What to Pack in Your Makeup Bag for a Music Festival

The very definition of summer fun is a music festival: hanging out with pals in the fresh air listening to your favourite bands perform live, drink in hand, is pretty unbeatable in terms of maximum enjoyment.

Look the part (because we all know you’ll be Instagramming and Snapchatting the night away!) and skip touchups with these fuss-free makeup bag picks.

Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm, $38 at stilacosmetics.com

A tinted moisturizer is key for a healthy, radiant complexion, but so is SPF for UV protection. Eliminate the need for multi-products and swipe on Stila’s Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm. Literally the only thing you’ll ever need when it comes to a skincare and makeup hybrid, this little wonder tube packs a punch that actually does it all. With three different formulas to choose from ” classic tinted, bronzing or illuminating ” there’s a sure bet for every preference. All formulas provide SPF 30 protection as well as hydration, skin-saving antioxidants, wrinkle-fighting ingredients, minimized pores and breakouts, while tinted microspheres seamlessly blur imperfections and create a flawlessly smooth and natural looking complexion.

MAC Mia Moretti Collection, Price Per Item, at MAC counters and at maccosmetics.com

If there was ever an entire collection devoted to having you perfectly primped for festival season, it’s definitely MAC and DJ Mia Moretti’s collaboration. Super versatile Casual Colour pots punch up pouts and cheeks with their peachy-coral and pop of pink shades, while the equally easy-to-use Cré¨me Colour Base imparts a dewy glow and natural finish. Toss your essentials in the limited edition makeup bag; it could even double as a chic clutch with its deco basketweave-design and piped red accent.

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Making Setting Spray, $30 at urbandecay.com

What good is gorgeous makeup if it’s gone before your night is up? Avoid a Cinderella-esque disappearance and mist makeup with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray post-application. Oil- and Paraben free, this fine mist weightlessly locks maquillage in place for a whopping 16 hours. This impressively scientific formula actually lowers the temperature of your makeup, ensuring sweltering festival conditions won’t have you sweating over melting mascara.

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, $48 at Chanel counters and chanel.com

Powders can cake, and liquids can slip. Thanks, Chanel, for whipping up this can’t-live-without cream-gel bronzer that stays fresh, dewy, in place and imparts an out of this world glow that lasts long into the night.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis é  Lé¨vres Glossy Stain, $36 at YSL counters

Painstaking applying lippy with a brush and magnified mirror has no place anywhere near a festival ” hours of outdoor fun, food and drink call for a one and you’re done lip product. Enter Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture Vernis é  Lé¨vres Glossy Stain. While most stains impart a matte, lip-drying pop of colour that can feather faster than your band’s favourite set, this gorgeously rich, glossy textured gloss/stain hybrid leaves lips drenched in colour and shine for hours on end.

Ké©rastase PARIS Serum Solide Elixir Ultime, $38 at salons

Festival hair should be touchable, soft, and carefree. Achieve the look by flicking a tiny bit of Ké©rastase PARIS Serum Solide Elixir Ultime through the ends. An innovative solid serum infused with beautifying (and beautifully scented) oils, this balm can be tossed in your bag for a mid-day pick me up ” it’s like a solid perfume for ends that scents, smooths and boosts shine. Define ends with a small dab warmed between fingers; it instantly melts, making it a perfect anytime, anywhere hit of hair nutrition and definition.

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