I thought I would share with you what I carry around with me in my handbag cosmetics wise. Below are my necessities, the items I need with me if ever I have makeup on to touch up throughout the day. Let me know if you guys have any recommendations for similar products too!
The makeup case I keep in my handbag is this blue leopard print one from Coach, I loved it as soon as I saw it and luckily it was on sale in Spain! It's the perfect size for a handbag and has a sturdy zip and inside pocket to keep hair ties or your lipstick in. I've tried to find a link to it online to no avail so if you like it I suggest checking in store!
The number one thing I take with me anywhere is my Nars translucent setting powder. It takes the shine away from the skin without looking powdery or caking when applied in layers, just what I want as I still like my skin to looK dewy! It's so finely milled it feels like silk to swatch and has tiny light reflecting particles in it that also help brighten the skin. The shade is called Crystal but it's completely translucent, I can't recommend it enough! The small white Sephora pot is a sample pot containing my Nars tinted moisturiser. I always decant a little into a sample pot to take with me instead of having to carry the whole tube. The shade I use is Meduim 1, "St Moritz", a light to medium coverage perfect for this time of year! I always make sure to have my concealer with me too, my holy grail is the Nars "Radiant Creamy Concealer" in Medium 2, "Ginger". This concealer is definitely full coverage yet doesn't dry out or crease under the eye. If I'm using this under my eyes I'll mix in a dab of my Touché Eclait to lighten it slightly, well worth the price tag in my opinion!
Wipes are something I always carry with me and until recently used to haul around a big packet. I came across these mini packs in Accessorize and fell in love with the packaging! Not only are they pretty to look at but are tiny, about the size of a credit card so are far lighter and just as convenient. My lips are often dry so lip balm is something I can't go without. The Elizabeth Arden "Eight Hour Cream" is a cult favourite for good reason. I recently discovered her lip balm that comes in this little pot and is perfect for handbags. Not only do I use this on my lips but I also pop in onto any dry patches and my cuticles, a serious wonder product! The lipgloss I carry with me is the Charlotte Tilbury lipgloss in the colour "Seduction", a nude pink. Not too sticky with a great colour pay off I often reach for this over lipstick!
As I'm short on space and hate carrying anything heavy in my handbag I love multi use products. Enter the Stilla Convertible Colors. My favourite shade is "Camellia", a deep rosey brown that I can use as a blush come bronzer on my cheeks and can also pop onto my lips if I'm in a hurry. This shade is matte but because it's a cream it gives the skin a glossy appearance also acting as a highlight, what more could you ask for! My final lip product I take with me is the YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in shade number 1, "Nude Beige". The perfect long lasting formula that doesn't dry out my lips, it's my go to. Not only does it look amazing but it smells incredible too! Check it out for yourself next time you pass a YSL counter! The last product I need for touch ups is my Mac Studio Chromographic Pencil in the shade "NC15". This is the only nude eyeliner that lasts longer than an hour on me and really opens up my eyes. It's actually a concealer pencil so you could also use to it carve out your eyebrows or highlight your cupids bow to make your lips look bigger. Obsessed!
Let me know if you try any of these products, I know that some of them are a little expensive but in my opinion they really are worth it, especially the base products. Enjoy!