6 Beauty Hacks You Absolutely Must Know During Coachella

It’s official! The countdown to Coachella has begun and we think it’s time to get honest….

As much as we can’t wait to hear our favorite bands jam out on the main stage, our biggest goal at the festival is to look effortlessly chic in all of our photo opps. It’s true! No one wants to look the way they actually feel at Coachella. Hot weather conditions and crowded fields full of sweaty people are not ideal for the perfect selfie, but who said looking good was easy. So, here are our top beauty hacks to get you through one of the most coveted festivals of the year:

Drink TONS Of Water Before The Event

One of the worst feelings in the world is being dehydrated, especially at Coachella. Contrary to popular belief, gulping a bottle of water at the event will not quench your body’s thirst for hydration in the hot desert. Do yourself a favor and be sure to drink at-least the recommended 8 glasses per day the entire week leading up to the big event. Your body will thank you. Here’s a great deal on a 48-pack of mini water bottles that you can easily take anywhere.

Avoid Using Too Much Foundation

As tempting as it may be to layer on the foundation for a flawless finish, packing on product is not the best way to go for an outdoor festival. Too much product will likely clog your pores because of the unavoidable perspiration and you’ll end up feeling like a cake face halfway through the day. Instead, opt for a tinted moisturizer, some concealer and a dash of powder for light coverage. We love the formula of Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Gel Cream for a sheer skin tint. Bonus: it’s SPF 30 for added sun protection.

Bring Facial Mist

We are obsessed with using facial mists to hydrate and refresh our skin throughout a long day. Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater  is a cult-favorite, and we know why. A quick spritz goes a long way for refreshing hydration and there’s nothing better than a cool, rejuvenating facial mist in the hot desert sun. Pro tip: Spray your makeup sponge and brushes with this before blending foundation and concealer for a gorgeous, dewy finish.

Use Tinted Lip Balm

If you are in love with lipstick, but don’t want to be bothered with having to re-apply it throughout the day, go for a tinted lip balm instead. It will give you long-lasting color while keeping your lips hydrated from day to night. Even better, an SPF balm will protect your lips from the sun’s damaging rays. We’re obsessed with this SPF 15 Tinted Lip Treatment from Fresh. The pigment is super buildable, so swipe on a little for a ‘no makeup-makeup’ look, or swipe on a lot for a bold red lip.


Of course, wearing sunscreen is an absolute must at any outdoor festival. There’s nothing worse than trying to cover up a sunburn with makeup, and your skin will thank you in the long run. Many sunscreen products are quite oily, leading to clogged pores and acne. Luckily, La Roche-Posay created an SPF 60 Oil-Free Dry Touch Sunscreen that will keep your skin protected without causing breakouts. The water resistant formula actually absorbs excess oil leaving your skin with a matte finish.

Glitter That Won’t Get Everywhere

Glittery makeup is a staple at every music festival, but when you’re working up a sweat you need to make sure it’s going to stay put. Sometimes setting spray just doesn’t cut it, so try this Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow from Stila instead. The formula glides on easily and dries smoothly for a gorgeous, sparkling finish. The formula is lightweight and water-infused, so it won’t dry out or irritate the delicate skin around your eyes.

Now you are well in your way to the perfect Coachella selfie! Check back soon for more beauty tips inspired by festival season!


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