Beauty Packing List: The Music Festival Edit
This weekend, we’re road-tripping to Indio Valley for music and dancing in the California desert. It’s festival season, which means that between the pool parties and star sightings, there’s relentless sunshine, sweaty dance-offs, late nights and dehydration to consider while packing. And of course, you’ll want to make sure you’ve included lots of sunscreen.
Ahead, we’ve compiled a packing list of desert beauty essentials you’ll need so that you can keep your focus on Queen Bey.
As you’re driving to Indio, make sure you are also refueling your body and staying hydrated. This Hydro Flask bottle keeps your water cold for up to 24 hours, which will satisfy your thirst on the road and at your desert oasis.
Galavanting around the desert means a lot of kicked-up dirt and dust will settle on your skin. Campers and glampers alike will appreciate a speedy refresh for the arms and legs. Pack some YUNI shower sheets to wipe off the day’s glitter, sweat and general grime. Single sachets make this portable shower easy to carry with you from concert to concert.
Late nights and early wake-up calls likely mean you don’t have much time to construct a fabulous ‘do. Don’t overthink it. Bring a trusted dry shampoo to get you through those fast-paced mornings. Spray R+Co dry shampoo into your roots before heading to bed. The powder absorbs completely overnight without leaving any white residue or greasiness behind.
Use Mario Badescu honey moisturizer day and night to hydrate and nourish your skin with essential fatty acids. With specially formulated honey and peanut oil, this lotion will assist skin repair as you wear it overnight, so you can get right back in the action for days two and three of the music festival. During the day, layer up with additional SPF.
Sunscreen is your most crucial beauty item when packing for the desert, or anywhere you are likely to be out in the sun for an extended period of time. We recommend Shiseido’s reformulated sun lotion with SPF 50+. Perfect for face and body, this water-resistant sunscreen dispenses like a lotion before vanishing completely as it is rubbed into the skin—no white cast, no sticky residue, just powerful sun protection. Carry it in your Clare V. belt bag and reapply between shows.
Don’t replace your entire makeup bag for one weekend, just pack some extra-sparkly bits for the ultimate festival look. We’re loving Tom Ford’s cream and powder duo for intense color and easy application. The metallic jade color pops on its own when applied to the lid, but becomes even more eye-catching with glitter on top—so apply generously.
We’re also packing Vita Liberata Body Blur to get our limbs ready for cut-offs and halter tops. This skin-finishing body makeup leaves arms and legs with a natural-looking tan while reflecting light for a flawless finish. Wash off at the end of the day without any mess or that self-tan odor.
Even seasoned veterans of the music festival scene can be overwhelmed by the crowds. Keep your cool with the revitalizing powers of aromatherapy to-go. This pocket-sized diffuser and oil duo, with stimulating eucalyptus, will help relieve you from exhaustion and restore your bliss while helping to manage asthmatic symptoms that can occur in dry desert climates.
Once the party is over, the recovery begins. Start right away by packing Moon Juice Moon Dust sachets in your bag to mix into your morning latte. We’re packing Beauty Dust to revive our skin from scorching temperatures, dry winds and one-too-many Piña Coladas.