Festival season is in full swing, with something going down almost every weekend in cities around the world. It’s a hot sweaty affair and we’re here to help you stay fresh and look cool af the entire weekend, because there’s nothing worse than getting to the afterparty and looking in the mirror to find your face is not exactly where it should be. Sweaty face, sagging eyeliner, bleeding lipstick lines, and more 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️
With Panorama approaching in NYC, Lollapalooza in Chicago, and Osheaga in Montreal still forthcoming over the next couple weeks, things are starting tor ramp up all over the world – you can’t let your face ruin your music festival mojo.
We’ve rounded up our favourite products below to keep your face in place, protected, and ready to rock all day long.
Glossier Soothing Face Mist & Invisible Shield Daily Suncreen
We’re pretty big Glossier heads, especially since they started shipping to Canada, so it’s only fitting we’d pack and little extra punch from them during festival season. We love their Invisible Shield daily sunscreen, their latest release because not only is it one of the lightest formulas we’ve come across, its 35 is higher than the usual SPF 15 you’d find mixed into your moisturizer. The clear watergel broad spectrum formula protects and also reduces free radicals, instantly absorbing into the skin without any greasy finish or white cast left behind before you apply foundation. Be sure to apply this product as the final step in your skincare routine, fifteen minutes before sun exposure.
Pack their soothing face mist in your festival backpack to stay fresh and hydrated all day long in the hot festival sun. Rosewater and aloe work together in this formula to soothe and invigorate your skin as well as refresh your make up during the day.
SHU UEMURA Perfecting Blotting Paper Ambush Edition
It’s hot, and possibly humid, you’re definitely going to sweat. You’re going to need to keep blotting paper on hand. We love Shu Uemura’s perfecting blotting paper and they’ve just released a collaborative gold edition with Japanese brand AMBUSH that’s even more key.
These little papers may not seem like much, but they actually help your make up to last longer through the day. By pressing the sheet down firming on the shiny parts of the face for a few seconds, the sheet absorbs the oils and helps keep your face in tact.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
You might not think a little spritz after all your make up is on is the right move but this amazing setting spray from Urban Decay is a game changer for long days. As the name implies, the all nighter makeup setting spray keeps your makeup looking rad for up to 16 hours. Developed in partnership with Skindinavia, the formula features patented Temperature Control Technology that keep your foundation, eyeshadow, blush, even concealer in place in the hottest most humid conditions.
Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster, SPF 50
Your skin is going to take a beating over the day, so you’re gonna want to make sure it’s protected with the very best products. If you’re a little more fair skin and require higher SPF, Dermalogica’s Solar Defence Booster is just the secret weapon you need. By adding the formula to your foundation or moisturizer, the Defence Booster works with vitamin C and E to improve your skin’s smoothness and softness while protecting against harmful free radicals which cause premature aging with Green Tea and Grape Seed.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
More Urban Decay, because this little tube is so so essential to keep that eye makeup in place all day long as you casually melt in the sun. This eyeshadow primer potion is literally magic. It keeps your eye makeup perfectly in place for a full 24 hours and also increases the pigmentation without any creases. Basically how it works is polymer technology fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping it to perfectly bond to the eyeshadow shadow and liners after application.
OUAI Haircare Wave Spray
We’ve pretty much got your face set in place, now it’s time for hair! We love celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin’s brand QUAI and our latest obsession is her wave spray which works especially well for festivals where messy hair is the best. The weightless texture mist is infused with rice protein that adds memory without any parabens by simply shaking it up, misting it on, and drying the product into your hair. Viola, perfectly undone hair.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in YU
Our obsession with NARS Satin Lip Pencils is nothing new. We love a bold lip that lasts all day, especially at a festival when you’re eating and drinking and likely not reapplying too often. Their YU shade is formulated with vitamins to help the rich highly pigmented colour last long, and we find, even when it begins to fade, it still looks great. That means less application and more time to enjoy the day at the festival.