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Editor’s Picks: 10 Music Festival Beauty Must-Haves

Editor’s Picks: 10 Music Festival Beauty Must-Haves

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:

music festival layout

Sweat-proof Skin Care

1. Prime

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

COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment

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

PETER THOMAS ROTH Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45

A transparent SPF 45 mineral powder in a convenient brush applicator. The light, matte powder gives the complexion a smooth, radiant, youthful look.

Waterproof Makeup

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

 Pur minerals Big Look Waterproof_mascara

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

 TOO FACED Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliner

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

LORAC PRO-Cheek-Stain-RubyRouge 

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

BAREMINERALS READY® Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 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

TARTE Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer

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

 SMASHBOX MegaTint Long Wear Lip Color

A long-wearing lip tint that conditions your lips for up to eight hours.

Frizz-free Hair

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

 John Frieda Frizz Ease straight-fixation-smoothing-creme

Lightweight crème smooths away frizz and keeps hair soft & moisturized for up to 24 hours while helping block humidity.

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One Response to Editor’s Picks: 10 Music Festival Beauty Must-Haves

  1. rochelle33 April 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    This is nice to know

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