While spring obviously marks the start of warm weather (slow as it may be), sundresses and sandals, it also marks the beginning of the cultural phenomenon known as festival season. Yes, kicking off this month (this weekend to be exact) is a three-month wave of music and art extravaganzas that the style set plans meticulously for each year. And while there’s a time and place for a more understated, reserved look, festivals often serve as a platform to go as big and bold as you want—especially in the beauty department. Whether that includes an elaborate braided hairstyle, glitterfied makeup or an outrageously bold lip, it’s safe to say anything goes when you’re at one of these weekend-long affairs.
That all being said, serious considerations also need to be made as the warmer temps and endless walking can often work against you. After years of trial and error, we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes and breaks a solid festival look, so we’ve compiled some beauty essentials that will ensure a statement, even under the hottest of circumstances.
If you're dying to try a daring look, but don't want to commit to a month or two of cotton-candy hair (as cool as it is), fear not. This temporary color spray delivers rich, bold color that will wash right out so the only evidence you'll have will be on Instagram.
If you're one for a more subtle beauty look, dip your toe into the festival life with a little glitter spray. Whether you're donning a bouncy pony, top knot or long beachy waves, a spritz of this illuminating formula will turn your 'do into a hypnotizing work of art (that washes out at the end of the night!).
In desert and woodland climates, the sun can be public enemy No.1, so sunscreen is a non-negotiable and something you should pack in bulk. In an effort to protect your face and keep you makeup in check, we recommend you invest in an SPF mist and keep it in your bag at all times for touch-ups throughout the day. (This one also serves as a makeup setting spray, so it really works in your favor!)
Packing on the makeup isn't always ideal in hot, humid climates so we look for quick and easy products that deliver standout looks sans too much elbow grease. For head-turning eyes, try a liquid eyeshadow that swipes on easily and has a deep pigment that won't fade or rub off throughout the day.