Don't Sweat It: How To Look Cool At Coachella

Sure, Coachella is all about the music, but it's also about how you look while taking in all those awesome tunes. And with the lack of showers, high temperatures, and griminess that comes with music festivals, it's hard to look smokin' hot when you're sweating your you-know-what off.
To help you keep your cool beneath the burning sun, we gathered up the essential beauty products you need to prevent epic meltdowns. Pack these babies in a clear pouch for easy access, and you'll be the belle of Coachella. Not hitting up the festivals this year? That's okay — these tips are also great for keeping it together once summer temperatures start soaring.
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Tinted Lip Balms
We know you want your lips to make an impact, but applying a thick, creamy lipstick is just asking for trouble — not to mention about a bazillion reapplications. Instead, grab a tinted lip balm (bonus points if it has SPF) to get a juicy, berry-stained pout without all the hassle.

Sephora Hot Lips Neon Lip Balm in Funky Fuchsia, $10, available at Sephora.

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If we have to tell you to wear sunscreen at this point, we've clearly got a problem of reading comprehension that needs to be addressed before you head outdoors. So, for those of you who've already got this one down pat, try this SPF spritz on for size: It's organic, easy-to-spray, non-greasy, and smells like a pina colada. Need we say more?

Coola Sport SPF 35 Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray, $32, available at Coola.

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Liquid Liner
We picked up this tip from the lovely Eva Chen of Teen Vogue: Face paint is a festival staple, but all that sweat makes the paint run down your face. Instead, grab a long-wearing, waterproof liquid liner and start doodling. You can create an array of really precise, gorgeous designs, and you don't have to worry about having streaks down your face after 15 minutes in the sun.

Topshop Felt Pen Eyeliner in Jet, $13, available at Topshop.

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Save some place in your tote — while saving your skin under the Indio sun — with Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35. This five-in-one game-changer is sure to be your new go-to for flawless skin. Just a pea-sized drop meets all of your priming, light coverage, hydrating, SPF, and oil-control needs. It’s your best beauty bet for hot-weather adventures.

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Nail Polish
Your nails are the one thing that's not going to totally freak out in the heat, so might as well put some time and effort into them. Opt for bright, candy-colored hues in creamy finishes to really make your digits pop. And be sure to top them off with a really great top coat — you don't want to chip those beautiful tips before the first band is done playing.

Priti Spring Nail Color Set, $29.99 for the set, available exclusively on Reserve.

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Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is kind of a "no duh" when you are packing your essentials, but we were surprised by how many hella greasy coiffs we usually spot at Coachella. Not cute girls. You must add this to your beauty loot if it's not already in there, otherwise risk being mistaken for a really music-savvy hobo.

Redken Powder Refresh 01, $18, Redken for salons.

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Why waste time on intricate eye makeup when you know it's just going to smudge off in a hot second? If you have a really chic pair of sunglasses on hand, then voilà! Instant glam, no shadow or liner required.

Super Lucia Sunglasses, $163, available at Shopbop.

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Out and about for a full day of festival fun? Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadows were developed to hold up under intense photo shoot conditions at Smashbox Studios, so summer heat and humidity won’t stand a chance. The super-saturated shadows come in 12 on-trend shades for an edgy eye that stays put — no matter what.

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Cleansing Towelettes
We all know hygiene goes out the window at these things, so avoid being the smelly kid in class by stocking up on cleansing towelettes. Use them to give yourself a mini-bath, paying close attention to super-sweaty zones like your armpits or the back of your neck.

Herban Essentials Orange Towelettes, $15, available at

Photo: Via Birchbox
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Waterproof Mascara
When the sun has finally set and it's time to take off those shades, glam up your gaze with a few swipes of mascara. Always opt for a long-wearing, waterproof version — just because the sun's gone down doesn't meant it's going to be any less steamy. We love this genius little beauty from Jemma Kidd because it tints the lashes without bulking them up with fibers and the like, so you don't have to worry about flakes. It also will literally not budge for at least 24 hours after applying — it's marathon mascara!

Jemma Kidd Make Up School Lasting Lash Tint, $22, available at BeautyBar.

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