Camping & Festival Make Up Essentials

Morning All

Wish I was waking up here this morning!

Today I thought Id show you some products that I took away with me on a recent camping trip with Michael and Daisy May.  We actually stayed in a camping pod at Otterington Park rather than in a tent which was such a good idea.  Camping pods are den like and wooden and are a great alternative to a tent as they allow you to do everything you would when you’re camping without the hassle of putting up a tent!

When I was away I wanted to be able to create a hassle free, flawless make up look that was quick and easy to do in the mornings with as few products as possible (packing selectively is a must!). While we were away we spent our time walking in the countryside, going out for lunch and to a museum, so I wanted a makeup look that was natural and shine free, rather than like a done up Barbie doll!

Here’s what I took with me:

Whats in my Camping make up bag?

Origins Make Up Bag

Gorgeous, hard wearing little make up bag that I got with the Origins Look Alive Value Skincare Set. Its tiny and so deceiving as I could fit all of this in, with the exception of the Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder which I stored in my toiletries bag.

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in 040 Fawn

Dream Matte Mousse foundation is fantastic for oily skin, it gives a flawless, air brushed finish with medium coverage that is so easy to apply.  I wouldn’t recommend this for those with dry skin as the foundation itself is very drying.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder in 2W1 Sand 16

I usually wouldn’t take something so expensive away with me but this is sadly running out.  I will definitely be repurchasing this, its absolutely brilliant at keeping away shine from oily skin.  I love a matte face.  The mirror in the compact is HUGE so I used it to look into while applying my make up.  Read my review on Estee Lauder’s Double Wear, here.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 02 Light

This is the best concealer I’ve used.  Its perfect at hiding dark circles and covering blemishes and was literally a godsend while I was away camping.  When at a festival or roughing it in the great outdoors, a flawless base is key to a gorgeous low maintenance look and this concealer is the secret to getting a great base.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara in black

This is a sample size so its compact and lightweight enough to carry around and to fit in my Origins make up bag.  Its super black and provides length and volume to even the shortest of lashes.  This mascara is FANTASTIC.

MAC Dame Blush

This is a beautiful neutral pink that is cool toned with a satin finish.  It gives a lovely flush of colour to the cheeks, without making the wearer look too overdone which is definitely not a look you want to go for when you’re camping!

Bare Escentuals Flawless Face BrushMarks and Spencer Lip Care

Dense, soft bristle brush thats great for applying my MAC Dame blusher and small enough to fit inside this little Origins bag. Score!

Lip balm in a stick format.  Perfect for the men in your life who want to keep their lips moisturised without having an girlie side effects- no shine, glitter, shimmer, tint, just moisture!  Michael used this while we were away, he gets dry, chapped lips easily, particularly when he spends a lot of time outside so this was perfect for him.  I used it while we were away too before going to sleep at night and I kept it in my bag during the day for some quick moisture touch ups- SO much easier and less messy than carrying the Vaseline Rosy Lips around with me.

Vaseline Rosy Lips

Perfect for a touch of colour that’s super moisturising.  I applied this each morning to give my lips a light pink rosy hint of colour.  This made me feel gorgeous and girlie in a very un-girlie environment!

What are your make up must haves for camping and festival wear?


  1. Anonymous
    August 17, 2011 / 10:59 am

    Great picks there! It's always hard to limit yourself to only a few products x

  2. Ellie
    August 17, 2011 / 2:22 pm

    I really want to try 'glamping', I'd love a little pod for the night hehe. Great post 🙂

  3. G A B Y
    August 17, 2011 / 6:20 pm

    I just don,t bring makeup when I go camping LOL, I concentrate on skincare. Love that little Vaseline tint!

  4. MrsB
    August 19, 2011 / 9:31 am

    Hello, I found a link to your blog via youtube. I was searching for the best way to use batiste dry shampoo and came across your video. Thank you for sharing the what works for you when using dry shampoo(worked for me too!).Also I would like to just say what a pretty nail colour you are wearing in the video, it looks lush :o)

  5. Angela
    August 29, 2011 / 1:37 am

    the camping pod looks amazing and so much fun! (way better alternative than pitching a tent!) x

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