Hurrah! Festival season is finally upon us, and we are seriously excited. However much we moan about scummy showers and sweaty tents, our inner bohemian secretly loves all the festival madness. Now, assuming you’ve got your festi-wardrobe sorted, all you need now is the perfect beauty kit to go with…
Although the music at Glastonbury doesn’t start until tomorrow, there is already a silly amount of festival-goers filling up the fields, which means time is running out to kit out your beauty booty, ladies! In need of some hair and make-up inspiration ahead of the big weekend? Check out our pick of the best festival beauty looks, guaranteed to see you through the weekend in serious style.
Remember, the best festival looks are effortless yet seriously effective. Whether you’re camping or glamping, the main thing is to keep skin as cleansed and hydrated as you can to make sure your look remains fresh, even if you feel otherwise...
1. Glittery Eyes
Festivals and glitter go together like toast and marmite, so this really should be the staple in every festival-goers make-up bag. Take inspiration from Topshop’s make-up consultant Hannah Murray and arm yourself with Topshop’s Glitter Eyes, £7 to make sure your peepers are disco-ball worth, a la Lily Allen and Florence Welch.
2. Face Paint
Guaranteed to get you in the festival mood, there’s nothing more fun than painting some amazing designs on your cheeks and eyes. Whether you go for Pixie Lott’s daisy-inspired look or Drew’s bohemian metallic stripes, this is a real opportunity to get creative!
For a classic festi-plait, you need to avoid clean, shiny, glossy hair, which shouldn’t be too hard at a festival! This look is a total winner as it works well on both long and short hair, plus you’ll be grateful to get your hair off your face when you’re bouncing up and down on the dance-floor…
4. Red Lips
A gorgeous look for any field-bound female, a slick of colour across the lips will work wonders to instantly brighten a tired complexion. Our top tip? Arm yourself with an SPF formula to protect your kissers from the harmful effects of the sun, if it decides to come out, that is. Treat yourself to YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick SPF15, £25, and bring a bit of glamour to your tent.
5. Ombré Hair
Good old Ombré is still having its moment, so make sure your tresses are bang-on trend this festival season. This look goes hand-in-hand with beachy waves, plus it’s a really quick way to update your locks. A fresh look for the weekend has never been easier…
6. Glowing Skin
Ok, Ok, we know how hard it is to look fresh-faced when you’ve only got a face wipe, but with a few nifty tricks under your belt, there really is no excuse not to look as fresh as Alessandra Ambrosio. Check out our Grazia exclusive video jam-packed full of festival skin tricks courtesy of make-up supreme Florrie White before you head off to Glasto.
7. Beachy Waves
The epitome of festi-hair ever since we laid eyes on Kate Moss’ grungy locks back in the early noughties, this really is one look that just oozes the chilled-out summer vibe. Whilst there might not be a sea-breeze at Glasto, we reckon Bumble and Bumble's Surf Spray creates equally impressive results.