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The Top 5 Festival Beauty Essentials You Need To Buy This Summer

Your festival beauty line-up is here. Whether you’re off to Glasto or preparing for Creamfields, investing in your signature style is key to looking on point this party season. From shimmering glitter to standout nails, here are our picks for standing out from the crowd. 

Glittery cheeks, colour block eyes, bright nails and vibrant hair are just some of the recurring looks we see every year after Coachella sets the tone for the oncoming festival trends. And when the summer hits, there’s nothing us Brits look forward to more than partying our hearts away in a field until our hair is matted, and our eyeliner has disappeared. We always stuff our backpacks with outrageous outfits we’d never wear in public, and make sure our makeup bags are filled to the brim with arrays of colours, glitter and cover-up essentials to disguise a heavy night. 

But there are some new rules in town when it comes to your beauty party essentials. Last year, the banning of microbeads used in cosmetics drew widespread attention to the damage some of our favourite products cause to the environment. Glitter lovers be warned, because some festivals have gone as far as banning the sparkly, plastic-filled product unless its of the biodegradable variety. But there’s an easy solution without having to sacrifice your favourite party looks. Using high pigmented, glittery, compact eyeshadows reduces environmental risks, whilst giving you that ultra-shine, which can be applied anywhere you please. Vegan makeup is also taking off this season, helping us achieve other eco-friendly looks that are proving to be huge. Multi-coloured pastel nails, bright eyeliners and glowing skin trends are everywhere, meaning our beauty regimes this summer are gearing up to be fun, vibrant and far less harmful– hurrah! 

If you’re yet to start buying all your festival makeup essentials and need a little helping hand, we've whittled it down to 5 products that are guaranteed to get the party started, wherever it may be.

Glitter Glam

The eco-friendly alternative to that nasty plastic stuff, this bit of biodegradable glitter will make sure you keep up your sparkly looks whilst having a clear conscience.

Pastel Nails

The more you vary the colour, the better for this fun trend. Each nail can be a new shade of green or contrasting hues of pinks and blues. The choice is yours – go crazy!

Buy now from H&M

Buy now

Bright Hair Day

Whether it’s some temporary hair dye or a full-on wig for when the hair gets matted and greasy, bring some cool colour to your look this season to change it up.

Buy now from Claire's

Buy now

Vivid Eyes

Liquid eyeliners, bright eyeshadows and messy pencil lids are what everyone is loving right now, whether you’re headed about town or off to a party.

Buy now from Urban Outfitters

Buy now

Glowing Skin

Keep your skin healthy, sheen and beautiful for the whole festival with these makeup and skincare essentials that will give you that healthy, natural glow that never gets old.