Festival Make-Up Survival Guide

If like me, you're heading off to a festival this summer, you'll be wanting to look like a beautiful flower child the entire weekend. But in reality, getting ready in a tent with a lack of a decent mirror and armed with a packet of wet wipes as your only hygiene facilities can make looking gorgeous somewhat of a challenge. And what's more scary, packing light (a must when trekking through the fields to your camping spot) will mean having to downsize your make-up bag to the very bare essentials.

Alongside your obvious festival essentials (wet wipes, dry shampoo, rich moisturiser) packing a compact make-up bag full of plenty of multi-functional products, minis and testers and half sharpened pencils can save lots of valuable space, without having to compromise on your beauty routine... much.

Here's my Glastonbury make up bag:

A BB Cream is an obvious must pack, being your day cream, SPF and foundation all squeezed into one tube. I've recently ditched my heavy foundation and started to use Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream daily; it covers redness and blemishes and feels much better for my skin. However, as I find it quite shiny I always use some pressed powder over the top for a flawless finish. I'm taking No7 Translucent Pressed Powder in Light.

To mask the continuous hangover, a good concealer and highlighter are essential for a festival make-up kit. To hide the dark circles, I'm taking a mini Benefit Erase Paste concealer in Light- a heavy duty concealer that can mask tired eyes and blemishes in seconds. I'm also taking a mini Benefit Girl Meets Pearl highlighter to fake a radiance complexion, even when I'm feeling groggy from waking up with a headache in a hot, muddy tent!

Benefit's Fine One One is my favourite beauty travel companion, a three-in-one cream blush, lip colour and highlighter. The gorgeous coral and watermelon shades are so perfect for a natural summer flush, and the highlighter strip instantly brightens your face. It's quick and easy to apply and doesn't require any brushes, saving extra space. For after dark, a few drops of Benefit's Posie Tint will add a pop of pink to my cheeks and lips. A good, tinted lip balm is also essential to prevent your lips getting dry and damaged whilst out in the elements. I'm taking the lovely Fig & Rouge lip balm in Cherry Blossom, that I got in last months Glossybox - a pink sheen and smooth finish = the perfect pout.

To keep it all in place during rain or shine, a good primer is a must- I'm taking 17's Photo Flawless Primer. No one wants to be worrying about touch ups all day!

For dramatic eyes, I'm taking my trusty Soap & Glory Supercat liquid eyeliner pen for the lids, a kohl pencil for the lash line, and Gosh's Growth Mascara. I'll be chucking in a couple of eye shadows too- a brown that I can use on both my eyelids and brows, and a bright fun colour too.

I'm surprised how I've managed to fit my whole face into such a small make-up bag! It still looks daunting to me, but I'm sure I'll be glad of it when we're lugging camping gear for miles from the car park to our camp site!

Are you going to Glastonbury next weekend? I'll see you there!




  1. This is so helpful Rosie, thank you!! I'm definitely going to hunt down my small tester benefit products to chuck in my make up bag :)



  2. Eek, enjoy Glastonbury, will be amazing!! :)

    Lyndsay xx


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