It’s summer and there are a lot of things to do and events to go to, as well as spending some time at the beach or wherever the travel bug takes you. For a lot of people, summer evokes the outdoor entertainment with a lot of other people, like swimming at the beach or attending an outdoor concert or music festival. Wherever you go, you have to make sure that you bring with you the right makeup, as well as a healthy dose of fun.
If you are going to a music festival, remember several things – it will be hot, humid, dusty, and you will be sweating along with thousands of other attendees. You will also find yourself spending a lot of time watching the performers. That means that you will be under the sun during the day, and on until the evening. With that in mind, your makeup should also be able to handle this kind of environment. On another note, you would want to bring with you only the essentials, and not the whole makeup kit composed of evening and day cosmetics.
Here are some tips for wearing makeup to a music festival:
1. Your day makeup is also your evening makeup.
There won’t be time to go back to your trailer, your tent, or your room. You spend the day at the music festival and go party some more after the concerts, if you so wish to. You can only touch up every so often, but you can only do your makeup in the morning, or afternoon, and you might not even be able to touch it up.
2. You need to protect yourself against the sun.
When you step out of your temporary accommodation in the afternoon, the sun is still high up and beating down with its UV heavy rays. You should wear a high-SPF makeup for your face, as well as sun protection spray or lotion. It wouldn’t hurt to spray the sunscreen often.
3. Water proof makeup is the key.
You will not only sweat, you will also get wet. Most music festivals employ humidifying mists to help ensure that attendees do not get heat stroke. Every so often, somebody would be hosing down the attendees if it is a particularly hot day. Make sure you come prepared for all of that. Water proof makeup is vital when attending music fests.
4. Beware of allergens.
In summer, there are more than enough allergens in the environment that you do not need to have them in your makeup. Make sure that you use cosmetics, which do not have any known irritants. Hypoallergenic makeup has been on the market for a long time. One brand, Physician’s Formula started marketing hypoallergenic cosmetics since the 1930s. One of the worst things that can happen is to have an allergic reaction while you are watching a concert. That being said, make sure to invest in the best Physician’s Formula products for your makeup kit.
5. Bring the basics.
There are a lot of things in your makeup kit. You have a blush, bronzer, concealer, highlight and contour, both loose and pressed powder. You also have pencils, and lip makeup. You have eye makeup, including mascara. Will you have the opportunity to wear everything? After giving it some thought, start thinking about the things you don’t need to bring. After coming up with a list, remember that most days, you won’t have the time to take off the makeup when you get back to your trailer, tent or your room. When you finalize the list, you would notice that it is the least that you can bring, and this would give you the most time at the festival.
6. Go natural.
It is almost impossible to go makeup free, however, that is the aim of bringing makeup to an outdoor festival. You want to look natural, and without any makeup. Unless you are goth, you wouldn’t mind running eyeliners. However, for most of us mortals, makeup should not feel like paste or cake, and neither should it start trickling down the face. If your makeup starts wearing off due to the sunscreen spray, then you have to find a better combination. The alternative is to have a thin layer of makeup, or at least the illusion of thin makeup, just to add color to your complexion.
For some, going to a music festival is the highlight of summer. This is where all the summer fun is, and it is quite an adventure. All sorts of people go to concerts where they can let loose and let their hair down. You should try to keep up and not worry about your makeup.