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Fresh faced camping!

Make-up advice from Sophie Everett

At this time of year, a lot of people want to enjoy the beautiful British summer and what better way to see the country than camping? However it can be tricky knowing what to pack and space for your make- up is usually limited. If you’re like me you’ll want to try to look as good as you can even if you can’t shower and have to wear the same clothes for days!

Low maintenance and long lasting make-up is the key to ensuring your face looks great even if your clothes tell a different story…

• Face Wipes: I would never normally recommend using face wipes as I think it’s best to get the skin clear with cleansers, however using wipes to remove make-up rather than sleeping in it is the lesser of two evils. So this is the one time of year you can use them, then make sure you throw them away! It’s also essential to make sure you remove your make-up thoroughly each night ready to reapply the next day.

• Tinted Moisturiser: Keep skin looking good with a tinted moisturiser or BB cream. The majority of these has a high SPF and as you may well be outside for hours this is essential, even if it’s not sunny your skin can burn through the clouds. Don’t forget your body too, pack sun cream and a hat! Buy small bottles so you can easily carry them around with you.

• Lip balm (with SPF): Hot weather and alcohol dehydrates the skin and the first place you’ll notice this is on your lips, so keep them moist with a lip balm. Carmex is my favourite make, the Mint Tube SPF 15 10g is particularly nice and you could also try Vitamin E Lip Care SPF15.

• False Eyelashes: These are small and easy to pack and are perfect for an instant ‘made up’ look. Eyelure has a vast selection and you could also try thick lashes with clumpy mascara as seen on the Summer 2013 catwalks. For the latest look apply thick mascara on the bottom lashes and slightly touch the skin for a smudgy effect. In my opinion you cannot beat Chanel Volume Mascara in Noir.

• Lip & Cheek Tint: With this you are able to pack just one product for two uses! Try Benetint for pretty rosy cheeks and bee-stung lips, as it is a stain it lasts for hours too!

• Glitzy Eyes: If you want to add some make-up for a bit of evening glamour, stock up on L’Oreal Chrome Shine eyeshadow and apply all over the lid and underneath for a smudgy look.

Sophie Everett is a local leading Make-Up Artist who has worked for a long list of prestigious designers and high street brands. She has also worked on a number of editorial photo shoots for a wide range of well known magazines as well as on TV, films and commercials. Sophie Everett,; Tel: 07917 303 292.