How is it that celebrities always look fresh and dewy in festival-style Coachella photos, while us common folk are stuck combatting frizzy hair and oily skin and smelling, well, questionable? As fun as music festivals are, the shower situation is iffy and you can’t rely on your normal beauty routine to get you through. To figure out how to do festival season right this year, we enlisted the help of Claudine DeSola, a makeup artist for Caravan Stylist Studio, the go-to place for celebs in New York City. DeSola reveals how to fake looking well-rested, the must-have beauty products, this year’s biggest festival beauty trends and more. (Photo via Dave Mangels/Getty)
What Beauty Products To Pack
Unfortunately, bringing your whole bathroom of products is just not an option, so we asked DeSola what the absolute must-haves are. On her hair list: hair ties, shampoo, conditioner and texturizing sea salt spray. “I love Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray ($6),” she says. For skin, DeSola says sunscreen, makeup remover, cleanser and moisturizer are absolute musts. She’s a big Vaseline fan, as it’s often a beauty cure-all. Shower gel, a toothbrush and toothpaste are obvious must-pack items as well.
While going barefaced is always an option, if you’re beauty-obsessed, you aren’t just going to leave all your makeup at home. “Physician’s Formula is my favorite makeup brand for Coachella,” DeSola says. “Their Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit ($15) is a great way to get longer lashes and feel like a rockstar without getting faux lashes.” She’s also a big fan of their Bronze Booster Glow ($15) which has SPF 20. Dual beauty products are genius to pack because they take up way less space. DeSola recommends Physician’s Formula Super BBAll-in-1 Cheek & Lip Beauty Balm ($7). (Photo via The Italian Chick)
How to Look and Feel Fresh
“I think the most important thing to have is good base layers: a breathable, comfortable bra and comfy undies. I personally love Hanky Panky,” DeSola tells us. Her other secret weapons: hand sanitizer, body wipes, deodorant, extra tissues, dry shampoo and body wipes. “I use body wipes with a little essential oil, like Essential Wipes and Simple Skincare‘s makeup-remover wipes — they feel so good on your face!” she says. (Photo via Diana Fields/Getty)
How to Fake That Well-Rested Look
“Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate,” DeSola stresses, and no, she doesn’t mean with cocktails. “I love Aloha‘s nutrient packs and their daily greens,” she says, adding that Nature Bounty also makes awesome supplement packs. She recommends starting your day with a good smoothie or juice packed with maca powder or hemp seeds.
If you can’t get to a shower, DeSola says Vaseline Spray & Go ($31) will help you fake a healthy glow. “It’s a great way to moisturize and it smells incredible,” she says. “Keep your skin moisturized. Skin that looks moisturized looks well-rested.” Thanks, beauty doctor! (Photo via Red Antler)
2015’s Big Festival Trends
Don’t risk losing your favorite jewelry when you can rock metallic flash tattoos instead. DeSola says it’s the easiest way to really get in the spirit of things. Another festival beauty trend that hasn’t gone anywhere: braids. “Low braids and braided crowns especially,” DeSola says. And instead of using regular old elastic hair ties, she recommends stocking up on cute hair ties from Anthropologie ($15) to give your look a little something extra.
For beauty, DeSola says this year the big thing is to keep your makeup minimal but to go all out with your nails. “Color Club Pastel Neon Remix ($9) glows in the dark and should last through the weekend without chipping,” she says. (Photo via @flashtattoos)
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