Got a music festival lined up in your summer agenda? While it’s a given that you won’t leave the house without your mobile phone, camera, and wallet, there are certain items you might overlook but are actually pretty necessary. We’re talking beauty products that ensure you stay fresh and protected under the heat of the sun. Here are the ones you should definitely leave space for in your bag:
30 minutes before heading out, apply sunblock all over your body (and we mean all over—now’s not the time to scrimp on product!). And because your first application is only good for two hours (less, if you sweat), reapply constantly throughout the day even when it’s gloomy out. You should also reach for a broad spectrum sunblock that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays—the former is what damages and ages your skin while the latter is what burns it.
Daylong Light Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ , P620, Watsons
2. Lip Balm
Keep lips moist, plump, and selfie-ready by slicking on lip balm. Needless to say, you NEED one with SPF!
Supergoop! Mint Fusion Lip Balm SPF30, P436, www.sephora.ph
3. Cleansing Wipes
A faucet with clean running water might not be easily accessible, so make sure you have a stash of cleansing wipes in your bag. Use these babies to wipe down your hands before you eat, to freshen up after a particularly sweaty set, and to clean your feet of all the accumulated dirt your sandals didn’t quite keep out.
Nivea Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes, P140, available at leading supermarkets and department stores
You’re outdoors, you’re sweating, and you’re surrounded by a crush of similarly sweaty people. That’s a recipe for unpleasant smells, if you ask us. Combat funky odor by spritzing a light cologne, and leave a fresh scent in your wake!
Snoe Body Ritual Recipes Scrumptious Body Spritz in Piña Colada, P399, www.snoebeauty.com
5. All-in-one Makeup Stick
Because lugging your super heavy makeup kit is not an option, a multi-purpose makeup stick (or pot or wand) is your best bet. Go for a flattering and wearable hue you can dab on your lips, on the apples of your cheeks, and even over your lids for a sheer wash of color.
NARS The Multiple in Orgasm, P2,250, Rustan's
6. Face Mist
TBH, face mist is like miracle in a bottle. A few spritzes is all you need to hydrate dry, parched skin, so you’ll be fresh-faced and ready to go in time for the next band!
Avène Thermal Spring Water, P530 for 50ml, Watsons
7. Dry Shampoo
You won’t want to look back on your photos from the event and see gross, greasy strands framing your face. When sun and sweat do a wonderful job of leaving your scalp oily, turn to dry shampoo to make everything right.
theBalm En Root Dry Shampoo, P745, Beauty Bar
Follow Patricia on Instagram.