How to Keep Fresh All Festival Long

The festival season is exciting and fun, and a great time to have fun with your style and fashion choices. But with that also comes time in the sun, sudden changes in weather (especially in YYC) running from venue to venue, and long days spent out and about - which brings us to how to stay fresh, fashionable and functional, all at the same time and all festival season long. 

SKIN

Primer: Use a primer before applying foundation to the skin to create a perfect canvas for any product to glide on smoothly and effortlessly. The primed and pore-less primer by Too Faced is the perfect product to use for achieving brighter, fresher skin throughout the day as it’s packed with Vitamins A & C, and mulberry extract to vanish pores and keep your skin hydrated. 

Sunscreen: Sunscreen is a product that should never be forgotten. Keep your skin protected from the sun by applying it before your makeup application. The La Roche Posay Anthelios ultra-fluid Lotion SPF 60 is lightweight, fast absorbing, and water resistant. 

 

MAKEUP

The key to keeping your makeup fresh and long wearing throughout the festival season is to both set it and use waterproof products. When it comes to choosing the correct makeup, stick to not only waterproof products but also to lightweight textures that wont feel heavy on your skin throughout the day.

Skip the heavy foundation and opt out for lightweight BB creams like the Clarins BB skin perfecting cream SPF25. This product will not only make your skin look flawless, it will last and not look powdery on the skin.

One great way to make your eyes pop without using a lot makeup is to use a few coats of mascara. The Cannon Ball ultra waterproof mascara by Urban Decay is the ultimate non-smudging, long-wearing, and a produtct that truly refuses to budge. 

Spray and set your make up for the entire day with this cooling moisture resistant mist from Urban Decay, as it prevents makeup from smudging and settling into lines as you go from day to night.

    

HAIR

Dry shampoo is a girl’s best friend especially if you’re out all day and want to keep your hair fresh into the night. Using a dry shampoo is one of the best ways to freshen up throughout the day. The pret a powder from Bumble and Bumble is an equal parts dry shampoo, style extender and volume in a pinch and we couldn’t love a product any more that we love this one by Bumble and Bumble! 

CLOTHES

When it comes to festival fashion, pretty much anything goes. Flowy, flowery, short, long, and anything in-between. But no matter what you choose to go with, take weather and your comfort into consideration as well - and make sure you layer, layer and layer some more! 

The best way to keep your fashion functional and ready for festival action is by incorporating layers into your ensemble. Start with a dress or tank top, throw on a light weight sweater, and top off with a denim jacket. Bring an umbrella, something with a hood or a hat in case it rains. 

SHOES

Cute shoes don’t always mean uncomfortable, so make sure you pick something that will allow you to be functional as well as stylish. If it does seems to be getting cloudy, opt for rain boots - or be brave and wear sandals that you can jump through puddles in and really bring out the inner kid. We love Hunters, so have some fun with colour while you’re at it and really complete your festival outfit with this fun shoe option.