When you know you will be actively walking around, hiking and exploring the nature, makeup should be the last thing you would want to worry. Also, it is good to have minimal to no makeup once in a while to let our skin breathe, right? Nature getaway is one of those times that you can carry as little as makeup possible in your bag. I hope you feel the same way about it. When you think about your makeup bag, what would you include in your nature getaway edit?

Even if you’re one of those people who can’t go out without a touch of makeup, it is best to play safe when you’re in nature. Low maintenance products should be the priority products to pack, always have products that you can rely on. It might not be the best time for trying something new. You never know when it would start pouring down, especially in the UK.

Let’s start with the one step that I hardly skip, eyebrows… Sparse eyebrows might not be the best looking and confidence boosting feature, so no matter where I go, I make sure to pack brow pencil, brow pomade and trusty Pixi Brow Tamer. I don’t want to look at the photos and wonder what happened to my brows!

Waterproof mascara can be one handy product to pack. Even though you can always check the weather forecast, there’s always a chance of rain or fog on the top of the mountains. At least a waterproof mascara can save you from having panda eyes. If you’re not a fan of waterproof mascaras, then think about the alternatives. Maybe pack your best mascara which you know that would smudge as little as possible or a clear mascara. Also if you pack a waterproof mascara, don’t forget to pack waterproof makeup remover… Don’t make the same mistake I did!

I prefer to pack a light coverage foundation which is easy to build up and long lasting. At least when I decide to add a touch of colour, then I would have something. NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint comes handy, it is lightweight and it is buildable as well, it is a product that I could rely on.

Since low maintenance is my priority when it comes to packing lip products, I prefer to pack neutral, easy to wear lip products. Nothing like dark berries or bright pinks. Eating, drinking and then not having a proper place to check your makeup… Go for nude, MLBB products.Face palettes are good for capsule makeup bag. They have everything you need to finish off your makeup and they don’t take much space, also you don’t need to pack extra 4-5 products thanks to those palettes.

Face palettes are good for capsule makeup bag. They have everything you need to finish off your makeup and they don’t take much space, also you don’t need to pack extra 4-5 products thanks to those palettes.Last but not least, eyeshadows! If you know that there might be a chance of going out, then you might want to add something small in your bag.

Last but not least, eyeshadows! If you know that there might be a chance of going out, then you might want to add something small in your bag. My eyeshadow pick goes with my makeup bag theme, less is more. Tiny Smashbox eyeshadow trio has everything I need, it is neutral and it is low maintenance. When you go to nature getaway, do you pack many eyeshadows or you are a minimalist like me?

These are the products I basically packed when I had nature getaway. To be honest, it is good not to worry about your makeup and just enjoy the moment. Sometimes we should just let ourselves be free and not give a damn about anything.

What would you include in your nature getaway makeup bag edit? Is there any product you must always have it in your makeup bag? Do you prefer to have minimal/no makeup when you’re in nature?

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  • Such a great idea. I love the sound of this minima makeup for when you are outdoors. Hope you are well Ela and having a great start to your week.

    Gemma x

  • Lovely post! I always bring waterproof mascara with me on trips, you never know!

    xx, The Makeup Feed

  • If I go around nature I tend to wear very little makeup. Just like you I always do my brows though, and wear mascara. I generally skip eyeshadow though 🙂 And for the lips, I go for a nude shade that I won’t have to keep reapplying during the day – I tend to get lazy haha. And as you said, it’s more important to focus on the moment than on the makeup!
    This was a great holiday post, thank you!

    Julia x
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  • When I`m outdoors hiking or exploring, I don`t use any makeup at all. I do tint my eyebrows before though, just to make sure I don`t look totally wild. I do like most of the products you`ve included, I use them when I have my minimal makeup days at work.


  • It’s definitely nice to change your makeup up for a more natural look whilst away on a trip, I find it really relaxing and I can enjoy my trip more with one less thing to worry about!

    Alice May Snell ♡

  • My La Roche Posay Duo + Tinted, it is skincare and coverage in one, lip balm with maybe a hint of color and mascara. But I have already skipped the mascara and went for a lash lift and color beforehand.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • I never wear makeup during the day on holiday but if I wanted minimal makeup, I would wear Urban Decay One & Done, some mascara & lip balm xx


  • If I were to wear makeup while hiking I would at least have my Becca Backlight Colour Corrector and Tarte Shape Tape Concealer for my dark circles. No foundation needed because I wouldn’t want it sweating off my face. I would then do my brows, put on waterproof mascara and I need a tinted lip oil or lip balm to keep them moisturized because I have cracked, horrible lips without them and I still like the color on my lips 🙂


  • Kathryn

    I took a whole bag of makeup when I went to Center Parcs and didn’t use anything. I LOVED keeping my skin clear and fresh instead.
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  • I love keeping it simple, with a quick five product face! x

  • Definitely would include brows, mascara and maybe some concealer! When I know I’m going to possibly be sweating I don’t want anything blocking my pores either!


  • I love this make up bag. Nars is one of my favorite brand! love the top 5 picks!


  • I don’t do a lot of nature getaways, but if I did my makeup bag would be very similar to this one. Looks like you’ve narrowed things down quite nicely and can still get some good looks!


  • Christina @ gold-grace

    So helpful! I would also include concealer, mascara, and brows when packing!


  • Eda Semana

    I’m all about minimal makeup. This post was super helpful, thanks for the tips!
    xo, Eda

  • I like the sound of a ‘capsule makeup bag’ – I have so many products that it’s hard to narrow down and stick to what I love. I miss my to go waterproof mascaras- covergirl lash blast!

  • Yiotou_La

    Minimal makeup for me too. Spf, concealer (I use one even on days when I am not wearing makeup) and lip balm. For occasions like this one, I love to use eyeshadow sticks, they are so easy to use and easy to carry in makeup bag.


  • I definitely still love to wear my makeup – even when being outdoorsy! Waterproof mascara is a must xx


  • I’d probably go all natural for a hike and not do any makeup, perhaps bring an eyebrow pencil. But definitely let the skin and face rest! Xx

  • Always fun to peek into someone else make-up bag. Love this post!





  • Charlotte

    I didn’t even know Pixi did brow products so that in all has intrigued me! If I’m going away from home I always tend to just take a brow product and a lip balm
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

  • I am a minimal makeup person some days and other days I wanna go full on glam on my face haha. This was such a fun post, great to see all the products you use 🙂


  • I just need all of this. I have been so obsessed with makeup lately and cannot stop spending on it!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • I really want to try the smashbox trio eyeshadows!! 😀

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  • Most days I do my make up quite subtle and especially in the summer when you can get a bit clammy so this was a great post ! xx


  • A brow gel is definitely an essential for me too when I’m going for a natural look – I like to have them look a bit groomed and a gel is so quick and easy 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • What a great giveaway! I’d include CC cream and my brow pencil 🙂

    Love, Lindsey

  • I’m not a hiking/camping person, haha! So I wouldn’t know what to pack! I usually just take BB cream when I travel though, so it would probably be that! 🙂

    Hope you are having a good week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • I love minimal makeup; it’s what I wear most days. Definitely would include brows, mascara and some lip gloss.

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

  • Love your picks! The tiny Smashbox trio is so handy for travelling!

    Stephanie Casidy | Beauty Bucketeer

  • For me, it’s eyebrows I can’t skip either! I usually just do a simple powder foundation, my eyebrows, and some mascara on my top lashes (waterproof) and that’s all I use for simple looks. So much good advice!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  • What a gorgeous post and so many wonderful beauty picks here! Especially like the look of the Smashbox products 🙂

    Totally agreed it’s so important to pay attention to your brows, they really do frame the face!

    Laura xo

  • Nice to see you back, Ela! I usually skip most of my makeup makeup whenever I know I am spending lots of time outdoors but I will apply concealer, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and mascara.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • Emily

    While i’d like to think I could go make-up free when outdoors, I love wearing make-up generally and don’t think I could resist not using just a little! Especially when there’s a chance a photo might be taken. 😉 I really like the Laura Mercier tinter moisturiser, it ticks all the boxes!

    Musings & More

  • Flo la vita

    the pixies brow tamer sounds amazing! I will defiantly have to try that, my brows are a mess!
    I love your website design, by the way xx


  • I absolutely love to go minimal / no make up while I’m in nature! It makes me feel more connected with nature and also with myself!
    Great post dear 😀
    Wish you a lovely day


  • I really need to try the NYX Tame and Frame as I’m loving their makeup right now xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

  • I prefer to pack neutral lip colours too. I think I have to make a post like this.

    The Glossychic

  • Corinne C

    All I take is eyeshadow, eye liner and mascara! I can’t be bothered to faff with anything else!

    Corinne x

  • Some great picks here! For me, I would take a good mascara, liquid eyeliner, lipstick, and a cream eyeshadow 🙂

    Laura xo