It may seem surprising, but I actually don’t like carrying beauty products around with me. This is why I prefer long-wearing formulas that don’t need a lot of touching up throughout the day. I’m also paranoid about product spills, so there’s that too.
But, I do keep a very select few beauty products in my purse for both maintenance of whatever look I’m wearing, and also for comfort. Here’s what I currently have inside my handbag:
HAND LOTION: Hand lotion is a must-have for me at all times. My hands get so dry and I absolutely hate the feeling of rough skin. Lately, I’ve been carrying a travel sized Soap & Glory Hand Food with me. I love the smell, and it gives me instant hydration without leaving a greasy residue.
LIPSTICK OF THE DAY: Whatever lipstick I’m wearing, I’ll throw in my purse for touch-ups. Especially if I know I’ll be having a meal while I’m out, there are very few lip products that can survive a meal completely unscathed. Currently, I’ve been wearing the Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lips in Pastel Petal, so that’s been in my purse for the past week.
LIP BALM: Just like hand lotion, I need lip balm on me at all times. In my purse, I keep Blistex Medicated Lip Balm with SPF 15 for maximum moisture and protection
BLOTTING SHEETS: As a combo girl, I need a way to combat oil if it comes for my look. I just received the Beauty by Popsugar Be Matte Beauty Papers, so those have been what’s in my bag. At the price, I probably won’t be purchasing them when I run out, but they’ve been getting the job done!
POWDER COMPACT: For both a mirror and a way to mattify, I keep the COVERGIRL Clean Matte Powder on me. It’s a very fine pressed powder that not only sweeps away shine but helps prolong your makeup and smooth your skin. The compact is sleek with a snap closure, so I don’t feel nervous about it breaking in my bag.
FRAGRANCE: Finally, I always keep a fragrance rollerball in my purse. It’s perfect for when I forget to add a little perfume on my way out, or just to freshen up mid-day. The one I’ve had on hand for almost a year now is the Kate Spade New York Live Colorfully Rollerball. It’s a bright, happy scent with citrus and floral scents, rounded out with vanilla and musk. One of my favorites!
What beauty products do you keep in your purse? Let me know in the comments below! And now for this week’s best blog posts from The Lipstick League!
Lipstick League – Week of 4.2.18
Realizing Beauty – Are you ready for summer beauty? Christa shares her review and swatches of the new Dior Cool Wave Summer 2018 Collection.
Slashed Beauty – Trying to plan a wedding on a budget? Miranda’s sharing 6 creative ways to save money on your wedding that she used on hers!
we heart this – We’ve found the very first entry in our Skincare Hall of Fame. And it’s a blackhead-busting, baby skin-making powerhouse…
Blushing Noir – One of the most important things to keep in your beauty arsenal is an all matte eyeshadow palette. For every look you’ll ALWAYS need at least one matte shade. The >Milani Most Loved Mattes Eyeshadow Palette is my current favorite because it checks all of the boxes!
EauMG – European bath products, moss-y perfume samples, natural-ish body products and more of my March 2018 Empties here!
My Beauty Bunny – has a review of the new Becca Ocean Jewels mermaid makeup collection for all you Mermaidians out there!
Painted Ladies – Pixi By Petra has collaborated with three beauty influencers on new a new makeup collection. Sheila’s pick of the bunch is the Pixi x Weylie Hoang set – it’s a win!
Phyrra – Want to know what’s new in the makeup world? Check out my New Makeup Releases: Going on the Wishlist or No? video!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Realizing Beauty is Currently Craving: As a sufferer of dry skin, Christa has long struggled to find a setting powder that doesn’t leave her skin looking and feeling dry. The new BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder sounds like the perfect solution with it’s formulation of 50% water and glycerin.