Sunday 23 November 2014

She's electric! How to look festival fab this summer

Beauty File

Published 02/08/2014 | 02:30

Kate Moss at Glastonbury.
Kate Moss at Glastonbury.
Revellers at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
Burt Bees hand sanitizer
Lush Toothy Tabs
Faith in Nature cleansing wipes
Fuschia Mascara

I blame Kate Moss. Before she turned Glastonbury into her personal catwalk, no-one actually worried about how they looked at a festival. As if there wasn't enough pressure to get your outfits right, now you also need to look as if you've got eight hours sleep each night. Here are a few essentials that'll help you to look fresh-faced (and what the hell, fabulous too) all weekend if you just happen to be spending it at this month's Electric Picnic.

Faith in Nature 3 in 1 Cleansing Wipes, €4.99 


In normal life, wipes should only be used in emergency, break-glass situations. You know, those nights when you're about three seconds from collapsing into bed with almost all your war paint still intact. But there's a whole different set of rules in festival-land. And you'll appreciate that these wipes have a specially formulated pH balanced blend of natural essential oils to ensure effective cleansing without synthetic chemicals whilst moisturising, refreshing and toning the skin.

Batiste Dry Shampoo, €2.49

The mix of plait and updo known as the Coachella Crown might be the coolest style to sport at a festival this season, but it's not for everyone. However, sleeping-bag hair definitely isn't a good look so give two-day old lacklustre locks a freshening boost with this cult product. Just be sure to rub it in well to prevent any give-away white residue.

Trilogy Everything Balm, €16.95

This is great for creating a dewy glow on tired complexions. But this multi-purpose balm does a lot more than that, including soothing dry skin on elbows, knees and toes; nourishing hands, nails and cuticles; acting as a massage oil for weary muscles; and protecting cracked lips.

Lush Toothy tabs, €2.50 for a pack of 40

Guaranteed to keep your breath minty fresh even if you have been over-indulging… Simply crush the solid toothpaste tabs in your mouth and brush as normal with your toothbrush.

Garnier BB Cream Eye Roll On, €15.24.

That first morning cup of coffee is an essential to feel even half human on a normal Sunday morning. But if you've been staying up extra late over the weekend, chances are you need a little extra help. This massages the eye area and helps to reduce the appearance of tired-looking peepers.

Fuschia Make-Up Waterproof Indelible Lash Mascara, €16.95

We've been blessed with the sunshine so far this summer, but just in case the weather gods reckon we've been spoilt or you find yourself in a hot and sweaty situation (we're talking about crowded gigs, of course…) a coat or two of this means you'll be able to flutter va-va-voom lashes all day and all night.

Burt Bees Hand Sanitizer, €7.95.

This germ-killing machine is packed with aloe and witch hazel, and leaves hands feeling smooth and soft, which I definitely wasn't expecting from an ingredient list that includes alcohol. 
The formula is natural and paraben-free, and thankfully the light scent is really quite inoffensive.

Irish Independent

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