It’s music festival season and whether you are in #NOLO for the Essence Fest or at a local outdoor jam session, beauty products that beat the heat are essential. Waterproof makeup, sweat-proof skin care and frizz-proof hair care are the things that we covet during hot and humid hours.
Solange embodies effortless beauty in every appearance she makes at a music festival, whether it be as performer or audience, and we think she is the one to borrow from. Her super-cool looks always includes funky fresh hair and believable makeup, which are key to partying in comfort and style.
We have road tested more than a beat-the-heat beauty products, and here are some that we are positive will take you from dawn to dusk while you enjoy your musical festivities.
Top 10 Music Festival Beauty Must-Haves:
Sweat-proof Skin Care
Be sure all your skin care stays in place by using a primer that seals it in.
Try: Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment $16
A lightweight, water-resistant gel-primer that keeps skin matte while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and pores.
2. Protect From Sun Damage
Keep skin matte and protect from the sun in a simple swipe.
Try: Peter Thomas Roth Mineral Powder SPF 45 $30
A transparent SPF 45 mineral powder in a convenient brush applicator. The light, matte powder gives the complexion a smooth, radiant, youthful look.
3. Flirty Lashes
Mascara is a girl’s best friend. You never know what hottie you will be standing next to that requires a fresh, flirty glance.
Try: Pur Minerals Big Look Waterproof Mascara $20
Made with Argan Oil—a revolutionary ingredient, loaded with lash-loving omega fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants—Pür’s waterproof mascara evenly coats each lash in beautiful, budge-proof colour.
4. Stay-Put Eyeliner
Add color and definition to your eyes with a waterproof eyeliner.
Try: Too Faced Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliner $22
A 24-hour wear, waterproof eyeliner that allows you to line, blend, and create smoky eye looks.
5. Flush of Blush
A slight flush is always sexy, so get cheeky with a long wearing blush.
Try: LORAC Pro Powder Cheek Stain $20
This innovative, 12-hour long-wear powder blush stains your cheeks with one swipe of healthy, radiant color.
6. Even Skin Tone & SPF
Skin is always in, so get yours even toned and protected from the sun in one fell swoop.
Try: bareMinerals READY® Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 $20
A solid mineral foundation that gives long-lasting hydrating coverage without looking or feeling like a foundation.
7. Cover up
Late nights, partying and sun may cause dark circles to appear. Cover them up without worry.
Try: Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer $22
8. A Pretty Pout
Kissable lips are always a must, so keep they moist and tinged with color.
Try: Smashbox MegaTint Long Wear Lip Color $20
A long-wearing lip tint that conditions your lips for up to eight hours.
9. Controlled Curls
Keep curly locks defined, humidity resistant and frizz-free.
Try: John Frieda Frizz Ease Unwind Curls Calming Crème $5.99
Loosens tight spirals, tames puffy hair and fights frizz for salon-perfect style.
Calms and elongates kinky, frizzy curls for soft, even and controlled curls that last all day.
10. Silky Straight Tresses
Banish the “pouf” from straight hair.
Try: John Frieda Frizz Ease Straight Fixation Styling Crème $5.99
Lightweight crème smooths away frizz and keeps hair soft & moisturized for up to 24 hours while helping block humidity.