Thursday, April 14, 2016

Beauty Survival Guide For Coachella 2016 and The 2016 Music Festival Season

Kicking off tomorrow April 15 (besides your taxes) is the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. And that means that the music festival season is finally upon us. For those of us here on the East Coast, we have been suffering through unseasonably cold weather. This may have left some of you, even the most veteran of music-fest goers, with a bit of a scattered brain regarding what’s best to bring to a weekend outdoors.

As we stated last year, Coachella is a place to see and be seen, just as much as it is a music and arts event. This is true of most of the major music events you’ll be attending this spring and summer. You just never know who you’re gonna run into and you want to look picture perfect. Read on to find out what you do (and don’t) need to look festival festive!

Let’s start with a quick rundown of your wardrobe. Um … you’re going to be outdoors all day … and night. Not to mention that temperatures in Indio will be in the 90s. Dress in light, breathable fabrics. But, don’t forget something a little warmer for the evening because the temps can go down into the 40s at night. This temperature flux holds true for a lot of music festivals during the spring and even in the summer. To get a better idea of the temp and terrain check out these TME Picks: Phlow Freebird Ankle Boots by Steve Madden ($275); Tom’s Beachmaster 201 Blonde Walnut Sunglasses ($189); Feather Wool Floppy Hat by Loveculture in Camel ($45); Knit Hooded Denim Jacket by Free People ($148).

As for your beauty products, we are still telling you that this is a place to keep it simple. Last year, we actually read a perfume suggestion for Coachella and we’re still laughing over that one! You all know we love our fragrances and we love our Fragrance Of The Month series, but anyone who’s been to a warm weather outdoor festival knows that fragrances are a lovely way to attract insects and piss off other festival-goers. However, deodorant is a must. TME Pick: Milk Makeup Natural Deodorant ($14) and speaking of those bugs check out Eco-Armour Outdoor Botanical Insect Repellent & Moisturizer ($14.99). Eco-Amour is a TME Favorite for a million reasons, but the double-duty Outdoor is a must-have for Coachella and all summer long!

A beauty regimen for music fest season shouldn’t be complicated and it begins with sunscreen! For all over protection our pick is Sum Bum Spray Sunscreen SPF 50 ($15.99). Next up is BB Cream or Tinted Moisturizer. TME Pick: Laura Mercier Tinted Illuminating Moisturizer SPF 20 ($44). We realize that not everyone is down with a complete no-makeup look. So, to round out your music fest beauty regimen, we turn to TOO FACED Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara ($23) and another must-have product … lip balm. Tinted lip balm is a must to keep your pout pretty. TME Pick: jane iredale Lipdrink SPF 15 Lip Balm ($15).

Throughout the day (and night) you’re going to want to freshen up. Team TME is obsessed with jane iredale Hydration Sprays ($29). Also, an absolute must-have is a pack of cleansing cloths like Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths ($15 -30pk). As for your hair, we recommended that cool Loveculture hat for a reason, but you may also want to opt for dry shampoo. TME Picks: Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo ($25) or Bosley Pro BosRenew Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($18.95).

Two last things before we all head out into the sunset. You need something to put all of your stuff in and our pick is Stussy x Herschel Clear SP16 Tarpaulin Lawson Backpack Handbag from REVOLVE ($80). Now, you have all of the things that you’ll need for an amazing time at Coachella and throughout the music fest season … except a safety plan. You need to remember that while you’re having a great time (and looking good doing so) be smart and stay safe and we have found an article on TRAVELGROM, “20 must-know Coachella tips and tricks” by Evan Thomas, that you need to read before you go anywhere!  

See ya’ out there. XO Team TME

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