It’s time to start planning your summer music fest strategy. Whether you plan on pitching tents with friends or glamping in style, packing the perfect kit to keep you looking fresh over multiple days of stage-trekking is a must. Sure, you came for the music, but, let’s be honest: Greasy hair and a shiny complexion are not welcome here (or on the ’gram).
New hue, new you
An eye-catching hair colour is practically a requirement among the fest set, and nothing makes snagging a new hue easier than L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour. The vegan, ammonia- and peroxide-free formula conditions hair and goes on like a dream, allowing you to experiment with festival beauty styles using the easy-to-use pro-style brush. Apply all over or as highlights, such as at the very tips of your hair or on your underlayers. Simply paint on clean, dry hair, allow to sit for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the shade, and then rinse and style as usual. The colour washes out in five to 15 shampoos, so you can try out the latest hues, such as hot pink or aqua, for each event without having to think twice. For an even more temporary solution, try L’Oréal Paris Colorista Spray 1-Day Colour, which lasts until your next shampoo. Spray in layers on the lengths of clean hair for added drama or on your ponytail or braid for an instant upgrade. Comb out the excess, allow to dry for five minutes and then set it with your favourite hairspray. Looking to really turn heads? Combine two or three shades by sectioning off hair and spraying on one at a time. For the most photogenic combos, group colours in warm (blue, violet, green) or cool (pink, peach, red) tones.
Whether you’re becoming one with the great outdoors or simply racing from set to set, a time-consuming blowout isn’t likely to be on the schedule. Enter L’Oréal Paris Magic Dry Shampoo. Sure to be one of your summer beauty essentials, consider it your little secret for maintaining fresh hair without water (or a blow-dryer or hot tools). The formula uses fine rice powder to absorb oil naturally, without leaving behind any telltale residue or white spots. To extend your hairstyle as long as possible, use it daily from the very first day of your blowout. Simply flip your head over, spray all over at arm’s length and then massage your roots for added volume.
To give your face (and, ahem, maybe some other spots) the same super-fresh treatment, don’t be caught without L’Oréal Paris Fine Flowers Makeup Removing Wipes in your cross-body. The ultimate one-wipe-fits-all, these lightly scented dream cloths cleanse and soothe skin with rose and jasmine extracts and will even remove that water- and sweat-proof eyeliner you’ve been rocking for two days.
Ready for your close-up
You may be sporting a protective layer of SPF from sun-up to sundown, but you can still pull off the desert queen look (and skip daily foundation) with the help of L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes. Each pack comes with six easy-to-use wipes with moisturizing vitamin E, so you can swipe on a sun-kissed shade on-the-go without worrying about unsightly streaks or an unnatural shade. Gently circulate the wipe around your face and neck (don’t forget your ears) and then use it to cover your bod from shoulders to toes. Rinse your palms well when finished, and prepare to be bronzed in two to four hours—just in time for the afterparty.
When humidity and the midday sun are wreaking havoc on your look, say buh-bye to shine by stashing L’Oréal Paris True Match Powder in your back pocket for quick touch-ups. Its pearl pigments and triple-refined formula make it a festival beauty must-have and ensures a perfect match to your skin tone and texture with zero residue and no cakey finish. Use it to zap shine before snapping your next pic or to build up more coverage for a flawless complexion. Finally, stack your lashes with L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara for a fringe that won’t call it quits before you do. The soft, wavy brush has over 200 bristles to coat even the finest and thinnest of lashes without having to endlessly reapply. To avoid afternoon raccoon eyes in extra-hot temps, hit up the waterproof formula for all-day wear.