Beauty Essentials for Festivals and Camping
Splendour in the Grass is taking place in Byron Bay this weekend and our twitter feed is already flooded with as much excitement as the punters can possibly fit into 140 characters. If you’re heading to Splendour this year, or you’re planning any other getaway that involves braving the great out doors and pitching tents, this guide will help you pack your makeup bag so you’re prepared for the best and the worst of camping.
Wotnot Facial Wipes Travel Case
We can’t think of any way this product could be any more perfect for camping. Housed in an easily transportable, hard compact case, these facial wipes cleanse, soothe and rehydrate skin while removing grime, impurities and make-up. There’s even a mirror on the underside so you can check to see that all that outdoorsy grime has been cleaned before you head to bed. There’s 20 wipes in a case; just enough to get you through an extra long weekend.
Available from www.ecodirect.com.au, select health stores and pharmacies nationwide ($10.95)
ELES Mineral Sheer Tint
It’s highly unlikely you’re going to want to put on full face of makeup every morning while you’re camping and even if you do manage to score the mirror time for foundation application, it’s likely to be worn of by day’s end. Instead, opt for a tinited moisturiser with SPF. It will eliminate one step in your routine, is easy to carry in your bag during the day and you won’t look overdone. We love ELES Mineral Sheer Tint. It’s fortified with potent anti-oxidants Ginkgo-Biloba, Ginseng and Vitamins A, C, E to protect against free-radical damage. Plus it has an SPF20 protection and is a water-resistant formula.
Available online and in selected salons ($66.50)
Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara
Mascara is pretty much a desert-island must-have beauty product. It opens up tired eyes and makes you look like you went to a bit of effort without seeming OTT. When you need your lashes to last the distance, waterproof is a must-have. Benefit’s famous BADgal Mascara now comes in a waterproof formula that delivers seriously sexy volume super fast. It dries quickly, doesn’t smudge and won’t run if you get caught in the rain.
Available online, in Benefit Boutiques and MYER ($38.00)
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Boho
How did anyone ever camp without dry shampoo?! This mane-saving favourite will help you get through that extra day sans washing, giving your hair a much-need volume boost. We love the Boho variety, it’s fragranced with fruity top notes of lemon, orange and passionflower and an aromatic heart of spiced jasmine, lily and heliotrope so you can finally rid yourself of campfire smell! Simply shake, brush and you’re good to go!
Available from variety stores and pharmacies ($9.95)
Kit Cosmetics Hair Band Ball
We’re really not sure where all those hairbands we’ve purchased over the year have gone to but we’re pretty sure they’re hanging out with a bunch of lonely socks and a few thousand bobby pins. Until someone finds the land of lost property, this hair band ball will be sitting pretty in our cosmetics case. With 100 custom-designed, medium hold hairbands in five cute shades, there’s plenty of spares for when you and your mates inevitably lose yours.
Available online and from selected Myer store ($14.95)
Yes to Carrots C Me Blush Lip Tint
These hydrating and protecting lip balms contain 95 percent certified organic ingredients from fruits and vegetables so they’re good for your lips and have a pretty subtle tint. In colours such as Natural Smile, Cotton Candy, Sunset Pink, Coral Sunshine, Ready Red and Chocolate Kiss, you’ll be hard pressed just picking one but at $9.95 a pop, you can afford to invest in a few!
Available from Priceline, Coles and selected pharmacies ($9.95)
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