Desert Beauty Essentials

Articles // Kathryn Romeyn // 04/09/14
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The time is upon us: Start packing your toiletry bags for a long, hot weekend in Indio. Coachella style isn’t just about looking good in your bikini, cutoffs and straw fedora, it’s also about stepping up your beauty game—we’re talking 90-plus-degree heat, after all.

Number one: Don’t forget SPF. And we don’t just mean on your face. Use a moisturizer with built-in protection—like Malin+Goetz SPF 30 Face Moisturizer—and all-over spray (Sun Bum’s go up to 70 SPF and smell great, which is key) before heading outside.

And take along Arcona’s Sunsations Nearly Invisible SPF 30 Dry Mineral Powderwith its all-in-one brush, which will help you fight UVA and UVB rays and shine during all day long. Don’t overlook your lips either—coat those babies in Sun Bum’s chapsticks or, for a more fashion-forward statement, try YSL’s Rouge Volupté Lipstick, which comes in all the best statement shades (think magenta, coral and bright pink) and contains SPF 15.

When it comes to the fun stuff—colorful eyeliner, mascara, shadow—make sure you choose formulas that are waterproof, and unless you’re going for super smudgy, err on the side of liquid liner formulas over kohl. (MAC, Sephora Collection and NARS are always safe bets.) To avoid chips in your mani without missing the fun of art, opt for NCLA’s new Coachella-themed nail wraps. We’re partial to the cleverly named What Filter Should I Use? style, which feature silhouettes of palm trees and a ferris wheel at sunset. Just remember to lock them in with a super-thick topcoat before you hit the grounds and you’ll be ready for anything Coachella throws your way.



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