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Splendour In The Grass: Beauty Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again, where the crowds flock from all corners of Australia in their gumboots and reflective sunglasses to head to one of the most highly anticipated music festivals of the year.

You’ve seen the lineup, been devastated when bands have pulled out because of illnesses, found a place to stay, and with only three days to go until the festival kicks off, your excitement levels are seriously rising.  Whether you’re going down for all three days, or just one, this is a sure thing – you’re going to need some quick and easy beauty fixes to get you through the weekend.

The trick is to keep it simple with tinted moisturiser, strong brows, and messy hair.


This Bobbi Brown extra gentle waterproof make up remover from Mecca Cosmetica will take you from feral to fresh with the wipe of a cotton ball.

When you were growing up, I bet you never once dreamt that eyebrows would hold such an importance in your life, but they do, so thank goodness for MAC Cosmetics’ eyebrow pencil in fling.  Apply liberally to your eyebrows every morning, throw on your best frayed denim shorts and your tassled leather jacket and you’re good to go!

The great perfume master Dominique Ropion has again teamed up with the cult Italian fashion house Costume National to create another alluring and sexy womens’ perfume.  With notes of cumin, ylang heart, tuberose, and sandalwood, this So Nude perfume is the perfect scent to shade the fact that showers are probably slightly seldom… Purchase it at Libertine Parfumerie.

Nothing is worse than make-up sliding off your face after a full day of festival activities, which is why this MAC Pro Long Wear Paint is the perfect addition to your Splendour beauty bag.  In the subtle shade of Laying Low, this paint will have you doing just that… Cruising around the festival under the radar but still looking ever so chic.

Probably the most important item in your Splendour beauty bag is your magical dry shampoo, and there is none better than ELEVEN Australia’s ‘Give Me Clean Hair’ spray bottle from Sublime Hairdressing.  Spray through the roots of your hair, give them a scrunch, and you’ve achieved an effortless tussled look that actually was effortless… For once.

Ample coverage?  Tick!  SPF 30+?  Tick!  Hydrating?  Tick!  This Mecca Cosmetica In A Good Light Tinted Moisturizer ticks all the boxes when it comes to the ultimate festival beauty essential.  Slather this baby on after your shower every day, and you’re good to go.

Okay, so these Kevin Murphy Colour Bug hair chalk pots from Sublime Hairdressing may not exactly be a necessity, but they’re certainly an easy way to up your hair game in an easy five minutes with a splash of colour.


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July 22, 2014