Coachella is coming up, which means it’s time to plan your festival makeup looks. After saving, pinning and screenshoting all your favorite inspirational looks, the next step is to start shopping.

There are several products that will make your life easier when choosing festival makeup to wear to Coachella. You need products that are waterproof and that will seal in your entire look. It also may be good to keep in mind a few travel-friendly essentials, so that you can bring your favorite products to the festival grounds and reapply them throughout the day. Remember, you want your focus to be on the performances and spending time with your friends, and not worrying about whether your makeup is out of place. 

Browse some of the best melt-proof makeup products to wear to Coachella or any music festival you’re going to this summer.

Primers, Foundations and Concealers

Milk Makeup Primer

Grab Milk Makeup’s makeup primer to set the stage for your look. Apply this hydrating primer before your foundation. With a silicone-free and oil-free formula, this vegan primer will secure whatever you layer on top of it. It won’t leave you feeling greasy or looking oily.

The hydrating base layer also delivers a radiant finish for up to 12 hours.

Haus Labs Foundation

Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs line carries this medium coverage foundation available in 51 shades. When you apply the liquid foundation to your skin, you won’t feel like you’re in a “Bad Romance.” Instead, it will feel like “The Cure” to your festival makeup worries.

IT Cosmetics Concealer

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Waterproof Concealer comes in 28 shades. This will cover any imperfections you may want to hide. The concealer is waterproof, 24-hour longwearing and full coverage. If you are short on luggage space, then you can use this product in place of your foundation when applying your festival glam.


Gucci Eyebrow Pencil

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Gucci Long Wearing Eyebrow Pencil comes in six longwear shades to keep your brows in place. The vegan formula provides a natural finish without any parabens. There are two ends to this product: one with color and the other with a spoolie. That brush is the key to making sure this eyebrow pencil reaches every hair.

Kulfi Eyeshadow

Kulfi’s Zari Eyes Long-Lasting Crease-Proof Cream Eyeshadow is formulated to stay on lids for the long haul. The eyeshadow comes in three pink-and-purple hued shimmer finishes and two bold metallic shades. It also is crease-proof, so it will help you with your festival makeup.

Urban Decay Eyeliner

No festival look is complete without eyeliner. Whether you choose a classic cat eye or try out a geometric design, try Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil. It’s easily applied, waterproof, paraben-free and longwearing for your festival makeup look.

The Urban Decay liner also is available in 33 matte, satin, glitter, metallic and shimmer finish colors. Choose the shades that match all of your festival outfits, so you can switch it up every day.

Cheeks, Lips and Contour

Benefit Lip Blush

If you are tight on space in your micro bag or carry-on, then the Grab the Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Liquid Lip Blush & Cheek Tint. This 2-in-1 festival makeup product adds color that lasts to your cheeks and lips. Choose from five pink shades that give long-wearing, transfer-free color without drying you out.

Makeup By Mario Shaping Stick

If you must contour before you head out to the festival grounds, then swipe on the Makeup By Mario SoftSculpt Shaping Stick. It’s easy to apply and a breeze to pack when you travel. The product is on one end of this contour stick and a brush is on the other. If you ever need to touch-up, you can whip out this 2-in-1 option and freshen your look easily. Aside from its convenience, the contour stick also leaves a matte finish with its vegan formula.

Fenty Beauty Match Stix

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna’s Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick can be used in a variety of looks. No matter where you want to add some shimmer, these cream-to-powder sticks will shine bright with a lightweight feel on your skin. You can pick your favorite from the eight shade options.

Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip

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Beauty Bakerie’s Matte Lip Whip goes on creamy and dries matte. After applying, you won’t have to pick up the tube for the rest of the day. This long-lasting matte lipstick is smudge-proof and waterproof. Once it dries, you can belt out your favorite song, sweat and chug red bull without fear of your festival makeup messing up.

Setting Spray

Urban Decay

To lock all of your effort into place, reach for the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. A staple for many makeup enthusiasts, a few sprays of this vegan formula will give you a natural finish with a waterproof seal. If you need to travel with a bottle, a one-ounce mini size is also available for your festival makeup bag.

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