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The Ultimate Music Festival Beauty Packing List

While you’ve undoubtedly plotted a wardrobe that’s selfie-worthy, we’re willing to guess you’ve neglected to think about the perfect beauty goods pack with you this festival season. Rest easy, fellow music lovers. Whether you’re heading to a techno-fueled romp or a laidback jazz fest, we’ve rounded up the right makeup and skincare for each occasion. Cutoffs, you’ve met your cosmetics match.

Electric Daisy

Destination: Electric Daisy Carnival

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

The vibe: Vegas’ annual EDM extravaganza offers three days of electro, house, techno, trance, and everything in between. For those of you with an insatiable desire for neon and gold lamé, this festival is your happy place.

What to pack: We recommend CoTZ FACE Natural Skin Tone, which blends in quickly and deflects damaging UV rays. Fist pumping is much more fun when your digits are decked out in eye-catching hues. Stash Color Club®’s Apollo Star, a pure silver glitter, in your overnight bag to add dazzle to your nighttime look. For that radiant, I-just-danced-for-eight-hours-straight glow, swipe on theBalm® cosmetics’ pink-toned cream blush How ‘Bout Them Apples?™.


Destination: Pitchfork Music Festival

Location: Chicago, Illinois

The Vibe: At this indie music fest, Chicagoans bring their A style game. With fashion bloggers abounding, the goal here is to steal the show—rather than actually seeing it.

What to pack: Before [insert cool of-the-moment band here] takes the main stage, slather on a healthy dose of Supergoop!® SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion for Face and Body to combat sun exposure. Rather than packing up your entire vanity, opt for multitasking products like W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Multi-use Color Stick. This versatile all-in-one eliminates unnecessary ingredients, and leaves pretty pop of color on your cheeks, lips, and eyelids. Lastly, let’s be real: During Pitchfork’s four-day stretch, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be washing your hair more than once. Let it do its thing and revive unwashed strands with a spritz of Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray.


Destination: Sasquatch! Festival

Location: George, Washington

The vibe: When you mix the Northwest’s climate with a topnotch roster of underground artists, you can bet you're in for one mellow party. This festival is prime time to show off your laidback style.

What to pack: Though its name might reference an unkempt mountain-dwelling creature, that doesn’t mean you should attend this alt-music festival looking like one. Instead, use Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Nettle to avoid a Bigfoot-esque ‘do—it absorbs sweat and oil without weighing hair down. Leave your regular perfume at home and opt for Harvey Prince’s Journey, an adventurous and complex scent that melds notes of Indian tuberose and Spanish mandarin. The handy rollerball fits perfectly into a sustainable hemp tote bag. Since you’ll likely be partaking in a little sweaty mosh pit action, pack destruction-proof eyeliner. For intense color that won’t budge (through rain, heat, or crowd-surfing), try Noir’s Long-Wear Eyeliner.

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