(AD) Festival Packing List

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Although it’s currently tipping it down outside my window, we’re almost knee-deep in festival season. Wellington boots and ponchos are lining the shelves, and those lucky enough to get covetable festival tickets are busy getting ready. But whilst for festivals, of course, you need all your standard waterproofs etc, a beauty grab and go kit is essential. Discover my guide to a festival beauty packing guide in collaboration with Cosmetify.

The Basics.

Baby wipes are a festival staple for a quick grab and go hygiene solution, but for a quick facial cleanse, I’d recommend instead grabbing travel-sized micellar water. Not only are these significantly better for your skin, but these will also help refresh and cleanse better (and remove any festival makeup…). Grab a bottle of micellar water and a tube of cotton wool pads to make sure you feel somewhat cleansed…

I’m not going to kid and suggest that your skincare routine will be up to scratch at a festival, but a facial mist toner is a great way to balance keeping skin moisturised and refreshing your skin on a warm day. Look for calming ingredients like rose and aloe vera to help soothe any sunburn or inflamed skin.

Hair care.

Dry Shampoo - need I say more? Spritz this into your hair before you go to bed to avoid a white cast and add a bit of volume to your roots.

If you’re like me and prefer getting your hair out of your face, why not bring a hair mask? If you’re planning to plait your hair for the duration of the festival, apply a hair mask and harness the benefits of having a leave-in conditioning treatment that will also help reduce frizz. Tame wild festival hair and nourish with this tip!


For festival makeup, I’m all about quick and easy solutions. Whether this is easy to stick gems or a tinted lip balm that can be applied without a mirror, don’t go in with high expectations. My basic makeup kit would include a hefty waterproof mascara, an eyeshadow crayon, eyebrow gel, and a tinted moisturiser or BB cream that can be applied with fingers. If you’re planning to avoid a makeup brush, make sure to pack hand sanitizer to ensure you’re not spreading too much dirt around.

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