Get Your Festival Beauty Look On With These Expert Products & Tips

Woman with Purple Hair - Music Festival

Next stop, Coachella! Or perhaps Governor’s Ball. Whatever your spring/ summer festival plans are, we’ve got your beauty handled. Your look needs to last all day (and night) without appearing overdone or forced because that’s so un-festival-like. Read on as we share a gorgeous festival-inspired look with lots of options to help keep you flawless from sun up to sun down.


Woman with Wavy, Messy Hair - KISS Instawave & Moroccan Oil Beach Wave Mousse
The festival circuit is not the time to flaunt your best blow out. Now’s the time to whip your hair back and forth and embrace your inner flower child. Achieve piece-y, beachy waves with (1) KISS Instawave ($50). The easy-to-use automatic hair curler serves up waves and curls in just a few minutes. No time for tools? Try (2) Moroccan Oil Beach Wave Mousse ($11). A few pumps (applied from root to tip) is all it takes to add tousled texture to wet hair. Leave your diffuser at home…air dry instead, because natural hair is fierce for an outdoor festival. And as an added bonus, the texture boosting mousse contains UV absorbers that protect hair from the sun’s damaging rays, so party on!


Woman at Festival - Lilah B Divine Duo Lip & Cheek
Your signature festival face should be light, carefree, and easy. No harsh lines, severe contour or hours of blending and perfecting. Not this girl! So don’t leave home without a multitasking combo like (3) Lilah B Divine Duo Lip & Cheek ($46). The tiny, chic white case fits neatly into the palm of your hand and the shade assortment (from nudes to pinks and vibrant berries) provides endless options.


Woman with Metallic Body Art - Sephora Metallic Body Art & Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream
If ever there was a time to flaunt metallic body art, it’s now! Try (4) Sephora Collection Shine Beautifully Metallic Gold Temporary Tattoos ($5), but elevate your situation by ditching the armbands and faux stackable bracelets that come in the pack. Instead, go for the little golden and silver triangles. Apply to the corners of your eyes for the coolest (and longest lasting) feline flick you’ve ever seen. But if you’re handy with a liner brush and cream liner, (5) Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in black ($23) delivers a bulletproof cat eye that doesn’t budge until you want it to.


Woman with Braided Hair - NYX Makeup Setting Spray Matte & Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
Knock out an oily t-zone with (6) NYX Makeup Setting Spray Matte ($8). Keep your makeup where it belongs with this long-lasting setting spray. Spritz face in an “x” and then in a “t”…your makeup is now locked and loaded. For a more portable option, keep (7) Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($4) close by to soak up a greasy nose or overly dewy forehead.


Makeup Removing Wipes - Women at Festival
Tuck (8) Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes ($15) into your crossbody bag. Not only are these lightweight wipes great for cleansing in a flash, they’re also packed with good-for-skin antioxidants… a benefit your skin will appreciate after hours in the sun. For sensitive skin, try (9) Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($8). They’re fragrance-free and super gentle, but they still go hard on waterproof liner and mascara. For body care, pack (10) SweetSpot Labs Grapefruit Verbena Wipes ($10). You’ll feel good about using these…they’re made of 98% natural ingredients and they’re formulated to be used from head-to-toe.


Sun Screen Products - Woman at Music Festival
Apply and re-apply with ease using (11) 100% Pure’s Everywhere SPF 30 Stick ($19). True to its name, this compact little stick works ‘everywhere’.  This organic broad-spectrum sunscreen coats skin without feeling sticky. Don’t forget to protect (and flaunt) your lips. Add slick gloss and protection all-in-one with (12) Supergoop Shine On Lip Sunscreen SFP 50 ($22). Packed with antioxidants and UV protection, this long-lasting gloss is the perfect finishing touch to your festival beauty look.

– Felicia Walker Benson, @ThisThatBeauty