Coachella kicked off this past weekend, putting the summer music festival season in official full swing. Whether you’re joining this celeb-filled Cali-based jam (there’s more to come this weekend), attending the equally buzz-worthy Bonnaroo in June, or hitting any number of the amazing outdoor concerts scheduled this summer, you don’t need to be a celebrated VIP to enjoy the revelries.
But you do need some basic beauty essentials if you want to fully embrace the scene (and protect yourself from serious sun damage). Here are seven goods that every music-fest fanatic should have in her beauty bag.
Dr. T’s Supergoop is still my favorite SPF day cream for the face, and this travel-set—which includes the beloved Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen—is perfect for sun-soaking concert goers. It also contains a majorly moisturizing, UV-blocking lip balm that’s infused with cooling spearmint leaf oil. For body, I still recommend Coppertone Kids’ Continuous Spray Sunscreen, which works like a charm for adults.[hr]
While you want to look natural, all of us need some kind of coverage to even out skin tone and smooth imperfections. If you’re a fan of BB creams, be sure to pack your favorite one. If you’re not a BB devote (like me), apply an ultra-light foundation, like Sunday Riley’s amazing Liquid Light Foundation, over your sunscreen. You won’t look like you’re wearing makeup, and your skin will be smooth, soft, and able to breathe.[hr]
A sheer hint of color is all you need to perfect a rocking summer-fest pout. I love Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer in Topez—a peachy nude that’s subtle, pretty and hydrates all day.[hr]
Throw a tube of Tarte’s Maracuja Blush & Glow in your bag for on-the-spot luminizing touch-ups while you dance your day away. The Sunlight shade adds a subtle, sun-kissed flush to your cheeks, and the Maracuja oil infuses skin with essential fatty acids and vitamin C.[hr]
You’ll probably be sporting a sweet, over-sized sunhat, but even so, it’s always good to have a UV-filtering spritzer on hand for your hair. Phyto’s Plage Sun Veil Spray adds shine, softness, and a sweet almond scent to your strands while protecting them from sun damage.[hr]
A quick spritz of Josie Maran’s Rosey Mist will cool you off during those super hot moments spent swirling and twirling near the stage. It’s gentle, instantly refreshing, and contains Moroccan Rose Oil to balance skin tone and hydrate your face.[hr]
Don’t forget that essential beauty bag! I’m in love with this slouchy cosmetics case from Tory Burch, which has a cute, playful pattern that’s perfect for summer.
Another nice option is Brahmin’s “Toasted Almond” croc-embossed leather makeup clutch, which is oh-so boho-chic. Strapped for cash? This case from The SAK is only $15 and the “Black Peace” version is pure music-fest fabulous.[hr]