How to heat up any summer festival

Author: Danielle Cauchi   Date Posted: 19 February 2019 

Festival season is the most wonderful, glittery time of the year. Here's what you need to know to nail that look to last the full day of dancing in the sun!


We sure do love festival season, a.k.a the only time of year when stepping out with a face full of glitter, gemstones and a wild concoction of colours is deemed the social norm.

No matter which festival you're hitting, here is everything you need to slay your summer festival looks regardless of whose team you’re on!


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Start with sun protection


Since the sun will be beaming down on you all day long, it’s imperative that you apply sunscreen all over your body as well as underneath your makeup.

A good option is the Cancer Council Everyday SPF 30 Sunscreen ($11.95) as it is lightweight, non-greasy and provides four-hour water-resistant SPF 30 protection against UVA and UVB.


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Bring on the bronze


Summer music festivals call for a head-to-toe tan, especially if you plan on showing some skin.

Bondi Sands Glo Shimmer One Day Tan ($17.95) will give you that gorgeous golden glow with glistening light-reflecting particles that luminate the skin once hit by sunlight. The best part is that it easily washes off at the end of the day making it the ultimate go-to for a quick and easy tan. 


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Time to prime


During festival season, you need a primer that provides long-lasting hold, oil/sweat control and if possible, additional sun protection.

The Max Factor Face Finity All Day Primer ($14.95) does exactly that with patented flexi-hold technology, micro correctors that absorb sweat and sebum to keep your skin fresh and matte all day and SPF 20. 

Have fun dancing the night away without worrying about your makeup sweating off.


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Get creative with colour and go all out with glitter


Festivals are the best excuse to experiment with wild colour combinations and exotic glitters with no boundaries.

Create artworks with colours that would make Picasso proud and top off your looks with a sprinkle of glitter here, there and everywhere.

If you’re not sure what to get or where to start, the BYS Ultimate Collection Festival & Glitter Palette provides you with 20 vibrant colours and 20 dazzling glitters that are more than ready to be played with.

This extravagant collection leaves every colour of the rainbow at your fingertips so that you can express your festival-bound free spirit with the colours that make your heart sing.

The BYS Ultimate Collection Festival & Glitter Palette is available now for $19.95.


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Seal it down with setting spray


With all the dancing you’ll be doing, it’s good to lock in your makeup with a good setting spray.

A setting spray like the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Sprays ($30.00) is a great choice for summer music festivals as it not only keeps your makeup looking flawless and fresh for hours on end, but it also provides you with a refreshingly cool mist and a gorgeous scent.


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Whichever festival you plan on going to, stay safe, stay glam and have fun!


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