Alexa Chung shares first ever make-up tutorial – here are 5 of her holy grail products

14th Jun 19 | Beauty

The style icon and TV presenter shared a Glastonbury-friendly beauty look on YouTube.

Glastonbury Festival 2014 – Day 2

Glastonbury is just a few weekends away, and if you’re one of the lucky 175,000 people who managed to get a ticket, you’re probably wondering how you can possibly look human after five nights of camping in a field in (quite possibly) torrential rain.

Thankfully, Alexa Chung has come to the rescue with a Glasto-friendly make-up tutorial that promises to keep you looking fresh, even though the closest thing you’ve seen to a shower is a packet of wet wipes.

“This video came about from being about from being at Glastonbury,” Chung explains in the tutorial.

“It’s rainy and it’s muddy and you’re on day three, you’re wearing a jumper that someone’s spilled cider on already and you’ve lost one wellington boot – so you’ve got probably a plastic bag around one foot.”

Glastonbury Festival 2016 – Day 3
Alexa Chung at Glastonbury Festival (Yui Mok/PA)

She continues: “In this context, I like to sometimes pick myself back up again by creating perfect make-up – which is trying to make the head region look as nice as possible so that everyone else doesn’t focus on the rest of it.”

If you’re heading to Worthy Farm, or any other festival for that matter, here are just a few of Chung’s holy grail make-up products for looking your best. So even if you’re smelly, greasy and covered in stale beer, there’s still hope…

1. Augustinus Bader The Cream, £205, Cult Beauty

After a few days at a festival your skin can take a knock from drinking too much booze and not enough water. “Hydration is very important,” says Chung, who relies on Augustinus Bader’s cult moisturiser to provide some much-needed luminosity. “It’s very expensive so I act like it’s little pieces of gold. It’s very good though,” she says.

2. Tinted Moisturiser in Nude by Laura Mercier, £35, Selfridges

Chung says that years of wearing thick make-up as a model has stopped her from wearing a full coverage base layer. “I don’t really like foundation,” she says. “In real life I like to keep it pretty plain Jane.”

She uses Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturiser to even out any redness. As a bonus, it also has SPF 20 to keep your skin protected from UV damage.

3. “Un” Cover-Up Concealer in Shade 11 by RMS, £34, Net-A-Porter

View this post on Instagram

Have you uncovered your perfect "un" cover-up shade yet? If you're still looking, we now have "un" cover-up sample cards available on rmsbeauty.com. Add a sample card to any online order and discover which shade suits your skin tone best. With the sample card, you'll have the chance to experience the texture and coverage of our award-winning formula and pick the right shade for you. Click the link in bio to shop now and add to cart! ph by @rmsbeautyjapan⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #rmsbeauty #uncoverup #discoveryourshade #concealer #foundation #makeup #skincare #beauty #coconutoil #cleanbeauty #organic #organicingredients #healthyskin #nontoxic #crueltyfree #new #availablenow⠀ ⠀

A post shared by rms beauty • organic beauty (@rmsbeauty) on

Dark circles are unavoidable at festivals. After a few days partying into the early hours and then getting woken up at 7am by the sun beating down on your tent, fatigue can really start to show.

Chung uses RMS’ “Un” Cover-Up concealer to hide the damage. As well as having a really natural finish, it’s clean of any parabens.

4. Framing Eyebrow Liquid Pen in Khaki by Suqqu, £22, Harrods

If all else fails, a good brow can distract from whatever else is going on with your skin. “The only thing I’m happy with my face is my eyebrows,” says Chung, who flicks Suqqu’s liquid brow pen through her brows for a more defined arch.

5. Carpates Eyeliner Stylo by NARS, £22, Look Fantastic

It wouldn’t be an Alexa Chung make-up look without a Sixties cat-eye. She uses Nars’ eyeliner stylo to achieve the perfect flick on the lash line.

As well as being easy to apply, this formulation is smudge-proof, so your eye make-up thankfully won’t melt away into a grubby mess when you’re 10 songs deep into The Chemical Brothers’ set.

© Press Association 2019

MORE FROM XPOSÉ