Whether you’re camping at Electric Picnic or day-tripping to All Together Now, standing out from the crowd is a must for any beauty buff. Think you’ve tried every trend under the sun? Then have we got some inspiration for you!

From mermaid scales to hair hardware, here are 10 fresh ideas for your next festival look…

1. Mermaid scale stencil

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Who doesn’t dream of being a mermaid? A fishtail isn’t the most practical festival fashion choice obviously, but this mermaid scale stencil will get you one step closer to your undersea dream.

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You can find a stencil at GoGetGlitter for about €9 (plus shipping) or do like Hollycarpenter and apply make-up through a fishnet stocking!

2. Body gems


More dazzling than glitter (and less likely to follow you around for days after you’ve washed it off), these sparkling gemstones are easy to apply and really stay put.

Pretty Little Thing have Individual Mermaid Gems for €10 here and Misguided Mermaid Body Jewels for €14 here.

3. UV hair

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Heading for the dance tent? Rainbow dyes make your hair UV reactive. Go all-over in one hue or use a mixture of the temporary gels to create a technicoloured glow-fest.

Pick up some Manic Panic Dye Hard Temporary Hair Colour Styling Gels from £4 here or get UV hair gel from €2.50 from the Fancy Dress Store here.

4. Unicorn lips

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Make like Insta babe Nyane with a super-sparkly lip topper from Lime Crime, available in 10 iridescent shades.

Lime Crime Diamond Crushers Iridescent Lip Topper in Black Unicorn is $20.00 (€17.14) or grab some NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie Glitter in Boots for €9.00.

5. Rainbow glitter smoky-eye

Switch up your smoky-eye routine with Urban Decay’s Moondust palette. With eight sparkly shades, you can customise your look – no wonder this palette is a big hit with bloggers.

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette is €44.00 in Debenhams and MAC's Holographic Glitter is €22.00 in Brown Thomas.

6. Chunky glitter

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Glitter eyebrows, glitter parting, glitter braids… the possibilities are endless with a pot of chunky glitter. Grab your crew and apply liberally.

In Your Dreams Iridescent Mermaid Chunky Glitter is €6.27 and Prima's red glitter stack makeup set is €25.00 in River Island.

7. Hair rings

How to disguise hair that hasn’t been washed for three days (because you’ve been busy dancing)? With a spritz of dry shampoo and a carefully positioned hair ring chain, that’s how.

Claire's have a pack of Silver Celestial Hair Rings for €4.99 while Regalrose has a set of Cleo Silver Hair Ring Chain for €11.38. If you want to go gold, ASOS have a pack of 20 Gold Hair Rings for €8.30.

8. Neon rainbows

Rainbow-loving Instagrammer Talmia Fray created these incredible neon eye and lip looks using Stargazer Neon Eye Dusts, which glow under UV light too.

You can pick up Stargazer Neon Eye Dust here for £4 (approx €5) a pop.