Let’s face it; festivals (or even campsites) are not the easiest places to look your best. Grotty portaloos, lack of shower facilities (or any facilities at all for that matter) and sleep deprivation are enough to send the beauty conscious among us running screaming for the nearest four star hotel. But if you are attending a festival this summer and want to remain presentable, never fear; at Savoo we have rounded up our favourite beauty products for under £25 which will keep you looking as fresh as a daisy.
Before you splash out on hair accessories and make-up you need to consider the most important aspect of looking good at a festival: personal hygiene. Stuck in a tent in the middle of a field with only long drops at your disposal, this is harder than you might think; facewipes, antibacterial hand gel and extra strong deodorant are absolutely essential. And for those of you who like a little luxury, an eye energy serum like this one from Molton Brown is perfect for keeping the eye bags at bay after pulling an all-nighter.
After you’ve prepared for any personal hygiene dilemmas, next on the list should be keeping your skin glowing and healthy. A BB cream with an SPF will cover up any unsightly blemishes while protecting you from the sun, and tinted lip balm can be carried around in your pocket for a splash of colour. And if you aren’t lucky enough to tan naturally, keep your body sun-kissed using daily moisturiser with a hint of self-tan.
Festivals are the perfect opportunity to experiment with bold, bright and downright outrageous make-up, so go all out this summer with neon colours on your eyes and lips. Waterproof eyeliner, electric blue eyeshadow and orange lipstick were splashed all over the spring/summer 2014 catwalk, and can be emulated on a budget for on-trend festival fashion. If you aren’t brave enough to play with colour, then stick to an all-purpose tint balm like this one from Wild about Beauty.
Of course, festival beauty isn’t all about the face… how do you last for three or four days without running water to wash your hair? The answer comes in the form of copious amounts of dry shampoo, pretty accessories for when you are feeling girly and a floral headband for bad hair days. Don’t forget to take along some travel sized shampoo in case you do manage to find a shower without a queue as far as the eye can see.
Once you’ve got hair and make-up sorted all that’s left are the little extras to make your festival a little more indulgent: bold nails, a pretty make-up bag and a trusty pair of sunnies for when you want to hide your face from the world.