Ladies, it has been a hot minute since the last time I did a ‘What In My Makeup Bag’ post. In the spirit of summer, I decided that now would be a great time to take a peek into my daily kit – and bring you along with me.
‘Yes To Cucumber’ Facial Wipes
Facial wipes are an essential in my makeup bag – they’re a great way to refresh my skin after a long day, fix makeup mistakes on the go and gently remove the dirt and grime that accumulates after a day out. In the summertime, I prefer facial wipes that are cooling and soothing to my skin – and these ones by Yes To, enriched with cucumber and aloe extract, are excellent at doing just that.
Product Link: Yes to Cucumbers 30 Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes
Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Bang! Mascara
Whether I am wearing a full face of makeup or going au naturel, I never leave the house without a volumizing mascara – and this is currently one of my favourites. All you need is a couple of swipes to have you looking like you’re wearing a full set of falsies. It doesn’t clump, transfer or smudge during the day, so that makes this mascara perfect for the summer weather as well.
Product Link: BADgal BANG! volumising mascara
Bioderma Photoderm MAX SPF 50 Tinted Moisturiser
Another product I never leave the house without is a good moisturiser with a high dose of SPF. The best part about this one by Bioderma is that along with being SPF 50, it is also tinted, which means that it evens out your complexion, brightens up your skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes. It’s perfect for warm days when you don’t feel like sporting heavy foundation – one application of this, a couple of coats of mascara and you’re good to go.
Product Link: Bioderma Photoderm MAX SPF 50 Tinted Moisturiser
Clairins Lip Balm
Many people forget to nourish their lips and give them the TLC that they need, but your lips need moisture too – not only in the summer but all year round. Clarins does great tinted lip balms that not only give your lips the moisture they crave but also, a slight hint of colour as well. These balms are perfect for no makeup days, quick trips to run errands around town or some post-beach colour. I can’t get enough!
Product Link: Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector
Accessorize London Travelcard Holder
If you tend to lose your cards a lot, like me, I have a solution for you. I picked up this sweet pouch from Accessorize, because I love the London print, which pays homage to one of my favourite cities in the world. Plus, it’s a great way to make sure that I have all my cards in one places and its compact enough to carry even in small bags.
Product Link: Accessorize London TravelCard Holder
For those long tube rides or in-between-meeting breaks, we all need some fashion inspiration to keep going! Grazia is my go-to magazine for the latest trends, the best fashion inspiration, and the most entertainment. I always have a copy with me. You never know when you need it!
Product: Grazia Magazine
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Another essential that goes with me everywhere – my sunglasses! Whether you’re trying to cover up a hangover, dark circles under your eyes or simply trying to shield your eyes from the sun, sunglasses are an excellent, multi-purpose product to have with you. Plus, it’s a little-known fact that they actually help your skin as well! If you drive without sunglasses, you tend to squint more, which means you’ll develop lines around your eyes much faster. That isn’t a good look, so I always have a pair of sunnies in my bag and my car.
Product Detail: Accessorize Bella Extreme Cat Eye Sunglasses