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.
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.
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.