Ultra, Coachella, Stagecoach, Afropunk – WWD
Shimmering eye shadow, colorful liner, neon hair and shimmering gemstones – Coachella fans channeled “Euphoria”-inspired beauty looks at this year’s festival in April. More than ever, faces and bodies were covered in rhinestones. They were on the hair, chest, and navel, but most framed the eyes with winged crystal jewels, pearl stickers, and freckle-like temporary tattoos.
Stagecoach Festival followed, also held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, where country music fans opted for more natural looks. But first, Ultra Music Festival – and its electronic dance music fans – kicked off in Miami in March, followed by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which ran from April 29 to May 8. , and the Afropunk Festival, also in Miami, on May 20. at 22 (before heading to Minneapolis later this year).
Then there’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee and Governors Ball Music Festival in New York, both in June, and then Lollapalooza in Chicago in July.
In honor of the return of festivals in 2022, here’s a breakdown of the beauty trends — and the brands offering the looks — seen at America’s most popular music attractions.
ultra music festival
Open: March 25 to 27
Founders: Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes
The first Ultra Music Festival took place in 1999 on the sands of Miami Beach with around 10,000 spectators. It grew to draw 165,000 attendees, gathering EDM fans at the 32-acre Bayfront Park on Biscayne Bay. Amid the neon lights, with their heartbeats, the likes of Kygo, DJ Snake and David Guetta took the main stage this year.
The look: Year 2000 inspired hair and makeup, with space buns, colored locks, oversized clips; frosted eye shadows and glossy, ombre lips.
ColourPop New Millennium Pressed Powder Palette, $10
NYX Cosmetics Slim Lip Liner in Y2K, $4
Iggy Azalea x BH Cosmetics Iggy Oral Fixation High Gloss Lip Gloss, $14
Supergoop SPF 50 Glow Stick, $25
Good Dye Young Poser Paste (washable, non-transfer hair color), $18
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Location: Indio, California
Schedule: April 15 to 17 and April 22 to 24
Founders: Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen
Organized by Goldenvoice, the festival site – Empire Polo Club – is where Pearl Jam held a concert in 1993 as part of their Vs. Tour. The rock band was boycotting Ticketmaster at the time, playing to 25,000 fans in a then underdeveloped space. The event showed that the area was well suited to large-scale concerts and the first Coachella festival took place six years later, over two days in October 1999. It was not until 2001 that the festival began to held annually, then in 2007 it expanded to a third day and a second weekend was added in 2012. After being discontinued in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, Coachella returned with 750,000 people present this year with headliners. Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd.
The look: Experimental eyes, shiny, shimmering bodies, playful hair, and long, bold nails.
Pley Beauty Festival Pley Things (reusable gemstones for face and body), $20
Elf Cosmetics Pearl face and body gems, $3
Lemonhead LA Prisms designer sequins, $14
Olive & June Press-On Nails, five sets for $50
Princess Polly Recycled Plastic Lelo (Butterfly) Hair Clip Set, $8
Location: Indio, California
Open: April 19 to May 1
Founders: Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen
After seeing the success and demand of Coachella, Goldenvoice began producing its “cousin” festival, Stagecoach, for country music fans in 2007. Held alongside the Messina Group and Moore Entertainment, the event brings together large mainstream country stars with emerging artists in alternative country, folk, bluegrass and Americana. This year’s headliners were Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs.
The look: Makeup and “no makeup” natural hair, straight to tight curls (flowing under cowboy hats).
Coola SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray, $36
Dior Forever Skin Correcting Concealer, $36
Jamie Makeup Blighlighter (blush and highlighter combo), $34
K18 Molecular Repair Leave-In Hair Mask, $29 (travel size)
Perk Up Talc-Free Dry Shampoo by Amika, $26
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Location: New Orleans
Schedule: April 29 to May 8
Founder: George Wein
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Inc. — a nonprofit organization — is behind the music festival, contributing up to $350 million a year to the city’s economy, according to the organization. The first Jazz Fest, as the locals call it, took place in 1970. There were about 350 people in the audience, less than the total number of musicians and staff on site. A celebration of New Orleans and its rich culture, with a lineup of jazz, soul, funk, Caribbean, African, Latin, as well as rock, country, hip-hop, indie, the event has grown enormously, drawing close of 500,000 visitors before -COVID-19[FEMININEThisyearStevieNicksErykahBaduandLionelRichiewereamongtheperformers[FEMININECetteannéeStevieNicksErykahBaduetLionelRichieétaientparmilesinterprètes
The look: Red lips, rosy cheeks and natural hair.
MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $19
Ilia Multi-Stick (creamy color for lips and cheeks), $34
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Sunscreen SPF 60. $25
Bomba Curls Dominican Forbidden Oil, $22
Sachajuan Ocean Mist, $15
Locations: Miami and Minneapolis
Open: May 20-22 (Miami) and June 18-19 (Minneapolis)
Founders: James Spooner and Matthew Morgan
While the Afropunk Festival started in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (in 2005), it has been held in Atlanta, Paris, London and Johannesburg. This year, the event was in Miami, focusing on the African Diaspora, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino communities of the Florida coastal city, with artists Rema, Mavado, ChocQuibTown, Skillibeng, Michael Brun and Prettyboy. The festival also brings music to Minneapolis on June 18 and 19 at Sheridan Memorial Park. Performers will include Ari Lennox, Noname, Mereba, Miloe and Evv.
The look: Hair art, bold or light gloss lipstick, metallic colors, glowing skin.
PrettyLittleThing hair rings, $15
Kitschy snag-resistant elastic, $6
About-Face Fractal Lipstick, $19
ShineOn Tower Lip Jelly $28.15
Patrick Ta Major Glow Body Oil, $52
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Location: Manchester, Tennessee
Open: June 16 to 19
Developed by AC Entertainment co-founder Ashley Capps, following the cancellation of the Hot Summer Nights festival in Knoxville, the first Bonnaroo was held in 2002. .) Hulu will stream this year’s festival, which is expected to be headlined by Tool, J. Cole and Stevie Nicks – a lineup that reflects the diverse musical artists the festival has attracted over the years (including Bob Dylan, Wu-Tang Clan, Stevie Wonder and Red Hot Chili Peppers).
The look: Boho and simple or eclectic and colorful, full of face and body art. Anyway, there are hair braids of all kinds.
Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Setting Powder, $39
Hurraw Tinted Lip Balm, $5
Glamnetic Colored Reusable Lashes, $28
Inkbox semi-permanent tattoos (lasts up to two weeks), from $9
Free People Braid Ins Accessories, $16
Governors Ball Music Festival
Location: New York
Open: June 10 to 12
Founders: Jordan Wolowitz, Tom Russell, Yoni Resiman and Robert Spratlen
Launched in 2011, the festival – produced by Founders Entertainment – was held on Governors Island before moving to Randall’s Island a year later. In 2021, the festival moved to Citi Field in Queens, headlining Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, J Balvin and Post Malone (in September). This year it’s Halsey, J. Cole and Kid Cudi.
The look: Anything goes – from bubble ponytails and dramatic cat eyes to seemingly bare faces and natural hair. Waterproof makeup is essential because it often rains.
Enjoy BadGal Bang! Waterproof mascara, $27
Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner, $22
EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46. $39
L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray, $15
Bread Beauty Supply Hair-Oil, $24
Schedule: July 28 to 31
Founder: Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction
The music festival began as a traveling event (a Farrell farewell tour) in 1991 before moving to Chicago. Selling out every year, around 400,000 people come out for a variety of acts and genres, from heavy metal to hip-hop and EDM. This year’s lineup includes Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Green Day, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby and Kygo.
The look: Bold beauty, from preppy pastels to 90s gothic.
Bésame Cosmetics Lipstick, $28
Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, $50
Schwarzkopf Göt2b Bonded Freezing Spray, $11
Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Highlighter, $30
Kate Somerville UncompliKated Setting Spray with SPF 50. $44