Beauties, the weather is warming up fast and festival season has officially launched! Huge music events like Coachella bring you the hottest bands in one spot, but harsh outdoor conditions—dehydration, heat, and lack of hygiene—-can take the glamour out of your style. With proper planning and the right products in your beauty arsenal, you can look pretty, fresh, and dance the day away!
Prioritize Protection. In the arid desert environment, you are fully exposed to UV rays, so make sunscreen your first priority. Get an even coating of a high SPF sunscreen like La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 45 all over your body, and make sure to re-apply on the face, tops of shoulders, chest, and back for double duty coverage. Since the consistency of this sunscreen is milky and fluid, you can easily decant some into a to-go bottle for your purse. Skin cancer and brown spots aren't sexy.
Blot, blot blot! Music festivals are synonymous with heat and sweat. Keep your makeup intact and oil-free with a high quality blotting paper. Boscia blotting linens are made of 100% abaca leaf and remove sweat/debris fro the skin without lifting makeup. Bonus tip: you can blot underarms, the crevice of elbows, and the backs of knees, too!
Stay Sanitary. It's always a good idea to have wipes on you for surprise hygiene issues. Yes to Carrots cucumber towelettes clean and moisten while refreshing your skin too!
Bronze and Moisturize. The secret to sun-kissed glowing arms and legs? A tinted, glistening body oil. NARS Body Glow is a hydrating bronze oil that imparts a subtle sheen on the skin, perfect for baring your legs.
Waterproof It. Waterproof eye makeup is a must for outdoor concerts. Stila stay all day waterproof eye liner gives a perfectly defined line that won't fade. Paired with curled lashes and a waterproof mascara, you're good to go!
Smudge and Stay. If you're channeling the bohemian rocker look, smudge a dark waterproof cream eye shadow like Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Beach Bronze onto upper and lower lash line to give a smudgy, effortless look that doesn't budge.
Soothe Your Skin After Dark. Help skin repair itself after a long, exhausting, and fun day by applying a cool and soothing gel like Liz Earle Sun Shade Aftersun Botanical Gel.
Multitask the Moisture. Make your tinted lip balm also double as a glowing cheek stain! Hemp Organics Lip Tint is quite possibly one of the most moisturizing and gorgeous formulas we've ever come across. A little hard to find, but available at local health-food stores.