It’s day seven of TIFF. By this time in the festival you’ve likely got a routine down. It’s never too late to learn a few tricks of the trade, especially if they help you survive the rest of this busy season with grace, style and energey. After all, we can all get by with a little help from our friends. TIFF days are long, coffee excessive and schedules are packed. Here are the tips and tricks we pass around at ClutchPR to help you survive the business of the festival.
In order to tote around the rest of our list you’re going to need a bag. And don’t be cute about it. In this case bigger is better.
Whether you’re working the festival and need to make phones calls 24/7 or you’re a festival goer who wants to snap a few pictures of your favourite celebrity, the death of your cell phone battery is life shattering at TIFF. Don’t let this be you. Having a charger on you at all times is pro tip number one. If you really want to create the illusion of perpetual battery life, get a case that charges the phone itself.
A good blowout
Getting your hair blown out may seem like an extravagance to some but for those of us working the festival it’s quickly becoming a necessity. When days blur into nights and then back into days the amount of time that gets spent on your hair drops dramatically. Greasy, flat hair is never cute. A quick trip to a conveniently located salon will work wonders. Here’s looking at you Salon-y, we’re your newest, biggest fans.
Eyebrows are having their time in the spotlight right now but it’s eyelashes that can truly make a face. Fake or real, brown or black, long lashes will bring your face to life. If you have the extra time and money look into extensions. A quick swipe of your favourite mascara works fine too. You can even buy travel sizes at Sephora to fit into a clutch with ease.
Compact makeup bag
We could have easily made an entire list about cosmetic products alone but like most things at TIFF, time is of the essence. Being able to access these key products at a moments notice will save you. Our tip is to find some sort of compact case and store bobby pins, q-tips, band aids, blister pads, tinted moisturizer, blush, dry shampoo, deodorant and a lipstick shade you know works for you. Don’t forget some gum or mints. Bad breath at loud parties doesn’t win any new friends.
This is the quick and dirty of our day-to-day TIFF essentials. What can’t you live without when it’s festival season?