Festival make-up: everything you need to look LIT all weekend long

Cover us in glitter and send us on our way

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by Arianna Chatzidakis |
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Planning on attending a festival this summer? Then we're guessing that you want to look the part. If you've been inspired by all of the Coachella looks that we've been obsessing over and it's getting you in the mood for the festival season, then you've come to the right place.

We're here to dish out all of the best festival beauty products available to shop now that will help you create the ultimate festival glitter look.

Whether you want to go just a little bit glam with a dusting of glitter, you fancy changing your hair colour for the weekend or going the full whack with a sparkling look from head-to-toe, we've got you covered. We've put together a selection of our best buys to make your festival weekend one to remember.

Shop heatworld's edit of the best festival glitter make-up products below...


Festival beauty essentials

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Shrine Pink Unicorn Face Jewels

This gorj face jewel is from one of our fave brands, Shrine. If you're after an adventurous festival look, stick these reflective pink gems onto your face - we promise that you won't be disappointed.

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Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Water

Spritz this tanning water over your face and body for an all-over glow that's perfect for a festival. The hydrating formula contains colour correcting actives that help to even the skin tone and create a gorgeous streak-free glow. Just what every festival-goer needs, right?

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Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint

Keep your brows looking on point all weekend long with the help of Colorsport's 30 Day Brow Tint. Yep - this tint really does last for a month! Talk about easy festival makeup.

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NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette - Festival

Add a bit of colour to your look with this LIT festival edition eyeshadow palette by NYX. This palette has the perfect mixture of bright colours and neutrals ideal to keep in your make-up bag throughout a festival weekend.

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COLAB Dry Shampoo

All of that dancing is bound to make you sweat, and when sweat gets in your hair, it makes it ultra-hard to style. Instead, keep your mane looking fresh all weekend long with a spritz of COLAB dry shampoo.

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Dr Organic Pro Collagen Plus Black Pearl

After a full day of wearing heavy makeup and basking in the glorious sun, it's important to give your skin some much needed TLC. After cleansing your face, apply the Dr Organic Pro Collagen Plus Black Pearl moisturiser - which you can pop into your festival makeup bag - to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh.

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Morphe Always Online Gel Liner

You can rely on Morphe to get it right when it comes to colour. This long-lasting, waterproof formula with a built-in sharpener will see you through even the longest of festival weekends, and you can bet that they won't smudge when you're sweating it off on the dance-floor.

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Yitla 8 Chunky Coloured Glitter

Jazz up your hair-do or add some sparkle to your make-up with this chunky glitter set. You can scatter over an updo or intensify your glowing highlight for perfect festival feels.

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Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

Create a dramatic, glitter eye look with one easy swipe. This liquid shadow dries in seconds giving instant impact without the worry of smudging.

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Pretty Little Thing Butterfly Face and Body Jewels

Make a statement and add something special to your outfit this summer with these eye-catching butterfly jewels from PLT.

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Schwarzkopf Bold Colour Wash Pink Shampoo

Fancy changing up your hair colour? Easy. Go bold this festival season, with this wash in, wash out pink shampoo. Also available in blue wash and purple wash.

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What other festival essentials do I need?

Keeping some glitter glue in your bag will be your festival saviour. You will be able to top up your dose of sparkle or stick back on your jewels throughout the weekend without any fuss.

We also recommend taking a disposable camera with you to capture all the best bits.

Don't forget sun cream, lots of water and, of course, your fave pair of sunnies.

How can I ensure my make-up lasts all day and night?

It's all in the prep. Use a primer before applying any make-up and once you've finished creating your festival look, spritz some setting spray all over and get dancing.

I forgot to fake tan, what can I use instead?

Looking for an instant tan? These are a must-have. We recommend products like Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs or Vita Liberata Body Blur. Not only do they provide a natural, sun-kissed glow, but they also act like foundation for the body by blurring any imperfections and giving an overall flawless look.

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