Five festival beauty essentials
When it comes to festivals, you might not get the fashion quite right - the girls in the crowds tend to sway from high-trend Kate Moss wannabes covered in fake tan to uncaring hippies who end up ruining their favourite trainers. But what's easy to nail is the beauty - you just need a few fail-safe products and a bit of creativity.
Paperself lashes, from £10.50
Festivals are the place to get crafty, and the prettiest way to do that right now is with these artistic false lashes. Made of paper, which means they're extra light and easy to put on, Paperself lashes are both intricate and inventive. Designs include horses, peacocks and butterflies for a delicate yet eye-widening look inspired by Chinese paper cutting. You'll barely notice they're on thanks to their light-as-a-feather weight but to everyone else you'll stand out from the crowd.
Klorane Dry Shampoo, £7.50
We've long loved the fuss-free addition to our bathroom shelf that is dry shampoo, and festivals are the perfect time to break out the spray. If you're camping and the British weather is being typically, well, British, add volume and freshness to your locks with just a few sprays of this natural version from French brand Klorane - festival queen Kate Moss is said to be a fan alongside Mischa Barton and even Britney Spears.
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, £14
There's no doubt that a sweep of black liquid eyeliner is here to stay as a classic beauty trend, but if your more adventurous side is keen to get colourful then festivals are the best excuse for breaking out the brights. Most brands offer felt-tip or gel style liners in a rainbow of colours these days, but we love Urban Decay for their foolproof and waterproof pens - just what you need for a flash of fun on your eyes (and it won't budge if it rains). You can pick it up for £14 at House of Fraser.
Ultrasun Glimmer 20, £16
In the unlikely event that the sun does make an appearance just in time for your field-based festivities (pessimists, us?) then protection is key. Make sure you're looking after your skin and stay glamorous with this glimmer formula sun cream from Ultrasun (£12.99), with SPF 20. Just one application is enough to last all day so you needn't worry about topping up, and the formula has added golden glimmers which not only reflect the sun's harmful rays but give your skin a glowing sheen too. If you can't sparkle at a festival, when can you?
Clearasil Vitamin & Extracts Wash & Mask, £3.33
After all the partying and dreaded portaloos, there's nothing you'll want more when you get home than a good scrub (apart from maybe a cup of tea and a massage). As well as popping a Berocca every day to keep you feeling tip-top, give Clearasil's Vitamins range a go for a refreshing cleanse that will bring your skin back to health once all the dancing and drinking is over. It even contains pomegranate for its antioxidant properties and can be used as a three minute mask - add that to a soak in the bath and your skin will be right as rain.
What one product can you not live without when you're at a festival?