As you may know, I went to Coachella for the first time this year! I had an amazing time during Weekend 2 that I can’t wait to share with all my readers. I have some great stories and beautiful pictures, so hopefully you’ll “vicariously” experience this legendary music festival.
I started off the weekend by hitting the Sephora tent (a must for any beauty blogger)! It was nice to escape the heat for a bit, and they had plenty of makeup touch-up stations inside. I was able to paint on some festival design inspired eye makeup and add purple hair chalk to my look (pretty much the standard festival accessories 😉 ).
Next, let’s walk through the Coachella Empire Polo Club!
Who I saw:
Day 1 – Flatbush Zombies, ZZ Ward, A$AP Ferg, Aloe Blacc, HAIM, Bastille, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, Girl Talk, Outkast
Day 2 – Banks, CHVRCHES, Kid Cudi, Capital Cities, MGMT, Lorde, Solange, Pharrell Williams, Muse, Nas
Day 3 – Chance The Rapper didn’t come (so bummed!), Krewella, Rudimental, Flosstradamus, AlunaGeorge, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Rey, Disclosure, Arcade Fire
My favorite performances: HAIM, Chromeo, Girl Talk, Outkast, Pharrell, and Disclosure
I learned Festival Makeup is must for Coachella!
Face paint designs are great for music festivals (feel free to get creative) along with facial gems! 🙂 I suggest using eyelash glue so that they stick the entire day. You can also use eyeliner if you don’t have any face paint on hand.
I kept the rest of my makeup simple, but stay proof! Each day I wore my Jouer matte moisture tint to look flawless each day along with Stila waterproof all day liquid liner and Maybelline’s the Rocket mascara. The Anastasia brow whiz finished off my look – I didn’t both with bronzer or blush as it would have sweated off! I applied Chapstick as well to keep my lips hydrated and protected.
Temporary tattoos are also great – check out my gold arm band below!
These were my outfits for the weekend:
Advice if you want to go to Coachella in the future:
– Bring kleenex and hand sanitizer to the festival fields – the port-o-potties never had any!
– Sunscreen and hats are a must to escape the heat, bring a hat even if you never usually wear them.
– Don’t camp – you’ll get too worn out and never be able to recharge.
– Book a hotel close to Indio! I stayed in Palm Springs because it was the closest we could get. Next time, I would book a hotel in advance and just cancel if we didn’t end up buying tickets. Also, if you can get a big enough group – a house seemed the most fun to me.
– Don’t drive to festival fields – walk, taxi, or shuttle.
– Constantly rehydrate and if no one you like is performing go the festival fields later (around 3 or 4 pm) so you’ll have enough energy for the nighttime.
– Get to the festival a day early and stay a day later … trust me it’s necessary if you don’t want to be exhausted!
– Wear cool clothes, but remember it’s 100 degrees out so being cool is most important. Each day I work a bikini top underneath my top. It also doesn’t get that cold at night – I was fine with a light jacket. Bring a bandana for the sandstorms at night too!
– Forget any kind of shoes that aren’t comfortable, COMFORTABLE SHOES ARE ESSENTIAL.
– Don’t feel like you have to be at the front of every stage, I had more fun in the back where you can see everything and there’s more room to have fun and dance.
– Bring cash, it’s faster and easier. Some places don’t take credit cards either.
– Buy any merchandise you want the first day – it sells out!
– Don’t splurge for a VIP pass – it did not seem worth it.
– Not everyone will want to see the same shows, it’s ok to split apart and it’s not impossible to meet up with your friends later. Just secure a meeting spot.