Festival Beauty Essentials

The nights are getting lighter, the weather is getting (sort of) warmer, and finally… festival season is upon us! Coachella kicked off festival season in style, and everyone here at HQhair was instantly filled with envy. Over the next few months, we’ll be seeing festival highlights everywhere and we’ll probably spend our days insanely jealous at everyone that’s getting drunk in a field with their best gal pals and good music.

For those of you who were lucky enough to snap up some tickets to your festival of choice, (or maybe just prepared with tonnes of tabs open when the tickets are released) we’ve devised the ultimate guide to Festival Beauty Essentials!

Bourjois' City Radiance Foundation is perfect for spending your days at a festival! With SPF 30, you'll be well protected from pollution and harmful UV rays. It's super buildable and blendable, meaning you can keep it fresh for the daytime or build up a higher coverage at night!

Go nude but better with Sigma's Power Crayon in shade Rubicund. This longlasting and highly pigmented lip crayon leaves lips feeling soft, hydrated and silky smooth.

I mean, a Tangle Teezer is just common sense now isn't it. Throw this little gem in your bag and you're good to go!

If you haven't tried out the nails inc. Spray-On Nail Polish yet, you're missing a trick! Spray this on top of your nails for a quick, easy and vibrant colour! Any overspray on your hands and fingers can be washed away easily. No sink? Use those Pixi wipes we were telling you about!

Towards the end of the festival, your hair might need a little boost. The Wella Eimi Dry Me Shampoo will help to transform dull, limp hair and create voluminous effects for big and bouncy locks!

Eyeliner is always an essential, no matter what the occasion is! Add a little more definition with Illamasqua's Slick Stick Eye Liner. It's smooth, high quality formula delivers intense colour with the ultimate staying power. Bonus - it's water resistant!

Flash your lashes with Revlon's Ultimate All-in-One Mascara. Whether you're going for a natural look or something a little more daring, this high impact mascara adds clump-free volume, enhances definition and lifts each lash from the root for an amplified, fuller-looking finish.

The stress of making sure your hair is on point at a festival is REAL. Well, we have the solutions to all of your problems in the form of the Glamoriser Freestyler! This portable battery powered straightening iron provides up to 40 minutes of use and can be used anywhere!

We aren't usually face wipe fans, but Pixi's are AH-MAZING! These bad boys remove even waterproof makeup, contain ingredients to help clean and calm the skin and dissolve impurities. They're the easiest way to make sure you've got rid of all the grime!

Add a pop of colour to your complexion with theBalm's Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain! This delivers a hint of tint, with it's blendable formula making it easy to build up for a more subtle or strong look!

I guess this one depends on where your festival is... but you can never be sure! Throw in some SPF just in case. Missing the festival while you're sunburnt would be the worst.

This is what dreams are made of. Illamasqua's Beyond Powder adds a subtle warm and glowing hue to your complexion. This powdered perfection is ideal for adding a highlight to your face, and even arms, legs and chest!

The nifty little wipes in this gym kit are perfect for a camping trip where you're unlikely to be able to shower! They are suitable for face & body, and have a subtle fresh scent to leave you feeling clean!

What essentials will you be packing for festival season? Do you keep it to a minimum or go all out?




I’ve obsessed over all things beauty for as long as I can remember! Since my early teens, I’ve constantly experimented with my makeup, hair and nails. Nowadays, I usually settle for a statement eye and a soft, nude lip. I also love social media, so if you see a tweet or a post by HQhair, then I’ll most probably be the face behind it! If I’m not playing around with the latest beauty product or checking out what’s happening over on Twitter, then I’ll be on a city break with my friends, sipping on a Blue Lagoon.

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