Music Festival Must-Haves: Beauty Edition

Dec 19 2017, 11:12 am

It’s festival season, friends! With Pemberton and Squamish just around the corner, it’s time to start getting your beauty essentials together. Here’s our list of 10 must-have items festival goers shouldn’t be seen without!

Bold Eyeliner

Applying a bright liner to your lower or upper lash line is an easy way to add a pop of colour to your look – my favourite part about this is that it’s super quick and anyone can do it! I’m notorious for having a bright colour in my lower lash line and my favourites are the 24/7 Glide-On Pencils by Urban Decay ($24) and the Super Charged liners from Ardency Inn ($22). Drug stores also carry great options from lines such as Revlon and Rimmel ($3.99) for those of you wanting something a bit more budget-friendly!

Cheek Stain

Stains come in many forms these days but there’s only one reason why I love them – long-wear!  Im a huge powder blush girl but for those days I need my cheek colour to stay all day and don’t care to re-apply, I reach for those trusty stains. They give your cheeks a gorgeous, natural flush and don’t budge!

Dry Shampoo

Keep those messy, festival waves looking fresh with some dry shampoo! It’ll absorb oils and odours and also gives you a little root lift, and who doesn’t love a little volume? Spray this stuff into your roots, let it sit, gently rub and boom! You’ve got Shakira hair (results may vary).

Tinted Moisturizer / BB Cream

Even out your tone and give your skin some hydration and protection! With the sun beaming down on you and the heat from the crowds, you’re going to want some SPF and something lightweight that won’t melt right off. Plus it’ll give you skin a nice, healthy glow! It’s easily applied with your fingers and can be done under a minute – perfect for a girl on the go!

  • My Favourite: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ($55)
    *This product doesn’t advertise the SPF but titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are listed in the ingredients.

Tinted Lip Balm

I’m going to sound like a broken record here but the key to healthy skin is hydration and protection, hence why I’m crazy about it! Your lips need some some lovin’ too. Using one with a hint of colour will help bring some life back to your pout!

Makeup Wipes

Your skin will thank you after a full day of dancing around in the heat. Giving my face a wipe after a long day is one of the best moments of my day – I always feel so refreshed! Josie Maran’s Bare Naked Wipes ($15) are soft, gentle and biodegradable! I can’t get enough of these babies!

Face / Eye Appliqués

These may not be for everyone but they’re a super fun way to add some character to your outfit. They come in full mask forms, eyebrow covers and other fun designs – they’re also re-usable! They’re a must have for the freest of spirits!

Face Lace appliqués can be purchased online or at CurliQue Beauty (located and the corner of Robson and Homer)

Hair Colour

Ever wanted to dye your hair an obscure colour but couldn’t commit to having it longer than it takes to snap a selfie? Kevin Murphy’s Color Bugs ($20 – $25) are a summer must-have for me! They come in Purple, Pink, White and Shimmer. I usually apply a bit of hair wax to my ends before applying the pigment and then lock it in with a spray. You can purchase Color Bugs online, CurliQue Beauty and other select salons.


Anyone that knows me knows that I never leave the house without some sort of brow product on. Brows add structure to your face that complete any and every look. I love using pencils to quickly fill in any sparse areas. They’re easy to pack and easy to use – what’s not to love about that?


I love me some press-ons! I’ve recently fallen in love with the Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails ($12.99) and will probably never go to another event without them. They’re the perfect length and add pizzazz to any outfit/look. If faux nails aren’t your thing I strongly recommend the Gel Effects Polish by Nails Inc ($17), it’s long wearing and gives your nails a serious salon quality effect – I’m definitely into it.

As always, be sure to let us know what your festival must-haves would include by commenting below or by tweeting me @NavanArtistry!

Until next time, your friendly, neighbourhood beauty addict!


Image: Buffalo Summer