Festival and Camping Makeup Picks


I know all too well the horrors of over packing for a festival. I've been to Leeds Festival twice and over packed both times. I know the pain of lugging your overflowing bag through the car park, across fields, to the entrance and then finally trying to find a good camping spot. I've even done it in the poring of rain whilst carrying a cardboard crate of cider that was slowly dissolving in my hands. I definitely have a tendency to over pack, no matter what the occasion, but when going to a festival or camping you kinda need to take the essentials and try to avoid packing three different foundations and blushers. However, girls being girls, we need want to look fresh faced so it's unlikely we'll go without the makeup bag completely. I do tend to stick to drugstore brands when going to festivals though for a couple of reasons; Tents often get hot, no matter what the weather, and the last thing you want is a hot tent ruining your £30 foundation! Secondly, unfortunately things happen such as breakages, fires and theft - so keep that in mind. A few essential makeup items is honestly all you'll need, just enough to keep you looking fresh faced and awake (concealer will be your best friend after sleeping in a tent for a couple of nights!), and that you can apply within minutes so.

The Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream is really light weight but has great coverage, especially for those with pesky redness! It's great for dry skin girls but also isn't dewy and has a semi matte finish, which is great to keep the shine at bay when you're in hot crowds! It's also quite well lasting so you can apply it in the morning and not need to think about touching it up. One great thing about it is that it applies well with any method, including using fingers, so it saves you having to pack a foundation brush!

Like I said before, after a few nights sleep in a tent concealer will be your best friend to cover those pesky dark circles and keep you looking awake. The Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Concealer has great coverage and is again really light weight, plus it stays in place so well. Like it's foundation counterpart it blends in really well with fingers so you won't need a brush!

To set the foundation and keep shine at bay a good powder is needed. Although I much prefer loose powders they can be messy and you really don't want to open your makeup bag to find it covered in powder so a good pressed powder is essential. The L'oreal True Match powder is really light weight and doesn't leave you with a cakey finish but does leave you with a light, flawless base. It comes in pretty tough packaging so it's great for throwing in your bag for touch ups during the day.

The Sleek Face Form Palette is a great 3 in 1 product to throw in your makeup bag so you can add colour and a little glow to your skin whilst at a festival. It comes in really sleek, plastic packaging which takes up hardly any room and means that the product is protected from being bashed around. The palette contains a matte bronzer which makes a great contour and general bronzer, a pink champagne highlighter and a rose gold blush. All the products blend fantastically and last well on the skin so you can throw in on in the morning and off you go!

For quick brows on the go the Maybelline Brow Drama is great for getting those unruly hairs in place, setting them and adding colour all in one. I use this as a brow gel normally but as it's coloured it's a great all in one and my go to for natural makeup days. It lasts all day too which is fab and is like 20 second brows in a tube! A perfect festival product!

At festivals I rarely bother with eye shadow as it just seems too much hassle but if you aren't feeling the naked eye look the Barbara Daly Longwear Eyeshadow stick is a great on the go product. I have a review of the shade 'Shimmering Sand' here, which is a lovely shimmery nude pink, and the formula is incredible. A quick swipe of this across the eyelids and blending with a finger adds a lovely hint of colour to the eyes, that won't budge or crease all day! Added bonus - you won't need a brush for this product! For mascara I wouldn't go anywhere without my Soap and Glory Thick & Fast, it's just amazing. Adds volume, lengthens and is the deepest black to make sure your lashes stand out.

Lip balms are an essential product to any trip and I love the Nivea Milk and Honey as it smells lovely and works well. Tents often get really hot, even when the weather isn't great, so lip products like Vaseline are best avoided so they don't make a melted mess everywhere. For lip colour bright oranges, reds and pinks always look great and go along well with the festival vibe, plus they add a pop of colour to a basic makeup look. I really love the Revlon Matte Balm range as the formula is great and they last well. They have a mild minty scent and although they're matte they don't dry your lips out. MAC's Toying Around is another firm favourite for a pop of colour and again has a fantastic formula.

What are your festival and camping makeup picks?

Kelsey xx


  1. I've read lots of good things about the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream, and I think its about time I actually picked it up for my terribly red face! Great post idea :)


  2. Love this post, i haven't seen one like it yet! Great idea.
    love victoriajanex


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