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Tuesday 19 November 2019

Fresh-faced festival chic

Primary Colours are styling hair all weekend at Electric Picnic 2012.
Photo: Alf Harvey
Primary Colours are styling hair all weekend at Electric Picnic 2012. Photo: Alf Harvey
This massages the eye area and makes you look like you actually slept.
This mascara is guaranteed to stay put all day and night.
Double jobs as a lovely or cheek or lip stain.
Klorane dry shampoo €10

Pick up these last minute beauty must have's and don't let the muck and mayhem cause havoc to your maintenance.

Going to a festival used to be the perfect excuse for throwing on your oldest gear, revelling in bad hair days and wearing last night's make-up as a badge of honour.

But then everything changed.

So many celebs, from Kate Bosworth to Kate Moss, began to use the field as their own personal catwalk that eventually everyone and their mothers started dressing up for the campsite. Now not only do you need to crack the dress code, you also need to look the part.

Here are a few essentials to help you look fresh-faced and fabulous this weekend if you just happen to be spending it at Electric Picnic.

Garnier caffeine eye roll on, €14.99

Oh the joy of caffeine. This massages the eye area and helps to reduce the appearance of tired-looking peepers.

Klorane gentle dry shampoo with oat milk, €10

Your hair won't thank you for spending a couple of nights in a sleeping bag. In fact, it might even punish you with a bad, bad hair day.

Stave off that evil by giving your limp locks a refreshing lift in between washes with this. Glastonbury fan Mischa Barton swears by it.

Essence get big! lashes volume boost Waterproof mascara, €3.09 (pharmacies nationwide)

The weather gods may conspire against us but this mascara guarantees that you'll be able to flutter your volumised lashes all day and night.

Bobbi brown pot rouge for lips and cheeks, €26

The perfect way to transform your lack of sleep pallor with a natural-looking flush.

Just make sure to moisturise well beforehand, especially if you've got dry skin.

Also double-jobs as a lovely lip stain.

Autograph ultimate wear long-lasting foundation spf25, €16 (from M&S)

The sun is set to to make a special guest appearance this weekend, so make sure you're protected with this formulation which flatters tired complexions and faces up to heat, humidity and sweat for about 12 hours.

Quash hand sanitiser, €2.31 (independent pharmacies)

This contains anti-bacterial Manuka honey, white willow bark to soothe hands and aloe vera to keep them soft and moisturised.

Lush ultrabalm, €10.95

This multi-purpose balm gets right into the festival spirit -- working hard to soothe chapped lips and calm sunburn and insect bites.

It'll even slick back unruly eyebrows if they get too excited after seeing their favourite band.

YSL dessin du regard eye pencil in no9 azure blue, €26

A fantastic vivid indigo shade that really makes eyes pop, this silky (and waterproof) pencil glides on super easily with no awkward tugging. If you work fast, this smudges well and once it's set, it stays in place all day.

And whatever you pack, just don't forget the baby wipes!

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