What Beauty Products to Pack for Festivals

by | Mar 6, 2019 | Makeup

Whether you’re heading to Glastonbury or Lovebox, knowing what to pack for a festival can be a little frustrating. On the one hand, you don’t want to be lugging your entire makeup collection with you, but on the other hand, you want to make sure your festival makeup is looking fabulous. It’s a tricky one.

The secret to packing the ultimate festival makeup kit is choosing multipurpose products that’ll make you glow, glitter and shine all day – and night – long. Our guide will help you decide exactly which beauty products to take with you to your next festival – and which you should keep well away from the mud.

What to Pack for a Festival

When it comes to choosing what to pack in your festival makeup kit – less is definitely more. You don’t want to take your best, most expensive makeup. Instead, you want to pack a few multipurpose products to make sure you’re looking your best for the entire weekend. The following products are must-haves – no festival kit would be complete without them.

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Lip Balm

As much as we love them, bold lips are an absolute no-no at a festival. When you’re spending all day and night dancing to your favourite music, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping your lipstick topped up.

Instead, opt for a lip balm to add a subtle shine to your pout. We love the Lanolips 101 Ointment – not only will it keep your lips hydrated, but it’ll also soothe insect bites, moisturise dry skin and even add a dewy glow to your cheekbones. When it comes to festivals – this product is a must-have.

Silicone-Based Mascara

If you’re wondering what to pack for a festival, silicone-based mascara is essential. Traditional waterproof formulas are still prone to smudging and running, but silicone-based formulas will stay put from the opening act right through to the headlining artist.

Alternatively, opt for semi-permanent eyelash extensions for a low-maintenance alternative to mascara.

Foundation with SPF

If you’re heading to a festival in the UK, it’s very likely that you’ll run into a little bit of rain at some point over the weekend (sorry!). But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Pack a foundation with SPF protection in your makeup kit to provide you with two products in one.

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Don’t pack makeup brushes in your festival makeup kit – they’ll just attract dirt and germs. Instead, apply your foundation with (sanitised!) hands to prevent blemishes and maintain a naturally glowing complexion.

Face Mist

Whether your skin is feeling a little dry, you need to set your makeup or you need a little pick-me-up in the morning – a face mist will be your festival saviour. Not only will they refresh your skin, but they’re also jam-packed with skin-loving ingredients, such as rosewater to keep your complexion fresh and radiant.


No festival makeup look is complete without a bit (a lot) of glitter. Whether you use it to hide the dark circles under your eyes or use it to replace your highlighter, cosmetic glitter is a must-have at any festival.

We also love the Stila Glitter & Glow eyeshadows to give you an extra pop of glitter on your lids. Whether you apply them with your fingers or the applicator – you’re sure to stand out from the crowd with these.

Cream Blush/Bronzer

Cream blushes and bronzers are absolute must-haves in your festival makeup kit. Not only can you apply them with your hands, but they’re also incredibly multifunctional too. Apply them to your lids to replace shadow or to your lips for a rosy pop of colour. You won’t want to be without these at your next festival.

If you want to perfect your festival makeup, then why not attend our limited edition Festival Makeup Course? At just £125 (+VAT), you’ll learn everything you need to know to create a killer festival look.