Get festival ready at Boots!

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It’s festival season, so that means getting a little festival beauty kit together. For many of us, going to a festival is the perfect excuse to shake off the norm and go a wee bit crazy with our makeup. If that means just changing our lip colour, that’s fine! Festivals mean fun.

According to research from Boots, 64% of women who have tried a new look in the summer feel more positive about doing so because they are away from home, be it on holiday or at a festival.

So, how can you change your look, even if it’s just a little bit? We asked a few experts down at Boots.

If you are experimenting with colours for the first time my advice would be to choose one colour and really go for it!” says SEVENTEEN make-up artist, Vanesa Guallar. “Whether it’s a metallic blue or green, apply one strong colour under the lower lash line or in the outer corner of your eye and then, to tie in with the rest of your look, give yourself a matching manicure.”

To create this quick and easy festival look we’d say try SEVENTEEN Eye Crayon (£3.99) in Jewel.  This electric blue crayon defines and enhances your eyes whilst giving you a long-lasting waterproof colour.  Now, Vanessa says match your nails, which is a great idea, but we also recommend a deep grey shade, just to make sure any dirt is covered up for the duration of the weekend, perhaps?!

Whatever the colour, the new SEVENTEEN Gel Colour (£3.99), available in 15 new shades for summer, is a great polish. It has a wide brush, so you can just slick on the colour with one stroke.

Festival hair is another area where you can experiment a bit, create looks you don’t normally go for an add the obligatory floral crown, of course!

The trick for festival hair  is to create a style that will need minimal upkeep for two or three days, leaving you free to rock out without a care in the world,” says hair guru Mark Hill.If backcombing is not your bag, think about your hair like you would your clothes and layer up. Leave your hair natural on the first day, grab your dry shampoo for the second, then pop in some accessories in the following days which work wonders for distracting from any lack-lustre locks!”

Festival Ready with Boots

The Mark Hill Defrizz-ilicious Bedazzled Anti Humidity Shine Spray (£5.99) is a great shine spray to pop in your bag for the duration. Also add some Dry Shampoo (£2.29) – a quick spay will transform your hair between washes, and keep it smelling reasonably fresh!

Boots also has a whole load of festival essentials, including good old wipes. I am not a huge wipes fan, but a festival is somewhere I’d probably succumb. Boots Essentials Cucumber Cleansing Wipes (£1.50) will remove make-up and excess oils, quickly and efficiently.

Another fab SEVENTEEN product to take is their Cheek and Lip Stain (£4.99) for effortless on-the-go glamour – you don’t want to be bothering with a full face of makeup at a festival, but this will keep you looking great.

Wellies are a festival essential, but so is suncream. So many people forget that the sun does sometimes come out, even at T in the Park, and you will not want to sleep in a tent with sunburn. The Soltan Invisible Mini Spray (£3.50) is 100% transparent and easy to use so no white marks or greasy residue.

Finally, and I love this one, a revolutionary new dry shower body wash called Pump It Up (£3.00). Available in six different scents this innovative cleanser enables you to stay refreshed whatever the environment, without worrying when the next shower will be. You just rub it on, and leave to dry!

All products mentioned above are available at Boots and