Glitter makeup, face gems, and other festival beauty products we love

Whether you’re headed to Coachella or counting down to Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo or something darker, summer is the best time to enjoy music and art festivals. They are one of the best parts of the season, but the long days and high temperatures create some logistical challenges: although music may be the biggest attraction, you can never forget the look you wear during the show, especially since this is the place to be. perfect opportunity to show off not only your outfit but also your beauty look. Right now, in addition to looking for tickets and checking the main stage lineups, you’re probably also considering which products are worth bringing along to the festival. Courtesy of the beauty editors of Bustle, we’ve rounded up the latest beauty essentials from the festival – things that are sure to help you get pretty and stay calm.

The products you pack for events like Coachella should be a combination of practical and original – that means pouch-compatible items like glitter makeup, maximal nail art, face jewelry, breathable foundation, refreshing powders, and of course plenty of it. SPF. Keep scrolling for portable and editor-approved Bustle beauty essentials that are sure to last through long, sweaty days.

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For a sparkling lip

“If there’s ever a chance to wear a sparkly lip, it’s festival season. About Face creates plenty of vibrant shimmering shades for eyes, cheeks and lips, but Fractal Glitter Lip Color is a creamy liquid formula that doesn’t feel sticky. Furthermore, it tough – even if you’ve been singing all day. – Rachel Lapidos, senior lifestyle & beauty editor


For sun protection

“Everyone needs sun protection, including skin rich in melanin. And this Black Girl Sunscreen Moisturizer is a must for any summer festival that lasts all day. It’s SPF 30, doubles as a moisturizer, and you won’t have to deal with that annoying white residue. – Paris Giles, beauty and wellness writer


For a fun eyeliner look

“Unfortunately, my oily skin mixed with the hot holiday weather makes it difficult to maintain eye makeup. This is why I go the way of eye stickers – these of of euphoria Lead makeup artist Donni Davy is super fun and dynamic. Everyone will stop you to compliment them, but most importantly, they stay for hours when you sweat profusely and dance in the sun a must in this festival season. – Audrey Noble, beauty writer


For a refreshing refresh

“I wouldn’t survive the festival season without my refreshing fog. A spritz and immediately feel the temperature drop. Plus, it helps evaporate sweat from the skin’s surface, which helps prevent breakouts along the line. It’s like a mini air conditioner that fits in your bag that I’ll carry all spring and summer. – Danielle Sinay, beauty and wellness writer


For a little sparkle

“I mean… it’s a festival you have to shine. I love this creamy face and body highlighter stick from Dibs to get a golden glow. She will pass it over the cheekbones, collarbones, shoulders and arms wherever I want to shine (that is, everywhere). ” – Faith Xue, beauty director, BDG


For easy SPF reapplication

“There’s nothing worse than roasting in the sun and wishing you had some SPF in your bag. This pocket tube is as portable as sunscreen, and the clear formula makes it perfect for emergency touch-ups. – Erin Stovall, senior beauty editor


For checking the oil

“If you find you need a freshen up while you wait for your favorite artist to take the stage, Cleo + Coco’s dry shampoo + body powder is the perfect all-purpose product to keep in your bag. Dab the powder on all sweat-prone spots and revive greasy strands with a quick fix throughout the long day. – Olivia Rose Ferreiro, beauty writer


For an exceptional manicure

“You can’t show up at a festival with a gentle manicure. The easiest way to embellish your nails with a bright and original design is to grab a pressure set from Glamnetic. I’m partial to these coffin-shaped French-style hands as it has fluorescent yellow tips that practically scream Coachella. – Rachel Lapidos, senior lifestyle & beauty editor


For metallic eyes

“Make sure your eyes catch the stage lights with this metallic liquid eyeshadow from Physicians Formula. It is super fit in the carrier and super easy to apply. Honestly, a summer festival isn’t the time to skimp on the glitter and shine. “- Paris Giles, beauty and wellness writer


For a little bit of bling

“The new launch of PaintLab adds a touch of sparkle to any festival makeup. They are fun adhesive crystals for face and eyes that come in bright colors (yellow, green, red, etc.) and are easy to put on and take off. Plus, at just $ 8, they’re a steal. – Audrey Noble, beauty writer


For UV protection with a brush

“I love wearing makeup for festivals, but I know realistically I’ll sweat most of it while I’m there, hence my love of Supergoop! the day. Both the brush and the powder are one, so it’s compact enough to be applied and applied on the go (or while dancing). “- Danielle Sinay, beauty and wellness writer


For a quick skincare routine

“This year I’m packing my bags for Coachella, so all of my beauty products need to be TSA compliant. This 3-in-1 stick with botanical infusion works as a solid cleanser (dissolves makeup instantly!), While the enzymes from the pumpkin seeds gently exfoliate. Also, you can use it as a conditioner to soothe dry and irritated skin. – Faith Xue, beauty director, BDG


For breathtaking sparkles

“Festivals are the it’s time to go OTT with the sparks. With over 10 stunning variations to choose from, these adult glitter can be used in endless ways. – Erin Stovall, senior beauty editor


For all-in-one face coverage

“Keep your complexion healthy and glowing with this moist and breathable skin tint. While it provides ultra-light coverage, the formula is packed with five powerful skincare ingredients (including hyaluronic acid and vitamin C) and is easily applied with your favorite concealer if you need to cover problem areas. As an added bonus, it contains SPF. Your skin will thank me later. – Olivia Rose Ferreiro, beauty writer

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