Get Messy, Stay Pretty
This weekend, my penchant for live music and dirty musicians has me spending three days in a muddy field in Byron Bay for Splendour in the Grass.
July 26, 2012This weekend, my penchant for live music and dirty musicians has me spending three days in a muddy field in Byron Bay for Splendour in the Grass. With no electricity or hot showers, my campsite is hardly ideal for a full-tilt beauty regimen, but a lack of equipment doesn’t have to mean greasy hair, smelly clothes and runny mascara. With a bit of pre-planning and clever packing, anyone can be festival-ready and low-maintenance all weekend long.
If you’re a top-to-toe groomer, booking some pre-festival beauty appointments is a major time-saver. I’d recommend an eyebrow and eyelash tint – Benefit does an excellent job of both, (02) 8353 5000 – to cut down on brow-taming and mascara every morning. A light layer of fake tan is great for a healthy glow in winter and, if you also do your face, it cuts down on foundation and bronzer. For the best results, scrub skin well beforehand (and keep it dry if you can bear it).
Still can’t resist lugging your kit around with you? Go with multi-purpose products to save on space: the right lip balm makes for a great illuminator, certain eyeliners also work as an eyebrow pencil, and cream blush can often double as a lipstick. My new favourite multi-tasker is the Napoleon Perdis Ultimate Contour Palette, $45, napoleonperdis.com – it’s a bronzer, blush, eyeshadow and illuminator in one, so is great for an I-just-woke-up-in-my-tent-like-this glow. If you can fit them, baby wipes are an absolute must. Try Swisspers Elmo baby wipes (I’m serious) which come in a bag-friendly mini-pack and wipe away everything from make-up stains to yesterday’s tomato sauce.
Pollyanna Gardner, Credits Coordinator.