Top 30 Beauty Buys To Get You Festival Ready

04 June 2014 by


1. Paul & Joe Summer Ice Cream Parlour Blotting Paper, £4

These adorable blotting papers caused quite the stir when they landed on our desks and it’s not hard to see why- with some of the cutest packaging we’ve ever seen, these clever sheets will absorb any unwanted oil on your T-Zone and are small enough to pop in your pocket to boot.

2. Tangle Teezer Sugar Almonds Collection, £11.20

Us Grazia girls are huge fans of the [a target="_blank" href="">Tangle Teezer[/a] and were beyond excited to see the arrival of these gorgeous, limited-edition pastel shades. Pop one in your bag for tangle-free hair all weekend long. Too cute!

3. Urban Decay Naked Skin Illuminating Beauty Balm, £23

Your [a target="_blank" href="">festival skin[/a] hero, this oil-free formula will give your complexion that much needed boost, regardless of how many times you’ve visited the burger van. And with an added SPF20, what’s not to love?

4. Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths, £12

Jam-packed with vitamin C and nourishing ingredients, these [a target="_blank" href="">clever wipes[/a] will sweep away dirt, oil and make-up for a bright, radiant and hydrated complexion.

5. Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre, £20

Thanks to a winning blend of essential fatty acids and vitamins, this [a target="_blank" href="">French pharmacy classic[/a] will help keep dryness at bay- from your face to your dancefloor-weary feet.

6. Diptyque Philosykos Perfume Oil Roll-on, £32

Instead of a fragile perfume bottle, pack a handy [a target="_blank" href="">roll-on[/a] - it's not as likely to spill or break and it takes up less space too. We’re obsessed with this gorgeously summery fig scent- prime to bring  a hint of luxe to your festival experience…

7. Benebalm, £14.50

If, like us, you’re a huge fan of Benefit’s cult lip and cheek stains, you’ll be thrilled to welcome in their new little sisters- all hail the [a target="_blank" href="">Benebalms[/a]! With a sheer yet buildable, moisturising formula, you’ll want one in every shade.

8. MAC Stackable Travel Jars, £4

Can’t be without your favourite cream but the jar weighs a ton? We hear ya. Fear not- simply decant a small amount into these handy [a target="_blank" href="">travel pots[/a] and you’re good to go.

9. Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml, £11

One of the best [a target="_blank" href="">facial spritzes[/a] to ever land on our desk, this deliciously scented mist will refresh and tone your skin, leaving you feeling clean and restored. We’re hooked.

10. Topshop Beauty Chameleon Glow, £8

A slick of this on your eyelids, cheekbones or even your décolletage will bestow your face (and body) with a gorgeous, otherworldly glow.

11. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi Colour, £39

Skin feeling more drab than fab? Cue the [a target="_blank" href="">latest addition[/a] to the Les Beiges collection- this delicate powder will make your face glow with health, no matter how much sleep you’ve really had.

12. Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara, £16.50

A real Grazia fave- this [a target="_blank" href="">waterproof mascara[/a] really will stand the test of time, no matter how much rain threatens to fall!

13. Avene High Protection Tinted Compact SPF50, £18

Set to be a scorcher? Don’t forget to protect your skin. We’re obsessed with this [a target="_blank" href="">nifty compact[/a] which boasts an impressive SPF50 and a gorgeous tinted shade for seriously perfect skin, whatever the day throws at you.

14. Elegant Touch House of Holland Nails in To Dye For, £8.99

We’ve fallen head over heels for these awesome psychedelic [a target="_blank" href="">neon nails[/a] which will last for up to 10 days- a real festival survivor!

15. Glitter Lips, £12.50

D-I-S-C-O! For a seriously show-stopping smile, arm yourself with one of these incredible [a target="_blank" href="">lipsticks[/a]. You have to see it to believe it- we are hooked!

16. Topshop Beauty Glitter Pot in Irodium, £4

No festival beauty look would be complete without a hint of glitter. Topshop have come up trumps with their gorgeous pot of black-flecked glitter- perfect for boho babes.

17. EOS Lemon Drop Lip Balm SPF15, £7

This little egg-shaped balm has been causing quite the stir on the beauty scene for quite some time now and we’re thrilled to see a new [a target="_blank" href="">SPF-boosted version[/a] arrive just in time for summer.

18. Kiko Flag Glam Body Jewels, £8.90

Add a bit of bling to your arms and chest (or wherever takes your fancy) with these super-cool [a target="_blank" href="">gems[/a]. The clever kit contains 120 gems, tweezers and cosmetic glue, so there’s plenty of opportunity to embrace your creative side!

19. Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo, £3.10

No festival beauty bag would be complete without a [a target="_blank" href="">dry shampoo[/a] and this is our top pick. Formulated with all-natural oat milk and nettle, this stellar spray will keep you feeling as fresh as a daisy, even if the queue for the showers seems like a mean feat.

20. Label M Powder Colour Sprays, £9.95 each

Perfect for adding a pop of colour to your hair, these stellar wash-in, wash-out [a target="_blank" href="">sprays[/a] will give you the ultimate festival look. Available in pink, blue, purple and red- which will you go for?

21. Deborah Lippmann The Stripper To Go Nail Polish Remover, £10

Infused with nail guru Deborah Lippmann’s cult lavender nail varnish remover, one of these super cute [a target="_blank" href="">mitts[/a] will effectively remove polish from all 10 nails. There’ll be no excuses for chipped nails, girls!

22. MAC Cleanse Off Oil, £8

For when you finally make it to a sink (or brave it with a bottle of Evian outside your tent), this is the [a target="_blank" href="">cleanser [/a]set to rid your pores of all that grime. Plus, the cute travel size is totally festival friendly.

23. Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick, £6.99

A total bargain at just over a fiver, these stunning [a target="_blank" href="">lipsticks[/a] will bring a pop of colour to your complexion and will last for an impressive 14 hours, cider drinking and chip munching included.

24. Nails Inc Festival Nails, £12 each

Cut a statement with these [a target="_blank" href="">gorgeous polishes[/a] from Nails Inc- the super-bright shades were specifically designed with festival days in mind and will bring a pop of colour to even the rainiest of days.

25. NARS The Multiple, £30

Step forward your new festival BFF- prime to brighten a sallow complexion or a dull pout, these [a target="_blank" href="">multi-tasking sticks[/a] certainly won’t disappoint. Plus, the creamy, blendable texture makes for a foolproof application- perfect for applying in the tent sans mirror.

26. Barry M Mini Brush Set, £9.99

These super-cute [a target="_blank" href="">brushes[/a] will not only be the envy of all the girls in your tent but will guarantee a perfect make-up application. We love!

27. Stargazer Hair Chalks, £3.50

At plenty of change from a fiver, these highly pigmented [a target="_blank" href="">hair chalks[/a] are not only a total bargain but will bestow your lacklustre locks with a real hit of festival-ready colour. Plus, the mini sponge makes for a foolproof application.

28. Tattly Premier Temporary Tattoo Set, £12

Fool your friends with these [a target="_blank" href="">temporary tattoos[/a]- they’ll never know the difference! Perfect for jazzing up your festival outfit too.

29. Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, £19

Who knew a lip stain could be smooth, creamy and oh-so-moisturising? Not us- until now that is. We’ve become seriously addicted to these highly pigmented [a target="_blank" href="">lip colours[/a] and reckon you will be too.

30. Chantecaille Waterproof Liner, £22

What's not to love about this beauty hero? Waterproof, smooth and available in some seriously stunning colours, we want them all!

With festival season looming, we’ve taken the opportunity to rummage through the infamous Grazia beauty cupboard to bring you the official beauty products you simply shouldn’t be without this summer. And although we really do understand that half of the fun of hitting a music festival is having an excuse to paint flowers on your face and roll around in the mud (woo!), that doesn’t mean you can’t feel as fresh as a daisy at all times, even if you are frolicking in a field.

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Chanel Iman and Katy Perry at Coachella 2014 (Getty)

From the chicest lip balm we’ve ever seen to the ultimate waterproof mascara, we’ve pulled together the top 30 festival beauty essentials to keep you looking totally gorgeous at all times- even if you are eating burgers for breakfast. Click through our gallery and get ready for a real festival beauty extravaganza...

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