Here’s everything you need to get through a weekend of head-banging, dancing and the steamy HK weather!
With one of the biggest music festivals in the region coming up this weekend, it’s only right that we bring you a foolproof guide to how you can get through the day-long shindig in one piece – and looking fab in the hot hot heat! If you think all you need to bring is yourself and a pair of sandals, think again. Here are the top items you should be lugging in your crocheted cross body bag to save your skin and stay comfortable all day!
With weather forecasts predicting high temperatures of up to 32ºC this weekend, your first line of defence should be to shield your sensitive eyes with some glamorous shades. If you’re not planning to wear much makeup (because really, how could you even think of it in that weather?), then an oversized pair are the perfect accessories to keep you looking polished without too much work. These mirrored sunnies add just the extra touch of cool!
Find it: Le Specs Half Moon Magic Sunglasses available online at Shopbop for US$59.
If you’re really serious about keeping shaded in the outdoors, pull a Kendall Jenner and attempt the model off-duty look with a sleek cap to keep that forehead shining bright (and taming any frizz that may cause your hair to act up!). While black isn’t the best colour to keep you cool, we can’t help but swoon over this one from August Hat.
Find it: August Hat Nylon Baseball Cap available online at Nordstrom for US$28.
Though an obvious choice, some may forget that sun protection is vital in keeping your skin safe from the excessive UV rays (some of us have personally had past experiences of sunburn and hence peeled for…ahem, months). Make sure to reapply every couple of hours so you don’t turn red as a lobster!
Find it: VMV Hypoallergenics Armada: Face & Body Shield available online at Sephora for HK$247.
Waterproof Brow Products
Skip the foundation and eyeliner and go straight for a waterproof brow pencil if you’re into all things fuss-free. Your face will still be framed to perfection despite not having a killer contour or eyeliner look. Just hide the rest under a chic pair of shades!
Find it: Touch In Sol Browza Super Proof Gel Brow Pencil in #1 Taupe For Two available in drugstores.
Combat chapped lips with a long-wearing matte lipstick that’s also generous on the moisture. A deep red always brightens any skin tone, and will have your friends asking, “What lipstick is that?” between band sets.
Find it: Buy Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in 270 Fiery available in drugstores.
Need to freshen up but can’t find any port-a-potties nearby? You’ll thank us for suggesting these wet wipes! Bring a pack of anti-bacterial ones so you’ll feel more refreshed and germ-free in case you’re reaching out for a snack with bare hands.
Find it: Dettol Sensitive Personal Care Wipes available at any drugstore.
Post-festival Care: Masks
Once the festival ends, unwind and treat your tender skin with care, girls! Spend the evening giving yourself a deep cleanse followed by a relaxing mask with natural ingredients for the best results. For a surge of instant radiance, try Kiehl’s new Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque that will have you glowing in just 5-10 minutes thanks to its concoction of crushed cranberry seeds and turmeric essence. If you’re more concerned about clogged pores after a long day of sweaty dancing, fight against skin pollutants with the Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque!
Find it: Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque and Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque, both available at Kiehl’s.