As fun as music, mayhem and mud is, festival season can only spell disaster for our beauty routines. In a desperate bid to keep our skin clear and stop our hair from sticking to our wellies, we, at Independent Woman, have been camping out in the beauty aisles to find the very best festival beauty buys.
James Brown Hair Reviving Dry Shampoo
With our usual hair routines taking a back seat, having a good dry shampoo is a must for tangled tresses. Enter James Brown's famously hard working Hair Reviving Dry Shampoo. Designed to mask the grease that usually begins to settle by day two, this famously fragrant formula manages to disguise unwashed hair without leaving residue. With a fresh fragrance to neutralise odour and clever packaging for even the smallest of rucksacks all you have to do is rub it in and head for the main stage.
Available from Boots priced at €2.99
Elemis FreshSkin Make-Up Away Cleansing Wipes
Even the most dedicated skin care fanatics find themselves resorting to the dreaded wet-wipes at festival time. Yet thanks to Elemis that doesn't mean it has to sting. Perfect for even the most sensitive of skin types, FreshSkin Make-Up Away Cleansing Wipes remove dirt and make-up in a flash without the usual irritations and because of the calming concoction of elderflower and chamomile, it's a delight for skin that's been exposed to sun as well as fun.
Available from timetospa.co.uk priced at £8.00.
Benefit Cha Cha Tint
Lips and cheeks in need of a quick flush of colour will love Benefit's Cha Cha Tint. Perfect for the morning after the morning after, this multi purpose mango-tinted stain works on the go and looks just as good on bare skin as it does dabbed over foundation. Super sheer, fast drying and long lasting, the tint stays put under the brightest of rays and the versatile formula means Cha Cha Tint can be applied as a light rouge or less sparingly for a stronger depth of colour.
Available from Benefit priced at €33.50.
Dirty Body Spray by Lush
Why take a real shower when you can take an Italian one! With queues a reality and hot water a distant memory on festival campsites, keeping skin fresh can prove a big ask. Thankfully Lush's rather helpful body spray means no one need know your dirty secret. Infused with sandalwood to neutralise the whiff and lavender & spearmint to purify the skin, if you can hide the evidence of the bottle, all that's left is a sweeter smelling you - genius !
Available from Lush priced at €15.75