For the beauty obsessed, the weeks leading up to Coachella are similar to a child's trip to the candy store. Surrounded by lollipop-like color, rock candy-esque crystals, temporary tattoos and copious amounts of glitter, the festival-inspired beauty looks we've seen all over our Instagram feeds have us on a sugar-like high, and as with any strong craving, we just can't get enough. Though trends from years past like flowers, fringe, and feathers will undoubtedly continue to make their appearance, this season it's all about the glittering, glossy and bright looks that are not only eye-catching, but also totally ethereal.
You finally have a totally legitimate excuse to channel the mythical character of your choosing -- be it unicorn, Greek goddess, or mermaid. To get you inspired, we're playing fairy godmother and dishing up the hottest Coachella-approved beauty looks that are sweet, sparkling and seriously mouth-watering.
Braids are a summer music festival standard thanks to minimal maintenance and their effortless ability to keep pesky flyaways at bay. And since the pastel-hued hair trend is still going strong, why not upgrade your basic braid with a touch of lagoon-inspired luster? Shay Mitchell's anything-but-basic braid gets a unicorn-approved makeover thanks to hair chalk that washes out with shampoo post-festival. Bonus points if you weave metallic ribbon through freshly tinted strands.
Metallic flash tattoos in all their glistening glory have stolen the show and decorated practically every festival attendee the past couple of seasons. Are they gorgeous, yes. Predictable, you betcha.
Try this season's fresh and more understated take a la tiny ink-black designs that add subtle drama to any beauty look. We're having a current love affair with Milk Makeup's Tattoo Stamp, $12, available in four adorable designs that can endure even the most sweat-prone of days. Pair a stamp (or five) with a cool AF cat-eye for double the dreaminess. We recommend Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $22, for Holy Grail staying power.
A statement-making lip is not only a summertime essential, but a music festival rite of passage. And though your signature shade of red, berry or nude might feel comfortably familiar, this season it's all about upgrading your pout with a fierce wash of neon or pastel. Plus, with such a bold, fit-for-a-fairytale hue, the rest of your festival look can (and should) stay blissfully simple. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, $14, in Siren Song is the perfect shade of mermaid mint. Plus, the budge-proof formula won't transfer to your cup -- or your plus-one's lips.
We're (hair) flipping over one of the season's biggest hair trends -- glittered-up roots. (See 21 Glitter Hairstyles More Magical Than a Unicorn.) Perfect fodder for frizz-prone festival hair, a dose of glitter instantly glamourizes even the most mundane style. However, we're partial to this year's Coachella quintessential: Double. Buns. With a generous helping of strategically placed glitter, this celestial-esque style couldn't look more goddess-like.