April 9, 2012
Whether you're with the band or merely an appreciator, one thing is certain: you need high-performance products for an all-day music festival. Lucky for you, we've found the best options out there!
You know you'll need sunscreen--it's as essential as a bathing suit--but figuring out what kind to take is always a conundrum. Our suggestion: go for L'Oreal's new Liquid Silk Sunscreen. It's really lightweight, so it sinks into your skin in seconds, plus it has an ultra water-resistant formula, so your skin will stay protected even if you're a sweaty Betty.
Music festival beauty isn't about perfectly done hair. Instead of doing it every day, simply refresh your locks with this wonderful dry shampoo. Not only will it prolong your hair style (use it on your dry roots to sop up any excess oil) and give it great texture, it also has a fresh and lovely scent you're sure to love!
The Coachella combination of sunscreen, sweat, and makeup is the perfect breeding ground for blemishes, so we suggest packing Clarisonic's new Acne Clarifying Brush. The brush head is equipped with extremely soft bristles, so you can really clean your skin without irritating it. Combined with the sonic technology, the brush lets you remove six times more makeup and twice as much dirt and oil than washing your face with just your hands. Need we say more?
We're huge fans of Clinique's Bottom Lash Mascara--it's practically a lash stain, but comes off easily with warm water and pressure--so when we learned that the beauty brand made a mascara with a similar formula but a bigger brush, we were thrilled. The amazing Lash Power Mascara is the ideal essential for Coachella, beach vacations, and life in general, as it gives you lovely, lush lashes and never flakes or smears!
If wearing a heavy lipstick seems unappealing (and rightly so), but going sans color on your lips is not a welcome alternative, maybe you should consider a stain! YSL recently launched a glossy stain that's perfect for Coachella because it's moisturizing and lasts forever. We like the brighter shades like Orange De Chine and Encre Rose, but they're all worth checking out.
When the weather's hot, the last thing you want to do is pile more makeup on top of whatever you're already wearing. But what's a girl with shiny skin to do? We have the answer: Neutrogena's blotting sheets. They whisk away oil without messing with your makeup and come in a skinny little package, so they'll fit in even the tiniest bag!
Coachella calls for high-performance products, which is why we're so excited about Maybelline's new long-wear cream-gel eye shadows! Available in a slew of flattering colors--including a vibrant teal and a noteworthy emerald, in addition to neutrals galore--these fade-resistant shadows will look great from the first sets until the headliner's last song.
Your winter skin probably needs a little boost, and what better way to warm up your complexion than with Physicians Formula's new smart bronzer? You'll never look like a Jersey Shore extra because this brilliant bronzer works with your skin's own pH levels to give you the most flattering glow for your unique complexion!
Heat plus foundation usually equals a mess--until now, that is! Hourglass just released this very smart, mattifying, anti-aging foundation that's perfect for hot climates (or any climate, really). The oil-free, water-resistant formula goes on like a liquid but immediately dries to a velvety finish, so it's really ideal for girls with combination-to-oily skin
In addition to rounding up all of your Coachella essentials, we also wanted to give you a great makeup bag to carry everything in! This darling Kate Spade cosmetics kit will look great wherever you take it and it's roomy enough to store your key products. (If you travel heavily--beauty-wise, at least--you might need to upgrade to the Large Manuela.)