Putting on your best beat face and having it sweat off by the time you arrive at your destination can be the ultimate aggravating experience. Tems’ makeup artist, Kayla Perez knew that struggle all too well. She made sure that Tems didn’t have a similar situation when she touched down in the Coachella desert for a day full of performances, including her own. With a combination of top-notch products and expert technique, Tems’ makeup stayed put through every note, every move, and every ounce of sweat.


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♬ original sound – Kayla Perez

Why Does Tems Need Extra Strength Makeup Protection?

Performing at Coachella and other outdoor venues isn’t just a walk in the park. It’s a whirlwind of intense heat, sweat, and conditions that can put even the toughest makeup to the test. For artists like Tems, who not only graced the stage at Coachella but also spent the entire day at the festival, the need for extra-strength makeup protection is a necessity. In such extreme conditions, regular makeup simply won’t cut it. That’s why Tems turned to a powerhouse trio of setting sprays to ensure her makeup stayed flawless from dawn till dusk, and beyond. With temperatures soaring and the desert air sapping moisture from every pore, Tems needed makeup that could withstand the elements and keep her looking picture-perfect no matter what.

Achieving the Look

Before diving into the setting spray frenzy, Perez shared that she laid down the foundation for flawless makeup with the Secure The Sweat Waterproof Mattifying Primer. This sweat-proof, waterproof primer absorbs excess sweat and oil while visibly tightening pores and mattifying the skin, creating the perfect canvas for makeup application.

Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury

First in the lineup of setting sprays is the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Setting Spray. This alcohol- and oil-free spray not only hydrates your skin but also locks your makeup in place for up to a whopping 16 hours. This setting spray has earned its place as a holy grail product for makeup enthusiasts everywhere.

Perez then used the One/Size On ‘Til Dawn Mattifying Waterproof Setting Spray on Tems. Its mattifying formula ensures that your makeup stays flawless, even in the most humid climates or intense performances.

Photo Courtesy of Kryolan Professional Makeup

The Kryolan Professional Fixing Spray was the final touch don’t he Coachella makeup look. Loved by social media commenters and trusted by makeup artists worldwide, this fixing spray is the ultimate finishing touch to any makeup look. Whether you’re facing sweltering heat or jumping into the ocean for a music video shoot, this spray will keep your makeup locked in place.

Photo Courtesy of Urban Decay

While Tems’ makeup artist didn’t use this spray, if you’re looking for a versatile alternative, the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is an excellent choice. Urban Decay was among the first to launch a setting spray, and not surprisingly, the brand continues to reign supreme in this makeup category. The fan-favorite All Nighter Spray absorbs quickly into the skin with a refreshingly lightweight feel and is suitable for all skin types.

Tips for Best Makeup Practices

Perez didn’t stop at sharing the products she used for Tems’ look. She also shared her top tips for achieving long-lasting makeup that can withstand even the most demanding performances.

  1. Choose the Right Primer: Start your makeup routine off right by using a primer that suits your skin type and the occasion. For a look that lasts all day, consider opting for a mattifying or hydrating primer, depending on your skin’s needs.
  2. Foundation is Key: Invest in a high-quality foundation that offers long-wear coverage without feeling heavy or cakey. Look for formulas that are sweat-proof and transfer-resistant to ensure your makeup stays put from morning till night.
  3. Set It and Forget It: After applying your makeup, don’t forget to set it with a generous spritz of setting spray. Hold the bottle about arm’s length away from your face and mist evenly to ensure every inch of your makeup is locked in place.
  4. Blotting Papers Are Your Friend: Throughout the day, keep a pack of blotting papers on hand to absorb excess oil and sweat without disturbing your makeup. Simply press a sheet onto any shiny areas for an instant matte finish.