I usually carry around an oversized makeup bag with me every day with my ‘essentials’, however since I’ve just very recently purchased a new, smaller handbag (more on that soon!) I’m needing to downsize the items I carry around with me quite significantly, so today I’m sharing with you my top four beauty bits I can’t live without carrying around with me on a daily basis!
Blotting Powder – whilst blotting paper is a lot smaller to carry, I’ve been using and loving this Urban Decay Mattifying Powder for the last few months because it’s a product I can rely upon to not disrupt the rest of my foundation, but quickly absorb oil and mattify my complexion – specifically my nose! I use it with a Nude by Nature Mineral Powder brush that I’ve had for years, and it’s the trusty combination I know I can rely on when nature calls!
Hand Sanitiser – I’m not too worried about germs, but I tend to have a slightly weak immune system so as quickly and conspiciously as I can clean my hands after touching money/people/doors I reach for hand sanitiser to try and eliminate the chances of getting any bugs – it’s something I carry around on me even on nights out – heck I carried it around with me every day on my cruise. I count it as a beauty essential because it’s something that leaves me feeling my best – plus it smells delicious!
Lip Balm – if there’s anything that annoys me, it’s dry lips – and luckily for me (not) I have incredibly dry lips at the best of times, so I never go anywhere without lip balm. I’m currently using this one from Uriage which works really well, but I believe it’s been discontinued – Carmex, Palmer’s and Nuxe are three other affordable brands that have balms I’d recommend you try out for sure!
Hair Tie/Bobby Pin – if I don’t need it, someone will! Sometimes you just need to get hair out of your face, quickly hide the fact that you’ve lost a button or tie up a small bundle – these two items get me out of trouble more times than I’d care to admit!
And that’s it! I do often keep whatever lip product I’m wearing or a brow gel in there as well but these are the four items you’ll never catch me leaving the house without having in my bag!