If you spent the last music festival you went to wondering why you were a sweaty mess while your favorite performers looked like goddesses, keep reading. We pulled three festival favorites aside and asked them how the heck they managed to look so good.
“Habits” singer Tove Lo kicked off festival season at SXSW and has a long summer with little sleep and lots of performing ahead of her. As far as pop-stars go, she’s as low maintenance as it gets --- she typically performs barefoot --- but there are a few beauty must-haves she relies on to get through festival season:
“I always have concealer,” she says. “When you’re at a festival, you tend to have a lot of fun, so you need something to cover up the dark circles under your eyes.”
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Another item on her packing list: lots of flash tattoos. “You don’t want to bring expensive jewelry to a music festival --- trust me, I always wear a lot of rings and have lost all of them --- so flash tattoos are a very good thing.”
The last items on her list: bronzer and mascara. “I don’t need to look glamorous, I just want to look fresh,” she says.
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Katie Jayne Earl says being the only girl in the seven-person band has only made her embrace femininity more. While playing the festival circuit means scaling down on the beauty products, there’s one item she always has with her: rose water. “I’m addicted,” she tells us. “It’s a really mellow smell and really refreshing. I put it on before I do my makeup, when I get out of the shower and when I’m sweating after a show.” Shh, no one will know you haven’t showered in days.
There’s also an accessory Earl always has with her at festivals: a fanny-pack. “I super recommend it,” she says. “You can fit everything you need right there.”
Swedish teen popstar Zara Larsson may only be 18, but she's already mastered a beauty routine for when she's on the festival circuit. "When I'm at a festival, it's important for me to feel comfortable," she tells us. "I want to look cute, but more importantly, I want to feel good so I can run around with my friends and really enjoy the music." Her beauty faves that make this happen: Colgate Wisps, baby wipes, Carmex lip balm and plenty of sunscreen.
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