Scouse Bird Problems – Festival Makeup Essentials

Posted On: 28/08/2015

By: Sarah Garvey

Festival season is coming to a close and we all have a spray tan and curly blow booked for the day before we go. Before you say that this is the most ‘Scouse’ preparation ever and surely festivals are about going with the flow/ embracing your inner ‘crusty’ there are two main reasons why it’s essential to do this:

1. Tanned fat is better than white fat. FACT. 

2. The blow dry, when done professionally will have more staying power especially when put in pin curls for the journey down. A bit of dry shampoo and your hair should (hopefully unless there’s a massive storm) stay pretty much ok. Once the inevitable frizz starts appearing towards the end of the festival, you can hope to embrace a beach-y , messy look by pinning up your hair and letting the last remaining waves create a messy ‘up do’. However a good thing doesn’t last forever so it’s also best to bring a hat for Sunday and to shield your face from the harsh world of reality come Monday. 

As you intend to survive mostly on Haribo and cider for 4 days, in addition to having very little sleep make up is obviously a necessity. The key to festival make up is to take multi tasking products as you want to travel light. Also try and ensure that they contain sunscreen too as 4 days outside without an SPF really isn’t great for your skin. As a general rule don’t take anything to a festival that you can’t afford to lose. With that in mind here are some cost friendly festival friendly products that won’t break the bank if you drop your lipstick down the long drops! Eek. 💩

Festival makeup essentials


Garnier BB cream+ blur. SPF 30 – Available from Superdrug for £8.65 at the moment. This is a multi tasking product that will bring any worn out festival face back to life. Impressively combining moisturiser, primer, blurring of lines and blemishes and SPF 30. This is your festival wonder product.  


Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in ‘On the Beach’ – £7.99 from Superdrug. It’s formula is like a balm but with just the right amount of colour pigmentation for the ‘you but better look’. It’s waterproof and contains silk hydrating properties so can be used like a lip balm for when my lips are dry. Given that my main fluid intake will be cider my crusty lip situation will be solved by using this.  colour_boost_lip_crayon-9666229

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