The three day music festival that is San Francisco’s Outside Lands is one of the best times you can have. With music from noon until night, a land dedicated to chocolate, and even shopping (!), a good time is practically guaranteed.
But it can also get challenging in the beauty department. The sun may be beating down on you, but even if the fog is thick, you need sun protection. Overindulgence (at Winelands, perhaps?) can lead wooziness, not to mention dry skin and lips. And you’re bound to get dusty and dirty. But if you pack your makeup bag wisely, nothing can ruin your fun. These are some must-haves that will keep you looking and feeling fresh, even during the final headliner show (ELTON JOHN!) on Sunday.
Any makeup bag decorated with a Jack Kerouac quote is OK by me. And every time you break it out you’ll feel even more justified to have dedicated an entire weekend to music, eating and drinking.
This is the first sunscreen I’ve ever actually enjoyed using. The scent is lovely, and the consistency is dense but blends easily.
It’s a lovely way to temper any shine that might develop, and it will keep you looking sunkissed. It also prevents powder spillage all over your bag.
If the aforementioned overindulgence does indeed occur and you need a little pick-me-up—or something to recalibrate your equilibrium—this stuff will help. Just apply a bit of the roll-on under your nose, behind your ears or at your wrists and you’ll be ready for the next show in no time.
You can’t overdo it when it comes to sun protection. Double up on your skin protection with one of these freaking amazing hats. If you’re in San Francisco, Reliquary carries them.
This color is perfect every time! It lasts a long time, but days are long at Outside Lands so it can’t hurt to pack some along. Bonus: it doubles as blush.
Between this and the Stainiac, your lips will be pouting perfection.
Naty Baby Wipes, $30 (for a case)
I discovered these when hunting for biodegradable wipes for my baby, and then I discovered that I love them for myself, too. No weird smells, totally biodegradable and flushable, and the perfect way to freshen up your face after a few hours of tramping around Golden Gate Park with 60,000 of your closest friends. And you’ll be psyched you brought them if the bathrooms run out of toilet paper, which they will.
Also check out my guide re what to wear to Outside Lands!