15 Coast-Inspired Products To Help Satisfy Your California Wanderlust

Maybe it's because Beyoncé is headlining Coachella and we already know that'll be the best moment of the year. (Wait, that's still happening after yesterday's announcement, right?!) Or because we, too, have caught the La La Land fever. Or because we're getting really sick of wearing the same parka on repeat day in and day out. Whatever the reason, we’re California dreaming, hard. And we’re not the only ones.

Lately, beauty brands are channeling the West Coast with LA-inspired makeup palettes, scents that evoke Joshua Tree, and a grip of skin-care products that call on kale, matcha, probiotics and just about every other good-for-you ingredient found in a Californian’s cup. And we want it all. With palm tree-emblazoned packaging, nature-derived scents and gorgeous color palettes, The Golden State has never looked so good. So ignore the dragging dreariness of late winter and incorporate a bit of Cali cool into your beauty regimen — it may be just the thing you need to carry you to spring.

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There’s something magical about staring into a sunset, even if that sunset is just pictured on a bottle. Formulated to take the brassiness out of blond and silver strands, this shampoo makes a strong case for going lighter.

R+Co Sunset Blvd Blonde Shampoo, $29, available at R+Co.
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Before Kanye West tried to make Calabasas happen with his Adidas X Yeezy collection, reality stars like Jessica Simpson and, yes, the Kardashians put the suburban enclave on the map. This ultra-glossy shade of green was the color founder Lauren Berkovitz imagined would result if she "tried to shove lots of money and diamonds into a bottle and mixed it all up."

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in Calabasas Cash, $18, available at Lauren B. Beauty.
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Who doesn’t want to look as fresh and glowy as Joni Mitchell in her Laurel Canyon days? This cheek-and-lip stick will help get you there.

Smashbox L.A. Lights Lip & Cheek Color in Laurel Canyon Coral, $29, available at Smashbox.
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Seashells, oranges, and sapphires adorn this Cali-inspired palette of 12 neutral tones, including a rich moss-green and pretty lilac.

Lorac California Dreaming Eye Shadow Palette, $30, available at Ulta Beauty.
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The next best thing to hiking the Pacific Crest Trail? Breathing in its true flora while sudsing up in the comfort of your own bathroom. This handmade soap set includes a Lust in the Dust bar (inspired by California’s high desert and scented with sagebrush, campfire, and sandalwood notes) and a Mountain Hideout bar (inspired by the coastal mountains and scented with pine, smoke, and a touch of dirt). The duo is bundled with a pine soap holder, designed to keep the bars dry when not in use.

Outlaw Soaps Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Soap Set , $21 , available at Outlaw Soaps.
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Ahead of her Fall 2017 show — which will present at the Grove in Los Angeles and is California-inspired — Rebecca Minkoff designed six nail polish shades for Essie, all inspired by a Baja, California road trip. This soft pink is soft and feminine without going into full Barbie territory.

Essie
Nail Polish in Backseat Besties, $9, available at Essie.
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Matcha isn’t just for green tea lattes anymore. This face mist taps the ingredient to help hydrate skin and protect against a Californian complexion’s greatest threat: pollution.

H20+ Beauty Aquadefense Shielding Matcha Facial Essence, $42, available at H20+ Beauty.
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What happens when a heritage perfumer with legendary fans like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn gets inspired by Los Angeles’ jacaranda trees? An olfactory ode to California is created with orange blossom, coriander, bergamot, green tea, Californian cedar wood and a bouquet of flowers. It’s clean, inviting and only sold IRL at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills Hotel, because of course.

Krigler
Charming California, $245, available at Krigler.
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This gel cleanser has more hipster cred in its eight-ounce container than we do in our bodies. It’s not only hand-packaged in small batches in the L.A. Arts District, it’s vegan and full of superfood ingredients and cold-pressed extracts.

Youth to the People
Kale + Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Cleanser, $36, available at Sephora.
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Each of the scents created by this indie perfumery is based on (and named for) a place in California. The white sage fragrance captured in the Red Rock bottle has an uncanny resemblance to the scents found around Joshua Tree, while the brand’s solid Indio Perfume Balm is just the thing to wear to Coachella (even though the grounding scent — which includes frankincense, myrrh, and elemi — was inspired by the town’s quiet, off-season).

Los Feliz Botanicals Red Rock Eau de Parfum, $55, available at Los Feliz Botanicals.
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Orly’s 2017 collection, dubbed La La Land, didn’t exactly draw inspiration from the film of the same name, but the made-in LA brand taps some of its magic with this holographic shade, a star-spangled polish that has us humming “City of Stars” in our heads.

Orly Nail Polish in Anything Goes, $8.50, available at Orly.
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Founded by a healer with specialties in polarity therapy, acupressure, shiatsu, and biodynamic craniosacral therapy (you're familiar with all that, right?), this Malibu-made skin-care line taps aquatic healing ingredients, like organic Patagonian seaweed and dead sea salt, to tone skin and bring a whiff of the beach to wherever you spritz.

Osea Sea Minerals Mist, $38, available at Osea Malibu.
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Instead of using Napa Valley’s most lucrative fruit to make wine (like others in the famous Mondavi family), Lydia Mondavi taps grape seed extract to create natural beauty products. This mask — part of a line named for Highway 29, which runs through NorCal’s wine country — is made with resveratrol-rich grape seed, pomegranate, olive, white tea, and rosewater and brightens skin in a way a glass of the good stuff won’t.

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29 Right Off the Vine Replenishing & Restoring Mask , $16 , available at Target.
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Grabbing a bag of oranges by the freeway ramp is quintessential California, and Venice, CA-based skin genius Kat Rudu captured the scent of the fruit in this moisturizer aimed at clearing hyperpigmentation. With vitamin C, lemon balm, kojic acid, glycolic acid, and more, it's a brightening powerhouse.

Kat Rudu
Hydra Cell Bright Citrus Moisturizer, $68, available at Kat Rudu.
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This collection of four hydrating lipsticks, each inspired by hues found in a Malibu sunset, range from nude to pink to coral and are housed in a rose gold bullet.

Velvet 59 The Malibu Sunset Lipstick Collection in PCH, $18, available at Velvet 59.
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