Top 5 Music Festival Beauty Essentials

All it takes is a quick scroll down your Instagram feed to see that festival season is in full swing. Don’t fret if you missed Falls and Beyond The Valley, because there are plenty more awesome festivals around the corner!

While festivals are a whole heap of fun, keeping your hair and makeup in order is not. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our festival beauty survival guide. From dry shampoo and sunscreen, to waterproof mascara, we’ve got everything you’ll need to look fabulous at your next music festival.

Dry Shampoo

This one is super important if you’re camping because nobody wants oily, dirty hair, right? If you’re only going to a day festival, add dry shampoo to give your hair some added rockstar texture. Pick up a convenient travel-sized can to throw in your handbag before you head to your next festival.

Batiste - Dry Shampoo Plus Show-stopping Heavenly Volume, $12.99


If you only take one piece of advice from this article, take this! Sunscreen is super important during any music festival, especially during summer. Be sure to apply SPF to your face and body before leaving the house, and make sure you reapply throughout the day to protect your skin from harsh UV rays.

Mecca Cosmetica - Sunbrella Invisible Super Spray SPF50+, $42
Banana Boat - Ultra SPF50+ Clear Spray 175g, $16.49

Set it

There’s no point in applying some killer makeup if you’re just going to sweat it off by lunch time. Setting sprays are your festival BFF. If you play your cards right, your setting spray will keep your cat eye on point until the last song finishes. Here at CLIQUE Mag, we love Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Seal. While it’s not a setting spray, Aqua Seal helps to waterproof everything from eyeshadows to powders and pencils to ensure your eyeshadow stays on your eyelids, and not smudged down your face.

Make Up For Ever - Aqua Seal, $39 from Media Makeup Store
setting spray Mac
MAC - Prep + Prime Fix+, $32


Many festivals in Australia are run over a weekend, which means you’ll have to pack your makeup bag! Save space (and time) by using multi-purpose products like lip and cheek tints. We love NARS The Multiple for cheeks, eyes, lips and body shimmer. These all-over face tints are perfect to throw in your bag for a quick pick-me-up for one day festivals too!

NARS - The Multiple, $57
Benefit - Posie Tint, $55


Let’s face it, festivals can get pretty messy, so be sure to pack your cutest sunnies to hide any makeup mishaps, or just protect your eyes from the harsh sun. Here at CLIQUE Mag, we’re loving Quay Australia’s shades this festival season, and with prices ranging from $30-60, you don’t have to worry about your sunnies getting lost, broken or scratched!

Quay Australia - My Girl Glasses, $50

What are your festival beauty essentials? Share them with us on Instagram using the hashtag #jointheclique and tagging us in your festival selfies @cliquemagau.




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