The summer festivals have already kicked off and Cult Beauty has a lined up the best festie lifesavers to get you through it all. Girlie Gossip take a look at our favourite beauty products for essential featival survival this summer!
Frais Hand Sanitizer™,£6.50 for 50ml is exactly what you need when you’ve ventured into the portaloos… It contains 66% natural alcohol that, (according to the Centre for Disease control and The Mayo Clinic) kills 99.9% of germs on contact. Made with eco-friendly sugarcane alcohol and a blend of eight essential oils, Frais sanitizer actually helps to moisturise and has a pleasant and uplifting citrus aroma.
A must have for any festival attendee, Batiste Mini Dry Shampoo Triple Set £3.99, 50ml comes in cool Original, fruity Tropical and pink Blush. This triple set of minis resuscitates greasy, dull and lifeless hair for those times you are not able to wash it. A quick spray of this powdery miracle instantly leaves your hair feeling and looking clean, and smelling beautiful, without requiring water.
Keep bugs at bay with Alfresco natural insect repellent and moisturiser,£10 for 2x50mls. What’s so fantastic about this repellent its sweet, spicy fragrance smells lovely to humans, but is repugnant to insects, especially mosquitoes. Even better, Alfresco is DEET (a chemical which can irritate the skin) free and uses botanical extracts Geranium, Lavender and Melissa to keep insects away. It’s recommended by The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as the most effective repellent.
Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray £3.50 for 50ml, delivers an ultimate boost of moisture to the face instantly. Dehydrated skin will gladly soak it up, and it’s pH neutral, ozone friendly and recyclable.
blinc Kiss Me Mascara, £18 is a dream come true for those late nights. Because it forms tiny water-resistant ‘tubes’ around your lashes rather than painting them like conventional mascaras, it won’t come off unless you take it off. The non-irritating, polymer based formula encircles your lashes in individual tubes and cannot run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry, rub your eyes or sleep in it. Colours available are green, blue, dark purple, dark brown, brown and black.
Shimmer on the dancefloor by applying Belmacz Blitz Gold Leaf Eyeshadow £26, a creamy gold eyeshadow that doubles as a brow, cheekbone and body highlighter. Created by Belmacz jewellrey designer, Julia Muggenburg, each pot contains two leaves of pure 24-carat gold and so you can blend it for a smooth sheer finish or layer it to create a dramatic solid gold effect.
Revel in Du Wop Revolotion Body Bronzing Moisturiser, £27, a subtle bronzer with a slight shimmer, a moisturizer and SPF all-in-one! Revolotion contains SPF15, soy-based Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Allantoin for conditioning; White Tea Extract, Arnica and Calendula to soothe and protect against free radicals. Great for legs, arms, back and décolleté.
Emergen-C, £15.00 is the perfect hangover helper, and just what you need to get you through the party weekend. One little sachet provides your daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C & B, and boosts energy as well as the immune system.
Pommade Divine, £16.95 is a ‘cure-all’ balm that smells beautifully of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. This thick salve is perfect to ease chapped lips, cracked skin and is an excellent moisturiser that will leave your skin naturally replenished and glowing. It also works wonders on cuts, bruises, grazes, itches, stings, sunburn and rashes speeding healing and easing the tightness.
When you start to flag Invigorate Balm by COMO Shambala, £5 is the perfect pick-me-up. It’s a portable aromatherapy balm is packed with Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Geranium, Lavender essential oils and conveniently fits into your pocket or purse.
Which are your faves? And which festivals are you going to this year?