Makeup

The beauty products you should always keep in your handbag

You never know when they'll come in handy.

Have you ever had a surprise meeting pop up on the day a huge pimple has decided to make your nose its home?
Or had your make-up slide off by midday and then received a last minute drink and dinner invitation?
Life is full of spontaneous events that we may feel require a beauty product or two for a bit of added confidence.
To avoid feeling ill-equipped for the situation, aim to carry around a little kit of essential items you may need throughout the day.
Here are seven beauty products to keep in your handbag at all times:
CONCEALER
This one is important. Have concealer on hand to hide dark circles, imperfections, redness and even out discolouration. Look for a concealer with a doe foot applicator so that you can easily apply product on-the-go.
HAND CREAM
We use our hands all day so it's important to show them some love and make a habit of regularly applying hand cream. Keep a hand cream in your hand bag and apply it after washing your hands throughout the day.
TINTED LIP BALM
Save yourself from dry, flaky lips by carrying a nourishing lip balm with you. Look for one with moisture-rich ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E to condition and leave your lips feeling soft and plump. A tinted lip balm will give you a hint of colour which saves you the need to carry another lip product.
NAIL FILE
You know that moment when you look down and notice that your nails are untidy and rigid? Avoid this and keep your nails looking smooth and polished by keeping a nail file in your handbag.
EYEBROW PENCIL
Just in case you accidentally rub your face or your make-up sweats off during the day, it's likely that you'll be reapplying your make-up at some point. Always carry your eyebrow pencil with you so your brows stay put all day.
MAKE-UP MIRROR
You never know when you might need a make-up mirror. Whether you need to apply your make-up on the train or check your t-zone before you head to dinner, keeping a mirror with you is a very good idea.
CC CREAM
Instead of carrying your foundation with you, keep a tube of CC cream in your bag instead. It still offers coverage but will also give your skin a boost of hydration too. CC Cream can also double as a light concealer and is great for covering redness.