Festival beauty essentials | ghd Hairstyle Advice

Look into Mille's beauty bag from Coachella 2016 for tips and tricks on how to stay on trend for this season's festival looks.

Millie Mackintosh: “For festivals I never wear a full face of makeup, I keep my look fresh. I wouldn’t do a smoky eye because of the heat it will crease. I always use a waterproof mascara and then super hydrating skincare products.

I also love things like glitter for festivals, when you’re feeling tired or jet-lagged, glitter can add sparkle to eyes and really opens them up; at festivals you can have fun and be more experimental. I also love stick on gems, temporary tattoos and I want to try glitter brows next!”

Millie Mackintosh reveals her Coachella festival beauty essentials:

ghd platinum® serene pearl styler:

I use this to refresh hair; you can choose whether to straighten or curl with the ghd styler when you can get to a plug. I also use the ghd curl hold spray at festivals - I work it into my hair before it is styled each day to prevent frizz from humidity, also you don’t want your hair to look too freshly clean at a festival and it’s easier to style when it has texture form the curl hold spray or after a few days since washing it.

Lipstick: Tom Ford, first time

For festivals I never wear a full face of makeup, I keep my look fresh. This lipstick gives a natural finish and keeps lips hydrated throughout the day.

Eye glitter: Urban Decay, silver glitter eye liner

I use this to create glitter tears. It brightens up eyes and hides dark circles, a winning combo! I was inspired to try glitter tears from a catwalk look created by Wendy Rowe. You just sprinkle the glitter into serum and tap on in an imperfect drop shape under the eye. I want to try glitter brows next!

Lip balm: Dr. PawPaw

Lips can get quite dry at festivals so I reapply this throughout the day.

Laura Mercier: Foundation Primer, radiant bronze

I mix this illuminating primer with tinted moisturiser, its gives nice coverage but doesn’t look like makeup, it just looks like healthy skin.

Eyeko Hydrogel Eye Patch:

This eye mask is great for tired puffy eyes. At festivals I like to sleep with a hydrating mask on overnight, to rescue skin from dehydration so I don’t wake up feeling parched and so that that my skin will be plump even after a heavy night. Then in the mornings I use an eye mask to revive my tired eyes.

La Roche Posay: Anthelios XL SPF50+ Fluide Extreme

This SPF provides lightweight sun protection so I have it on me all day to keep my skin protected while out in the sun.

Dr Frances Prenna Jones:  Refresh 24/7

This refreshes my skin whenever I need it so I keep it on me for instant hydration. Once I have super hydrating skincare products I often then only need a waterproof mascara for my makeup.

Elle MacPherson The Super Elixir Travel Sachet:

These super powder sachets are perfect for travel, I mix one with a drink in the morning for a healthy vitamin boost.

Pom Poms:

These were braided into my hair by Zoe Irwin, ghd ambassador, for day 2 at Coachella. This was my favourite hair look of the weekend and everyone stopped to admire it. At festivals you can have fun and be more experimental.

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