Are you ready for Coachella? You’ve got your cute crochet shorts, a short neon top, a killer hat and backpack of essentials (don’t forget the sunscreen!) but what is your beauty routine BEFORE you head out for the music festival? Here are a few tips.

BEFORE you go, make sure your skin is perfect for all those ‘grams.

For any pesky zits, zap them with Peace Out Acne Healing Dots which keep selling out at Sephora. ($19 for 20 Healing Dots.) These multitasking miracle dots use Hydrocolloid dressing with Acne fighting Salicylic Acid plus soothing Vitamin A and Aloe to reduce redness and inflammation. Bottom line: They work.
Your skin is going to take a beating in the desert so give it a refresh a couple of days before with the Purlisse Watermelon Energizing 2 Minute Polishing Peel ($35.) With Watermelon, Vitamins and Glycolic Acid, the two-minute peel gently exfoliates and brightens skin for a radiant complexion. Plus, getting rid of all those dead skin cells means your skincare serums and moisturizers can really soak in and hydrate and protect your dermis.

It’s dry out there in the desert, so don’t forget about your hair — deep condition a few days before heading to Coachella. We recommend SH-RD, a leave-in which repairs and restores your locks. Infused with Amino Acid protein already found in skin and hair it leaves hair soft and oh-so-shiny. $50.

Now, what beauty essentials to pack:


The eyes have it. You’ll want a waterproof mascara and this old favorite is still one of the best. ‘Great Lash’ by Maybelline is smug-proof and lengthens the look of lashes. $5 at Target or any drugstore.


Travel sizes are your friend. We’re packing our fave brand, Kai, with this handy set containing shampoo and conditioner, body wash, body lotion, bathing bubbles, and a vial of their wildly-popular perfume oil. There’s no reason to smell like a desert donkey.

Don’t forget makeup wipes; you’ll be hot and sweaty not to mention exhausted after dancing to your favorite bands in the hot sun! We’re packing the SLMD  Step Zero which cleanse your skin without stripping it of essential oils. Aloe Vera is the secret ingredient whose soothing properties will be very welcome. 30 wipes for $15.

We’re packing all of our beauty must-haves in this pretty Beis Travel cosmetics bag, which is clear on top so you can easily get through security. $38.