Festival make-up: what to pack

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Looking your best at a festival can be somewhat of a challenge - after all, mud + lack of showers doesn't exactly equal glamour. That's why, not for the first time, make-up is a style saviour. As well as the usual beauty essentials (face wipes, dry shampoo), a few well-chosen items in your make-up bag can ensure your festival photographs don't instantly have you heading for the 'de-tag' button.

If you're not blessed with your own personal make-up artist, you can still bring glamour to the fields by ensuring hese festival make-up must-packs are in your travel cosmetics case. With festival season fast approaching, check out our selection of festival beauty must-haves...

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  • Festival Beauty: Revlon Style of Wight Festival Survival Kit

    This capsule collection of Revlon ‘quick fix’ make-up essentials is guaranteed to keep festival-goers looking fresh and flawless come mud, rain or tent-side mayhem. The range was designed ahead of Revlon's appearance as the official backstage nail & make-up partner at the Isle of Wight festival next week, complete with a dedicated "Style of Wight" nail and make-up expert team. It contains:

    NEW Revlon Just Bitten Kissable – Lovesick £7.99

    Revlon Nail Enamel £6.49

    Revlon Liquid Quick Dry £6.49

    Revlon PhotoReady Crème Blush Pink £7.99

    Revlon PhotoReady 3D Mascara £10.99

    Revlon PhotoReady Eye Brightener and Primer £9.99

    Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eyeliner Pen £6.99

    All available to buy at Revlon

  • Festival Beauty: DiorShow Waterproof Mascara

    Even when it's pouring down, this mascara is guaranteed to stay put.


  • Festival Beauty: Illamasqua Flare Lipstick

    This long-lasting lipstick in zingy orange is perfect for festival season.


  • Festival Beauty: Ambre Solaire Bronzing Wipes

    You aren't going to get a tan from the Great British Summer, but you can at least look sun-kissed with these handy, streak-free face and body wipes.


  • Festival Beauty: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner

    These arresting glittery eyeliners are easy to apply and won't budge once dry.


  • Festival Beauty: Topshop Crayon in Sunshine

    Apply this crease-proof, long lasting creamy eyeshadow straight from the tube for golden metallic eye, or use to draw face art for a psychedelic look.


  • Festival Beauty: Nail Rocks Tribal Nail Wraps

    Nail varnish means chipping and re-application - who needs that when you're going from tent to mosh-pit? Apply these nail wraps before you go and they should last the whole weekend (depending how vigorously you dance).


  • Festival Beauty: Sleek I-Divine Palette

    This travel-friendly compact of eye-popping acid brights can be applied on their own, or blended together for a rainbow colourwash around the eyes.


  • Festival Beauty: Laqa & Co Nail Polish Pen

    Can't face fiddling with nail polish at the festival? This foolproof nail pen makes applying varnish a cinch.


  • Festival Beauty: Shu Uemura Mini Star Fake Eyelashes

    These cosmic fake eyelashes will add a pretty twinkle to the corners of your eyes.


  • Festival Beauty: Mac Mini Strobe Cream

    This travel-sized highlighter brighten and boosts tired-looking skin.


  • Festival Beauty: Models Own Smokey Eye Kit

    Kate Moss at Glastonbury made the smokey eye a classic festival beauty look. This easy kit from Models Own has all the tools you need.


  • Festival Beauty: Make Up Store Glitter

    Blend this glamorous glitter with eyeshadow or a highlighter to affix around your eyes, or blend with body butter and apply to hair.


  • Festival Beauty: Clinique Quickliner

    An idiot-proof, long-lasting eyeliner with a built-in smudger.


  • Festival Beauty: MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50

    This lightweight cream will help protect skin from the sun and oil from make-up.