How to stay glamorous at a festival this summer

All it takes is a few choice beauty products...

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After what has seemed like an impossibly long wait, festival season has finally arrived. Whether you’re off to watch bands perform at Glastonbury or are leaving the UK to party with pals at one of Europe’s cool events like Benicassim or Hideout, it’s likely you’ll have spent the last few months piecing together some killer looks.

If celebrity favourite Coachella is anything to go by, the vibe for festivals this year is super chic. Think heavily powdered eyes and sparkling stick-on gems. Not sure how you’re going to manage this when you’re staying in a tent? We’ve created a guide to staying glamorous using a couple of key products that will easily fit into your rucksack alongside your denim cut-offs and cute crop tops.

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser will definitely make your mad morning dash to the shower block a much more enjoyable experience. As well as scrubbing away the remains of last night, it’ll provide you with a clean base to build your next attention-grabbing make-up look upon.

Durability is the golden rule when it comes to festivals. If you’re keen to get creative with your peepers, the long-lasting Clarins Ombre Matte cream eyeshadow is a game-changer. During the day we recommended blending the nude pink and taupe shades for a subtly smoky effect. A mixture of stronger tones like rosewood and earth will really amp things up for nighttime festivities.

And perfect for creating a wide-eyed look when you’re actually shattered from a lack of sleep? Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara is every girl’s best friend at festivals. The best news? It has a 12-hour hold, meaning you won’t need to save space for it in your tiny cross-body bag.

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