We all know fashion tends to be the focus when prepping for Coachella, but with any good outfit comes the right beauty look. Enter the weather and you've got a serious problem — what can you pack that works with most of your outfits, and won't melt off your face during the sweat-inducing heat of the day? VIVA teamed up with beauty vlogger Shanel Mercuria to answer exactly that, so check out her awesome tutorial video below.
Once you've applied sunscreen to your face (super important), primer should be the first step of your makeup routine. It will fill your pores and create the perfect base for your festival-ready look.
When in California, you don't want to look like you're from Alaska. Give your face and body a believable glow with this totally-natural bronzer. You can even double up your dose for a bit of contour action.
When you're eyeing that cute guy from across the crowd, you want your eyes to pop. Enter this palette — full of burnt oranges, reds, and golds that will keep you sizzling.
You can't go to a festival and not apply glitter, but you can apply it the wrong way and get it all stuck in your eyes. Use the right glue so you can actually see those acts you've been looking forward to.
Blush: Nars Blush
A little sunkissed rouge on the cheeks never hurt anybody, and NARS knows what's up. This stuff will stay put all day, and won't settle in your face like cream blushes tend to do.
Highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit
As Shanel said in the tutorial video (below), if you can't apply colored highlighter for a festival, then when can you? Get your cheek bones, brow bones, and cupid's bow on fleek with this glow kit.
The queen of lip kits, Kylie had to make this list. Candy K is a flattering shade for all skin tones, it feels good on your lips, and it won't get all over your face when you're pigging out on those food truck treats.
Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
We said it once and we'll say it again; Coachella gets crazy hot, exposing your makeup to melt-off temperatures. Keep it on your face (and keep it there all day) with a setting spray.