Camping or festival make-up look that fits into the palm of your hand
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. LOVE
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…
- 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
- 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
Out of everything I crammed into my overstuffed make-up bag, these are the few fantastic mini multi-tasters I turned to everyday:
- bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation primer – helps make-up last all day
- Benefit The Big Easy BB Cream – cream to powder fomula with SPF 35
- Benefit Hoola bronzer – bronzer works perfectly as a matte brown eyeshadow too
- Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes mascara – forget eyelash curlers, this mascara is like a push-up bra for your peepers and delivers 13 times more volume after three applications
- MUA Make-up Academy lipstick in the shade Juicy – my most favourite lipstick ever which doubles up as a gorgeous blusher too – and it only costs £1!
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 😉