Top 5 Coachella beauty tips
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.
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, but it also comes in a wide range of shades suitable for nearly all skin tones.
HONEST BEAUTY TINTED LIP BALM
This moisturizing vegan balm delivers a sheer wash of color with a hydrating glow that lasts up to 8 hours.
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.
LASERAWAY BEAUTY BFF SPF 50+
This hydrating facial sunscreen provides superior broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, oxidative stress, and pollution. What’s more, it contains a 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 the skin from free radicals.
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 CUCUMBERS SOOTHING MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES
Perfect for sensitive skin, these 95% natural face wipes help to calm and soothe skin while removing dirt, sweat, and makeup (eye makeup too!) without the need to rinse.
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
FENTY BEAUTY EAZE DROP BLURRING SKIN TINT
This easy-to-apply, flexible skin tint quickly and visibly evens out your complexion with a blurred effect. The HydraBlend complex and humidity-, sweat-, and transfer-resistant formula has a smooth texture that layers well with primer and skincare.
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.
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.
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!
- “12 Best Face Wipes,” Total Beauty, n.d.
- “12 Best Sunscreens for Your Face,” Total Beauty, n.d.
- “Festival Beauty Survival Guide,” Hello!, April 8, 2015.
- “The 10 Best Mineral Foundations,” Harper’s Bazaar, June 5, 2017.
- “The Best Tinted Lip Balms under $10,” Allure, October 2, 2014.
- “Yes, Your Hair Needs Protection, Too,” Elle, June 29, 2017.