Camping or festival make-up look that fits into the palm of your hand

I LOVE camping – I can do tents, sleeping bags and a hike to the toilets but going back to basics never means a holiday from my make-up.

Maybe it’s because I like to be different or maybe it’s because I’m a control freak but when I’m stripped of almost all my home comforts I desperately cling onto a little bit of luxury I can fit into the palm of my hand.

We’ve often swapped concrete for canvas over the past 15 years and while we’ve sometimes forgotten a few camping essentials but I’ve never left my make-bag behind.

Yet I still make the same mistakes, and our fabulous week spent in Norfolk this summer was no exception, I always pack smoky eye palettes and eyeliners that remain untouched – camping make-up has to be fast and fuss free.

These are my top tips for saving face come rain or shine…

DO

  • Bring products that multi-task, such as lipsticks that double-up as blushers or foundations/BB products that go from cream to powder
  • Use a primer or base with a high SPF
  • Buy travel sizes from attached to the front of summertime magazines which are full of make-up give-aways from skincare to brow gels
  • Take one luxury mini item with you – even if it’s pelting down and all your clothes are soggy, you can look fabulous. My little pot of heaven is a sample of Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Night Cream
My children Maisy, 11, and Felix, four, are at their happiest when we are camping

My children Maisy, 11, and Felix, four, are at their happiest when we are camping

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DON’T

  • Bring full sizes of expensive liquid products such as foundation or moisturisers – in hot weather temperatures in a tent can soar which can heartbreakingly cause ingredients to curdle and separate
  • Bring you’re entire make-up stash – once you’ve decided on what you need – half it
  • Be frightened to ask for samples of skincare or make-up from department store counters to take away with you – cosmetics are expensive so there is no need to be embarrassed about asking to try before you buy
Camping or festival make-up look that fits into the palm of your hand

Camping or festival make-up look that fits into the palm of your hand

Out of everything I crammed into my overstuffed make-up bag, these are the few fantastic mini multi-tasters I turned to everyday:

Camping make-up: bright lipstick favourites which double up as blushers include (l-r) Rimmel's Pink a Punch, M&S Autograph's Coral and Revlon's Unapologetic

Camping make-up: bright lipstick favourites which double up as blushers include (l-r) Rimmel’s Pink a Punch, M&S Autograph’s Coral and Revlon’s Unapologetic

Admittedly, most women on campsites go barefaced but painting my face is a huge part of my daily ritual and ultimately makes me very happy, find out why here.

And even if you don’t usually wear make-up, camping might be a good place to start. The ten minutes spent in front of a mirror in the shower block each morning was the only respite from my children I had all week 😉

 

 

 

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