About a week before I went to Parklife Festival I was frantically running around shops in town to get all my essential products, and naturally a couple of them were out of stock – always the way. When Cosmetify contacted me only a couple of days later to take part in their FestivalFix campaign, it was the answer to my pre festival stress on and couldn’t have been better timing. I took one look at their offering online and was hooked. If you’re heading to a festival this summer or have experienced a similar inconvenience to your make up shopping habits then read on…
Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored post in collaboration with Cosmetify.
Cosmetify are basically a search engine for all things beauty, providing one place to discover all the products you need, and linking off directly to where you can purchase them. Really handy for if, like me, you use a whole range of different brands, all sold in different department stores.
They have over 160,000 products from all the well-known, favourite brands right there in one place. A quick search and click on what you want will open a new tab directly on the product page so you can purchase, without being distracted and having to start again for each item. Also great if you aren’t sure what you want or are branching out of your comfort zone for a bit more adventurous festival fix.
I spent very little time quickly typing in all the products I wanted, and buying it all in significantly less time than running around the shops, and searching through each stores inventory for what I needed.
Festivals are undoubtedly an opportunity to get creative with make up, but before I get onto that I do think that for the basics you need what you’re familiar with, know, and love.
Foundation that can withstand an entire day and night in a field or music tent, battling the sun, sweat, rain, and spilled drinks is top of my list. I use bareMinerals Performance Wear and it’s unreal.
That stuff doesn’t budge, even with the strongest make up remover I struggle to get it all off. I’ve got the concealer to match too, and I’m considering trying the foundation primer soon too when my current one has ran out.
A good contouring, bronzer/highlighter set was also necessary, and I can’t tell you how much I love the limited edition Glowgasm palette by Charlotte Tilbury. For summer this is an absolute dream, not only for face make up but eyes as well. I didn’t expect it to be available through Cosmetify being so new but it is. One palette meant it was less to pack too, saving a lot of space.
What I wish I had…
My lipliner and eyeliner both went blunt after just one day of the festival, and I’d totally forgot to take my sharpener. Major error on my part. I made do but would have been handy to have.
I’ve never used a setting spray before, but on the Sunday afternoon, so three days into the festival there was a girl dancing away in front of me and her make up was FLAWLESS.
She was snap chatting away to herself on selfie mode and to be honest I’m not surprised because if I looked like that I would take pics of myself all day too. I had to ask her what she uses and she said it’s the All Nighter setting spray by Urban Decay. So I’ll be using this from now on. She’s at the bottom of this photo, which wasn’t intentional or me trying to take her pic (creepy!).
Glitter, lashes, a big splash of neon – the three main things I noticed on most girls and a fair few lads as well. I was a lot more toned down on this occasion because when you go to a festival with a boy they get really annoyed waiting around for you to get ready and can’t fathom at all why you’d want glitter all over your face and clothes…
If I’d been with the girls though then it would be a different story, and although I didn’t mind too much for Parklife, I have picked out a couple of things that were everywhere…
Bright glitter eyes – in all shades, Mac do a good Glitter Reflects Range
Glitter eyeliner – quite like this Urban Decay peel off glitter liner
Neon is not my thing at all but there was plenty of it about – ORLY Neon nails
And I can’t wear them as my eyelashes are naturally quite curly but I LOVE these Illamasque falsies.
What I absolutely couldn’t have lived without at Parklife was my Dyson Airwrap, changing the game completely when it comes to my hair care. I’ve not straightened my hair in MONTHS, which for me was unheard of basically for about fifteen years. I invested in the Dyson in January and I’ve not looked back.
Over the course of the festival I curled my hair once on the Friday, then just did quick top ups each morning. It was a God send compared to previous years especially in the rain it just held all day. Pricey, but worth every penny.
So as you can probably gather, all these products and brands are available quickly and easily through Cosmetify, and I’ve found them really easy to use when searching for both specific products, or for general browsing by brand name.
Just need payday now for my next order.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Cosmetify. All products highlighted are genuinely used by myself or are what I would choose.
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