One of the biggest festivals in the country is right around the corner! The Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival in Indio, California has been the premier destination for music lovers since its inception in 1999.
Taking place over six days this year, Coachella 2019 is boasting a killer line-up, with the likes of Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Juice WRLD, and more taking the stage. If you're planning on hitting up Coachella for all six days and want to dress to impress, here are some trends making waves this festival season that are sure to spice up your style.
10 Body Paint
If you’re aiming to stand out in a crowd, consider adding some body paint to your Coachella beauty routine!
With a vast array of colors available on the market, there is no limit to what body art you can create. Just make sure to grab some moisturizer and skin primer to create a base for your body paint in order to attain the best results. While some body paints might need a bit more upkeep to stay vibrant (like setting powder, for instance) others just need a splash of water, and you’re good to go.
9 Body Gems
Body gems are a new trend this festival season that will liven up your go-to routine. Some of the simpler gem sets are prepackaged in order to create set designs, but you can experiment on your own if you’re feeling adventurous.
Other body gem sets are designed to mimic chokers, necklaces, and jewel collars, and come in a variety of colors and shapes. Some body gems can even be applied to your face for a sparkling surprise that will complement your highlighter and liner. Simply stick the adhesive gems on your skin for a quick, unique look that is sure to complement your personal style.
8 Festival Braids
If you’re having fun in the sun but need a way to keep your luscious locks from becoming tangled and matted, festival braids are definitely the way to go. There are a variety of different ways that you can achieve this style—combination braids and ponytails, French braids, or even a cute up-do with braids in the front and buns on top.
If you’re looking to liven up your hair a little without the commitment of permanent dye, there are also rainbow braid hair extensions available to complete your look!
7 Glow In The Dark
At Coachella and many other festivals that span multiple days, some of the acts tend to start their sets just as the sun begins to disappear. Glow in the dark beauty products and hair accessories are the perfect way to still make a statement after night falls.
Try a glow-in-dark lipstick, eyeshadow, lip gloss, or mascara to keep shining into the early morning hours. In addition to glow in the dark makeup or fingernail polish, some companies have even started making headbands, hairclips, and earrings to serve your festival beauty needs.
6 Temporary Tattoos
If you’re not one who wants to deal with the effort it takes to apply body paint but still desire a unique festival beauty look, the convenience of the temporary tattoo is right for you!
Temporary tats provide all the benefits of regular tattoos without the permanency. Some companies even produce sets of matching temporary tattoos if you’re looking to keep your style consistent. If you desire to switch it up from day to day, all you need is a bit of water, a damp cloth or sponge, and you’re on your way to a crowd-pleasing Coachella look.
The color palette of Coachella 2019 is extremely bright, seemingly a throwback to '80s and '90s colors we all know and love. Neon yellow, pink, green, and orange are popular this year, and companies are creating many beauty products with this trend in mind.
A neon makeup cream or a neon mascara is definitely eye-catching and trendy, but if you’re looking to go the full route, consider a neon lipstick or fingernail polish. Many of these products are also glow-in-the-dark, so your look will shine bright even after the sun has set.
4 Colorful Eyeshadow
Nude eyeshadow palettes may be plentiful and practical for everyday life, but Coachella 2019 is calling for colorful makeup looks.
An increasing number of palettes are offering brighter, more intense pigments that are perfect for a glamorous festival face. Experiment with some atypical shades on your eyelids for a pop of color that will make your face the talk of all your friends on Instagram! No matter your skill level or experience with makeup, there are palettes that cater to all types of rainbow lovers available in your local beauty store.
If you’re craving skin that exhibits a warm, sun-kissed glow, then blush might be the makeup item you’re searching for!
Blush is easy to apply, and can be reused in your everyday beauty routine once Coachella is over. Whether you feel like keeping it understated with a rosy pinch, or covering your face in different hues to kick it up a notch, blush is both beautiful and versatile. Try layering it over your normal makeup, or applying it in more experimental fashion across your forehead and eye region.
2 Hair Dye
Festivals can be fun, freeing, and an excuse to try something new with your hair. At Coachella, this is definitely no exception.
Whether you use a temporary or semi-permanent hair spray, or go the more binding route with a new shade entirely, dying your hair can be an exciting experience. Hair dyes, of course, come in a number of more traditional shades, but for some, a music festival environment is the perfect time to go all-out with a bold and bright hair color to match the rest of their festival look.
The biggest trend of Coachella 2019 is glitter! Achieve that coveted shiny look with a pop of shimmery eyeshadow, liquid lip, or body glitter. A glittery finish will enhance your festival makeup and give it that extra edge it needs to shine both in person and on social media.
Depending on your style and outfit of choice, glitter might work best in tandem with your regular festival makeup. If you’re looking to branch out, consider giving the glitter collarbone a try. The sheen and definition that the sparkly stuff provides is an unexpected finishing touch that will keep you shining all through your stay at Coachella!