Sunday, June 22, 2008

Festival Beauty

It could be argued that there are more pressing matters to deal with at a festival than beauty, namely finding one’s tent or avoiding catching something nasty from a portaloo - however there is no need to leave the make-up bag at home as there are some super products that will withstand the rock, roll and mud.

A tinted moisturiser should be packed into every hiking sack; coverage without caking they are easy to apply and look fresh and natural. My choice Benefit YouRebel now comes in a two shades and has an SPF 15, which is essential for the outdoors girl - red noses are not a good look on anyone.

Abandon mascara and instead invest in a good crayon eyeliner, Dior Backstage Make-up does an excellent waterproof black that comes with a handy sponge applicator. Smudge on and don’t bother removing at night for ultimate rock chic.

Finish the look with a slick of tinted lip-balm; Mac Tendertone Lipbalm is available in a variety of colours and will soothe weather beaten lips with a delicious hint of shiny colour.

Disguise that lack-of-shower hair with a spritz of Toni & Guy Model.Me Quick Fix Dry Shampoo and you’re ready in minutes. Now there’s only the avoidance of sanitary disease to worry about, and hang on, where was that tent pitched?