Music Festival Survival Guide: Beauty Essentials

Always come prepared to look cute all day.

It’s music festival season! Ready for the scorching heat and the tight crowd? Take notes, because these products will keep you cute and fresh all day and night. 

It’s that time of year again – music festival season! As the weather warms up and the days get longer, music festivals around the country are gearing up for another season of live music, good vibes, and unforgettable memories.

Music festivals are in their comeback era, and for the first month of 2023, the first biggest event of the year has commenced; people are flocking to Cebu to celebrate the Sinulog Festival. Not only that, but folks are getting stoked for the very first Wavy Baby Music Festival this weekend, too. The best part? This is only the beginning. We’ve got the Wanderland Music and Arts Festival happening this incoming March 4 & 5, 2023 and so much more festivals all over the country to look forward to.

Music festivals are a time for fun, music, and celebration, but it can also feel like a challenge when you’re exposed to long days from the sun, sweat from dancing, and lots of people. It can be difficult to keep your skin, hair, and makeup looking fresh and vibrant. But with the right beauty essentials, you can enjoy the festival without worrying about your appearance.


First and foremost, sun protection is a must. Make sure to apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30 before you leave the house, and bring it with you in case you need to reapply throughout the day. Sunscreen not only protects your skin from harmful UV rays, but it also helps prevent wrinkles and age spots. 

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On a budget? Try Fairyskin’s Premium Brightening Sunscreen. Aside from its light-weight formula and its cast-free application, it is also formulated with Centella Asiatica (also known as CICA) which is proven to soothe and calm skin. Prep the face with this sunscreen before going to the festival to protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. The best part? It’s pocket-sized which means you can just keep it in your pockets or your kikay kit too.

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Re-applying sunblock on the other hand is another story. With or without makeup on the face, there’s just something about re-application that just doesn’t feel sanitary. Worry not, because Anessa’s Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Spray will be your saving grace. In just one spritz, you’ll be able to re-apply your sunscreen without the hassle of using your dirty festival hands. 


Next, bring along a hydrating face mist to keep your skin feeling fresh and dewy. The hot sun and dry air can dehydrate your skin, leaving it looking dull and tired. A face mist will help to refresh your skin and keep it looking radiant.

Clocheflame’s TLC spray will be your best friend in the next few days. Formulated with four key ingredients such as: Niacinamide, to regulate oil and minimizes appearance of pores, Panthenol, which acts as a deeply penetrating hydrator, Oat Extract to strengthen the skin barrier, and Coconut Water which locks in moisture.


Another essential is a good lip balm. The sun and dry air can also cause your lips to crack and peel, so make sure to bring along a moisturizing lip balm to keep your lips looking smooth and healthy. Plus points if it’s tinted and has SPF! 

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Happy Skin’s Lip Slip is a must-have for any festival go-er. The color changing balmy-tint not only moisturizes and nourishes the lips, but also provides a hint of color for a natural, everyday look.

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A nourishing sheer lipstick that claims to soothe like a lip oil, cares like a balm, and empowers you in a way that only a lipstick can. With its wide range of shades, you are bound to find a shade suitable for your skin type. What sets this lipstick apart from the rest is that the Lip Muse starts out sheer & glowy and dries down into a silky satin finish. Buildable, lightweight, and comfortable; perfect for long hours standing with the crowd.


Finally, bring along a few essentials for touch-ups throughout the day. In a small makeup bag, pack a compact mirror, pressed powder, and blotting papers, too. Oily girls know that no matter the weather, their face will start producing oils after a few hours-– and it’s not a cute look to look greasy. 

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What if we told you there is a two-in-one product that you can carry with you wherever you go? Fenty Beauty’s Invisimatte powder and paper is a pocket sized duo that will keep you mattified throughout a humid day at the festival. 

With these beauty essentials in your bag, you can enjoy the music festival without worrying about your appearance. Which festival are you going to this year? Have fun, stay safe, and enjoy the music!

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