6 Essential Beauty Hacks for Coachella

Coachella Beauty hacks to look & feel amazing all weekend long

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 Ariana Grande and Janelle Monaé on the main stage, our biggest goal at Coachella is to look effortlessly chic in all of our Instagrams. 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. So, here are our best beauty hacks and life-saving product recommendations to get you through Coachella 2019.

Hydration is key

This is kind of a no-brainer, but make sure you’re drinking A TON of water before, during, and even after your weekend in Indio! 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.

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. Bonus beauty hack: Spray your makeup sponge and brushes with this before blending foundation and concealer for a gorgeous, dewy finish.

Opt for tinted moisturizer

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, use 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.

Protect your pout

We love lipstick as much as anybody, but re-applying your favorite red matte every hour is not the best way to spend your festival time. Skip the hassle of lipstick, and opt for a tinted lip balm with SPF instead. It will give you long-lasting color while keeping your lips hydrated and protected from the sun’s damaging rays. We’re obsessed with this SPF 15 Tinted Lip Treatment by 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.

Sunscreen is mandatory

Of course, wearing sunscreen is an absolute must at any outdoor festival. The only thing worse than trying to cover up a sunburn with makeup is irreversible sun damage. So, get your SPF right and your skin will thank you in the long run. Unfortunately sunscreen products tend to be quite oily, which can lead 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 – perfect for ‘Chella!

We seriously cannot stress the importance of sun protection enough. So, we’ve got a couple bonus beauty hacks to keep the damaging UV rays at bay:

Supergoop! SPF 50 Defense Refresh Setting Mist Sunscreen

Just because you know that you must re-apply sunscreen every two hours or so, doesn’t mean you’ll actually do it. Who want’s to ruin their ‘Chella look by slathering on sunscreen throughout the day? Allow us to introduce you to this SPF 50 Defense Refresh Mist by Supergoop! – It’s the perfect 3-in-1 product for Coachella. Set your makeup, control oil, and get SPF 50 protection all with a refreshing spritz.

Wella Sun Protection Spray 

Justice for our hair! We often forget that our hair needs protection from the sun, just like the rest of our body. This Sun Protection Spray by Wella is formulated with vitamin complexes that hydrate the hair, while effectively protecting against harmful UV rays. Say yes to healthy, soft, and protected hair!

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. It’s also lightweight and water-infused, so it won’t dry out or irritate the delicate skin around your eyes.


Now you are well on your way to the perfect Coachella selfie! Want more festival season beauty tips? Sign up for our newsletter below to stay in the loop!


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