Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

FIELD NOTES; in Association withThe Trend Get Ready to Face the Music in Style with These Eye-Catching and Easy Festival Beauty Tips, Says Caroline Brien

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

FIELD NOTES; in Association withThe Trend Get Ready to Face the Music in Style with These Eye-Catching and Easy Festival Beauty Tips, Says Caroline Brien

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Byline: says Caroline Brien

You've bought the ticket and borrowed the camping gear. Now it's time to get clever with beauty solutions to keep your look fresh and fun for the whole of your festival stay.

Looking good all weekend starts at home - it's important to pack smart, which means minimising how many products you take with you and opting for double-duty formulas that save precious space in your backpack. Shadow sticks that add colour quickly and easily are ideal multitaskers.

'This is no "You can make any outfit spectacular by dressing up your face," enthuses Chloe Habachi, art team member at Illamasqua. "This is no time to be shy. Step out of your comfort zone and experiment with a spectrum of colour. Multiuse crayons with powerful pigment will pay off and you can create infinite psychedelic looks. Add striking strokes of colour by applying straight from the stick or create vibrant washes by applying with a blending brush."

Step out of zone and with a spectrum " Try one of the vivid Illamasqua sketch sticks in shades from lime green to bright fuchsia for instant eye impact, then draw pretty patterns over arms and legs to create some freestyle body art.

Lip-and-cheek combos that give a pretty flush are another smart addition. Smashbox LA Lights come in seven shades to add glowing pink or coral tones, and have a nifty sponge attached to get a buffed, even finish.

Another benefit of sticks is that they're spill-free. Where possible, ditch liquids in favour of solid versions to avoid spilling your favourite scent or eye shadow over everything in your backpack. For a fragrant hit of fresh rose, dab L'Occitane Roses et Reines solid perfume onto wrists and the back of your neck. It's alcohol-free too, so perfect for sunny days if your skin is sensitive.

Want to get your beauty look spoton this summer? …

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