This post has been a long time coming! My handbag beauty essentials, the bits I automatically put in my handbag without even thinking about it. I thought I would share these items with you, give you my tips for on the go and minor beauty emergencies.
Firstly, I like to carry all my beauty bits and make-up in a small (but pretty) make-up bag. By leaving make-up and beauty products loose in your handbag you are taking some risks; of either losing something, something leaking, lids coming off lipsticks and possible powder everywhere fiasco. I’ve been there, trust me! As I am very rarely seen without lipstick, I always have a nude lipstick in my bag. Because I am a little obsessed, I also have a lipstain, lip liner and of course lip balm.
Before the days of setting spray, I used to get quite shiny throughout the day so would always carry a compact powder in my bag along with a brush for touch ups. I don’t use my powder as much these days but I like to have one in my bag, always. Plus it means I have a mirror too! I like to keep a multi-purpose brush in my bag, so I can blend concealer, powder the areas of my face that need a touch up and also use for blush if I need to. For a super quick and subtle way of removing shine, I love to use blotting sheets. Just a couple of quick swipes and I am shine free, I don’t even need a mirror for this!
Of course chipped nails can happen at any time, in order not to make the nail worse or risk laddering my tights with this chipped nail I always carry a nail file. I also always like to smell nice! It is a fact that you stop smelling your own perfume even though other people can but I like the assurance of spritzing before an important meeting or impromptu dinner with the girls. I love using the Travelo, so I can decanter my favourite current scent in a mini sized bottle.
You never know when a situation occurs where you just need to tie your hair up and get on with it, hence having a hair tie of some sort. I also like to keep a mini mascara in my bag as it is an instant glamour fix!
Of course, tissues are a must for me. Not just for beauty but in general I always need tissues! Don’t forget you can always watch my What’s in my handbag video here.
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