As much fun as attending concerts can be, it’s easy to forget the essentials when you’re caught up in the moment. With the Head In The Clouds music festival happening this weekend, Team EnVi has put together a guide to concert and festival beauty essentials, in case you forgot or want to add something to your concert-going routine.
No matter what the weather is like, SPF is super important to help keep your skin healthy and protected from UV damage. If you’re like me and have sensitive skin, finding a sunscreen that doesn’t break you out can be quite a challenge. I opt for mineral-based sunscreens that have zinc oxide and don’t leave a white cast, like this dermatologist-recommended EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46.
If you’re willing to invest, the Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35 from EleVen by Venus Williams is another great option. It is cruelty-free and vegan, gluten, soy, alcohol, and fragrance-free. It works well on all skin tones and types and has hydrating ingredients to keep your skin feeling great.
Cleansing Face Wipes
Festivals are so fun that it’s easy to forget your skincare routine. Do yourself a favor and stock up on some facial cleansing wipes to get the oils from the day off your skin before you go to sleep. The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths are fragrance-free and great on multiple skin types. For those with extra sensitive skin, try these Simple Instant Glow Facial Cleansing and Makeup Removal Wipes. They are cruelty-free, dye-free, and fragrance-free.
Looking for an eco-friendly option? These Stryke Club Wipe Out Cleansing Wipes are biodegradable and cruelty-free. They are dermatologist-tested and work well for those with normal, oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin.
Though we are able to worry less and go out more because we have vaccines available, hand sanitizer is still a must-have for every occasion as we roll into flu season. Make sure you have some on you, like the Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe. If you’re in the mood for fun and festive options, try the Christmas-themed ones from Bath & Body Works.
If you prefer the spray-on versions, try this Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Organic Hand Sanitizer Spray, which uses Fair Trade ingredients. If you prefer citrus scents, try this Sunshine & Lemons Hand Sanitizer Spray by Bath & Body Works, which smells like a blend of yuzu and grapefruit.
If you’re at a music festival, you’re there to dance, not worry about B.O. Deodorant is essential for any event, especially festivals. Try the Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant or the Secret Outlast Invisible Solid Antiperspirant & Deodorant for Women Completely Clean, both of which are cruelty-free.
If you’re looking for an aluminum-free or natural option, Native Deodorant in Eucalyptus & Mint is a solid choice and lasts for a long time. Another good option is Schmidt’s Natural’s Rose + Vanilla Deodorant, which is also natural, vegan, aluminum-free, and cruelty-free.
Festivals are a great time to experiment with new makeup looks, but no one wants to sweat their makeup off! Make it last with a quality setting spray. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray is a cult favorite and makes makeup last, even on super oily skin. The MAC Prep + Prime Fix + Original Makeup Setter is another excellent setting spray, and it doesn’t cause acne, if that’s a concern you have.
On the more affordable end of things, NYX Professional Makeup Matte Finish Face Setting Spray does a great job setting your makeup, and it works well on oily skin. An even more affordable option is the wet n wild Photo Focus Matte Setting Spray Matte Appeal. It works well on multiple skin types, and it’s cruelty-free and vegan.
If you want to touch up your hair, using dry shampoo is a great way to keep your hair looking and smelling fresh. A popular and affordable option is the Batiste Original Dry Shampoo. It works well on all hair types and has a light, clean fragrance.
If you’re looking to add volume, try the Dove Beauty Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo. It’s affordable, works well on all hair types, and it’s also paraben and dye-free. The fragrance is light and clean as well.
If it’s important to keep your skin moisturized, it’s equally as important to keep your lips taken care of. The skin on your lips is very thin and sensitive, so use lip balm to keep moisture locked in and lasting all day. The Aquaphor Lip Balm Repair Stick is effective and comfortable–in fact, it is often recommended in hospitals. Another great option is Vaseline Rosy Lip Therapy, which is fragrance-free and provides a subtle tint on your lips.
If you prefer flavored options, you’re in luck. The Chapstick Holiday Collection Lip Balm – Candy Cane smells and feels wonderful, and does a good job keeping my lips from getting chapped. If you’re looking for a variety, try the classic Burt’s Bees Lip Balm.
With the change in weather, it’s easy for your skin to dry out, especially if you’re preoccupied with other things. Keep it refreshed by using moisturizer daily. This Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer is excellent for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is recommended by dermatologists. If you have issues with redness, try the Redness Relieving Night Moisturizer from Cetaphil, another dermatologist-recommended brand.
If you’re looking for a moisturizer for multiple skin types, try e.l.f. Holy Hydration! Face Cream. It’s lightweight and great for multiple skin types, plus it’s cruelty-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and vegan. If you’re willing to splurge, another great option is the JOSIE MARAN Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter Moisturizer.
No matter where you’re going, a good primer is essential to applying the rest of your makeup smoothly. Set yourself up for success with the NYX Professional Makeup Marshmallow Smoothing Primer, which is affordable, long-lasting, and works well on different skin types. Another amazing option is the e.l.f. Putty Primer, which is cruelty-free and vegan, and has multiple different finishes depending on the look you want to achieve.
If you want to address redness when you’re priming your skin, the e.l.f. Tone Adjusting Face Primer Small is an affordable cruelty-free and vegan option, and it gets great reviews. Another good option is the Black Radiance True Complexion Dual Action Face Primer. It is affordable, works on multiple skin types, and is cruelty-free and vegan. Plus, there are multiple options to address different needs
Now that you have your beauty essentials, check out EnVi’s festival fashion recommendations here!