19 Beauty Looks From Coachella You'll Want to Try at Home
Coachella 2022 has officially come to an end, with both weekends welcoming celebrities and music fans to the valley in droves. Beyond the performances from artists like Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, and Baby Keem, the festival also lived up to its reputation of providing enough hair, nail, and makeup looks to carry you through the summer.
Year after year, there are a few beauty staples that anyone needs when attending Coachella (think sunscreen, a water bottle, and face mists). However, there's something about the sheer creativity that goes into creating the beauty looks that gets better with every festival. From people bringing back retro hair and makeup trends — yep, Y2K beauty dominated the scene this year — to celebrities like Doja Cat, Harry Styles, and Saweetie wearing sparkling, over-the-top outfits, Coachella remains the premier source of inspiration for fashion and beauty.
Even better: some of the biggest trends are perfect for the warm-weather months. To help you feel inspired for the summer season, we found the best beauty looks to come out of the festival. From a maximalist take on crystal eye makeup to the trendy variations of the ever-versatile french manicure, read ahead for the best makeup, hair, and nail moments to try for yourself at home.
Coachella Makeup Trend: Reverse Eyeliner
Coachella is anything but traditional, which is why it makes sense that the festival saw many iterations of the "reverse" eyeliner trend — when liner is applied to the bottom lash line instead of traditionally along the top — in a myriad of colors, from Hailey Bieber's baby blue to Camila Mendes's bright orange.
Coachella Hair Trend: Colorful Streaks
Coachella is the perfect time to have some noncommittal fun with hair colors you normally wouldn't, like Alessandra Ambrosio's bright pink and orange streaks that complemented her outfit and nails.
Coachella Nail Trend: Lipstick Nail Shapes
Megan Thee Stallion is known for switching up her nails on a weekly basis, and her Coachella manicure was right on theme. The bright aquamarine set saw crystals and designs, but the star of the show was her trendy lipstick shape.
Coachella Hair Trend: Baby Braids
Baby braids are a staple Y2K hair look, so of course they were seen all over the valley. Previously seen on stars like Zoë Kravitz and Bieber (who wore the style again at this year's festival), the look is clearly here to stay.
Coachella Hair Trend: Butterfly Clips
Butterfly clips are an easy way to give a nostalgic nod to the '90s. Previously seen on celebrities like Olivia Rodrigo, who wore the style at the MTV Video Music Awards, festivalgoers used the clips to provide pops of color to their outfits while keeping flyways away.
Coachella Makeup Trend: Eye Gems
What do you get when you combine the monochromatic beauty trend with crystal eye makeup? Next-level eye looks — which were aplenty at Coachella this year.
Coachella Hair Trend: Chunky Headbands
Hair accessories dominated the SAG Awards earlier this year, and the trend made its way back for Coachella this past weekend. Headbands, like the chic pearl one seen here, were particularly popular with attendees.
Coachella Makeup Trend: Colorblock Eyeshadow
Colorblock eyeshadow is a fun way to play with eyeshadow without it taking over your entire makeup look. Regardless of how you play with the eyeshadow shape, using contrasting colors like the green and orange seen here makes for a head-turning look every time.
Coachella Hair Trend: Hair Gems
Want to put a maximalist spin on the crystal eye makeup trend? Take the gems beyond just the eyes and apply them in your hair for a look that will have you feeling like a walking disco ball (in the best way).
Coachella Nail Trend: Mismatched French Manicure
Coachella reminded us, once again, just how versatile french manicures can be — and no better example could be found than with Becky G's nail look. "For this manicure, each nail was different, which is actually a big trend for Coachella," her go-to manicurist, Johana Castillo, previously told POPSUGAR.
Coachella Hair Trend: Feather Accessories
Feather accessories are making a comeback, but instead of being worn as jewelry, feathered hair accessories in different pops of color were seen all over Coachella, like the ones worn by model Chanel Iman.
Coachella Makeup Trend: Brown Lipstick
A nod to the '90s, brown lipstick looks good on pretty much everyone. Singer Sabrina Claudio channeled her love for pared-back makeup by keeping her skin and brows minimal, letting this chic brown lipstick be the star of the show.
Coachella Hair Trend: Pixie Undercut
Undercuts are making their way back in 2022, and with summer right around the corner, the timing couldn't be more perfect. The hairstyle typically sees the hair shaved shorter on the sides and longer on the top, perfect to keep you cool in the hotter months — or even in a valley surrounded by thousands of people.
Coachella Hair Trend: Colorful Hair Accessories
Want to take your favorite hair accessories up a notch? Add them in various bold colors like Enola Bedard did here with her hair ties.
Coachella Hair Trend: Geometric Braids
What better way to take your braids to the next level than with gravity-defying shapes? Michelle Zauner's traingular braids were the cherry on top of a sleek, futuristic makeup look.
Coachella Makeup Trend: Face Liner
Rico Nasty has never been one to shy from a bold beauty moment. If this sounds like your beauty philosophy, try sketching you favorite eyeliner design on your face for a bold, avant-grade look similar to the one seen here.
Coachella Hair Trend: Bold Hair Colors
Take after the bold hair colors that were seen on the Grammy's red carpet a few weeks ago and try out a bright color for summer. The bright blue waves that Karol G wore during her performance seem like a fun start, no?
Coachella Hair Trend: XL Braids
There's nothing that screams warm weather quite like braids. Throw in a fun color like this bleached blond alongside an extra long length and this hairstyle will set you up for the most stylishly low maintaince summer yet.