Desert Beauty Survival Guide

Coachella is an unofficial holiday to alt music lovers and marks the start of their favorite time of year, festival season. Veterans make Coachella styling look effortless thanks to a few tricks of the trade, and we’ve got the inside scoop to keeping it festival fab in the heat. Dancing in the desert isn’t exactly the best time to go all divalicious with your beauty routine. Instead, channel your inner Woodstock and keep your product packing simple.

Beauty Survival Tips for Festival Season

1. Wear SPF

If you haven’t learned by now, sunscreen is your friend. You’re about to be in the sun for a minimum of 36 hours over the course of the weekend… potentially longer if you’re camping *shudder*. Do your skin a favor and use a sensitive SPF for at least your face and shoulders. Nothing’s worse than getting a burn the first afternoon and suffering through it in the crowd when you’d rather be getting your groove on.

2. Keep It Light and Fresh

Keep It Light and Fresh

Courtesy of Pinterest

Before creating your Coachella palette, keep in mind, you’ll be in it all day, maybe even for 24 hours, depending on how crazy you plan on getting. Keep it light. A tinted moisturizer, some bronzer, mascara and maybe a little lipcolor are really all you need. You’ll gain a natural flush from the heat, and you won’t need a full eye because you’ll probably keep your sunnies on all day anyway. Test your look out beforehand and anything that melts off is an automatic ix-nay.


Melissa is creative communication professional with 9+ years of experience writing for the beauty and fashion industries.