BY: LBL Team

12 Coachella Makeup Essentials

The ultimate festival beauty guide

Temps are rising, are you ready for the biggest party of the season? There’s nothing like heading out to Coachella for the time of your life, but packing can feel impossible — especially if you’re a first timer. If you’re prepping for a weekend dancing in the desert, don’t forget these twelve makeup essentials:

1. LaserAway Beauty BFF SPF 50+

This whipped, hydrating sunscreen was developed by dermatologists to provide superior sun protection against daily UVA and UVB sun exposure, oxidative stress, and pollution. Even better: It’s fragrance-free, and its self-balancing color evens skin tone and gives you a gorgeous glow.

2. Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint

For added coverage, this lightweight, buildable light-to-medium coverage skin tint leaves skin looking blurred and smoothed.

3. Benefit High Beam Liquid Highlighter

This satiny pink liquid highlighter accents cheek and brow bones for a dewy glow. You can use it as a spot highlighter over makeup or wear it under complexion products for subtle luminescence.

4. Tarte Sugar Rush Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

This 4-in-1 mascara lengthens curls, volumizes, and conditions lashes. It creates a naturally defined and voluminous look and is infused with rice bran, olive esters, and provitamin B5to help soften and nourish lashes.

5. LaserAway Beauty Girl Boss Plump & Shine Lip Lacquer

This lip lacquer visibly firms, plumps, and hydrates, making lips look fuller and more luscious. High pigmented lip lacquer gives a glossy glamorous pout.

6. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer

Featherweight eye primer locks down shadows for 24 hours of crease-proof, budge-proof, waterproof wear and true color payoff. This primer grabs pigment and intensifies eyeshadow color while neutralizing any lid discoloration.

7. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow

This extremely versatile eyeshadow stick delivers effortless application, intense, buildable color and up to 12-hour wear. Pigment-rich shades in creamy shimmer and matte finishes glide seamlessly onto the lids, staying crease and transfer-resistant.

8. Fresh Sugar Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15

This cult-favorite hydrating and smoothing lip balm offers clear, sheer, and effortless color with lasting moisture and essential sun protection.

9. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

This easy-glide, quick-dry precision liner stays in place until you say when—no smudges, feathering, or running.

10. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand

This soft-focus, semi-matte contour wand has an easy cushion applicator to create gorgeous, sculpted cheekbones on the go.

11. Milk Makeup Glitter Stick

This rainbow-hued glitter highlighter complements all skin tones. It goes on easy and keeps skin soft with nourishing mango butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil.

12. Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder

This setting powder makes any foundation totally waterproof for a mattified complexion that lasts all day, no matter what. This high-tech formula blurs pores and imperfections and blocks shine, without dulling your natural glow.

Look camera-ready no matter what  rain or shine!

Battling the crazy climate and long hours may seem like no easy feat, but with the right makeup tools in your arsenal you’ll be good to go… and go… and go. From pre-parties to the festival grounds, after parties and more, these long-wear formulas and ingenious packaging options will keep you shining all weekend long.

  1. “A Foolproof Guide to Easy, Long Lasting Music Festival Makeup,” Travel Fashion Girl, n.d.
  2. “Here’s What to Pack in Your Coachella Beauty Kit,” Vogue, April 9, 2018.
  3. “Going To Coachella? Consider This Your Beauty Survival Kit,” Refinery29, April 3, 2019.
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