The List: Festival Season Beauty Essentials

The List: Festival Season Beauty Essentials

If you’re heading to a music festival this season, a lot of preparations need to take place. In addition to finding the right alternative to the overplayed flower crown, daily planks to get those abs in check for crop tops, and curating the perfect Spotify playlist to get yourself excited…you need to spend more than a hot minute figuring out your beauty plan. Festival beauty can be a real pain in the a*s, but worry not, we’ve got your face covered.  Here’s what we wouldn’t dare enter the desert without:


Skin Laundry Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths ($15) – Don’t pack for a festival without face wipes. Trust.

Tatcha Japanese Beauty Papers ($12) somehow manages to soak up oil without smearing all your makeup off in the process.

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral ($30) – Afternoon SPF touch ups are a non-negotiable when in the sun all day, so make it as easy as possible to avoid foregoing it.


MISSHA Signature Essence Cushion Compact ($35) can not only be applied (and reapplied) on the go, but it contains SPF to boot.

Laura Geller Bronze-n-Bright ($33) will make your skin look alive even when you’re dehydrated and exhausted on day three.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara ($23) – Epic mascara, now in waterproof form.  Score! (Pun intended.)


Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($12) – Our holy grail dry shampoo in travel size. ‘Nuff said.

In all likelihood, it will be way to hot to wear your hair down.  Invisibobble The Traceless Hair Ring ($8 for three) is the best way to keep your locks secure without giving yourself a headache and breaking your strands in the process.

Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets ($18) – Just because you leave your Airbnb, hotel or tent (!!) with straight hair doesn’t mean it will stay that way.  Stash one of these in your purse for touchups.


Herban Essentials Cleansing Towelettes ($16) are individually packaged, so tuck one in your purse if you’re worried about missing a shower (…or two.)

Vita Liberata Self Tan Dry Oil SPF 50 ($54) – Add some color to your bod while simultaneously protecting it.  A must-have for the first time you wear cutoffs after a long winter.

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