2020 has been all about opportunities to step back and spend time outdoors, and 2021 seems to be ready to follow suit. Instead of tropical getaways, we find ourselves dreaming of landscapes with no end and a break from beckoning emails. But just because we’re prepared to spend some quality time in the wilderness doesn’t mean we’re prepared to part ways with our skin care, makeup, and hair routines entirely. That’s why it’s no surprise that glamping has become the go-to vacation as of late. Ahead, we answer, “What is glamping?,” and share our top beauty essentials to pop in your luggage.
What Is Glamping?
Before we talk products, you may be wondering what glamping is in the first place. This trendy term is exactly what it sounds like—camping, but with a bit of glamour added into the mix. The vacay is all about swapping a traditional tent for something that’s a bit more lux (and sturdy), so you don’t have to sacrifice your need for “the good things in life” in favor of bug spray and sink-less skin care (though you’ll still want plenty of that). Consider it the perfect hybrid of nature- and beauty-lover. Now, on to our nine beauty essentials to pack for your glamping trip.
#1. Micellar Water
Sure, glamping is a bit more luxurious than traditional camping, but it’s still a good idea to have some skin care products on-hand that don’t require the use of a sink. Micellar water is a must on our glamping beauty essentials list since it can be used to cleanse and remove your makeup—no rinsing required. Pop the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types into your bag along with some cotton pads. When you need to use it, saturate a pad and glide it across your face.
#2. Hyaluronic Acid
We love hyaluronic acid for its ability to hydrate and plump the appearance of skin instantly. When it comes to glamping, you can help your skin indulge in this powerful ingredient by packing our L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.9% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Ampoules. Each ampoule contains just enough product for a morning and evening dose of hyaluronic acid, and can be conveniently stored away by using its top as a plug. Not to mention, they’re super tiny, making it easy to justify adding them to your luggage.
#3. Multitasking Lotion
An efficient skin care routine is all about multitasking, and the same goes for glamping. Look for a cream that can be used to hydrate more than one area of your body, like L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey All Over Balm - Face, Neck, Chest and Hands. The moisturizer is formulated with manuka honey extract and can be used on your face, neck, chest, and hands. It also comes in a small, squeezable container that makes it especially travel-friendly.
#4. Stick Makeup
Applying makeup while on-the-go is always a hassle, glamping or not. That’s why having products that are easy to apply with minimal tools is key. Stick makeup products, including stick foundation, blush, and highlighter fit the bill. Add the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Foundation Shaping Sticks, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks, and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Highlighter Shaping Sticks to your back. This trio can be applied directly to your face and blended out using just your fingertips.
#5. Liquid Eyeshadow
On the note of products that can be easily swiped on, you should also consider adding a liquid eyeshadow to your bag. A liquid formula can be patted onto your lids for an all-over wash of color in a few seconds. Pick a shade (or two) from the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup line.
#6. Waterproof Mascara
When you’re in the great outdoors, you never know what you’ll come into contact with—even if you’re glamping. To prepare for rainy days (and other water-centric activities), opt for waterproof mascara, like our L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara Waterproof, Lightweight.
#7. Long-Lasting Lip Stain
Another glamping makeup product must-have is a lip stain. This way, you won’t have to worry about your lipstick or gloss smudging while biting into a freshly toasted s’more. Pop a few shades from the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain collection into your bag for high impact, weightless color.
#8. Leave-In Treatments
As for your hair, leave-in treatments will be your best friend. This will help your strands reap the benefits without the need to rinse your strands. For your glamping trip, try the L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream Leave In Conditioner, which helps detangle, moisturize, and strengthen your strands all at once.
#9. Weather-Proof Hairspray
Last but not least, we’re sure you wouldn’t want your hairdo to pay the price of the elements. The L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray is formulated to lock out humidity and tame unruly flyaways and frizz, keeping your style in check. Mist it on after finishing your hairstyle.
Next up: If you’re thinking of hitting the slopes in lieu of glamping, check out our article, Beauty Off Duty: Your Winter Ski Trip Beauty Product Packing List.