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Your everything guide to packing makeup for a festival

It’s so easy to over-pack your makeup bag for a festival – and most of us do! In fact, the average makeup bag is stuffed with about 14 items. That’s fine for at home, but when there are flower crowns, tents and sleeping bags to carry, less is more. So what if we told you you can nail a flawless festival face with just five products?

Wear a face base packed with a protective SPF!

Well, it’s possible. When it comes to cutting down your makeup bag, the first thing you should do is reach for multi-taskers, like face bases packed with benefits. Start with Rimmel London #Insta Flawless Primer, £6.99, a tinted primer that disguises redness, gives your skin good glow, preps your pores for foundation, and boasts SPF15.

You can wear it alone for a second-skin finish or, if you want more coverage, blend a foundation like Lasting Finish 25H Foundation, £7.99, over the top. This foundation contains an SPF20, is water-resistant (so holds up against sweat and rain!), and is enriched with a serum that makes it easy to apply with your fingers.

Contouring is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with this kit!

Palettes are festival saviours, too. Take Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette, £6.99, for example, which packs in three essential skin boosters: a matte bronzer, a brightening blusher and a shimmering highlighter.

And then there’s eyes. Let’s face it; you’re not going to be getting much sleep at a festival, so you’ll want to be armed with products that make your eyes look sparkly and fresh. Leave the eyelash curler at home, and grab a mascara that makes the best of your lashes by conditioning them, adding volume, and staying clump-free all day. For a mascara that ticks all the boxes, try Rimmel London Wonder’full Mascara Waterproof, £7.99.

These liquid liners can double up as face paint pens!

These liquid liners can double up as face paint pens!

You can get a bit creative with your eyeliner, too. Opt for a liquid pen that takes up almost no room in your makeup bag, like Rimmel London Colour Precise Eye Liner, £5.99. Liner pens make it easy to draw on flicks and fun designs, so you can swap the fussy face paints for one or all three of the liner shades – Black, Blue and White – to create a classic eye look, or some pretty star shapes on your cheeks.

The trick is to go for genius makeup buys that do more than one job - and you're covered.

See? We told you it's easy to pack light for a festival.

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