Don’t Forget To Pack These 15 Festival Beauty Essentials

If selecting your favourite glitter, face gems and instant tan for a festival ranks higher than buying a tent and sleeping bag, then you’re definitely our type of festival go-er.

As important as those boring (but necessary) purchases may be, the beauty essentials are where our expertise come in, and if we may say- are just as important. Because a good beauty product will always put us in great mood, even if we’re sat in a grey field, most-likely covered in mud.

We’re here to cover all bases and make sure you don’t forget anything when packing this festival season. We’ve already covered skincare needs, nail art ideas and festival makeup inspo, and now it’s time to pack the all-important, travel-friendly extras that you might have forgotten about.

Scroll to discover our top 15 festival beauty essentials.


Here in the UK, the weather can be unpredictable, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry. And even if it’s cloudy, wearing your SPF every day is essential. And if the weather does decide to be on your side and surprise you, the last thing you need is to be caught in a heat wave, without any SPF. Take (and apply) your SPF 50 face lotion and SPF30 lip balm as usual, but also pack one for your body. We recommend a spray for easy application, when you’re strapped for space and time before the headliners.


If you want to keep your skin looking bronzed and glowy this festival season, we’ve got the essentials for you. From an instant tan that will take your look from 0-100 in seconds, to a gradual tanning lotion that will deliver an enviable tan over the course of the festival, we’ve got it all. Oh, and don’t forget your aftersun, if the sun does decide to come out. 


Hot showers may be limited at a festival, but that doesn’t mean our hair has to suffer. Picking a great dry shampoo to revive your day-three, un-washed hair is an absolute must, and will have everyone thinking you’ve had a fresh wash and blow dry. Hair ties are also a must and if you’re feelin’ boujee, a cordless straightener could be the answer to all your hair anxiety (and will also make you extremely popular with the rest of your campmates). 


No festival essentials list would be complete without the basic necessities, and by basic necessities of course we’re talking about glitter, gems and all the colour we can get our hands on. Perfect for covering up eyes and skin that are running on little-to-no sleep, there’s no problem that a face gem or two can’t solve. Take your pick from our faves right here.