Ah, the endless void in which we carry a small universe, also known as our handbag. From lipgloss to first aid, there’s everything a woman needs, and even more stuff that she’ll probably never use, lost somewhere in the depths. We haven’t yet found a way to shove a small island retreat in there, but just you watch.
Women are brilliantly resourceful when they need to be. A handbag is a sacred thing to a lady, especially a busy one who rushes around the town, trying to be both practical and glamorous at the same time. From a regular college student, to a famous beauty blogger, we all need a good bag, and we all love keeping our favourite things within reach.
So, what do these gorgeous fashionistas and beauty influencers carry every day? We’re in on their secrets…
The Perfect Lipstick
A touch up through the day will likely be needed, especially if we plan to eat greasy food. Bring your favourite everyday nude like the Kat Von D Bow n Arrow or Lolita II, or Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks, if you are a traditional kind of gal. Mac’s cremesheen formula is also really good for everyday because it goes on sheer, so it’s easy to reapply.
Make sure your have at least one bold color in your makeup bag, something red, or burgundy, or magenta, just in case you get invited for drinks and need a glam look on a moment’s notice.
Like Jeffree Star keeps pointing out, Benefit’s Roller Lash is one of the best mascaras around. Better Than Sex is also famous among bloggers, soand you can make sure your eyes will always look gloriously sexy.
Statement Nail Polish
The thing about beauty bloggers is that they love fashion and makeup and like setting trends, but they don’t really expect you to follow them blindly. They’re there to inspire, and they love seeing creativity from their followers, something distinctive that make people stand out.
Show off your style with the Say it With Polish unique colors, and create your own label. They let you pick your perfect shade, and then you can customize the bottle it comes in. Imagine a polish with your name on it, or something with your favourite inspirational quote. Blair Eadie always keeps one in her bag, so why not do the same and give your nails some fun?
Hand cream is important, especially now in winter when our skin dries out faster. A simple product like Burt’s Bees Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream is inexpensive, smells amazing, and doesn’t leave a greasy residue on your hands, so it’s easy to use on the go.
T Tiny Bottle of Perfume
Get a mini size version of your favourite perfume. Kathleen Lights enjoys Giorgio Armani’s Si and Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb, for example, so just keep a small bottle in your bag and spritz it whenever you need a little extra mood lift, or if you’re about to meet someone cute for a date.
Beauty influencers know that most of our wrinkles actually come from sun damage. UV rays age us quickly, and sunscreen is an essential part of every responsible lady’s beauty routine.
Since we have to reapply it throughout the day to make sure the protection remains effective, it’s a good idea to keep one in our bag. If you wear makeup and can’t keep reapplying your sunscreen without messing it up, bring a compact foundation that has SPF in it, and touch up gently.
Refreshing, hydrating, and easy to use, misting sprays are a real dream-come-true. You can use a small bottle of Avene thermal water, or combine the previously mentioned SPF with the refreshing mist, and use Coola Face SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray. It gives you a lovely dewy glow, it makes your makeup look better, and keeps your safe from the sun.
There are no rules when it comes to handbag necessities, it all depends on what kind of a gal you are. These are some popular beauty influencer products that they use to stay looking fresh and gorgeous, and there’s no reason you can’t use their secrets as well. Grab your big bag, fill it up with your favourite goodies, and have fun.
Sophia Smith is Australian-based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and natural beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.
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