Coachella beauty hacks

Headed to sun-soaked Coachella this year to rock out all weekend long? Then it's time to stock-pile your beauty arsenal. Why? Because let's face it: partying nonstop and camping out for a few days straight might leave you feeling grimy, tired, and sweaty. Fear not, though -- here are five beauty hacks that'll keep you feeling and looking your best no matter what.

Tinted Lip Balm

1. Tinted lip balm is your bff

Ditch the lipstick -- you'll have to continually reapply it throughout the day, which is a huge hassle. Tinted lip balm, on the other hand, will provide you with long-lasting color and keep your lips hydrated around the clock. Choose a tinted lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher for added protection. Some of the top tinted lip balms include:

  • Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

This tinted lip balm contains moisturizing and protecting ingredients like vitamin C and E. Plus it offers buildable coverage.

  • Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm

This tinted lip balm not only contains beeswax to cure chapped lips, it also comes in a wide range of shades suitable for nearly all skin tones.

  • Nivea A Kiss of Shine Glossy Lip Care

This gloss-balm contains SPF 15 to protect lips from the harsh effects of the sun. It also moisturizes lips, leaving a shimmery shine that's never sticky.


2. Don't forget the sunscreen

Indio, California in April is probably one of the sunniest places on earth. Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays by slathering on a ton of sunscreen on your face and body. You should look for facial sunscreens that are both hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Body sunscreens should be water-resistant. Both should have an SPF of 30 or higher. Some of the best facial and body sunscreens are:

  • CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM with SPF 30

This oil-free gentle facial sunscreen is formulated with ceramides and hyaluronic acid that moisturize skin throughout the day, helping to restore the protective skin barrier.

This hydrating facial sunscreen provides superior broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, oxidative stress, and pollution. What's more, it contains self-balancing color that makes skin look smooth and evens out skin tone.

  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Sunscreen

This facial sunscreen that's specially formulated for sensitive skin contains a unique all-absorbing complex that keeps skin looking matte. It also contains powerful antioxidants to help protect skin from free radicals.

  • Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50

This oil-free and non-greasy body sunscreen offers broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. It's formulated with mango fruit extract, shea butter, and vitamins C and E to nourish and moisturize skin.

  • Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen SPF 30

This very water resistant body sunscreen is formulated with zinc oxide, offering full protection from UVA and UVB rays. It's also chemical-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free.

  • Coppertone WaterBabies Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

This gentle non-irritating body sunscreen isn't just for kids -- it's photostable hypoallergenic formula provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection that's water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Face Wipes

3. Rely on face wipes

At Coachella, you won't readily have access to a bathroom to wash your face or put on makeup. But dancing like a maniac will leave your pores clogged. Use face wipes to cleanse and tone skin, keeping it clean and blemish-free. Top face wipes include:

  • Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes

These face wipes, formulated for sensitive skin, remove dirt, impurities, excess oil, and makeup without irritation. They also contain no dyes, alcohol, artificial perfumes, or harsh chemicals.

  • Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

These ultra-soft face wipes dissolve 99.3% of makeup, including waterproof mascara. They'll leave your skin thoroughly clean with no heavy residue.

  • Yes To Miracle Oil PrimRose Oil 2-in-1 Cleansing and Moisturizing Facial Wipes

Perfect for sensitive skin, these 98% natural face wipes help to calm and soothe skin while cleansing, removing makeup, and moisturizing all-in-one.

Too much foundation

4. Avoid too much foundation

Since you'll be active most of the time, you should avoid layering on foundation. It can clog your pores and give you an unflattering caked-in-makeup look. Instead, reach for matte mineral foundation that'll offer you good coverage and allow your pores to breathe. Some of the top mineral foundations are:

  • bareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

This mineral foundation offers buildable coverage and a natural matte finish. It blends seamlessly upon application, minimizing the appearance of redness, imperfections, fine lines, and pores.

  • L'Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Mineral Foundation

This skin-improving mineral foundation provides flawless coverage for up to 16 hours. It also contains SPF 19 and is free of preservatives, talc, and fragrances

  • Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral Foundation

This mineral foundation is the first liquid mineral makeup in the world. It has moisturizing, concealing, and mattifying properties along with an SPF of 20.


5. Don't forget about your hair

Hair, too, can easily become damaged by prolonged sun exposure. You should use sun protecting hair products to prevent your hair from becoming discolored and dry. Since it might also be difficult showering at the campsite near Coachella, you should use dry shampoo to spruce up your hair. Some of the best sun protecting hair products and dry shampoos include:

  • Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

This light-weight, water-resistant UV defense mist forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure to minimize damage and dryness. The UVA and UVB filters are derived from wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils.

  • Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Oil

This maximum sun protection oil moisturizes and softens hair with a glossy, wet-looking shine. It's also water-resistant, and it safeguards color while hydrating hair.

  • Paul Mitchell Color Care Protect Locking Spray

This sun protection spray makes hair look conditioned and super shiny while it locks in and extends the life of hair color. It's formulated with sunflower extract that provides sun protection and keeps color from fading.

  • Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo instantly refreshes and cleans hair by absorbing excess oil. Its lightweight formula nourishes hair without weighing it down, building body and bounce.

  • Batiste Original Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo revitalizes greasy, dull and lifeless hair while adding body and texture.

  • Bed Head by TIGI Oh Bee Hive! Matte Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo uses hydrophobically modified cornstarch to absorb oil, leaving hair feeling clean and refreshed. Its Refractive Index Matching Technology encourages even light refraction across hair, for an even and sheer finish.

Shine like the superstar you are!

Coachella is all about fun in the sun. While you might get a bit sweaty, grimy, and dirty dancing the night away, a few simple hacks can make your festival beauty routine super easy. Follow the above tips, and you'll look beautiful no matter what comes your way!

  1. "12 Best Face Wipes," Total Beauty, n.d.
  2. "12 Best Sunscreens for Your Face," Total Beauty, n.d.
  3. "Festival Beauty Survival Guide," Hello!, April 8, 2015.
  4. "The 10 Best Mineral Foundations," Harper's Bazaar, June 5, 2017.
  5. "The Best Tinted Lip Balms under $10," Allure, October 2, 2014.
  6. "Yes, Your Hair Needs Protection, Too," Elle, June 29, 2017.

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