Now