By Shyema Azam
Festival season is here, and you’ve got your planning down, right? Whether or not you’ve started mood boarding your outfits, one thing you can get a head start on is your beauty packing list. A seasoned attendee knows which essentials to keep handy and which to leave at home — after all, you never know when the perfect photo opp might present itself. We’ve teamed up with Sephora to whittle down the best beauty must-haves to pack so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. From a product that will keep your hair fresh through your favorite sets to a sunscreen primer hybrid, we’ve got you.
The days are long, and you’ll be outdoors standing in the sun for hours to see your favorite bands take the stage. But whether the forecast says it’ll be sunny, cloudy, or a chance of rain, harmful UV rays don’t quit. Take care of your skin with Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40, which is a completely invisible SPF with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. The velvet-like formula glides on easily and doesn’t leave a white cast. Plus, meadowfoam seed oil helps keep your skin hydrated. Just apply as the last step in your skin-care routine (it doubles as a makeup primer, so any product that follows will go on beautifully). Keep it on hand to re-apply throughout the day.
The rest of your skin needs love too. Enter Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Sol Oil SPF 30, a new dry body oil that not only has SPF 30 sun protection but that also makes skin glow. The non-greasy formula is made with a blend of cupuaçu butter, açaí oil, and coconut oil, it will practically melt onto your body to keep you moisturized and radiant all day. It's also infused with notes of pistachio and salted caramel (aka the brand's signature scent, Cheirosa '62), so your skin will not only feel great but smell amazing, too.
Festival life calls for experimenting with hairstyles — it also calls for dry shampoo. Whether you go for chic braids or beachy waves, keep Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo in your bag to help boost volume and refresh hair. Just spray it near the roots and massage it in. Unlike other dry shampoos, this one is colorless and is made without any chalky talc. Did we mention it also smells heavenly? Like a fresh shower in a can.
What is a music festival without colorful makeup? And if there’s a collection that celebrates expressing yourself as much as savoring moments, it’s Sephora Collection #LIPSTORIES. Named after wild adventures and those not-soon-forgotten vacay memories, these highly pigmented lipsticks come in matte, cream, and metallic finishes that we’re betting will be the star of any show. Our personal fave? After Hours, a classic matte red that'll stay put all.day.long.