Calling It: These Were the Best Beauty Looks at Coachella

Updated 04/18/19

Once a year, every well-known celebrity, musician, and blogger descends on the California desert to partake in a little event called Coachella—you may have heard of it. While we love to live vicariously through our social media feeds and follow the legendary music lineups, the two-weekend event is arguably even more revered for its tendency to inspire some of the most creative and whimsical beauty looks we've ever seen. Between the intricate braids, the vibrant makeup, and maybe a flower crown or two, Coachella is a beauty hot spot that we look forward to every year without fail.

This year, we're happy to report, has been no exception. Celebrities went all out with unexpected twists on neutral smoky eyes and beachy waves that left us pining for summer. To make things easy, we've rounded up 12 of our favorite looks to serve up inspiration for the hot weather ahead. Keep scrolling to see the best Coachella looks of 2017.

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo
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Culpo opted for a pinky-nude lip and signature bold brows while attending a party at Revolve's Desert House. Long lashes and neutral eye makeup rounded out the look for a casual but polished finish. 

Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice
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Silver metallic stars painted over her brows and underneath her eyes took Justice's look to the next level by offering a subtle twist. We love that the pattern highlighted her high cheekbones in a unique way.

Jasmine Sanders

Jasmine Sanders
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The actress showcased her enviable cheekbones with a spatter of sequins and a rosy blush. Sanders kept the rest of her look simple with a topknot and matte lips that drew attention to her striking blue eyes.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls
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The supermodel's perfectly curled hair featured a trendy millennial pink ombré that complemented her smudgy eyeliner and radiant complexion. It was equal parts effortless and special—and completely suited the event.

Sara Sampaio

Sara Sampaio
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Victoria's Secret Angel Sara Sampaio gave us major braid envy with her casual hairstyle that featured scattered, irregular braids. Coupled with simple makeup that highlighted a muted star drawn onto her cheek, the look felt perfect for the occasion.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld
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A hint of turquoise applied to Steinfeld's waterline gave her otherwise neutral look a pop of color. Soft, messy waves framed her face and kept the attention on her smoldering eyes. 

Chanel Iman

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Iman's lavender and pink braids were an unexpected twist that looked completely festival-ready, while her smoky eyes featured a surprising splash of navy smudged into her bottom lash line to complement the colorful look.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner
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While most celebrities in attendance stuck to a nude lip, Jenner surprised us with a glamorous red that complemented her effortless, bronzed glow punctuated by a blitz of silver bling.

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts
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The actress kept it simple with flowing, long locks in loose waves and soft, rose-toned makeup that featured a matte lip. The result was the epitome of fresh-faced. We're into it.

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin
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Sleek, sophisticated hair was the focal point of Baldwin's relaxed look. Hairstylist Florido Basallo gave her a smooth blowout, then braided it at the nape of her neck and tucked it into a tight bun. The result is polished and perfect for the desert heat. 

Lady Gaga

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For her performance, Gaga hit the stage with messy blonde hair and a pop of purple eyeliner. This was a departure from the look that she posted on Instagram earlier in the day, where she posed sans wig and showed off an intricate flower design on her cheekbones.  

Vanessa Hudgens

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As the queen of boho-chic, Hudgens did not disappoint with her Coachella looks this year. She posted this photo on Instagram, showing off enviable braids and subtle, glittery eye shadow—both of which matched the relaxed vibe of the event perfectly.

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