LUX Beauty: 7 Must-Have Beauty Essentials for Coachella
Pack for the festival in the desert and don't forget these 7 must-haves.
The season of music festivals kicks off April 11, when Coachella hosts it’s 3-day festival in the desert. Get ready to rock out, dance the night away and undoubtedly sweat. We ladies need to make smarter beauty choices when we’re faced with harsh weather conditions. Due to Coachella being located smack dab in the middle of the desert, there are a few beauty essentials to take on your trip. Here are seven products you’ll be glad you packed in your weekender.
Trust us when we say you do not want to be wearing heavy foundation during this festival. With the weather reaching the 90s, it’s best to stick with a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream with SPF. The higher the SPF the better, since you’ll be spending most of the weekend in the sun. Not only does this Smashbox BB Cream pack a good amount of sunscreen with SPF 35, but it also comes in a wide range of shades.
Our mothers have cemented into our brains that you must take your makeup off before you go to bed, no matter how minimal it is. You’re sure to be exhausted after a long day in the desert, so for the lazy gal in us all pack along a set of makeup remover wipes. These cucumber towelettes will cleanse, remove makeup and feel mighty good on your sun-exposed skin. Even better, they’re hypoallergenic and made with natural aloe vera and green tea extracts. Your skin will be thanking you.
Keep your skin hydrated and radiant with a mineral water spray. Again, being in the sun for three days in a row can do a lot of damage to your skin, so take the proactive route and pack as many skin-indulgent products as you can. Carry this around the festival to keep your makeup looking fresh and to soothe unexpected sunburns.
With dozens of your favorite bands playing in one weekend, you're bound to get a scrape or two from days spent dancing. Whether it be dancing or walking from tent to tent, this Burt’s Bees ointment will help soothe and heal any minor battle wound you may become afflicted with. No excuses from missing any shows when you have this handy ointment.
Makeup in such heat might be a tricky situation to figure out, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun with it. Usually, we prefer to use cheek stains during the warmer months of the year. All you need to do is dab a little color on the apples of your cheeks and you’re all set for the day. Tarte has nailed the cheek stain and offers hues in pinks and corals that will be perfect for you.
Packing sunscreen for Coachella is a total no-brainer which is why this SPF from Trust the Bum will be making its way into our suitcase. Sunscreen can’t get anymore simpler with a continuous spray like this one with SPF 50. This trusty brand includes both UVA/UVB protection, water resistance and its enriched with vitamin E.
Your lips need some protection as well, and there’s no better lip balm than the Maybelline Baby Lips balm. Nobody wants to deal with chapped or, even worse, sunburned lips during a 3-day festival. With SPF 20 for protection from the sun, you’ll get at least 8 hours worth of moisture to let you sing along for hours to your favorite tunes.
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