The 14 Must-Have Items To Pack For Coachella

How to stay looking (and feeling) fresh, despite desert conditions

Coachella is quickly approaching, and with temperatures projected to reach the 90s, it’s gonna be a hot one. Whether you’re a Coachella veteran or a festival newbie, it’s a challenge to avoid looking like a sweaty, melted mess. However, there are a couple of things that every festival-goer should keep in their arsenal, a survival kit of sorts. But what, exactly, should be included?

We rounded up 14 must-have items that’ll ensure you look and feel fantastic all weekend long. Say goodbye to sweat-induced raccoon eyes, and hello to dewy, fresh skin. From sweat-proof, waterproof, and essentially life-proof makeup to all-over SPF protection (including for your boho beach waves), we’ve got you covered—literally.

Click through the gallery below to see what we’ll be packing.

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Lumion, Oxygen Mist + HOCL, $24, available at Lumion.

This stuff is a serious savior for your skin. Not only does it heal your skin post-sun exposure, it also cleanses your pores (even if you’re wearing makeup) and keeps your skin hydrated—it’s the perfect way to perk up your skin throughout the day.

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Farmacy, Green Screen, $36, available at Farmacy.

This broad spectrum SPF30 sunscreen also shields against the environmental factors that cause you to age—it’s a win-win.

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Alterna Haircare, Bamboo Beach Sunshine Spray, $22, available at Sephora.

This hair mist not only fights frizz and adds shine, but it protects your precious follicles from the desert sun.

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Pacifica, Coconut Milk And Gardenia Deodorant Wipes, $9, available at Ulta.

These will save your life after an afternoon dance session under the hot desert sun and are the best way to refresh in between stages—because we all know, there’s nothing worse than a bad case of BO.

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Liquid I.V., Hydration Multiplier 8-Pack, $19.99, available at Liquid I.V.

Make the most of your water! This portable powdered drink mix uses Cellular Transport Technology (CTT) to hydrate you two to three times faster (and more efficiently) than regular water—sounds like the perfect remedy to post-desert dancing.

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Nudestix, Nudies Matte All Over Face Color in ‘Bondie Bae,’ $30, available at Macy's.

These gorgeous all over face sticks will help you get the prettiest dewy, sun-kissed glow. The best part? They’re waterproof, so you won’t be sweating it off midday.

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Tom Ford, Clutch Size Lip Balm in ‘Fathom,’ $36, available at Sephora.

Mini in size, chic in packaging, and high in shine—what more can one ask for from a tinted lip balm?

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RMS Beauty, The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes (20 Pack), $16, available at RMS Beauty.

These are the ultimate makeup remover wipes. The individual packaging makes it easy to throw in your bag, the coconut oil scent is heavenly, and the wipe moisturizes your skin while flawlessly removing all of your makeup.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty, Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, $44, available at Marc Jacobs Beauty.

This stunning, buildable highlighter is as nourishing as it is luminous. Keep your complexion nice and hydrated (and dewy, of course) in the desert air with this new gel-cream formula.

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The Estee Edit, The Edgiest Up And Out Double Mascara, $24, available at Sephora.

This magical double-sided mascara boasts 15 hours of wear—despite sweat and humidity—which is a match made in heaven for anyone attending an outdoor festival in the middle of the desert.

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Briogeo, Scalp Revival Charcoal And Biotin Dry Shampoo, $24, available at Sephora.

While you’ll need to refresh your hair throughout the day, most dry shampoos will dry out your scalp, too. This one detoxifies the scalp and hair as it normalizes oil production and nourishes each strand.

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Smashbox, Always On Gel Eye Liner in ‘Bubbly,’ $18, available at Smashbox.

This waterproof gel liner glides on smooth and stays put for a full day (even if you sweat or dump a water bottle over your head). The gold is a must-have.

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French Girl, Lumiere Bronzing Body Oil, $60, available at Etsy.

Nothing is more luxurious than this bronzing body oil, an all-natural way to keep skin dewy and glimmering under the festival sky.

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Pinch Provisions, Festival Kit, $22, available at Pinch Provisions.

If there’s anything you’re going to bring along with you to a festival, it’s this survival/first aid kit. It has literally all you’ll ever need when you find yourself in a pinch, from tampons and blister balm to earring backs and bobby pins. Talk about a lifesaver.