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Stay Fresh and Fabulous: Top Festival Beauty Hacks You Need to Know

For music festival season, looking our best is a top priority. But when it comes to taking care of our beauty on the hot summer days and partying until the morning light, it’s easy for even the biggest beauty buffs to feel like they’ve run out of ideas. But with a few clever hacks, you can look and feel your freshest throughout the entire festival weekend with minimal effort. In this article, we’ll take you through some easy-to-follow tips on how to maintain your glamor while having a blast in the sun.

a lady wearing animal print hat in a festival

Start with a clean slate: Make sure your skin is clean and hydrated before using any makeup. To keep your skin hydrated without feeling greasy, start with a mild cleanser and finish with a light, oil-free moisturizer.

Prime time: Apply a primer to your face before putting on any makeup. This will lengthen the wear time of your makeup and hide any flaws or fine lines. According

to famous makeup artist Jamie Greenberg, "A good primer is like a painter's canvas, it sets the foundation for everything that comes after".

Build up your base: Less is more when it comes to foundation. Start with a thin layer and add more as needed, blending and diffusing the product with a moist beauty blender or sponge to create a flawless finish.

Brighten up: A festival-worst goer's nightmare is puffy eyes and dark circles under their eyes. Use a brightening under-eye concealer to combat them.

Set it and forget it: Use a setting spray to keep your makeup in place. It will not only keep your makeup in place, but it can also leave your skin looking dewy and radiant.

A lady having a safari attire for festival

Waterproof everything: Make sure your makeup is resistant to all of these things that are common at festivals: sweat, water, and tears. When purchasing mascara, eyeliner, and brow cosmetics, look for waterproof formulations.

Opt for low-maintenance hair: Use a basic braid, bun, or ponytail to keep your hair off your face and out of the way. Use a texturizing spray or dry shampoo to add some texture and volume.

Protect your skin: Sunscreen is a requirement, especially if you plan to spend a lot of time outside in the heat. Try to find a non-greasy, lightweight composition that won't clog your pores or mess with your makeup.

Stay hydrated: Last but not least, drink plenty of water to keep your skin looking fresh and your body feeling energized. Pack a reusable water bottle in your festival bag and make sure to refill it throughout the day.

With these expert beauty hacks, you'll be festival-ready in no time. So grab your sunnies, your favorite outfit, and get ready to dance the day (and night) away.

Pictured: @lifeof_jesss and photo taken by Brandon Artiga

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