Initially I wanted to post the beauty items that I brought for the festival last weekend but due to stress of all sorts that post never got published. Instead, I thought, it might be even more interesting to take a sneak peek into what I actually used for a change? As most girls I am always, always (!) guilty of overpacking and so this time. I tried to restrict myself to one of each kind but got a little carried away in the concealer department. Not sure what I was expecting but I apparently I thought four different concealers would be needed! Don’t need to mentioned that I only used two, do I? Anyway, here you have the round-up of the products that actually made their way onto my face throughout the past couple of days. Anything I missed out on?
In terms of face products I brought a small container filled with my trusty Bioderma Solution Micellaire to clean my face after I wiped my make-up off with the YesTo Carrots wipes. I’m usually not a big fan of face wipes but when you’re not exactly close to a bathroom sink then these will become your best friend, let me tell you! So once all the stuff has been removed I would put on my miniature Body Shop Vitamin E Night Cream. In the morning I would use another quick Bioderma swipe over the face and then protect my skin from sun damage by applying the Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50 which I’ve mentioned about a thousand times now. Love this stuff!
Actually I have stopped using deodorants that contain aluminum salts (post is on your way ladies and gents) but for a festival I wanted to make sure no smelly situation occurred and got a Rexona version that honestly did a really good job! Lastly on the necessity front I packed a small hand sanitizer gel by Soap & Glory.
Onto the not so necessary bits: for slight coverage I used the Diorskin BB Cream in 002, touched up any blemishes with the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer and covered up severely dark circles with my beloved Maybelline Age Rewing concealer.
For brows I used an old pencil by Lacura in Blonde. Some general bronzing was done with the Sleek Contour Kit and for eyes I alternated between the Collossal Volume Express in Brown and whenever it rained I opted for my Lancome Hypnose in waterproof. Whenever I felt fancy I either applied Rimmel’s In Love With Ginger on the lips or a chrome blue eyeliner by P2. At night I gave my lips a good coat of Nuxe’s Rêve de Miel to prevent them from chapping.
So these were the things I packed and used on a daily basis this past weekend. What are your beauty essentials for festivals? Anything I should add to the stash for next year? Please let me know!