Makeup Monday: 3 Celeb Beauty Insiders' Must-Haves for Coachella
Jessica Pare's makeup guru and Sarah Hyland's hairstylist share what they'll be packing for a flawless beauty routine during the three-day music fest.
Between the styled-out celebrities, poolside parties thrown by fashion brands and runway shows (yes, runway shows), the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is still as much a setting for showing off an outfit and boho braid hairstyle, as it is the actual line up of acts.
But beyond sporting a pair of the perfect vintage denim cut-offs or skillfully cropped old rock t-shirt, there is maintaining the balance between having effortlessly tousled hair and sun-kissed skin or a tangled, greasy mane and a wind-burned face with streaky remnants of last night’s mascara.
In the case of Coachella beauty, the right rosewater spray, makeup wipes and good old SPF can keep everything looking fresh and pretty. Throw a can of dry shampoo and some waterproof mascara into the mix and your festival face and hair are unstoppable.
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To get a sense of the products that really work under such intense heat, dryness and inevitably long nights, we asked the celeb makeup artists and hairstylists attending Coachella this weekend to share what they plan on packing as part of their beauty arsenal, in order to look dust- and sweat-free while dancing their way through the desert.
Kirin Bhatty, Makeup Artist (Clients: Jessica Pare and Jenny Slate)
Kate Somerville SPF 50 ($48) is essential for the desert heat. With no white cast, you get maximum sun protection without looking like you slathered your face in cake mix.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine ($36) because the formula is super hydrating, keeping your lips supple in the desert heat but not compromising on style or color options.
Ryan Richman, Hairstylist (Clients: Sarah Hyland and Liberty Ross)
Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof ($18.95) — it's no secret that a lot of effort goes into those effortless waves. As a last step before walking out the door, spray this on your finished Coachella style. Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof will create a shield of protection against humidity to keep your blowout, topknot or beachy waves frizz-free all day.
Ashleigh Louer, Makeup Artist (Clients: Caitlin FitzGerald and Kate Mara)
My number-one beauty recommendation would be to use a sunscreen: My pick to help combat the dry heat at Coachella would be to prep with Kate Somerville's Daily Deflector Moisturizer with SPF 50 ($48). It gives a beautiful glow and soothes the skin, is oil-free and has a high SPF that lasts — all in one!
Next would be to use a primer: my go-to to help makeup stay put in the heat would be the Cover FX Mattifying Primer ($38). It's lightweight and water-resistant, so it's perfect to use before a tinted moisturizer or any concealer. I would steer clear of heavy foundations or powders for this type of weather and the long days!
I'd also bring a ton of blotting papers; my favorite are the Boscia Black Charcoal blotting linens ($10). They absorb excess oil without disturbing your makeup.