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Best Festival Beauty Products

From holographic highlighter to sunscreen for your hair, these are the beauty products you need when attending a festival this summer.

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Festival style is about breaking the rules and wearing things that'll push you out of your comfort zone. This often leads to ~interesting~ new trends and products, but mostly, we get so much style inspo from them. So if you're on the lookout for festival-friendly beauty products that you'll want to wear all year long, ho boy do we have some products for you:

1. Kat Von D's 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade is long-wear and waterproof, so you can match the color of your eyebrows to your favorite art installation.

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Promising review: "I loved the total brow realness I got from using this pomade! It gave a perfect airbrush look without being too harsh or fake. The consistency of the product was perfect and didn't feel heavy at all. It definitely stands up to its long-wear premise." —AmazonNik

Get it from Sephora for $19.

2. Stila's Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow like is basically bottled magic. Don't be intimidated by it, this liquid glitter eyeshadow is gorgeous and sooooo easy to use.

stilacosmetics.com

Promising review: "This is by far the best glitter eye shadow I've ever used. The amount of glitter is insane, the pigmentation is terrific and it's super easy to use. I always wear glittery eye shadow. This is my absolute favorite. I have zero fallout but I do apply an eye shadow primer first that way this doesn't crease or crack."

Get it from Sephora for $24.

3. If you want crazy pigment you can apply with your fingers, then Tarte's Chrome Paint Shadow Pot is all your lids will ever need. JUST LOOK AT THAT GIF.

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Promising review: "Very pigmented and beautiful. Does not run or smear and looks amazing if you just use your finger to apply" —lepson

Get it from Sephora for $22

4. Milk's Cooling Water Instant de-puffer is soothing and feels incredible on your skin. It's also caffeine-infused, so it'll make your skin look fresh, even when you're half-asleep after watching Beyoncé until 2am.

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Promising review: "This product performs precisely as advertised. I leave it in the fridge, use it in the morning after cleansing and before moisturizing. It cools and reduces puffiness. I use it in the evening just for relief after work and whenever my eyes feel tired and itchy. I love this product." —Cherrylee

Get it from Sephora for $24.

5. The Hush Prism Airbrush Spray will help you add some color to your hair, without having to commit to anything permanent.

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Promising review: "The best temporary hair color spray I've ever used. I had such a great time with this, I can be so creative with it, and it works great on dark hair!" —Christina U

Get it from Sephora for $24.

6. Sunscreen is a MUST! If you want to wear something that your skin will absorb without making it look greasy, try Glossier's Invisible Shield.

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Promising review: "I've tried so many other facial sunscreens and this one is the best so far. I love how it doesn't feel too heavy and goes under makeup really well. The product can definitely last a long time because it spreads out very easily without using too much of it. Another bonus is the fresh scent and comfort while wearing it." —Zoe

Get it from Glossier for $25.

7. Though I know you're all wearing sunscreen because you're smart, you should also pack Herbivore's After Sun Skin Soothing Aloe Mist, just in case. If you burn, this will help soothe irritated skin.

Promising review: "Been using this on the face and décolletage after sun exposure (and even just in the middle of these increasingly warm days) and it's incredibly cooling, and refreshing. And a light spritz on the face doesn't mess up my makeup!" —ErinGet it from Nordstrom starting at $12.
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Promising review: "Been using this on the face and décolletage after sun exposure (and even just in the middle of these increasingly warm days) and it's incredibly cooling, and refreshing. And a light spritz on the face doesn't mess up my makeup!" —Erin

Get it from Nordstrom starting at $12.

8. Most of us never think about this, but we also have to protect our hair from the sun. If you're not a hat person, keep Sachajuan's Hair In The Sun always handy. Especially if you dye your hair.

Promising review: "Honestly before I got this in a subscription box, I had no clue that you needed SPF for your hair. It makes sense though, especially now that I color my hair. Besides the SPF this smells AMAZING, and it provides light styling too." —Jenny CGet it from Net-A-Porter for $32.
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Promising review: "Honestly before I got this in a subscription box, I had no clue that you needed SPF for your hair. It makes sense though, especially now that I color my hair. Besides the SPF this smells AMAZING, and it provides light styling too." —Jenny C

Get it from Net-A-Porter for $32.

9. Scentbird's Lip Balm rejuvenates, moisturizes, and protects your lips. It also has a metal applicator which feels INCREDIBLE, especially on warm days.

scentbird.com

Promising review: "I’m a huge lip balm fan, and I am forever trying different products. This lip balm is ultra luxe, a non-sticky, honey-like texture that truly does melt into your lips, imparting a decadent moisture that lasts, and it smells and tastes AMAZING." —Meg

Get it from Scentbird $14.95.

10. Is humidity turning your hair into a frizz ball? Then give OUAI's Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets a try. These miracle sheets will tame frizzy hair without making it look oily!

theouai.com

Promising review: "Amazing! These are really different from anything else I’ve used, and they work better than anything else I’ve used to control frizz. The packaging is unique, and fits easy in my purse to use whenever. I saw an immediate reduction in frizz, and zero oiliness or greasy-looking hair. It left my hair looking better than ever!" —xEMx

Get them from Sephora for $18.

11. IGK's Foamo Holographic Hair Foam is Instagrammable AF. If festivals came in foam form, this what they'd look like.

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Promising review: "It’s perfect for adding a kick to your hairstyle, for everyday use, or for events, concerts, etc! It’s super easy to use and a little goes a long way." —Karen D

Get it from Sephora for $22.

12. Bumble and Bumble's Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo with French Pink Clay will be your BFF when you're feeling too lazy to wash your hair.

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Promising review: "My stylist recommended this product to me and I gave it a shot even though I haven't had great luck with dry shampoos in the past. This stuff is a miracle product! I use it daily, on clean or dirty hair. It is, as it describes, both a dry shampoo and volume-booster. I use it on second-day hair for the oilier spots near my scalp and also on clean hair just to give it some added texture. It smells great and the bottle lasts forever because a little goes a long way. Plus, it doesn't show in my dark hair, which has been my problem with dry shampoos in the past." —Pinkskies02

Get it from Sephora for $29.

13. If you find the time to wash your hair, but don't want to style it, make sure you throw Amika's Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray in your fanny pack.

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Promising review: "I love this. I sprayed this on wet hair and let it air dry. It gave me soft waves without feeling sticky or crunchy. I would definitely repurchase this!" —MomRN14

Get it from Sephora for $25.

14. For a fun look, get creative with Sephora's Shine Beautifully Metallic Temporary Tattoos. They can compliment your makeup, or replace your jewelry if you don't feel like accessorizing.

Promising review: "These are beautiful. I layered the chest freckles on top of each other for a concert and they looked amazing. They last until you take them off, no flaking or cracking for three days in my experience." —EllaLSGet it from Sephora for $8.
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Promising review: "These are beautiful. I layered the chest freckles on top of each other for a concert and they looked amazing. They last until you take them off, no flaking or cracking for three days in my experience." —EllaLS

Get it from Sephora for $8.

15. Meow Meow Tweet's Vegan Lip Balm is super moisturizing for dry lips, and its packaging is not only cute, but biodegradable too.

Promising review: "I've been a lip balm junkie for decades and have tried every lip balm I could get my hands on (all those sold in stores, as well from beauty subscription services). Nothing comes close to the moisturizing potency of this lip balm! I put it on before I go to bed and it moisturizes my lips so well I don't need to scrub my lips in the morning (i.e. no dry skin/flakiness). It doesn't leave my lips feeling sticky or gooey, and goes on nicely. Would highly recommend this product!" —Marisa M Get it from Meow Meow Tweet for $14.
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Promising review: "I've been a lip balm junkie for decades and have tried every lip balm I could get my hands on (all those sold in stores, as well from beauty subscription services). Nothing comes close to the moisturizing potency of this lip balm! I put it on before I go to bed and it moisturizes my lips so well I don't need to scrub my lips in the morning (i.e. no dry skin/flakiness). It doesn't leave my lips feeling sticky or gooey, and goes on nicely. Would highly recommend this product!" —Marisa M

Get it from Meow Meow Tweet for $14.

16. 2-in-1 products are always sooooo convenient to carry around. If you want rosy cheeks and a cute lip stain, consider throwing Benefit's Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain in your shopping cart.

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Promising review: "I love this stain. This is the second bottle I've bought and will purchase again when I run out. I use it on my lips and cheeks. After using on my lips, I cover with lipstick. This makes my lips retain color throughout the day. I have yet to purchase a Benefit product I don't like." —jane25

Get it from Sephora for $30.

17. If you don't want to bring your fancy perfume to a festival, but you also don't want to smell like a porta potty, you should get Pinrose's Best Travel Perfume Ever kit. You get a ton of difference scents in super convenient packaging.

pinrose.com

Promising review: "This scent smells amazing. Romantic fragrance that will be perfect for summer nights in the city! And it lasts a while too." —Abigail S

Get it from Pinrose for $24.

18. Glamglow's Galacticleanse Hydrating Jelly Balm Cleanser is heaven-sent (or maybe space-sent?) for anyone with dry skin. It will remove all your festival makeup and cleanse your skin without leaving it super dry and flakey. It's also sparkly and cute, so...win/win.

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Promising review: "I must admit I was skeptical about this product just being a gimmick with the whole meteorite powder, but I bought into it nonetheless. Let me tell you, the meteorite powder is a very gentle, but effective exfoliant. This is the first cleanser I've ever used that left my face feeling clean and moisturized! I'm so used to deep cleansers leaving my face feeling dry afterwards that I was a little shook. Definitely worth it." —Donovan D

Get it from Sephora for $32.

19. But if you need an on-the-go cleanser, the Sephora Collection Cleansing and Exfoliating Wipes are a good solution. They have an exfoliating side with microbeads that'll get rid of any glitter, sweat, and sunscreen your face accumulate after a long day.

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Promising review: "Takes off my makeup and doesn't irritate my extremely sensitive skin! Such a good price as well. I've tried every kind and love them all!" —sophmil

Get them from Sephora for $7.50.

So let's get festival ready!

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