Festivals are the one time of year when you can let your hair down (dye it pink and add glitter) and no one bats an eyelid. So why not have fun with your look? Whether that means adorning your hair with a pom-pom headband, trying out a bold green eye for the first time or experimenting with nail art, this is the time to do it. In this roundup, you won't find a practical face wipe or dry shampoo recommendation, but if it's matte lip colours and face gems you're after, then you're in the right place!
Click through for the 13 most fun and frivolous festival beauty buys...
These clip-in confetti hair clips can be cut to length—leave them loose, sweep them into a ponytail or weave them into a braid.
Apply this thick, gloopy gel to your lips and leave to dry. Once set, it peels off to reveal a vivid stain that won't budge no matter many pints of cider you get through.
Carting a big bottle of fragrance around a festival is just not practical, but this rollerball will slip in any bag. Smelling of this floral scent will slightly make up for the fact you may not have showered in days.
Use this vegan hair dye before you go to take your hair from real world to festival world. Use the Pastel-izer Classic Cream (£12) to soften the colour, and apply either all over or, for a more delicate effect, just to the ends.
Chipped nails are always a no-no, and in a field, if they're not gel, there is a high probability your mani won't last. These nails wraps are the answer; not only will they not chip, but they also come in a variety of fun designs—we love this pastel ombré.
Twelve eye shadows in one palette equal more look combinations than we could possibly count. Sure, this palette comes in more natural shades, but for a festival, we say go bold. In fact, these super-pigmented shadows double as eyeliner, too—genius.
This is one big, fat crayon that combines both a highlighter and contour in one. Simply swipe the contour side along your cheekbones and the highlighter above, and blend.
Mist your parting with hair spray, and then sprinkle this chunky glitter on top. Voilà! A shimmering hairdo.
Cram all your makeup in this holographic pouch. From a practical point of view, you'll easily be able to find this under the piles of clothes and bedding in your tent.
Where else could you get away with wearing something quite so fabulous? Not sure how it would go down in your Monday morning meetings…
A matte lip makes sense for a festival since it will be super durable. Unlike a typical creamy lipstick, a matte formula like this will require fewer touch-ups, which means you can concentrate on the music.
I recently wore this while water skiing on holiday. The durable mascara was better at staying put than I was on the skis—needless to say, it lasted. And if it can survive multiple dips in the ocean, it will survive a day at a festival without running or flaking.
If you're after a useful guide, then check out our columnist Laura Whitmore's festival essentials.