My life is a weird convergence of glitz and grit. I go from baby diapers to The Grammys in the blink of an eye, so it probably comes as a surprise to nobody at all when I bust out makeup while camping. We're currently planning a big hiking trip through the Grand Canyon for this summer, and I didn't bat an eye when friends asked what beauty essentials I plan to bring along. “They're called ‘backpacking toiletries,'” I explained, “and don't worry, I've got it covered!”

Wondering what beauty products you should take along camping?

My Major Backpacking Toiletries are:

  • Makeup stick – Often called a “chubby” (go ahead, you can giggle over the name) or an “all-in-one,” my aesthetician calls this a “magic stick.”
  • Travel razorVenus Snap.
  • Makeup wipes – Or baby wipes.
  • Dry shampoo – Klorane's my fave.
  • Mini brush – Sold at any drugstore, but I really love these ones on Amazon.

Obviously, I also take the regular camp essentials like bug spray and a toothbrush (a super-snazzy mini hiking one that has a storage compartment for toothpaste or dry toothpowder – I gotta save all the space I can get when I'm eeking in things like a razor and shampoo!). Friends question why I bother with the razor as one of my backpacking toiletries and the fact is, after a couple of days on the trail life can get a little…hairy.

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I sneak in as much “alone time” with this stud as possible between baby naps and bug-dodging, and I'd rather not be all sasquatch-y, even if I AM squatting in the bushes (sorry for the visual). I also take serious issue with the slightest sign of prickliness on my armpits. Ingrown hair and whatnot. No fun. Let's nip that in the bud.

I use the most adorable, tiny little razor ever in my backpacking toiletries. It has a water-activated moisture ribbon, so I don't have to pack shave gel. Score!

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Then I can roll right out of our shiny truck…

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…get to the next big event….

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…and be back out on the trail in no time.

What backpacking toiletries do you take on your expeditions?