It’s no secret. Music festival season is in full force, but before you head out for the heat, the tunes and the partying, you actually have to pack — strategically. Where’s mom when you need her, right? Because, the last place you want to be when you realize you forgot something essential is in the middle of the desert. Avoid the skin and hair struggle with this guide to the beauty products you HAVE to pack before heading off to your next festival … oh, and don’t forget the flower crown.
Many festival factors contribute to your dehydrated skin — the climate, $8 water bottles,adult beverages … you get the gist of it.That’s why we recommend La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. This stuff is a must have when trying to beat that music festival heat and a spritz will have you feeling instantly refreshed. It’s also packed with skin loving ingredients like selenium — a powerful antioxidant.
And if oily skin is your concern, theNYX Professional Makeup Matte Blotting Papers quickly absorb oil without taking up space in your bag! These mattifying blotting papers are ideal for touching up your makeup in between sets without having to reapply.
With no real way to cleanse your face, it’s important to pack a product that will make wiping off makeup easy. Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you can go to bed without washing your face! Try the Garnier Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes— these are formulated with micellar water and take off makeup with just one swipe. It’s also a great alternative for cleansing the skin after sweating without needing to rinse.
You’re most likely out in the desert, or the middle of nowhere with sunrays beaming down on you like never before. The last thing you want to think of while having a good time is a painful sunburn. Opt for a face and body SPF like La Roche-Posay Anthelios 30 to keep your skin sun-safe. We particularly love this formula for its lightweight texture and water-like consistency — and it’s water resistant, giving you about 80 minutes of water exposure before you need to reapply.
This product speaks for itself. When sleeping in tents, or not sleeping at all, your eye bags will need some serious help from a de-puffing treatment. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye Depufferis about the size of a lip balm, packed with Vitamin C and works pretty much instantly. What’s not to love?
Again, you’re sleeping in a tent for the weekend and most likely dancing non-stop without a real shower in sight. Do yourself (and those around you) a favor and be sure to pack your deodorant! While stick deodorants have their benefits, we love Kiehl’s Superbly Deodorant Cream, an unscented deodorant cream that’s gentle, effectively reduces sweat and odor and won’t compete with your favorite perfume.
Ouai Texturizing Hair Sprayis like “dry shampoo and hairspray had a baby,” and we’re not mad at it. Designed to build texture and volume, it’ll give you that tousled, beachy look with about half the work and doesn’t leave your hair crunchy or hard.
When it comes to mascara, you need something that’s going to last you all day without succumbing to the heat of a music festival. Enter L’Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara, a formula that never disappoints and will last through every sweaty crying session that’s sure to come.
About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.