Beauty Essentials You Should Keep In Your Handbag

Jan 16, 2021

Beauty Essentials You Should Keep in Your Handbag

 

When was the last time you sorted through your handbag? How old is that hand cream, and when did you last check the expiry date on that lipstick?

Why not turn your handbag into the ultimate portable beauty companion filled with on-the-go beauty essentials? Keeping your bag tidy will save you time and stress!

We’ve prepared a list of products you need in your handbag now!

 

Concealer

Basic, yet irreplaceable, a concealer is one of the essential items you should keep in your handbag whether you want to cover acne spots, dark under-eye circles, or redness. Conveniently, it is a slim product, so you won’t have trouble fitting it in your bag!

When full coverage is needed, IsaDora Cover Up Foundation Concealer is your go-to product.

Hand Cream

It’s time to put your hands back on show with this luxurious hand cream from Decleor, that will help you protect your dehydrated skin all year round.

It is enriched with:

  • White Meadowfoam oil
  • Shea butter
  • Allantoin
  • Magnolia essential oil

Apply to the hands for instant hydration and relief, or massage for a full relaxing effect. It will absorb quickly and deeply into your skin.

Lipstick

A swipe of lipstick will transform any look and instantly get you excited! Who doesn’t look amazing without their signature lip colour on? Most lipstick formulas nowadays will also moisturise and rejuvenate your lips.   

We recommend carrying a lipstick in your handbag to give you a little pick-me-up when needed! We’re loving this Isa Dora Perfect Moisture Lipstick, a highly pigmented, long-wearing and smudge-proof lipstick, available in lots of shades on higginspharmacy.ie.

 

Deodorant

Keeping a deodorant in your handbag can save the day for you on countless occasions, and help you freshen up when you don't have time to go home and get ready. Using antiperspirants helps reduce the sweating, sweat patches on clothes, and the odour that comes with accumulated sweat.

Make sure to apply the product to clean, dry skin to adhere directly to the surface.

We love Vichy 24 Hour Deodorant that is aluminium salts free, alcohol-free, and paraben-free. It is a quick-dry formula that helps to combat odours for up to 24 hours.

 

Blush

Blush is like a cherry on top of your cheeks when you want to feel instantly revived!

Colouring your cheeks doesn’t take long, yet it is the quickest way to balance pigmentation and give your cheeks that natural glow or a natural sun-kissed look. They usually come with their brush so you won’t need to keep a makeup brush in your handbag.

 

And don’t think that blush is just for the cheeks! Apply it on your cheekbones, brow-bone, and nose. Make sure your blush coordinates and compliments your lipstick if you decide to wear both.

Just blush!

SPF Daily Moisturiser

SPF is a must, seven days a week, all year round!

Choose a good facial moisturiser with SPF and stick with it! Sun can be harsh on the skin, especially when you’re outside for prolonged periods. Your portable SPF daily moisturiser will keep your skin protected and moisturised at the same time. It will help prevent wrinkles and fine lines, as well as the discolouration of the skin.

We recommend applying La Roche-Posay PIGMENTCLAR UV SPF 30on your face, neckline and hands. Its formula is suitable for sensitive skin that lacks radiance. Skin complexion will appear smoother and more radiant, and the appearance of dark spots will reduce.

Facial Mist

A facial mist or a facial spray can prep your face for makeup or help perk up tired-looking skin. Its nourishing ingredients provide an additional boost of hydration for every skin type.

A face mist spray is a perfect addition to your daily routine when you need a midday pick-me-up!

Ella & JO 3in1Hyaluronic Skin Mist is a soothing facial spritz with extracts of:

  • Chamomile
  • Cucumber
  • Witchhazel
  • Aloe Vera
  • Green tea

Its key hero ingredient Hyaluronic acid is designed to add hydration to the skin and be used as pre and post makeup throughout the day.

Hand sanitiser

A hand sanitiser is a must-have for all bags!

We live in a time in which washing our hands and using hand sanitiser has never been more critical. Your hands touch more than you realise, and things can harbour germs.

Effective hand sanitiser keeps us safe from bacterias that lurk in every corner, and it is used as an alternative, if there is no other option, such as using warm water and soap. Many hand sanitisers smell good too, enough to mask the strong scent you'd usually get from its alcohol content, so choose the one you like the best!


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