(Picture: Metro)The start of festival season is here.
With Coachella kicking off this weekend in California, we’ve been left thinking about the inspiring beauty looks that are set to grace our Instagram feeds – think lots of glitter and bright colours.
Not only do we have our pots of glitter at the ready to recreate said festival beauty looks, we’re gearing up to start ticking off products from our packing list too as we festival prep.
It’s a given that you’ll need to pack the necessities such as hand sanitiser, wellies and a bumbag, but it’s equally important to pack a few festival-inspired beauty products for next-level hair and makeup.
Here are the beauty products to experiment with and pack alongside your flower crown this festival season.
(Picture: ghd)Usually your hair routine would go out the window at festivals, but if you’re camping in luxury there’s the possibility you’ll be hooked up to electricity, so packing your favourite hair tool is a no-brainer.
Ahead of Coachella, ghd have launched a new platinum+ styler as part of their festival collection and it’s gorgeous.
The styler has been dusted in soft rainbow hues and will make an easy job of a pro festival hairstyle thanks to its cutting edge predictive technology – only one stroke is needed to get the perfect finish on all hair types.
ghd Platinum+ Festicval Collection Styler, £175, ghdhair.com, feelunique.com and johnlewis.com
(Picture: Cult Beauty)If you want to shine like a diamond then Jen Atkins’ Hair and Body Shine Mist is essential.
This weightless finishing mist from OUAI instantly gives you shiny healthy hair and a seriously dewy bod, thanks to its nutrient-rich amaranth oil, squalene and diamond powder formulation.
Apply down the fronts of your legs, onto your collarbone and on the top of the shoulders for skin that glows and glows until the very last act.
OUAI Haircare Hair and Body Shine Mist, £25, cultbeauty.co.uk, feelunique.com and spacenk.com
(Picture: Glossier)If you’re not wearing glitter are you even at a festival?
Glossier’s new Glitter Gelée is our top pick because it has a transparent gel base, so there will be no glitter bomb disasters inside your tent when applying.
There’s also four shades to pick from including, Phantasm an opalescent with holographic specks and Bijoux Bijoux a metallic gunmetal with flecks of platinum, that will outshine the rest of your makeup bag contents.
Place the glitter all over your lids, bling out your crease, or apply a dab, here, there and well, everywhere.
Glossier Glitter Gelée, £12, glossier.com
(Picture: Boots)Although we like to indulge in a nightly skincare regime with several products, let’s be real, ain’t no body got time for that at a festival.
Enter Simple Kind to Skin Biodegradable Cleansing Wipes, the quick fix cleanse cloths will leave you with fresh, clean skin and a clear conscience as they’re biodegradable.
The sustainable wipes are also vegan and fragrance, parabens and alcohol free; so they’re gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive of complexions.
Simple Kind to Skin Biodegradable Cleansing Wipes, £2 (was £4.60), boots.com
(Picture: Lookfantastic)If glitter isn’t your thing, how about coloured mascara?
Japanese beauty brand Shiseido has a selection of striking shades from sapphire blue, to emerald-green.
We applied lashings of the Shiseido’s nostalgia-inducing blue mascara and it made our eyes appear wider and brighter. And the purple mascara makes green and hazel eyes look even greener.
For a low-key coloured lash look, apply your black mascara as you would usually and try coating just the tips of your lashes for a fun ombré look.
Shiseido ControlledChaos MascaraInk, £25, lookfantastic.com
Picture: Cult Beauty)Festival season is the perfect time to get creative with your eyes and these makeup stamps from Milk Makeup are so much fun.
The nifty ‘tattoo’ stamp pens allow you to add a quick heart, moon, peace sign, star, or two to your cheekbones – or wherever you feel fit – to quickly achieve a simple but bold look to wow the crowds.
They’re transfer proof and long-lasting too – so make sure to get yourself a decent makeup remover.
Milk Makeup Tattoo Stamp, £10.25, cultbeauty.co.uk
(Picture: Lookfantastic)If you don’t have time or money to book in for a spray tan before you go, the best instant fake tan is Rimmel Sunshimmer Instant Tan Matte Water Resistant.
The wash-off tan imparts an instant glow and veil of believable colour, without any shimmer or glitter, disguising red marks, bruises and pesky razor nicks. And it’s truly transfer resistant.
The best part? It’s under a tenner.
Rimmel Sunshimmer Instant Tan Matte Water Resistant, £6.99, lookfantastic.com
Picture: Cult Beauty)This multi award-winning tinted moisturiser from NARS gives radiant, even skin in a flash.
It also offers advanced sun protection and a lighter level coverage, so you can go light on your base and get creative with eyes and lips instead.
Better yet, the do-it-all beauty product is oil free, which is ideal if your festival is scheduled bang smack in the middle of summer, as it will help reduce shine.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30/PA+++, £XX, cultbeauty.co.uk
(Picture: Harvey Nichols)Wave goodbye to matte lips this festival season and say hello to your new favourite lip product, Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer.
The now iconic gloss from Rhianna’s makeup line looks gorgeous on the lips, imparting a wash of shimmer with a high-shine finish, without feeling sticky.
It’s seriously moisturising too.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, £16, harveynichols.com
(Picture: Cult Beauty)This holographic highlighter from Milk Makeup shifts in color with changes in light and will look enchanting when you’re bobbing along to the music.
The twist up stick highlight comes in three magical shades; holographic lavender, golden peach, and pink and can be applied to lips, cheeks or even eyes.
Milk Makeup Holographic Stick, £23.75, cultbeauty.co.uk
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