Festival season is among us and this Friday marks the 1st of the 2 weekend annual Coachella music festival! Although the event is based upon a musical line-up, the fashion and beauty trends of each year is really what makes it such a memorable and popular occasion. Lucky for you, I have rounded up all the best beauty products and tips to stay looking festival-fabulous all day long.
1. Design.ME Hold Me Three Ways Hairspray ($22)
Design.ME has become my go-to hair brand, so it’s no surprise I fell in love with their Hold Me Three Ways Hairspray. This uniquely adjustable hairspray gives your hair 3 levels of support with just a simple twist of the nozzle to choose your desired control level. I always want lots of options when my hair is concerned (and especially for Coachella), so this hairspray is a must-have for the upcoming festival! Below are the 3 levels of support:
LIGHT · PREP: Beachy wave, Tame flyaways, After blowdry
MEDIUM · SET: Sleek and flat, Pre-curl set, Style shaping
HIGH · FINISH: Updos & braid, Tight wand, curl slick looks
Buy at DESIGNMEHAIR.
2. Doctor Lip Bang’s Lip Freak Tinted Lip Balm “Nude Attitude” ($7.99)
Lipstick can be a hassle to maintain when spending hours outside & not to mention the high temperatures. LipBang Lip Freak Tinted Lip Balm is the perfect combination of a lip balm and a lipstick, making it an essential for Coachella. These light-weight lip balms are 100% natural and filled with pigment so you can build as much color as you desire. Buy at LIPBANG.
3. Erborian BB Crème au Ginseng Dore ($39)
In the Summer and especially for a music festival, I like to trade my foundation out for a lightweight BB cream. Erborian BB Crème au Ginseng has become one of my favorite BB creams (and I have tried a lot of them), so I knew I had to include it in my Coachella beauty picks. The high-tech formula conceals imperfections, moisturizes dry skin, and leaves a velvety, soft finish. This BB cream is also buildable so you can apply as little or as much as you like depending on your preferences. In addition, this cream contains SPF 20 so it will also be protecting your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays during the festival. Buy at SEPHORA or SELFRIDGES.
4. Stila Glitter & Glow Highlighter “Queen” ($30)
No one does glitter like Stila does! Their recently released Glitter & Glow Highlighter contains a breakthrough formula of a perfect multi-color mix of pearls and glitter that dries down smoothly. The complexion-enhancing formula contains a sheer base, so it’s specially formulated to wear over makeup. This glittery highlighter is available in several stunning shades, but I chose my favorite of the bunch: Queen, an iridescent pink with pink and purple sparkle. Buy at ULTA, SEPHORA.
5. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist 3.04 oz/90 ml ($19)
Before heading into Coachella, don’t forget to apply your deodorant & spritz your fragrance! For this year, I have chosen the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist as my scent of choice! With alluring pistachio and salted caramel notes, this vibrant scent will bring out your inner Brazilian. With equal parts of both sweet and sultry, this flirty fragrance will be sure to turn heads at Coachella. This fragrance is available in 2 sizes: 90 ml & 240 ml. Buy at SEPHORA, DERMSTORE, JCPENNEY or AMAZON.
6. Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 ($55)
To protect my skin against UV rays, I have been adding the Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 in with my daily morning moisturizer. Spending too much time in the sun leads to premature aging, so it’s crucial that you incorporate sunscreen or an SPF-infused product in your daily beauty or skincare routine. It’s recommended that you apply this Solar Defense Booster 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. This product is also formulated with antioxidants to help improve the suppleness of skin while defending the surface against skin-aging free radicals. Buy at ULTA, NORDSTROM or DERMSTORE.
7. Seriously FAB Zinc It Over Sunscreen Facial Mist ($39)
Another must-have sunscreen for Coachella is the Seriously FAB Zinc It Over Sunscreen Facial Mist. Its portable purse-friendly size of 3 oz. makes it super convenient to bring with you to the festival, and it also happens to be TSA approved! This facial mist sunscreen also delivers delicate coverage, so you won’t have to worry about a greasy finish. This sunscreen was actually designed to be used OVER makeup so the light formula is perfect for the festival known for it’s trendy beauty and fashion choices. This facial mist is available in a tropical floral scent or unscented. Buy at SERIOUSLYFAB.
8. Shobha Rosewater Freshening Cloth ($1)
Don’t forget your Shobha Rosewater Freshening Cloths to freshen up throughout the Coachella weekend! These discreet purse-friendly cleansing cloths can be bought as singles, so you can fit a few packs in just about any sized purse – yes, even a wristlet! These cloths are made with real essential oil and rose, Shobha’s signature scent. They can be used on both the face and bikini area. To use, just gently wipe the desired area and get back to the festivities! Buy at ULTA.
9. Esqido Unisyn Synthetic Eyelashes “Smoke & Fire” ($22)
Coachella is one of those festivals where it’s completely acceptable, or shall I say expected to go above and beyond with your beauty look. My favorite eyelash brand, Esqido recently released a line of synthetic lashes and they are a must-have for your makeup collection! Although they are synthetic, they are handcrafted with the brand’s harmonic blend of ultra-fine fibres, which are joined together by a soft & flexible cotton band. “Smoke & Fire” gives eyes enviable volume, with an abundant multi-layered design. These lashes are also extremely weightless, which is super important because it’s no fun when it becomes a struggle to keep your eyes open against the weight of a heavy set of lashes. Use code “katyk” for 20% off your purchase on ESQIDO.COM.
10. Lumee Duo Selfie Case “White Marble” ($69.95)
Ever since I received my first Lumee case I have never gone back to using a regular case! I currently am using the Lumee Duo Selfie Case in “White Marble”, which in my opinion is the most chic design! The LuMee Duo is an updated version of the original LuMee case, featuring flicker free front & back facing LED lights, whereas the original only had front lighting. This means you can use your professional lighting when taking photos other than selfies! The light also has a variable dimmer option which is activated by holding down the on/off button. The LuMee case includes a mirco-USB charging cord for it’s rechargeable battery, and lasts approximately 2 hours of full brightness (however, I rarely use it at full brightness so it lasts much longer for me). Buy at NORDSTROM.