Camping Makeup Routine 2

It seems that there are three different kinds of camping gals. There are those who like to “rough it”, and wouldn’t dream of packing or wearing any sort of makeup on a camping or backpacking trip. Then, there are those who like to bring along a handful of products… who still want to be cute but low maintenance. Lastly, the third group is more into “glamping”, or perhaps just a stay in a hotel or B&B instead. This post is for those of us in the 2nd group- the happy medium- where I like to think I belong. ;) 

These tips and products would also work well for a beach trip or a day at the lake. 

Camping Makeup Routine

Here are some of the items I like to bring along:

Camping Makeup Routine

1) Tinted Moisturizer- I like one with SPF for the added protection. It only adds a very small bit of coverage, which is perfect for camping or a day at the beach (pictured: Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream).

2) Powder- I add a powder because my skin gets quite oily, especially when I’m using a tinted moisturizer. You might not need a powder if your skin is more dry (pictured: Physician’s Formula Mineral Face Powder).

3) Bronzer- A quick sweep of bronzer nicely adds some warmth and color to my skin. It’s always nice to look a bit tan when you’re on vacation (pictured: mini Nars Laguna Bronzer). 

Camping Makeup Routine

4) Brow Mascara- This certainly isn’t a necessity for most, but I really like the difference I see when I fill in those tiny gaps. (Pictured: Essence Make Me Brow Mascara. I haven’t reviewed this product yet, but you can click here for my review on the Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel.)

5) Mascara- Consider waterproof if you’re going somewhere rainy, hiking near waterfalls, or are swimming (pictured: Maybelline The Falsies Mascara). It is better not wear anything than have mascara smudged all over your face! 

Camping Makeup Routine

6) Tinted Lip Balm or Stain- A stain or tint is a great low-maintenance way to add a bit of color to your lips. If you’re headed to the beach or somewhere dry, a tinted lip balm will give you both a hint of color along with hydration (pictured: Becca Beach Tint in “Guava”, Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms in “Sweet Violet” and “Zinna”). 

**I’ve been skipping eyeliner lately- just for something different, but if you feel like it’s a necessity for you, pack a waterproof liner! 


Here are a couple of additions, perhaps for going out to dinner:

Camping Makeup Routine

1) Eye shadow- I bring one or two shadows that stand alone. I like this taupe shade by Wet n Wild called “Nutty” and this rose gold one by E.L.F. called “Toasted” (featured in this past blog post: Multi-Use Makeup Products). Both of these are beautiful and can by easily applied all over the lid and into the crease. 

2) Concealer- I don’t like to bother with concealer every day when I’m camping, but to look a little more pulled together, I like to add it anywhere it’s needed (pictured: NYX HD Concealer). 

Camping Makeup Routine

3) Blush- With a bit of color added to your cheeks, you’ll look flushed and healthy. I have to admit, I often will wear this on a regular camping or beach day… not just for going out to dinner/when I want to look extra nice (pictured: Too Faced Love Flush Blushes in “Your Love is King” and “Love Hangover”). 

4) Lip Color- I like to bring a couple of options, maybe a pigmented gloss and a lipstick. A pop of color is a very simple and quick way to look pulled together (pictured: Essence Liquid Lipstick in “Beauty Secret” and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Berry Haute”). 


jessica @ frosting&facials

Do you bring any makeup with you when you go camping? What do you pack?

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2 thoughts on “Camping Makeup Routine

  • Molly

    This was a fun post! I love seeing what kind of makeup you are using lately. That nars bronzer looks amazing! Where did you get it in the mini size? Probably less expensive which I like!

    • Jessica Post author

      Thanks Molly! The Nars Laguna is a lovely bronzer. I got it quite a while ago in a Sephora Christmas kit… it had a bunch of smaller sized products. I’m sure if you keep an eye out, more little sets will come out in the future at Sephora. :)