The 10 Beauty Products You Need for Festival Season

Photo Credit:   @miamiabeauty

Photo Credit: @miamiabeauty

By: Rebecca Norris

Festival season is upon us which means, our makeup bag is about to go under serious construction. After all, festivals aren’t a time for any old makeup—no, they’re a time to take it up a notch, to be imaginative and have fun with your look. A new beauty trend you’ve been dying to try but are too nervous to wear to the office? Rock it to your favorite DJ’s set. Gorgeous hairstyle you want to become a pro at? Get hands-on and amaze yourself with how easy it might be. To help you on your path to being fully festival-ready, below we share our ten favorite products to add to your bag ASAP. Trust us, you can’t go wrong!

Too Faced Melted Latex Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn Tears
$21, toofaced.com (available in June) 

Too Faced realized they were on to something last year when they launched their La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick in Unicorn Tears that sold out almost immediately. So is it really any wonder then why they’re back at it again with this serious beauty lust-have? Yes, we said lust. Trust us, as soon as you set your sights on this never-before-seen lacquer-like liquid lipstick formula, there’s not a chance you won’t be adding it to your cart—and obvs your festival makeup line-up. 

Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick
$28, benefitcosmetics.com

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Who has time for precision powder and brush contouring when your favorite DJ is about to go on stage? With this soft-bronze contour stick you’ll be able to achieve chiseled cheekbones, a slimmer-looking nose and an overall sculpted look. The best part? No brushes required! Just blend with your fingers and you’re good to go!

Too Faced Love Light Highlighter
$30, toofaced.com

Whether you want a subtle highlight or a dramatically strobed finish for your festival look, these radiant highlighters are the way to go. Created with Prisma Shine® patented technology, these highlighters combine the best of powder, liquid, baked and cream formulas to create the ultimate glow. And with three color options to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect match. 

Benefit GALifornia Powder Blush
$29, benefitcosmetics.com

There’s nothing like a little blush to brighten up your entire visage—no wonder it’s a festival season must-have. Since spring and summer are all about warmer weather and an overall glow of happiness, let your look match that vibe with this bright pink blush. Shimmering gold accents blend with the pink pigments to deliver a natural-looking sunkissed glow that pairs beautifully with all skin tones. 

Too Faced Sketch Marker Eyeliner
$20, toofaced.com

Here in 2017, colored eyeliner looks are here to stay. What better way to get the trendy eye detail than with these liquid liners by Too Faced? Available in black and an array of pastel colors, these Japanese calligraphy-inspired liners are perfect for everything from nailing the sharpest wing tip to creating rainbow freckles to match your festival attire. 

Pssst—just an insider tip: Go for the Candy Pink, Sky Blue, Pure White and Deep Lilac. They’re especially gorg!

H2O+ Beauty On the Move Dry Body Oil in Teak Rose
$18, h20plus.com

Festivals are full of activities, which means other parts of your daily routine might go unnoticed for a couple days. Before you skip moisturizing altogether—definitely don’t do that because it’s one of the most essential steps for your skin’s health—take a peek at this deliciously scented dry body oil. Created with sesame seed and quinoa seed oils, this dry formula is pretty much magic in a bottle. Just spritz it on and marvel at the silky-soft finish that is your body. 

PS—It’s made without parabens, mineral oils or phthalates. Let your skin rejoice. 

H20+ Beauty Aquadefense Matcha Moisturizer SPF 40
$44, h20plus.com

You’re about to be in the sun for days at a time, you’d be crazy to not add a little SPF to your festival carry-on. And no, a BB cream formulated with SPF 15 isn’t going to cut it. So often people think SPF isn’t necessary or that the low amounts included in their other beauty products will be enough to keep the effects of the sun’s harmful UV rays at bay. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. To keep your skin protected, add this super-slim bottle of moisturizing, matcha-infused broad spectrum SPF to your line-up. It will activate 15 minutes after you put it on to block 97.5% of UVB and UVA rays.  

IGK Amaro Ombré Color Spray
$29, igkhair.com

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Take a peek at Coachella pics and it looks like every girl there is rocking some sort of faded ‘do. No ombré? No problem. Inspired by the Amaro Instagram filter, this spray creates a gorgeous, subtle sunkissed effect that looks like it’s fresh out of the salon.

If you want to embrace a more colorful look, be sure to test out their Sutro Ombré Color Spray, as well! The versatile violet mists on for supermodel-worthy highlights perfect for flaunting between sets all festival season long. 

R + Co SAIL Soft Wave Spray
$29, randco.com

Not your average salt spray, R+Co’s just-launched lightweight SAIL spray adds natural volume and texture to your hair for the soft, supple, shiny waves you thought were only possible for models on the ‘gram. We’re talking serious #hairgoals.

R + Co TROPHY Shine Spray
$29, randco.com

I mean, your outfit is already on point, why not go for a full-on trophy-winning look? With this lightweight spray, you’ll not only achieve a brilliant shine, but texture and volume, too. Does it really get better than that?

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