Spring is in the air and festival season is here! Get in tune with your laid back, no-fuss, fun-lovin’, hippie mama vibes and slay this festie season. With our festival beauty hacks, you can look fab, feel fresh (ish), and focus on the fun! Skip the contour, show a lil’ spf-covered skin, and go bright with some bold accents! Festival fashion put the FUN in functionality and inspires us all to give less of a fleek what anyone thinks- so make a bold choice you won’t regret.
3-Day Hair Hack
Having stylish hair that isn’t a mess when you’re at a multi-day festival is one of the biggest battles! Planning and preparing beforehand can save you a major headache. This little festival beauty hack will get you 3 solid days of good hair! Start by washing your hair the day you leave and putting it in a braid when it’s just barely barely damp. You can even add a minimal amount of styling product before you braid- like a soft mousse or dry shampoo spray in your roots. This is your Day 1 hair! For Day 2- drop the braid and rock the waves! Be sure to keep a hair tie on your wrist in case you need a break. Day 3- you can refresh your roots with some dry shampoo (or not, live your life) and go for a messy top bun! Day 4… well… you just need a hacksaw, grease, and a pressure washer. Kidding- but if you have any trouble brushing out your festie-mane, then try lubing up with some conditioner and grabbing a wide-toothed comb!
Skip the Contour, Soak in SPF
Festie-face is all about freckles, and, well, skin! Skip the heavy contour and full-coverage foundations. This is just gonna be a greasy mess after hours in the sun and dancing all night. Instead, embrace your face! Protect your skin with an SPF, or grab a tinted moisturizer for just enough coverage. If you’re worried about shining brighter than the stage lights, then keep some blotting papers on you! You can set your face with a bit of powder and a mattifying spray before you start your day, too.
Bright, Bold, and Sparkly
Fresh-faced, yes, but bold eyes are also a must! Don’t shy away from anything bright or sparkly. Festival fashion is all about fun! Make sure you pack a bright eyeshadow palette to keep some color on those lids! You can turn the pigments into a bit of a face paint using a mixing medium if you’re looking to express your artsy side. Bring some glitters that won’t go anywhere, too! You need a gel-based type glitter or a glitter eyeliner. You can use these for a bit of body sparkly, to amp up your highlight, glow out your lids, glitter your hair…. You get the picture. And don’t forget to pack some lippies and some ultra-moisturizing balm! Be sure to bring a deep sexy color and something fun and bright.
Hydrate You Body, Face & Soul
Don’t forget to pack some hydration for your body and your skin! You should be drinking like a camel anytime you’re out in the sun for extended time periods. Losing hydration will take a big toll on your fun, your energy, and your beauty so don’t forget the H2O! And be sure to bring a little TLC for your face, too. A daily skin protectant before you take on the elements, as well as a cleanser and a toner before you pass out anywhere! Bring a water-free face cleanser to save yourself a headache, and definitely pack about 1 million wipes.
Enjoy your fun in the sun and stay sexy with our festival beauty hacks! Trust me, if I can survive 4 days of Bonnaroo, you can do it too. Tell me some of your favorite beauty tricks for festie season in the comments!
Jessica Seifert is a makeup enthusiast with winged liner sharp enough to slay her enemies. She spends her free time turning people into beautiful monsters & zombies. Learning about new makeup techniques and skincare is her passion! View all the posts by LiveGlam