Laura Whitmore reveals her Coachella essentials and handbag must-haves

Published Friday, Apr 10 2015, 12:53 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Laura Whitmore has given us an insider's look into her Coachella travel bag, jam-packed with beauty essentials to keep her looking flawless throughout festival season.

The TV presenter and fashion icon took to Instagram earlier today (9 April) sharing the contents of her designer Kate Spade bag with us, which was filled with all her beauty essentials!

Laura Whitmore reveal Coachella beauty secrets (9 April)

© Instagram / Laura Whitmore

There were a few trusty beauty essentials that really caught our eye. Firstly, we spotted a bottle of Moroccan oil poking out of Laura's bag.

Moroccanoil (£13.45 for 25ml), is a hair nourishing oil which can be applied to hair wet or dry to condition it and give it a luscious wavy finish - just what we want! This product will certainly come in handy over the weekend!

Other celebrities swear by Moroccanoil too, the likes of Kim Kardashian, Jessie J and Lady Gaga, like us, can't get enough of the stuff!

Although her bag didn't have an abundance of makeup inside, we did manage to spot two makeup products amongst her goodies that will keep Laura's skin looking flawless.

Shown in her quick Instagram snap was her faithful Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation (£29.50). This foundation is also a popular favourite amongst other beauty babes such as Casey Bachelor and Vicky Pattison.

Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation lasts for 15-hours and stays on even when worn in a hot or humid environment…two things we can guarantee Coachella definitely will be! It comes in 31 different shades and even has a built in SPF 10, pretty handy when the sun starts shining!

Laura Whitmore at Coachella 2014

© Instagram / Laura Whitmore

The other make-up hero we spotted was the Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer (£17.50). By the sounds of the name alone…it must be effective! Laura can't get enough of this stuff, having raved about it before saying:

"I like to use this concealer under my eyes because it's not too heavy. I try to apply only a little bit so it looks natural."

A weekend spent in the Californian sun may cause skin to dry out…but fear not! Laura's got that covered too. She also packed a Ren Clarimatte Control Cleansing Gel (£16), and an Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm moisturiser (£35). These two skincare products will keep her face looking fresh throughout the weekend!

The Ren Cleansing Gel is a purifying cleanser that removes dirt and unclogs facial pores, it's antibacterial too, so will is great for a clean face feeling even after a weekend of being surrounded by outlandish festival-goers!

If you want to try something a little more affordable there are cheaper options that won't put too much of a dent in your purse. We recommend Nivea Pure & Natural Cleansing Lotion (£3.89), and Nivea Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream (£2.93). These are perfect alternatives to the slightly more expensive skincare brands, and are just as effective! And for those prices, how could you say no?!

Thanks for revealing your beauty must-haves Laura, we cannot wait to try them out for ourselves - have fun at Coachella!

By Isobel Davidson