Halsey Tells Us Her "Lifesaver" Skin Product—and It's Dirt Cheap

“You are so beautiful!” was the first thing singer/songwriter/badass (we’re pretty sure that’s part of her title) Halsey exclaimed to us at The Saguaro Palm Springs. She was wearing a black velvet bodysuit held up by strands of pearls, and sweatpants (a decision she later joked about because, Palm Springs). Her hair was short and pink, not her signature blue. “I dyed my hair blue to be unique, and it did the opposite,” she said, “It became all people talked about. I decided to switch it up on everyone, and I started changing my hair all the time. It’s long; it’s short; it’s shaved; it’s a wig; it’s pink; it’s blonde.” It’s hard to keep up, I remarked. “Blonde is personally my favorite,” she shared on the color that, unlike pink, gives her freedom and a blank canvas to wear whatever she wants. “The hard thing with having pink hair, like I do right now, is putting on a red dress and thinking, ‘Oh, god. I look like Valentine’s Day,’” she quipped in a way that instantly made us feel like we’d known her for years.

Though the down-to-earth beauty wasn’t performing at Coachella, she hosted a Find Otherness event with Three Olives Vodka to kick off the first weekend. There, she told us about things like how she does her own makeup for the Grammys and VMAs, as well photo shoots. “I shot with Ellen von Unwerth the other day and did my own makeup. That was really scary,” she confessed. Keep scrolling to see her sweat-proof beauty tips for Coachella, who inspired her festival attire, and the Instagram accounts she loves (you’ll want to follow them ASAP).