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Festival Beauty Essentials: Four loves and one epic fail.

Every year at Glastonbury my beauty essentials list changes. Maybe my skin changes? My habits? Perhaps it’s the weather. Who knows. Each year I always make some superb beauty choices, and I pretty much always curse myself for making a couple of oversights. D’oh. And let’s not forget the one thing I pack every year for Glastonbury but never use. So here are the beauty buys which carried me through Glastonbury, and the dreaded waste of space product I vow never to pack again.

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted moisturiser with SPF 20 RRP £34

Imagine having blemish free ‘barely there’ coverage, moisturised skin and SPF protection from the harmful rays? Look no further than this gem from Laura Mercier. It ticks all the boxes and can be built up for better coverage. Apply with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush for a flawless finish for the ultimate Festival complexion.

Mark Hill Holiday Hair Beach Babe Sea Salt Wave Spray Spray RRP £5.99

Lets face it, styling your hair at festivals is a chore. This spray can be used on wet or dry hair to create that ‘just off the beach’ look. Great for spraying on dirty dry hair in the morning or if you’ve just had an Evian shower to give your hair texture as it dries in the summer sun.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Finish Lipstick RRP £8.99

Bourjois hit the nail on the head with this lipstick collection. Apply like a lip gloss and watch it dry completely matte for amazing longevity which doesn’t dry out. The bold shades are perfect for popping out at festivals this year without having to reapply throughout the day. Pink Pong, Ole Flamingo! and Hot Pepper will make you stand out in the crowd.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Dry Mist SPF 30 RRP £16

Applying sun cream is a bore unless you’re lying on a sandy beach. At festivals, you want something that’s easy and fast with minimal effort. Ambre Solaire’s new aerosol sun cream is an absolute dream. Simply shake, spray and give it a quick rub for protection from harmful rays. Voila. No sticky hands or pouring out far too much. No brainer.

And the award for the product I take to Glastonbury every year and never use goes to…

Dry Shampoo.

Seriously. The concept of dry shampoo is brilliant, this isn’t in dispute. Unfortunately every time I use it, the powdery texture makes my hair feel so dirty and simply reminds me of the harsh reality; my hair is minging. Ladies, wash your hair by asking someone to pour water over your head and leave the Batiste at home.

What are your festival essentials? What would you encourage fellow festival goers to leave at home?

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