High Street stores tune into your summer festival make-up needs

Topshop's new make-up range, inspired by fashion trends, will be hitting stores in May. Photo: Sara Musico

Topshop has recently announced that its much anticipated cosmetics range will hit stores in May. The high street favourite plans to release between four and six collections a year, with their first collection aimed for use at festivals this summer.

Researchers behind the collection have studied the make-up needs of women at festivals in order to target the market as best they can, and to offer adventurous products at a purse-friendly price. As well as their specialised festival collection, also on offer will be cosmetic basics, such as tinted moisturiser and mascara. The items will be priced around £4 to £6.

Keeping up to standard with its innovative ways, Topshop have a new approach to the make-up range. Instead of looking at beauty trends for inspiration, the make-up will reflect the latest fashion trends. The range is also expected to include specialist items, such as glitter and face art crayons that can’t easily be found on the High Street.

Alternatively, Urban Decay has launched a range of new items for Spring. Among them is their ‘Stardust’ eye shadow.  It boasts 40% more glittery glamour than its predecessors, and promises not to crumble. This will enable quick and easy application so you can see your favourite bands in time.

To rival Topshop’s range, Boots have a wide selection of festival essentials. Vicky Purnell, a Boots press officer, recommends a whole host of products to invest in.

To wash away the day’s dirt when you finally find your tent at the end of the day, she suggests Botanics quick-fix biodegradable wipes at £3.49. Not only are they environmentally friendly, they also contain extracts of sweet gale and marshmallow, so your skin will be fresh faced come morning.

Another festival essential is Boots Expert Dry Shampoo, £1.99, which, with just a quick spray, will transform dull, lifeless hair into clean, fresh smelling, voluminous hair. So there’s no excuse for typical greasy and matted festival hair!

For a flawless complexion, she recommends No7 Dual Protection Tinted Moisturiser at £11, which feels light on the skin.And finally, for when the inevitable British rain clouds come, No7’s Extreme Length Waterproof Mascara, £12, is another make-up bag essential for festivals.

There’s always the dilemma of what to wear at festivals, but at least you can relax, safe in the knowledge that your beauty needs are seen to. There is no longer any need to suffer at festivals, with a range of products to keep you looking great, whatever the festival or the weather.


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